Morocco: Oasis and trekking in the desert of Erg Chigaga

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Traveler pickup is offered to Tour ends in your Hotel/Riad in Marrakech

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Morocco: Oasis and trekking in the desert of Erg Chigaga 4 days tour by 4x4 Jeep from Marrakech to the desert. You will cross the high Atlas mountain, the beautyful oasis of the Draavalley and reach the desert. You will spend 1 night in the oasis and 2 nights in our comfortable desert camp and you will enjoy a 1 day trekking with dromedaries in the desert. 
ItineraryDay 1: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou- AgdzStop At: Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, Ait Ben Haddou, Souss-Massa-Draa RegionWe set out in the morning from your hotel or riad in Marrakesh. We'll be crossing the mountains of the High Atlas range and the pass of Tizi-n-Tichka (2,260 m), where the views are breathtaking. The scenic road runs through oak woods and walnut groves, Berber villages with stone and mud brick houses, and pastures where goats and sheep graze. After crossing the pass, we come down into the lunar landscape of the Lesser Atlas and reach Ait Benhaddou, a mud brick kasbah protected by UNESCO and known as the finest and most famous in Morocco, which has featured in a number of films, such as Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth and The Gladiator.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Draa Valley, Zagora, Souss-Massa-Draa RegionWe continue on our journey to Ouarzazate and the Draa valley. From Agdz, we reach Tamnougalt, where we visit one of the oldest kasbahs in Morocco. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in a typical Riad in AgdzDay 2: Draávalley– Zagora – Tamegroute - Mhamid – Oasis of Iriki – dunes of Erg ChigagaStop At: Tamegroute, Zagora, Souss-Massa-Draa RegionWe pass through Zagora and Tamegroute, famous for its craft pottery production, and reach M'Hamid, the desert outpost. Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Draa Valley, Zagora, Souss-Massa-Draa RegionWe pass through Zagora and Tamegroute, famous for its craft pottery production, and reach M'Hamid, the desert outpost.Stop At: Atmospher Erg Chigaga, M'Hamid, Souss-Massa-Draa Regionrom M'Hamid, we continue our journey into the desert. An adventurous journey through the Sahara by jeep awaits us. After covering 50 km of track, we reach the oasis of Iriki, where we have lunch before continuing towards the dunes of Erg Chigaga Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: overnight with breakfast and dinner in our desert camp in the dunes of Erg ChigagaDay 3: Erg ChigagaStop At: Atmospher Erg Chigaga, M'Hamid, Souss-Massa-Draa Regiontrekking with dromedaries in the dunes of Erg ChigagaDuration: 4 hoursMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: overnight with dinner and breakfast in the desert camp in the Erg Chigaga dunesDay 4: Erg Chigaga - MarrakechPass By: High Atlas Mountains, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz RegionAfter breakfast, we continue on our journey by jeep along the old track of the Paris-Dakar rally, reaching the dried up salt lake of Iriki. We pass below the fossil mountain and finally leave the desert behind and cross the High Atlas and reach MarrakechMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 1x Breakfast
  • 3x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • english speaking driver
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by air-conditioned 4x4 Jeep
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 3 Breakfast
  • 3 dinner
  • 1 lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea

What’s not included

  • Drinks
  • 3 Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
  • Entry/Admission - Draa Valley

Itinerary

Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou- Agdz Stop At: Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, Ait Ben Haddou, Souss-Massa-Draa Region We set out in the morning from your hotel or riad in Marrakesh. We'll be crossing the mountains of the High Atlas range and the pass of Tizi-n-Tichka (2,260 m), where the views are breathtaking. The scenic road runs through oak woods and walnut groves, Berber villages with stone and mud brick houses, and pastures where goats and sheep graze. After crossing the pass, we come down into the lunar landscape of the Lesser Atlas and reach Ait Benhaddou, a mud brick kasbah protected by UNESCO and known as the finest and most famous in Morocco, which has featured in a number of films, such as Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth and The Gladiator. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Draa Valley, Zagora, Souss-Massa-Draa Region We continue on our journey to Ouarzazate and the Draa valley. From Agdz, we reach Tamnougalt, where we visit one of the oldest kasbahs in Morocco. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight in a typical Riad in Agdz
Day 2: Draávalley– Zagora – Tamegroute - Mhamid – Oasis of Iriki – dunes of Erg Chigaga Stop At: Tamegroute, Zagora, Souss-Massa-Draa Region We pass through Zagora and Tamegroute, famous for its craft pottery production, and reach M'Hamid, the desert outpost. Duration: 30 minutes Pass By: Draa Valley, Zagora, Souss-Massa-Draa Region We pass through Zagora and Tamegroute, famous for its craft pottery production, and reach M'Hamid, the desert outpost. Stop At: Atmospher Erg Chigaga, M'Hamid, Souss-Massa-Draa Region rom M'Hamid, we continue our journey into the desert. An adventurous journey through the Sahara by jeep awaits us. After covering 50 km of track, we reach the oasis of Iriki, where we have lunch before continuing towards the dunes of Erg Chigaga Duration: 30 minutes Meals included: • Dinner Accommodation included: overnight with breakfast and dinner in our desert camp in the dunes of Erg Chigaga
Day 3: Erg Chigaga Stop At: Atmospher Erg Chigaga, M'Hamid, Souss-Massa-Draa Region trekking with dromedaries in the dunes of Erg Chigaga Duration: 4 hours Meals included: • Dinner Accommodation included: overnight with dinner and breakfast in the desert camp in the Erg Chigaga dunes
Day 4: Erg Chigaga - Marrakech Pass By: High Atlas Mountains, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region After breakfast, we continue on our journey by jeep along the old track of the Paris-Dakar rally, reaching the dried up salt lake of Iriki. We pass below the fossil mountain and finally leave the desert behind and cross the High Atlas and reach Marrakech Meals included: • Breakfast No accommodation included on this day.
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