PRIVATE Marrakech to Chegaga 3 days is the ideal Sahara tour to combine the imperial city of Marrakech with an overland tour of the Moroccan desert. You will drive across the High Atlas Mountains, visit Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou, Ouarzazate, Zagora.
Marrakech to Chegaga tour
Duration: 3 days
Vehicule: Luxury 4×4 TOYOTA / Deluxe Van
Starting & Finishing Point: Your Hotel In Marrakech
Total distance: 1040 km.
English, French Speaking Driver/Guide
Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Agdz – Draa Valley – Zagora
We will make an early morning departure from Marrakech to cross the Tizi n Tichka pass (2260 m.alt) in the High Atlas Mountains with a short stop for coffee and to visit the argan oil cooperative. We will visit UNESCO World Heritage site, Ait Ben Haddou and the Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate (known also for it’s movies studios). After lunch in Ouarzazate, we will travel 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 a traditional riad in Zagora.
Day 2: Zagora – Tamagroute – Erg Chegaga.
After breakfast we will visit the the original town of the 16th century dynasty (Saadian), Tamgroute, to visit the old Koran library and to see the ceramics the area is famous for. We arrive to the Saharan village of Mhamid before taking the off-road track to Erg Chegaga to 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 – Taznakht – Marrakech
Early morning wake up in order to ride camels to the top of the dunes for a beautiful sunrise and panoramic desert horizon before making our way back to the hotel for breakfast and a shower. We will then follow the old Paris Dakar road to Foum Zguid, crossing the dry lake of Iriqui. We will have lunch in the berber village of Taznakht which is very known for it’s original artisan weaving carpets. Then continuing to Marrakech to arrive early evening.
|Marrakech to Chegaga tour included:||Marrakech to Chegaga tour not included:|
|• Private A/C Vehicle, 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser|
• English speaking driver/guide
• Pick up & Drop off at your Hotel in Marrakech
|• Entrance fees|
• Tips and gratuities for your driver
• Items of personal nature