* Private tour transfers by A/C vehicles
* All dinners and breakfasts during the tour
* Experienced driver during the tour from Marrakech
* A night in comfortable hotel / riad in Zagora
* 2 nights in Sahara desert camp / riad / kasbah and camel ride in Chegaga dunes with local guide
DAY 1 : MARRAKECH -
Marrakech Expert Tours organize private Morocco Erg Chegaga desert trip. We will pick you up at your hotel/riad in Marrakech and start heading to the Atlas Mountains onto the Tizi N‘Tichka pass the direct route towards Ouarzazate. It is a spectacular and dramatic road that presents astonishing views of snow topped peaks of the Atlas Mountains and many Berber villages. Upon our descend, we will arrive to the cultural heritage site of Morocco; the Ksour of Ait BenHaddou. It was once an important stop along the caravan routes carrying salt from the Sahara and on return, gold and ivory. It is the best preserved and well fortified Kasbah with high steep walls of dark red clay, which is impenetrable in this remote hillside site. Then eventually, we will descend into Ouarzazate where we will head across barren mountains to Zagora. As we descend into Agdz, the first date palm trees of the Draa Valley will show before us. We will be viewing one of the longest stretches of this valley known all around Morocco for its sweet dates. Then later in our day, we will arrive to Zagora.
DAY 2 : ZAGORA -
Today we will explore village of Tamegroute, which is famous for its library featuring Korans written as well as books from the 12th century written on the animal skins. Then from there we carry on to M’hamid , last town of the Draa Valley. Here the road ceases to exist. We will set onto an off road expedition through barren areas and reach the fine sand of the desert. We will travel about 2 hours in our 4x4 AWD till we reach our camp for the night in the sand dunes of Erg Chegaga.
DAY 3 : MHAMID -
After breakfast, departure to cross the desert: sand dunes, Oasis, Hamada …until the big sandy dunes of Chegaga, the largest sand dunes in Morocco. Lunch under the shade of palm trees, tamarisk, and in the company of a nomadic family when possible. In the afternoon, we continue the track to join the camp and have a taste of the real nomadic life, with all its trimmings. Dinner and overnight in tents or under the stars.
DAY 4 : CHEGAGA -
We will have the breakfast and then it will be time to say goodbye to the desert and head another off road to Foum Zguid. Surrealistic scenery will lie before us where we can easily imagine how the area must have look centuries ago. Then at Foum Zguid, we will meet the paved road and travel the Anti Atlas Mountains to Taznakht, where we will stop for lunch. From there we travel through the Atlas Mountains and back to Marrakech.
That’s end of private Marrakech desert trip and our travel company Marrakech Expert Tours wish you happy return back home.