Day 1 : Ouarzazate – Draa Valley – Tamgroute – Mhamid –erg Chegaga
Royal desert and Kasbah tour : Pick up time from your hotel/riad to Ouarzazate around 08:00 am. We will drive through the beautiful landscape to we reach the Draa valley. After a nice stop in the valley, we will drive in the direction of Zagora, a part of the way will be off-road. We continue with a visit to the historical village of Tamgroute, here will we visit an underground kasbah and the Koran library. We reach Mhamid “the door to Sahara” around 03:00 pm for lunch. After lunch we will drive through the incredible desert, when we arrive at the desert camp in Erg Chigaga. Dinner and night in the luxury camp.
Day 2: Erg Chegaga dunes
After enjoying the beautiful sunrise, is the breakfast served in the luxury camp. You will have day filled with desert exploration. We will by camel explore interesting parts of the desert; we will ride to a small oasis where we will visit a nomad family. The lunch will be enjoyed with the nomad family under their tent shelter, and here is a good opportunity to learn more about the nomad culture, language and traditions. In the late afternoon we will ride back to the camp, where you will enjoy dinner and local entertainment.
Day 3: Erg Chegaga – Iriqui lake – Taznakht – Ouarzazate
After enjoying the amazing desert sunrise, the breakfast be served in the luxury camp. The day will began with a drive to the Old Paris Dakar road, from where we will drive to Foum Zguid, on the way we will cross the Iriqui lake. Lunch will be served in the Berber village Taznakht. After en nice break, we will continue our desert safari towards the Ait Benhadou kasbah, a 16th century UNESCO site. The Ait Benhadou kasbah is one of the best preserved and most spectacular kasbahs in Morocco. A famous site for Hollywood films, Ait Benhaddou was used for the movie Gladiator from 2000. We will be back in Ouarzazate in the late afternoon.