The Sahara’s history merges with that of humanity, a mineral universe that once fertilized a whole continent, preserving in its bosom long unsuspected riches. Take 3 days of rest and enjoy an excursion in the desert of Erg Chegaga famous for its virgin dunes of golden sand.
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Following a pick-up at the beginning of your hotel or riad in Marrakech, you take the direction of the Atlas Mountains, crossing the Tizi N’Tichka pass located at 2260 meters of altitude to find yourself at Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou the crossroads of civilizations that abounds in Berber and pre-Saharan treasures, registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will then arrive in Ouarzazate for lunch before continuing to Zagora through the village of Agdez and the Draa Valley with its palm groves where shade is inseparable from light and the desert gives birth to the oasis in a harmony that is never contradicted. Settle in for dinner and overnight in Zagora at your charming hotel.
Departure from Zagora to the village of Mhamid passing by Tamagroute which shelters a very rich library of Koranic, scientific and literary works as well as several artisanal workshops of pottery. Lunch will be served in Mhamid, to continue the road to Erg Chegaga where your real experience of the still wild desert begins. Meet your camel caravan, dive into the fabulous dunes rarely seen off the beaten track and admire the orange light falling on the desert and reflecting the vastness of sand and rock. Upon arrival at your bivouac campsite, prepare for an evening of entertainment by the nomads and enjoy a dinner under the stars and around the fire and experience an enchantment of the mind and senses.
Contemplate the sunrise and enjoy breakfast in the desert before heading to Foum Zguid across Lake Iriki in a 4*4 for an exciting track adventure via the old Paris-Dakar route. Then, go to Taznakht to have lunch and discover this small town famous for its beautiful carpets with shimmering colors and decorative patterns typically Berber. At the end, it will be time to cross the road again to Tizi N’Tichka to return to Marrakech.