Camel Trek To Desert Erg Chegaga
This trip takes you to explore the best erg of Morocco is the erg Chgaga by 4 wheel drive and also exploring the Draa valley and old Kasbahs of slave trades routes.
The most dramatic dunes in the entire Zagora region lie some 60km southwest of M’Hamid, where the 300m-high crescents of the Erg Chigaga ripple away into the horizon. The 4 WD is necessary for this desert experience is much more akin to how you might imagine it. Erg Chegaga considered as a larger dunes, historically occupied by Bedouin Arabs, are around 40km long and 10-15km wide, reaching a height of up to 300m. Erg Chigaga can only be reached by 4×4, which takes a 2 hours from Mhamid to our Camp and amazing dunes.
Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate - Agdz
Departure from Marrakech to cross the Tizi n Tichka pass in the High Atlas Mountains with a short stop for coffee and visit of Ait ben hadou Kasbah UNESCO World Heritage site,then carry on over the Anti Atlas mountains via the Berber villages of Agdz and the amazing Draa Valley We will have dinner and spend the night in nice kasbah.
Day 2: Zagora – Tamagroute – Erg Chegaga.
After breakfast we will leave Agdez the heart of the draa valley To Erg Chegaga Via Zagora . We will continue towards the doorway to Sahara Desert -M’hamid. We will visit the the original town of the 16th century dynasty Tamgroute and the old Koran library and to see the ceramics the area is famous for. We arrive to the Saharan village of M’hamid before taking the off-road track to Erg Chegaga. We will ride the camels into the desert to see the sunset on top of the dunes. We will have a traditional tagine dinner, drink delicious mint tea, listen to traditional berber music while watching the stars and the rising moon in the amazing Sahara desert. We will spend the night in a traditional nomad tent.
Day 3: Erg Chegaga – Foum Zguid – Tazenackt – Marrakech.
We will rise early to see the spectacle of the sunrise over the dunes of the Sahara desert before making our long journey back to Red city of Marrakech we will have our amazing breakfast and a shower in our luxury Berber camp. We will then follow the old Paris-Dakar road to Foum Zguid, crossing Iriqui lake. We will have lunch in the Berber village of Taznakht before continuing to Our Hotel / Riad in Marrakech late in the afternone.
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