Tour 7A. Wild Sahara


7 dAYS / 6 nIGHTS

VEHICLE 4X4

Day 1: Marrakech - High Atlas - Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Agdz - Drâa Valley - Zagora - Tamegroute - Tagounite

Pick up at the hotel where they are staying and start the trip to the Great South. 

We will cross the High Atlas, which is the highest and most extensive mountain range in Morocco, crowned by the Tizi-N-Tichka summit at 2260 meters of altitude. 

This route is also known as the Route of the Pastures. Impressive mountain landscapes. We will stop at Ait-Ben-Haddou, and visit its Kasbah, one of the best preserved in all of North Africa and declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. Movies like Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator or the Kingdom of Heaven, have been shot here.

Arrival in Ouarzazate and panoramic visit of the city, located on top of a large plateau, also known as Hollywood of the African continent. Ouarzazate was an old military garrison and today is the administrative capital of the Drâa Valley. 

We will continue our journey along the so-called Oasis route. We will cross Ait Saoun and its mountain pass of 1660 meters, Tizi-N-Tinififft, its orography evokes impressive lunar landscapes.

We continue through the Valley of the Drâa, 200 km of palm grove that make this route one of the most beautiful in Morocco. Formerly this valley was traveled by infinity of commercial carvans from Black Africa.

We arrived at Zagora considered door of the desert as well as its poster "Tombouctu 52 days". From Zagora we arrive at Tamegroute, an old religious center famous for its Koranic Library and its open-air pottery workshops.

Arrival in Tagounite, where you will receive us with a refreshing welcome tea. We will enjoy a typical Moroccan cuisine dinner. Accommodation.

 

Day 2: Wild Desert

In the morning we will have breakfast among palm trees, after breakfast we will pick up the 4x4 and we will head towards the Great Dunes of Erg Chegaga.

We pass through various hammadas or stony deserts where we can find some fragment of meteorite or fossil.

We will arrive at the Sacred Oasis, a succession of palm trees where a stream of water runs throughout the year and where the nomads take their flocks to water.

Possibly in our journey we find a family of nomads willing to chat and share a glass of tea.

After crossing several ouad, we arrive at Erg Chegaga, the sea of sand, dunes of 300 meters high and 40 km long, will not leave the traveler impassive. After lunch at the Chegaga camp, the camels will pick us up to explore the wildest side of the Sahara ... At dusk we will camp in the middle of nowhere.

 

Day 3: Wild Desert 

In the morning, after contemplating the sunrise and a tasty breakfast, we will continue our journey in camel riding into the wildest area of the Sahara. We will camp in the middle of nowhere.

 

Day 4: Wild Desert - Erg Chegaga

The next day after breakfast we will head back to Erg Chegaga, where we will stay in camp. Dinner and accommodation.

  

Day 5: Erg Chegaga - Foum Z Guid - Tazenakht - Talioune - Taroudant

After desyunar between the dunes, we will continue our journey through the Iriki Lake, which in the rainy season periods of the year carries water, and is bordered by cords of dunes, the landscape is absolutely fantastic.

We arrived at Foum Zguid, old military post. We continue to Tazenakht, important center of Ouzguda weave fabric, characteristic for its orange pattern. This track was an old section of the famous Paris-Dakar rally.

Throughout this area came numerous hunting parties with hawks that once practiced the Saudis, as indicated by some adobe ruins that still exist.

We continue through Talioune, a small village located 119 kms from Taroudant. In Talioune there are some of the most beautiful geological folds in Morocco at an altitude of 1180 meters.

All the saffron of the country comes from this town, where it is picked with all the delicacy at hand. Saffron powder is used as a food condiment and as a product in the pharmacopoeia, it is an antispasmodic. We arrive at Taroudant where we will stay.

 

Day 6: Taroudant - Agadir - Essaouira

Taroudant was the first capital of the Saadian sultans before Marrakech. It still has its ocher walls. Called sometimes the small Marrakech, its Al-Alaouyine square and its souks are privileged places to observe the daily life of its people. Highlights its souks, one of the most interesting in Morocco and its walls, with a length of 7 kms. There are areas on the wall where you can see the cracks produced by the Agadir earthquake.

Agadir, capital of the Sous region and Morocco's first fishing port, owes its current reputation to its exceptional beach of more than 6 km of fine sand and its climate. Throughout history, this modest fishing population has been the cause of rival struggles and between tribes or foreign powers.

After independence and until 1960, Agadir was a very prosperous city, until 1l 29 February 1960 when an earthquake that lasted 15 seconds, caused one of the largest catastrophes in Morocco, killing 15,000 people, possibly more.

We arrived in Essaouira, the ancient Mogador, still inhabited by the Gnawa descendants of the black slaves from the Sudan. It is a very interesting city that has preserved many vestiges of its past. Already in the Antiquity it played an important role thanks to its mollusks from which the purple was extracted to dye the garments of the Caesars.

Its fortified wall, its fishing port, its white houses with the frames of doors and windows in blue, make Essaouira a unique city.

 

Day 7: Essaouira - Chichaoua - Marrakech

On the route to Marrakech from Essaouira, we will cross Arab villages, Berber, and forests of a tree called ARGAN, exclusive of this area protected by UNESCO. They are extremely resistant and extend over an area of 830,000 ha. The fruit of this tree is dried and separated from the bark, the fruit is roasted and crushed in a stone mortar, where a paste is obtained from which the oil is extracted, which has an infinite number of properties ... Marrakech End of our services.

 

 

 

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