4 Days Marrakech to Desert Erg Chegaga
Day 1 – Marrakesh – Ouarzazate – The Draa Valley
After breakfast at your hotel/Riad, welcome by your tour guide followed by a wonderful driving day heading for southern Morocco crossing the High Atlas Mountains. Lunch is taken in a nice restaurant at Taddartvillage, we then carry on driving towards the Draa valley through Ouarzazate and the rocky desert and spectacular Mountains of Jebel Saghrou. Overnight Stay deluxe tented camping, Or hotel in The Palmery.
Day 2 – Drive through the Draa Valley & Camel trek
After a leisurely breakfast, we leave our campsite heading for Zagora and Ouled Driss village. We spend the morning driving along the Draa valley, offering a fascinating range of contrasting sceneries, colorful and quaint oases, verdant palm-groves wisely cultivated and fortified mud-red villages. Stopping at the village of Ouled Driss for lunch and to have a cup of mint tea in a Berber house. In the afternoon we discover the first landscapes of the desert and really enjoy a 3-hour camel trek accompanied by our caravan of camels that will carry all camping equipment and your luggage as we trek through oases and dunes of Bounou. Our light mobile tented camping is set up in the middle of the dunes of Mhamid.
Day 3 – Mhamid – The dunes of Erg Mhazil
Today we discover the majesty of the Sahara desert with its endless sand dunes and breathtaking scenery. After a 2-hour drive through dirt tracks, we join the most spectacular vast desert of Morocco. You will be taken on a 3-hour trek off the beaten tracks through less undiscovered places where you can experience a sense of wilderness, breathe clean air of the Sahara desert and explore the diversity of wonderfully changing landscapes with splendid undulating sand dunes that change color as the day progresses along with the guarantee of a cheerful welcome from the nomadic Berber people. This vast area of sand dunes makes for a breathtaking landscape, particularly at sunrise or sunset. In the evening we make fire and admire a pure sky full of bright stars and night out in the open air with moments of real pleasure to discover constellations.
Day 4 – The Sahara desert – Foum Zguid – Marrakech
Early walk for those who are interested in seeing the sunrise and back to camp for breakfast. We then embark on a wonderful driving day in the direction of the High Atlas Mountains. We cross the dry lake of Iriki and drive on a dirt track until the town of FoumZguid. Along the way, we will admire stunning landscapes with spectacular colors. Leaving Southern Morocco we take the road back to Marrakesh over the Tizi-n-Tichka pass, 2260 meters. While driving on fascinating routes, the scenery is varied and ever-changing. We pass through many villages and towns. Halfway, we stop for lunch in a restaurant at Taznakhtevillage, we then carry on driving through the winding road of the Tizi-n-Ticka until Ait Berka village. We arrive at Marrakesh around 5:30 pm and drop you off at your riad or hotel.
The services of a professional and experienced English speaking driver and/or guide.
Private air conditioned 4×4 Toyota Land-cruiser or similar plus fuel.
Pick up and drop off from your accommodation.
Airfare, and tips
Drinks, and all that is not included in our list