Day 1 : Ouarzazate – Taznakht – Foum zguit – Chegaga:
Departure from your Hotel/Riad, to Erg Chigaga desert, A beautiful journey to the sahara of Morocco in 4*4 car. Cross the lunar landscapes in the Anti-Atlas Mountains and enjoy the views before you arrive at Agdez oasis. Continue along Draa valley with its wonderful old tribal Ksours (castles) and the palm groves. On this Ouarzazate Sahara Desert Tours, you’ll see the oasis of Zagora which is one of the sites that is composed of more than 100 thousand palms. After driving 18 km we reach the village of Tamgroute which is the final one before arriving at the desert and has an old craft of making green pottery. Also on this village there is an old library containing books and manuscripts of mathematics, theology, astrology… etc. (one of the ancient books dates 13th century). Then continue to the dunes to Erg Chegaga, an incredible away to get to the charming and calm Sahara. Stay in Berber bivouac in the middle of the desert only the dunes and the stars at night!.
Day 2 : Chegaga – M’hamid – Zagora:
You will wake up today a little bit early to watch the sunrise in one of the big dunes in Chegaga, then you come back to your berber bivouac for breakfast. We will cross the dunes to M’hamid in which there is a festival of music, It is held each year to celebrate the music of The Touareg culture. The desert is taking over and over fields in every year; so to stop this these locals try to plant trees and using palms branches as barriers. Our journey will continue to Zagora desert for dinner and overnight stay in the Hotel.
Day 3 : Zagora – Vallee de Draa – Tansihkt – Nkob – Tazarine – Alnif – Rissani – Merzouga:
After breakfast, departure from Zagora by way of the Draa valley towards Tansikht and Nkob crossing the breathtaking pre-Saharan landscapes dotted with Berber villages. Your lunch will be in Alnif village, then we continue your Ouarzazate Sahara Desert Tours, to the awe inspiring dunes of Merzouga desert via Rissani (cradle of the Alaouit dynasty). In the evening we will be in Merzouga village; then dinner and night in the Hotel.
Day 4 : Tour around Erg Chebbi Desert – Camel Ride & Night in Desert:
After breakfast in the hotel, you will start an explorative journey of the area, visiting first the nomads who live in tents of hair goat. You’ll about the desert life and then move to visit the Gnaoua people who are originally slaves from Sudan, here you will have the chance to immerse in their music and learn more the unique culture and lifestyle. If you visit the desert on a specific time of the year, you can see the lake of Merzouga and its bird population such as the “Flamingos”. Reach the desert bivouac in the afternoon and discover the mysterious sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi. Indulge in the Sahara with the sunset over the dunes and its golden beauty. Then enjoy your dinner in the camp and spend your first night in tents, or if you prefer under the stars. Our camp provides western bathrooms.
Day 5 : Merzouga – Rissani Market – Erfoud – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges:
Waking up by the call of your guide very earlier to watch the sunrise, then enjoying breakfast. You will trek back to your hotel where you can have hot shower and get ready for the new journey. So broad your van to Rissani village and visit the Zawiya of Moulay Ali ash-Sharif, then stroll in the Souk (local market) with the opportunity to see the Fondouks where donkeys gather. Our drive will move on to Tineghir via Erfoud the marble fossil capital. While driving you’ll see the Khatarat (Canal irrigation system) on the road. Our next stop is in Tinejdad or Tineghir where you will have lunch. Continue on your Ouarzazate Sahara Desert Tours, alongside the river towards Todra Gorges, hike/Walk on foot in this stunning place and immerse in the views of rock walls reaching up to 300 meters high. Then we set off to Boumalne Dades Gorges; there you will have time to see its rock formations “human bodies, fingers of monkeys”. Your night and dinner will be in this gorges in a hotel.
Day 6: Dades Gorges – Valley of the Roses – Skoura – Ouarzazate:
Today you will travel to Ouarzazate via Boumalne Dades, El-Kelaâ M’Gouna and Skoura. Take in the views of the Valley along thousand Kasbahs route (Valley of the Roses and Skoura Oasis while driving). In Ouarzazate city our driver will transfer you to your accommodation chosen by you. End of our Ouarzazate Sahara Desert Tours and services.