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Erg Chigaga 5 Days Desert Tour

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Description

Day ​ ​1 ​ ​: ​ ​Marrakech ​ ​– ​ ​Ouarzazate ​ ​- ​ ​Zagora

Start your trip at the big Moroccan south starting from Marrakech to Ouarzazate’s desert  port, you will cross the mountains of the high Atlas by the Tizi n’Tichka col, where you will get to see the panoramic views from the highest road in Morocco 2260 m before the Ouarzazate’s entrance, you will stop at the Ait haddou Kasbah, registered in the global heritage by the UNESCO,  afterwards you will have lunch and then continue towards Zagora to the draa valley, then you will have dinner and a great night at typical Riad or hotel .

Day ​ ​2 ​ ​: ​ ​Zagora ​ ​– ​ ​Tamgroute ​ ​- ​ ​M’Hamid ​ ​El ​ ​Ghizlane

After breakfast you visit the Tamegroute village at 18 km from zagora that has the underground  Kasbah and one of the oldest koranic libraries in Morocco. Then we head to M’hamid. Once at the dunes of Erg lihoudi you will get to ride around on a camel’s back and at night you will see the sunset, have Dinner and sleep in a bivouac at M’hamid.

Day ​ ​3 ​ ​: ​ ​M’Hamid ​ ​– ​ ​Erg ​ ​Chegaga ​ ​(Dunes ​ ​de ​ ​Chegaga)

This day, you will have a special experience in the Moroccan desert. A variety of activities will keep you occupied throughout the day: a ride on a camel, trekking on the sand, quads ride in the sand? You will also visit some nomads near their camels will be the major thing to do in that day. You will share a cup of Mint tea with them while you hear their stories, then you get diner in your camp at Erg Chigaga

Day ​ ​4 ​ ​: ​ ​Erg ​ ​Chegaga ​ ​– ​ ​Foum ​ ​Zguid ​ ​– ​ ​Taznakht ​ ​- ​ ​Ouarzazate

After breakfast, you leave the desert to Foum Zguid village where you can get a refreshing shower. you will pass by the Iriqui lake and various landscapes of mountains and fossils! lunch at Foum Zguid and return to Ouarzazate through the Taznakht village known for its berberian carpets. you will arrive in the evening, you dine and pass the night at the hotel in Ouarzazate.

Day ​ ​5 ​ ​: ​ ​Ouarzazate ​ ​– ​ ​Aït-ben-Haddou ​ ​– ​ ​Marrakech

In Ouarzazate you will get to visit the cinema studio known as hollywood of africa, and the fortified village that served in the shooting of more than 20 films one of them is the Gladiator and Lawrence d’arabie. benefit from a walk around to explore the traditional moroccan style of architecture with which the kasbahs are constructed. You continue your drive towards Marrakech through the high atlas mountains and the Tizi n’Tichka col. you will have a lunch stop, in the middle of the mountains before you continue to Marrakech.

What’s include

  • Pick up and return to your accommodation in Marrakech
  • Transport by 4×4 or modern tourism minibus
  • French speaking driver
  • Camel ride
  • 2 nights accommodation in a double room
  • 2 nights in bivouac under nomad tent.
  • Breakfast and dinner.

What’s not include

  • Lunch between 5 and 15 euros
  • Local guide in Aït-ben-Haddou: 3 euros per person
  • Entrance fees to monuments
  • Optional Activities
  • Drinks.