Embark on this Ouarzazate to Erg Chegaga desert tour. And visit the Erg Lihoudi dunes and the wild Erg Chegaga dunes. Enjoy a scenic drive across the Anti-Atlas Mountains and through Agdz.
Visit the ancient Kasbah Tamnougalte and take a walk in the green fields of Dra’a Valley. Go off-road through the Dra’a Valley’s huge palm tree groves, along adobe-built Kasbahs. Travel along the ancient Road of the Caravans and via Berber villages. Visit the green pottery workshops and learn how to make pottery items.
Ride camels to the summit of Erg Lihoudi dunes and the high dunes of Erg Chegaga (300m). Witness spectacular sunset and desert views from the summit of the dunes. Savour dinner under a sky full of stars and share an evening of music with the nomads around a campfire. Sleep in private nomad tents near the big dunes.
Experience 4×4 off-road driving through varying features of the Sahara Desert. Wander the dry Iriki lake, full of fossils. Learn about Berber carpet craftsmanship in Taznakht and arrive back at Ouarzazate.
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Begin your 3-day desert tour from Ouarzazate to Erg Chegaga with a departure from your hotel. Your driver will pick you up in a 4×4 air-conditioned car. You will travel over the Anti-Atlas Mountains and via the Tizi-n-Tinfifite pass to Agdz. Here, stop for a tea or a coffee break.
Shortly after, you go off-track through the Dra’a Valley’s palm groves and fortified kasbahs. Visit Kasbah Tamnougalt with a local guide. This is the oldest kasbah in the valley and is still partly inhabited. Next, drive along the ancient road of the caravans as far as Zagora, which will be the venue for lunch. In the afternoon, visit the pottery local workshops and learn how to make your favourite pottery item.
Driving further south, you arrive at M’hamid which marks the start of the desert. Here, an hour’s camel ride leads to the top of the dunes of Erg Lihoudi. After you check in to your tent, enjoy a relaxing glass of tea and the first vibes of the desert. Then, climb up to the summit and witness the spectacle of the sunset.
At night, taste dinner under the Saharan sky and immerse yourself in the desert. Share an evening of singing and dancing with the nomads. Later at night, your private nomad tent offers night rest.
If you get up early in the morning and climb up to the summit of the dunes, you will be rewarded with an amazing spectacle of the sunrise. After breakfast, there will be time to walk around the dunes, then return to M’hamid, for lunch, and will be on camelback.
In the afternoon, we depart to the wild and remote dunes of Erg Chegaga. Enjoy a 65Km of off-track driving through the different features of the great Sahara Desert; ‘Erg’, sand dunes, ‘Reg’, rocky desert, ‘Hammada’, flat ground, and oases.
Here at Erg Chegaga dunes, a camel ride will lead to the summit of the highest (300 m) to experience moments of pure tranquillity and an awesome sunset.
At night, dinner will be served under a sky lit by millions of stars, followed by an evening of nomad music and drumming and an overnight sleep in a nomad private tent in a desert camp in the wildest and largest Sahara Desert in Morocco.
If you get up early in the morning and climb to the top of the dunes, you will be rewarded by a spectacle of the sea of sand and the sunrise is awesome.
After breakfast, our journey continues from Erg Chegaga desert to Ouarzazate through another 95km of off-track driving through varying features; wind-blown sand dunes, dry Iriqui Lake, where you can search for fossils, and mountains.
In Forum Zguid, the first town after the desert, there will be an opportunity to take a shower to freshen up and to have lunch.
Back on the paved road again, we drive through the village of Taznakht, where you can stop to learn about Berber rugs and carpets, and perhaps purchase one if desired. By the end of the day, we arrive back at Ouarzazate. Your driver will escort you to your hotel to mark the end of your Ouarzazate to Erg Chegaga desert tour 3 days.