Tour Program: 3 Days Morocco Desert Trip from Marrakech to Erg Chegaga
Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Valley Draa – Zagora
Departure is guaranteed Everyday from Marrakech at 7h00 am, (Pickup & Drop Off At your Hotel in Marrakesh), to cross the Tizi n Tichka pass in the High Atlas Mountains with a short stop for coffee and visit of Teloute Kasbah. Then we will continue to visit UNESCO World Heritage site, Ait Ben Haddou, we will travel over the Anti Atlas mountains, via the Berber villages of Agdz and the amazing Draa Valley. We will have dinner and you spend the night in Zagora.
Day 2: Zagora Dunes – Mhamid – Chegaga Dunes
Breakfast and 2/3 hours camel ride in the midst of the desert. Pick up on 4X4 WD at approximately 10:30 am and travel through an amazing desert landscape to Sacred Oasis (Holy Oasis). Lunch break. The Sacred Oasis consists of a small group of palm trees around a water source in the midst of the desert, running all year long. The Nomads come here with their herds for soaking. Departure around 4:00 p.m. to reach the dunes of Chegaga, 15 km away. The largest group of dunes of the region reaches a 300m height and a 40 km length. We will be spending the night under the nomads’ tents in the dunes, and we will have dinner and you spend the night in Zagora.
Day 3: Chegaga dunes – Foum Zguid – Taznakht – Marrakech.
Early morning wake up in order to ride camels to the top of the dunes for a beautiful sunrise and panoramic desert horizon. Crossing the desert to the dry lake of Iriki, nomad tents and small oasis arriving to the desert gate town of Foum Zguid. We will take the road to Taznakht, Anti Atlas Mountains and enormous palmerie. Taznakht is very known for its original artisan weaving carpets. Following back to Marrakech by the Atlas Mountain.