From Marrakech to the desert

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Desert Tours :Marrakesh to Chegaga desert 4 days

From Marrakech to the desert. An intense 4 day trip to explore the desert of Chegaga


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 and the Berber villages along the way. Visit several kasbahs along the way, including Tamnougalte. The trip continues through the palm-lined Draa river valley. Arrival to Zagora. Dinner and night in a Riad.

Day 2: Zagora - Mhamed - 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 Coran 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 direccion to Erg chegag 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 dunes.

Day 3: Erg Chegaga - Foum Zguid - Taznakht - Ait Benhaddou
After enjoying the sunrise up the sand dunes, breakfast is served to you, then departure in 4x4 via the old Paris-Dakar road to Foum Zguid, crossing Iriqui 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 Riad.

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 ,so as to reach the Telouet Kasbah wich were the Glaoui Palace, after we head out to Marrakech.

Additional Info

  • Departure from: Marrakech
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Visiting: Marrakech, Draa valley, Zagora, Erg Chegaga, Ait Benhaddou

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