3days tour from Marrakech to chigaga
This 3days tour from Marrakech to chigaga package will take you through The Atlas Mountains , Ait Benhaddou unesco heritage and southern valleys to the Erg Chebbi in the Desert Of Merzouga . This package is best for those who have limited time in hand before leaving Morocco and wanted to explore the rich heritage of southern cities in Morocco , this is one of the most popular tourist circuit in Morocco .
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Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Draa Valley – Mhamid
Day 2: Mhamid – Sacred Oasis – Erg Chegaga sand dunes
Day 3: Chegaga sand dunes – Foum Zguid – Taznakht – Marrakech
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 Benhaddou.A 16th century UNESCO site, Ait Benhaddou 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. Short stop in Zagora for a cup of Moroccan tea. Afterwards we continue towards the gate of the Sahara desert, Mhamid. Overnight including half board at the charming Hotel Kasbah Sahara Services, Mhamid.
After your breakfast, you ride on the back of a saddled camel and enter the Sahara desert. A two hours ride followed by a break for lunch in M’hamid. From there we travel by 4×4 vehicle through the beautiful desert landscape with a break to enjoy a berber sahara tea in a sacred oasis. 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. Entertainment and overnight including half board at our Sahara Services Standard Camp, Erg Chegaga.
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 Iriqui lake and finally reach Foum Zguid. Lunch will be served in the berber village of Taznakht. In the evening we will be back in the red city of Marrakech.