3 days from marrakech to mhamid and sahara chigaga
DAY 1 : MARRAKECH – AIT BEN HADDOU – DRAA VALLEY – M’HAMID.
Your driver will pick you up at 7.30 am at your accommodation in Marrakech. We travel through the High Atlas Mountains via the Tichka Pass (2260 m) – the highest road pass in Morocco offering spectacular panoramic views of the mountains and valleys with a winding road. Enjoy the beautiful landscapes with different colours and the Berber villages along the way. We will visit several Kasbahs along the way, including Tamnougalt and Ait Ben haddou. A 16th century UNESCO site, Ait Ben haddou is one of the best preserved and most spectacular Kasbahs in Morocco. A famous site for Hollywood films, Ait Benhaddou was used for the blockbuster film of Gladiator. The trip continues through the palm-lined Draa river valley. Afterwards we continue towards the gate of the Sahara desert, M’hamid with a stop in Tamgroute underground Kasbah for a visit. Overnight including half board at the charming Hotel Kasbah Sahara Services, M’hamid.
DAY 2 : M’HAMID – SACRED OASIS – ERG CHEGAGA SAND DUNES.
After breakfast at hotel we leave to erg chegaga, we drive through the beautiful desert landscape with a break to enjoy a Berber Sahara tea in a sacred oasis (Optional). We reach the sand dunes of Erg Chegaga, the largest group of dunes in the region, reaching a height of 300 m and a span of 40 km, upon arrival welcome drinks and then camel ride for1 hours for sunset .Overnight including half board at our Sahara Services Standard Camp, Erg Chegaga.
DAY 3 : CHEGAGA SAND DUNES – FOUMZGUID – TAZNAKHT – MARRAKECH
Early morning enjoy the sunrise up the sand dunes followed by a hearty breakfast at the camp. We will leave our camp in a 4×4 vehicle via the old Paris-Dakar road, cross the IriquiLake and finally reach FoumZguid. Lunch will be served in the berber village of Taznakht. In the evening we will be back in the red city of Marrakech.