Marrakech Desert Tour Chegaga 4 days
Sahara Tours Morocco offer this Marrakech desert tour to Erg chegaga in 4 days 3 nights, the trip wistart from your hotel or Riad in Marrakech in a private 4×4 with the Guide / driver, you will live this adventure trip and discover the great south of Morocco, green valleys, Kasbah and Ksar, desert rocks, sand dunes.
Day 1: Marrakech – Draa valley – Zagora
Departure early morning from your riad/hotel in Marrakech and travel through the High Atlas Mountains via the Tichka Pass (2260 m) – the highest road pass in Morocco offering spectacular panoramic views of the mountains and valleys with a snaky road, beautiful landscapes with different colours Berber villages, picks, valleys, Kasbahs along the way. We will visit the Tamnougalte Kasbah before a break for lunch in AGDZ. The trip continues through the palm-lined Draa river valley. Arrival to Zagora, dinner and night in a Kasbah hotel.
Day 2: Zagora – Mhamid – Erg Chegaga
After the morning meal, we will have enough time to visit Zagora and its surroundings especially the Jewish quarter in Amzerou and the palm groves. Afterwards, we continue our trip towards the doorway to Sahara Desert (Mhamid). Along the way, we stop in the the original town of the 16th century dynasty ( Saadian), Tamgroute, to visit an old Coranique library and a subterranean kasbah. We arrive to Mhamid where the Draa valley and civilization end. Lunch as a desert Pic-Nic, then we take direction to Erg chegaga we arrive before the sunset you will start the nomadic life by riding the camels and travel along the desert with its different facet of life and also diverse components. Dinner and night will be enjoyed under the nomad tent or under the starlit in the midst of nice sand dune.
Day 3: Erg Chegaga – Iriki Lake-Foum Zguid – Taznakht – Ait Benhaddou
After enjoying the sunrise up the sand dunes, breakfast is served to you, then departure in 4×4 via the old Paris-Dakar road to Foum Zguid, crossing Iriki Lake. Lunch in the berber village Taznakht. Arrival to Famous Ksar Ait Benhaddou A 16th century UNESCO site, Ait Benhaddou is one of the best preserved and most spectacular kasbahs in Morocco. A famous site for Hollywood films, Ait Benhaddou was used for the blockbuster film of 2000, Gladiator night in Kasbah Hotel.
Day 4: Ait Benhaddou – Telouet – Marrakech
After the breakfast we have an hour to visit the site of Ksar Ait benhaddou then we continue our trip inside the high mountains of the Atlas. By the Ounila valley we reach Telouet Kasbah wich were the Glaoui Palace, after we head out to Marrakech.
– Full transportation to all sites
– Full Guiding- Entrance fees
– 4×4 tour with AC
– Accommodation in Berber campsite
– Custom-made travel From Marrakech to the desert
– Meals (Breakfasts and dinners Daily)
– Free time to explore the Sahara Desert, Ait benhaddou, Ouarzazate,
– Ensuite room Hotel with AC
– Walks, Culture, History Talks
– Lunch $8 in total, Drinks $1, payable in Dirhams / US Dollars, Euros.
– Travel insurance
– Tips (Tipping is a part of the culture and economy of tourism in the Morocco, in a similar way to restaurants in the USA and Europe)