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Sahara Desert trip Morocco

Tour of Erg Chegaga & Erg Chebbi Sahara Desert

Overview

desert-dunes
  • 7 days
  • Challenging
  • Available all year round
  • from £400 per person

Itinerary

Day 1 - Marrakech – Kasbah Telouet – Kasbah Ait benhadou- Ouarzazate

Departure from Marrakech around 8am towards the High Tichka pass. Afterwards we change the diurection to Telouet Kasbah,the main place of The Glaoui ,the ancient Pasha of Marrakech afterwards we pass to Ait Benhadou Kasbah. After lunch we drive to Marrakech

Day 2 - Ouarzazate– Erg Chegaga

Departure from Ouarzazate to Foum Zguit via Taznakhte. Lunch in Foum Zguit. In the afternoon we will join Cheguagua, we will visit nomads living under canvas, and you will cross by the dry lake of Iriqui and the desert plateau of the Akassia. Arrival in the evening at the desert of Cheguagua to see the sunset. Dinner and night in bivouac under canvas.

Day 3 - Cheguagua - Mhamid - Tamgrout - Zagora

Wake up early in the morning to see the sunrise on the desert. After breakfast, track to M'hamid by way of the sacred Oasis of Oum Laalag. Lunch in M'hamid. In the afternoon, departure towards Tagounite and Tamgroute (visit of Zaouïa : old Koranic library, pottery craftsmen and an underground Kasbah). Road to Zagora where we sleep. Dinner and night in a hotel.

Day 4 - Zagora - Vallee de Draa - Tansihkt - Nkob - Tazarine - Alnif - Rissani - Merouga.

After breakfast, departure from Zagora by way of the Draa valley towards Tansikht and Nkob where you will cross wonderful pre-Saharan landscapes scattered with Berber villages. Lunch in Alnif, then continuation towards the impressive dunes of Merzouga via Rissani (cradle of the Alaouit dynasty). Arrival in the evening in Merzouga. Dinner and night in the inn.

Day 5 - Merzouga - Erg Chebbi - Merzouga

After breakfast, we go all the way round the dunes going through: the 2 oasis of MERZOUGA, the nomad deposit, the village of KHAMLIA (village of the blacks), the mines of MIFISS, the desert plateau to go to meet the Berber nomads of the desert, the oasis of TISSARDMINE. Return to the inn at around 3pm for the departure of your caravan on dromedaries in order to attend the sunset in the dunes. We spend the night in a wild oasis located at two hoursí walk right in the middle of the desert. Dinner and night in bivouac under canvas.

Day 6 - Merzouga - Erfoud - Ziz valley- Errachidia - Goulmima - Tinjdad - Tinghir - Toudra gorges

Wake up early in the morning to see the sunrise on the desert; return on dromedary at the foot of the dunes. After breakfast, departure for the huge palm grove of Tafilalet going through the city of Rissani (former capital of the Alaouites sultans and the big souk of the south) and the city of Erfoud to take the road towards the Ziz valley, lunch in the heart of the valley. In the afternoon, we will join Tinghir via Goulmima and the palm grove of Tinjdad. Dinner and night in an hotel in Tinghir.

Day 7 - Toudra gorges- Bouamlne - Dades valley - Dades gorges - Roses valley - Kelaa Mgouna - Skoura - Ouarzazate

Departure in the morning to go exploring the Gorges of Toudra and those of the Dades by the tarred road. Lunch in the last gorges. In the afternoon, we will take the road which crosses the rosesí valley and which leads to the rosesí capital Kalaa M'gouna. Then, we will join the palm grove of Skoura and the Kasbah of Amredhyle. Road to Ouarzazate.

What's Included?

Included

  • Private transport - Tour Guide - Full Accommodation - Camels

What's Not Included

  • drinks - personal expenses

Accommodation

Hotels - Riads - Nomadic tent

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to bring?

Luggage bag ( easy to be taken by porters or mules)

  • Small Back bag ( daily things)
  • Walking shoes ( for treks)
  • Sandals
  • Hat ( for treks)
  • Gloves ( for winter treks)
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun cream
  • Double socks
  • 2 Walking pants
  • Flees
  • Rain jacket
  • Rain pantv
  • First aid kit ( trekking)
  • Warm jacket
  • Ski shoes ( for ski touring)
  • Camel bag
  • Water purification ( tablets for treks)
  • Personal medication ( you may not find proper one in morocan pharmacy)
  • Head torch
  • Personal travel insurance

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