Evaneos

KASBAH TOUR AND THE DESERT OF CHEGAGA

5 DAYS

  • Le dune dell'Erg Chebbi

Day 1

MARRAKESH – OUARZAZATE – DADèS GORGES

After breakfast, departure from Marrakesh towards the south to the wonderful mountains of the High Atlas which we’ll cross at the Tizi n’Tichka pass at 2260 m. A unique location, this pass offers breathtaking views over the surrounding valleys and their colourful Berber villages. Our journey shall then take us to Ouarzazate, also known as the “Hollywood” of Nothern Africa due to its famous film studios where numerous films have been shot, including The Gladiator. We’ll also visit the Kasbah of Taourirt before continuing on to Skoura and Kelaa Mgouna, the “town of the roses”, and lastly the Dadès Gorges. Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel at the Gorges.

Day 2

DADèS GORGES – SAGHRO MOUNTAINS – DRAA VALLEY – ZAGORA

After breakfast, we’ll set off for the volcanic Saghro mountains passing through the gorges and the incredible rock formations of the impressive Tizni n Tazazert road with its breathtaking views. Our journey will continue towards the Draa Valley, with its green palm tree groves and numerous Berber villages, up to Zagora. Overnight stay and dinner in hotel.

Day 3

ZAGORA – TAMEGROUTE – M’HAMID – ERG CHEGAGA DUNES

After breakfast, departure to the sandy dunes of Erg Chegaga with a stop at Tamegroute to visit the renowned Koranic library, the underground Kasbah and the ceramic workrooms. Your journey will continue to M’hamid, the “gateway to Sahara”, where we’ll stop for lunch. In the afternoon, after an excursion on camel back, we’ll follow a track through the rocky desert up to the dunes of Erg Chegaga. Our staff will be glad to welcome you with a special and refreshing mint tea, afterwards you may choose to take a pleasant walk among the dunes and admire the sunset. Dinner, then overnight stay in a tent or under a starry sky.

Day 4

DUNES OF ERG CHEGAGA – FOUM ZGUID – TAZNAKHT – AïT BENHADDOU

An early start to admire the sunrise over the dunes. After breakfast, depart in a 4×4 jeep for Foum Zguid, travelling along the old Paris-Dakar itinerary which runs across the dry lake of Iriqui. After a stop for lunch at the village of Taznakht, departure for Aït Benhaddou. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.

Day 5

AIT BENHADDOU – HIGH ATLAS – MARRAKESH

After breakfast at the hotel, visit of the kasbah of Ait Benhaddoud, a UNESCO world heritage. Numerous Hollywood films have been shot in this kasbah, including The Gladiator. After the visit, our journey will continue towards Marrakesh, we’ll cross the impressive mountains of High Atlas and arrive around 5 p.m. Transfer to hotel/riad and end of services.

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