Marrakech to Chegaga desert 4 Days

On this 4-day-trip you have enough time to enjoy the scenery of beautiful southern Morocco with its fascinating desert without being in a hurry. Take your time to shoot fantastic pictures of the impressive Kasbahs or take some selfies on the back of your friendly camel. Jallah!

Day 1: Marrakech - Draa valley - Zagora
This memorable trip starts with the scenic drive from Marrakech over the Tizi-N-Tichka pass (2’260 m), where you can spot the traditional Berber villages with its inhabitants working and chatting at the roadside. After crossing the Anti-Atlas, you can visit several Kasbahs like the impressive «Tamnougalte» after Ouarzazate.
We’ll continue to the green and peaceful Draa Valley which is famous for its huge date groves and henna fields. After your arrival in the desert capitol Zagora, you will have dinner in the riad where you’ll spend the night.

Day 2: Zagora - Mhamed - Erg Chegaga
After breakfast, we’ll have enough time to visit Zagora and its surroundings like the Jewish quarter in Amzerou and have a look at the huge palm groves. Afterwards, we’ll continue our trip towards the desert to Mhamid. Along the way, we stop at a Saadian town of the 16th century which is called «Tamgroute». There, we are able to visit an old coran library and a subterranean Kasbah. Mhamid is the end of the Draa valley as well as the end of civilization. We’ll have our Pic Nic-lunch in the desert and continue direction Erg Chegaga, where we’ll arrive before sunset. Hop on a camel and walk at the desert pace along the dunes with its diverse colors. We’ll arrive at the desert camp where you’ll pass the night in a nomad tent or under the shining stars in the middle of impressive sand dunes. A traditional dinner is served and you can spend the night watching for shooting stars or dance around the camp fire to the beat of the desert drums.

Day 3: Erg Chegaga - Foum Zguid - Taznakht - Ait Benhaddou
After enjoying the sunrise at the top of the sand dunes, you’ll have your breakfast in the desert camp before the journey with the 4x4 car starts. Discover the the old Paris-Dakar road to Foum Zguid and cross the Iriqui lake, which is a temporary wet land during rain periods. In this national park you’ll have the chance to spot some wild animals like lizards, snakes, gazelles and even hyenas with a little luck. Lunch will be served in the berber village Taznakht.
Dinner and overnight in a Riad in Aït-Ben-Haddou or Ouarzazate.

Day 4: Ait Benhaddou - Telouet - Marrakech
In the morning, after a rich moroccan breakfast, another highlight awaits you: the famous Kasbah Aït-Ben-Haddou, the fortified clay city with its numerous ksars and kasbahs, where several famous movies such as Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven and Prince of Persia have been shot. After the visit, we continue our trip to the high Atlas mountains and make a stop at the «Telouet Kasbah» before heading back to Marrakech, where you’ll be dropped of in your hotel or riad in the evening.

Description:
Pick up at your Hotel/Riad in Marrakech at 08:00 am on the first day, arrival at Marrakech around 6 pm on the third day. Distance per day: 350/100/350/200 km. It is highly recommended that you wear hiking shoes and take a small backpack with you for the overnight in the desert camp.

Included:
• Private tour with local guide (english/spanish/french)
• Transportation in a comfortable 4x4 car incl. fuel
• 2 Overnights with Dinner and breakfast in a riad
• 1 Overnight with Dinner and breakfast in the desert camp
• Camel ride to the camp

Not Included:
• Lunch, drinks
• local guides
• Tips for your guide




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