The Desert Moon Expedition: Marrakech to Erg Chgaga (3 Days)
Day 1: Marrakech – Telouet – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate
Meet your driver in Marrakech and embark on a journey to Ouarzazate. Drive through the majestic High Atlas Mountains, witnessing the terraced farming methods of the Berber farmers. Visit the historic Glaoui Kasbah in Telouet and continue along the Oued el Mallah river, passing by charming Berber villages. Explore the ancient village of Ait Ben Haddou, famous for its appearances in renowned films. Arrive in Ouarzazate and check into your hotel to relax and unwind.
Day 2: Ouarzazate – Draa Valley – Mhamid – Erg Chigaga Dunes
Continue your expedition towards the Sahara Desert, driving through the stunning Draa Valley, home to millions of palm trees. Explore the picturesque old villages and Kasbahs along the way. After lunch, continue to Mhamid and venture into the vast Erg Chigaga Dunes. Meet the nomadic Camel Team and embark on a mesmerizing camel ride through the golden sands, arriving at the campsite in time for a breathtaking sunset. Enjoy an evening around the campfire, savoring Moroccan delicacies and marveling at the captivating desert night sky. Choose to sleep in a nomadic tent or under the starry canopy.
Day 3: Chigaga Dunes – Iriki Lake – Foum Zguid – Taznakht – Marrakech
After breakfast, depart in a 4×4 vehicle to explore the diverse desert landscapes. Cross the mesmerizing Iriki Lake, encounter fascinating fossils, and traverse rugged tracks reminiscent of the Paris-Dakar rally. Enjoy lunch in Foum Zguid, the first village after the desert, before continuing on a scenic route through the Berber village of Taznakht, renowned for its traditional carpet craftsmanship. Finally, cross the majestic Tizi-n-Tichka pass in the High Atlas Mountains and arrive back in Marrakech, where the expedition concludes, leaving you with cherished memories of your desert adventure.
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