Marrakech desert tour to erg chigaga to watch out the path of an old rally Dakar track. camel trek across the caravan trails of the Sahara discover how Moroccan carpets are manufactured by Berber villagers and admire how the skillful Moroccan silversmiths are working with silver by hand, respecting the traditions of their ancestors. You will have a full lesson about Moroccan past and culture for your Marrakech to Erg Chigaga desert tour.
Marrakech desert tour to erg chigaga 4 days. depart early in the morning at around 07h30 a.m. The ride will take you through Tizi Ntichka Pass (altitude: 2,260 m), past adobe Berber villages and shepherds herding their goats. There is a stop in the High Atlas Mountains for some picture-taking and coffee break/rest. we will be heading to Ouarzazate, known as “The Gate of the Sahara” and due to the presence of a big movie-making set here, lunch break at a local restaurant. The desert trip resumes driving you past the Northeastern Anti Atlas Mountains towards the Agdz oasis. As you will be delighted by the rich sceneries and countless date palm trees lining up the Draa Valley. it's home of the largest tree palm plantations in Morocco and the former route of caravans for Sahara traders. By late afternoon, you will be ready to arrival at Zagora town, overnight spend in the hotel.
After breakfast, we begin a new day by visiting the surroundings of Zagora. Before we will be heading to M’hamid where the paved road ends the southern Sahara begins located at about 98 km after Zagora. there is an opportunity to visit the oldest Quranic libraries in Morocco and Amezrou Silversmiths workshop located inside the old Jewish Quarter (Mellah). After lunch between the mesmerizing sand dunes of Erg Lihoudi accompanied by nomads, we head to our destination point. We pass through M’hamid and continue the road until the oasis of Oum l’Aleg. camel trekking adventure will begin across the Erg Chigaga dunes just in time to witness an amazing sunset, spend the night in nomadic tents, enjoy delicious traditional Moroccan food, next to a fire camp, while being entertained by local Berbers playing their drums.
After an early wake up so you can watch the sunrise while riding the camels over Erg chigaga. after breakfast, the road will take us another 90km passing through the largest dry lake in Morocco, Iriqui, which is also an old Dakar track that takes you to Foum Zguid the first Village after the desert. A stop for lunch continues to Taznakht Village, where you will have the opportunity to discover how Moroccan famous carpets are manufactured. We reach UNESCO World Heritage site Ksar Ait Ben Haddou in the late afternoon, which is the location of numerous Hollywood successful movies (Gladiator, Prince of Persia, Game of Thrones, Cleopatra, etc.) dinner and overnight at your hotel in Ait ben Haddou village.
After breakfast of this last day trip including a visit to the Ksar Ait Ben Haddou, a walk to explore the traditional Moroccan style of architecture. Afterward, we take the road to the Kasbah of Telouet, along the former route of the caravans from the Sahara over the Atlas Mountains, while catching glimpses of Berber villages clinging to the cliffs, holm oaks (holly oaks) and pines. We carry on our way back by crossing the highest pass in Morocco, the Tizi N'Tichka pass (2260 m in altitude), and numerous Berber villages. 4 days Marrakech desert tour to erg chigaga, which we are sure you will consider an Amazing experience to remember, will end at your hotel or riad in Marrakech.
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|1 /720€||2 /449€||3/365€||4/299€||5/275€||6/260€|