Morocco desert travel
Morocco Desert Travel for 5 days from Marrakech to desert
Morocco desert travel in this 5 days you will enjoy your trip in Erg Chegaga..
- Duration: 5 days
- Type of Tour: Priavte Tour
- Accommodion: Luxury / Standard
- Day 1: Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Valley Of Roses – Dades
- Day 2: Dades – N’kob-Zagora ( via Saghro Mountain)
- Day 3: Zagora – Erg Chegaga Desert
- Day 4: Erg Chegaga Desert – Foum Zguid – Marrakech
- Day 5: Marrakech – Transfer to the airport
Morocco Desert Travel: 5 days from Marrakech to desert
– 4×4 vehicles with driver.
– Airline tickets.
Erg Chigaga (or Erg Chegaga, Berber: ⴻⵔⴳ ⵛⴳⵉⴳⴰ, Arabic: عرق شقاق or Edaya el-Hamra, Arabic: الضاية الحمراء) is the largest and still untouched of the major ergs in Morocco, the other is Erg Chebbi near Merzouga.
This erg made of beautiful dunes is located in the Drâa-Tafilalet area about 45 km west of the small rural oasis town of M’Hamid El Ghizlane, itself located about 98 km south of the town of Zagora.
Some dunes are over 50m above the surrounding landscape and with an area of approximately 35 km by 15 km, it is the largest and wildest erg of Morocco.
The north border is represented by Djebel Bani, the east border is represented by M’Hamid Hammada. At south-east it is located the Erg Smar adjacent to Erg Ezzahar.
At west it is located the Iriki Lake, a dried lake now set Iriqui National Park since 1994.
Because it is relatively difficult to access, Erg Chigaga remains significantly less visited than Erg Chebbi.
For this reason Erg Chigaga is considered more romantic and overall reputed a beloved set by purists and artists like landscape painters and fineart photographers.
Day 1: Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Valley Of Roses – Dades
Morocco Desert Travel 5 days from Marrakech to desert departure at 08:30 in a 4×4
Leaving Marrakech we take the road for Ouarzazate via the Tizi NTichka high mountain pass. We will see varied landscapes, pass through many small villages and terraced fields and eventually leave the main road for the track into the Ounila Valley. This fertile valley hides some wonderful secrets.
We will make a stop to visit the Kasbah Telouet, former residence of the Pasha Glaoui.
Many years of artisan craftsmanship went into this building, and even though some parts are in complete ruin, there are still other parts complete and quite beautiful.
After Telouet we visit another exceptional Kasbah, best known for its use in many movies like The Gladiator. Aït Benhaddou, still inhabited by a few Berber families is a fortified ksar and well worth exploring.We continue on to Ouarzazate,the Hollywood of Morocco, and from there we take the route of a thousand kasbahs to Kelaat M’gouna (Valley of Roses) than Dades valley ,Overnight at Hotel in dades .
Day 2: Dades – N’kob-Zagora ( via Saghro Mountain)
Another day and lots more to discover, we leave the Dades gorges to cross the Saghro Mountains to the Draa Valley, through N’kob Oasis with beautiful barns and kasbahs and continue by an off road track to Zagora.Overnight at Hotel.
Day 3: Zagora – Erg Chegaga Desert
From Zagora we continue south to the Sahara Desert by the former Paris-Dakar rally route. We will stop at the foot of the highest dune Erg Chegaga. Enjoy the silence of the desert, and the beauty of nature. Watch the sunset. The night will be spent in a private bivouac tent.
Day 4: Erg Chegaga Desert – Foum Zguid – Marrakech
After breakfast,we leave the Chegaga desert in the direction of the oasis of Foum Zguid and Imiouasif, passing very beautiful villages in Jbeln’Zourk and oases and desert landscapes on the route towards Taznakht through the pass at Tizi n Timlane. Our way back to Marrakech takes us back over the high pass at Tizi N Tichka. Overnight in a hotel./ riad.
Day 5: Marrakech – Transfer to the airport
Departure and transfer to the airport. End of our services.