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CHEGAGA

M'Hamid El Ghizlane, Maroc
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Description

The Marrakech desert tour Chegaga tour starts from your hotel or riad in Marrakech by private 4×4 for a 4 days excursion to the desert of Chegaga, you will start with a tour through the High Atlas Mountains and their Tizi N’Tichka pass ( 2,260 m), where the views are breathtaking. You will stop at Ait Ben Haddou to discover a mud bazaar protected by UNESCO and considered the most beautiful of Morocco. After lunch, you will continue towards Ouarzazate to visit the Taourirt movie studios and kasbah. Through the village of Agdz and the famous Deraa Valley, you will reach Tamnougalt which has one of the oldest Kasbahs in Morocco. Dinner and overnight in a typical Riad.

After a good breakfast on the terrace of the Riad, enjoy a walk in the oasis and the valley of Deraa. You will continue your tour through the city of Zagora and Tamegroute (famous for the production of handmade pottery) to reach M’Hamid, the outpost of the desert. Then, continue through the Sahara by jeep to the oasis of Iriki. Lunch on site before continuing to the dunes of Erg Chegaga. An incredible series of golden dunes extend over 40 km and reach a maximum height of 300 meters. Admire the sunset over the dunes and enjoy the typical nomadic hospitality. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Early in the morning, admire the golden rays of the sun on the sand dunes and have lunch on site before going on a camel trek to Erg Chigaga dunes. After a few hours, you reach a famous tamarind where you will rest in the shade and watch your nomadic guide prepare a fresh lunch cooked in a traditional way. After lunch, return to your camp to contemplate a breathtaking sunset. Dinner and overnight in a Berber tent.

After breakfast, you will continue your trip by jeep along the old track of the Rally Paris-Dakar, towards the dried up salt lake of Iriki. You will pass under the fossil mountain and finally leave the desert to reach Taznakht, a famous carpet manufacturing center. You will stop for lunch before returning to Marrakech.

Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Agdz – valley of Deraa – TaCross the Atlas Mountains and the Tizi N ‘Tichka pass by 4×4 and admire the beautiful views along the way. Discover the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou and visit Ouarzazate with its movie studios and Kasbah Taourirt.
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Schedule

Day 1 

Tamnougalt - Zagora - Tamegroute - M'hamid - Oasis of Iriki - dunesStroll through an oasis in Tamnougalt and admire the panoramic views along the Deraa Valley. Go through the Zagora villa to join M'hamid El Ghizlaine and the Sahara.

 Day 2 

Erg Chegaga dunes trekkingExplore Jeep National Park Iriki and spend one thousand and one nights in a camp at erg-Chegaga Ride the dunes on camels and have lunch in the desert at the rhythm of the nomads. Admire the sunset over the dunes and enjoy the Saharan atmosphere.

Day 3 

Erg Chegaga - Lake Iriki - Taznakht - MarrakechSail the runway of the Paris-Dakar rally to discover the dried up salt lake of Iriki. Visit a famous carpet manufacturing center in Taznakht to see the lifestyle of the nomads.

Included

  • Transfers from / to Marrakech in 4x4 air-conditioned.
  • Driver / guide speaking French / English.
  • 1 night full board in a Riad in Tamgnout.
  • 2 nights in a camp in the middle of the dunes in full board with Berber evening.
  • Camel ride and sandboard in the desert.

Not included

  • Entrance fees to monuments.
  • Personal expenses and tips.

Good to know

  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothes, sunglasses and a cap or hat and bring your sunscreen and camera back.
  • The application of a protective sunscreen is highly recommended, especially for children.

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