Tour 2. Erg Chegaga


3 days / 2 nights

VEHICLE 4X4

Day 1: Marrakech - Haut Atlas - Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate - Vallée du Draa – Zagora – Tamegroute – Tagounite
We pick you up at your hotel and begins the journey to the South. We will cross the High Atlas Mountains with the Tizi-N-Tichka pass  at 2260 mts above sea level. We can see the impressive mountain  scenery and many Berber villages.
We will arrive at Ait Ben Haddou, one of the best preserved Kasbah in Morocco, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Many films were shot there, such as "Gladiator" and "Kingdom of Heaven"
We continue our journey through the Draa Valley, with 200 km of palm trees making this region one of the orchards of Morocco. We will continue along the Draa Valley to Tamegroute, with its Koranic library and pottery workshops characteristic of the region.
Arriving to Tagounite, before last town before the desert, where we will be welcomed with a tea as tradition wants. Accomodation in the camping les Palmeraies in a mud room.
 
Day 2: Tagounite and the kasbah - Sacred Oasis - Chegaga.
In the morning, after a good breakfast, we will visit some ancient kasbah of Tagounite where we can enjoy tea and hospitality of the people. Back at the camping for lunch and departure for the Great Dunes of Chegaga with 4X4.
We pass by Ouled Driss and M'hamid, the last village before the track that will lead us on 95 kms to Chegaga. We will make a few stops to contemplate the immense desert, like the  Sacred Oasis, where a small stream flows all the year. We will arrive in Chegaga, the largest dunes throughout the entire region, 300 mts high and 40 kms long.
We can admire the sunset by taking a ride on a camel and sleep in traditional nomad tent.
 
Day 3: Erg Chegaga - Lake Iriqui -Foum Z Guid - Tazenakht - High Atlas - Marrakech
After attending the sunrise for early risers and take  breakfast, we begin our journey back to Marrakech by the ancient route of the Paris-Dakar, passing through Lake Iriqui, Foum Z Guid, a former military post, and Tazenaght, an important carpet weaving center. Arrival in Marrakech about 18 h 30.
 
Price depending on the number of people .

Minimum 2 pax