5 days Marrakech-Chegaga via the Draa Valley

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5 Days
Availability : Bookable
Marrakech
Erg Chegaga
Min Age : 5+
Max People : 40

5 days Marrakech-Chegaga via the Draa Valley

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  • 5 Days
  • Max People : 30
  • Wifi Available
  • Bookable
  • Min Age : 5+
  • Pickup: Marrakech

5 days Marrakech-Chegaga :

We depart in the early morning for Ouarzazate. After Tizi n’Tichka Pass (2260 m high) we take the road to Telouet(Glaoui) Kasbah. After visiting the kasbah, we continue our drive along the ancient caravan road for 32Km passing by small Berber villages. Our next stop is the fascinating Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After we visit the kasbah, our journey continues until we reach Ouarzazate. We stay overnight in Ouarzazate.

5 days Marrakech-Chegaga via daraa valley.

Departure & Return Location

Marrakech (Google Map)

Price Includes

  • Pick-up & drop off at/from your accommodation
  • Transport by private modern vehicle with A/C
  • Car Fuel
  • Entrance Fees
  • Camel Trekking (Camel per person)
  • Sunset camel ride
  • (Breakfast & Dinner) x 2
  • 4x4 transfer from and to the camp (Alternative to Camels)

Price Excludes

  • Drinks
  • Lunches
  • Entrance to monuments (Optional)
  • Tipping (Optional)
Itinerary

Day 1Marrakech-Agdéz Via Kasbah Ait Benhadou

5 days Marrakech-Chegaga via daraa valley :

Morning meeting from your hotel / Riad, we will pick you up after we take the road to Agdez (Gate of the Draa Valley along 200km of palm trees) via the Tizi-Tichka pass, continuation to reach the Kasbah of Telouet (ancestral home of Pacha Glaoui).

Continuation by the track along the valley of Ounila and the Berber villages Then we continue, the small road to join the kasbah of Tamdakhte and that of Ait Ben Haddou. Photo stops will be made as well as the visit of the Ksar classified as a UNESCO heritage site by walking through the sloping streets. Before resuming the road to Agdez, lunch on Place à Ait Benhadou, then passage on Ouarzazate city of cinema. Arrival at your hotel in the afternoon relaxation and installation, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 2Agdez- The Draa Valley – Zagora-M’hamid

After breakfast, visit the Kasbah of Tanmougalte, then Departure from Agdez towards the desert down the Draa Valley along 200km. Landscape of palm grove in which hide allotments and charming little villages that you cross by taking a few km of track. Then drive to Zagora Capital of Dates, Lunch on the road, Visit the potters’ workshops and kilns in Tamgroute, optionally visit the Koranic library, for lovers of ancient manuscripts. The road to M’hamid also called Taragalte is the starting point of the famous Timbuktu caravan crossing us through desert landscapes.

Arrival in M’hamid at the end of the afternoon, meeting with the camels to reach our bivouac located 7 km from the village, more precisely Ras N’khel, arrival at our relaxation camp and installation at our fixed bivouac at middle of the dunes and which contains everything you need for your comfort, admiration of one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. Evening meal, evening musical atmosphere with the nomads and the bivouac team and night under the tent or alternatively under the stars (Mhamid EL Ghizlane, a small rural town located in the province of Zagora, is considered by the web magazine ”Blasting News” as the most beautiful place on earth to contemplate a starry sky.)

Day 3Bivouac M'hamid-Dunes of M'hamid

After breakfast, wake up gently, free day on a camel through desert landscapes, night installation at the wild bivouac (mobile bivouac that contains everything you need: mattresses, tents, blankets, etc.) We schedule 2 to 3 hours of walking and trekking in the morning and the same for the evening, the 4×4 stays with you for any assistance we plan to spend this night in the middle of the desert with a traveling bivouac to live the nomadic experience and how nomads move and prepare their meals and daily needs in a purely desert and mountainous climate and environment

Day 4Dunnes of M'hamid -The great dunes of Chegaga

Wake up, on a sunset around the dunes, breakfast, then departure by camel to Chegaga, on the road we take lunch in a picnic at the dunes of Lebour, after breakfast, resumption of the 4×4 to join the great dunes of chegaga (the largest area of ​​dunes with a height of 300m over 40 km), to admire the sunset, arrival at the bivouac, dinner and musical evening with the nomads, night at the bivouac.

Day 5Chegaga-Marrakech

The return to Marrakech with another path to vary the route before rejoining the High Atlas and then Marrakech.

After breakfast, we take a 90 km desert track between the dry bed of the Draa, the dunes near Lake Iriqui and the mountains. Lunch will be in Foum Zguid, the first village after the desert. From there, the way back to Marrakech we find the paved road via the village of Taznakht, famous for its Berber carpets and the carpet cooperative. We will then cross the High Atlas again to reach Marrakech at the end of the afternoon.

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FAQ

Do I need a sleeping bag for the overnight in the Desert?

No, you don’t need a sleeping bag, at our 3 days Marrakech to Fes desert tour, you will stay at an equipped desert camp with all amenities.

Is there any other way to reach the camp instead of Camels?

Yes, for travelers who don’t like to go on camels, we use a 4×4 car to transfer them to and from the camp, without any extra charge as well. You just need to inform us at the time of booking.

What is the distance from Marrakech to Fes?

The distance from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga desert is 1020 km.

– Marrakech to Merzouga distance is: 560 km
– Merzouga to Fes distance is: 460 km.