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 4X4 car. We cross the lunar landscapes of the Anti-Atlas Mountains before we reach the oasis of Agdez. Then we will drive along Draa valley admiring the palm groves and the old tribal Ksours. Zogora Oasis is one of the beautiful sites which is composed of more than 100 thousand palms. After 18 km we visit Tamgroute, It is used to be the last village before the desert and has an old craft of making green pottery. In the same village there is an old library of books and manuscripts of mathematics, theology, astrology, etc. (one of the ancient books dates 13th century ). Afterwards we will head the dunes to Erg Chegaga. A get away to calm and charming Sahara. Berber camp in the middle of nowhere 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 camp to enjoy your 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 sahara is taking over more and more fields every year, the locals try to stop the invasion by planting trees and using palms branches as barriers. then we continue our journey to Zagora. Dinner and overnight stay in a 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 where you will cross wonderful pre-Saharan landscapes scattered with Berber villages. Lunch in Alnif, then continuation towards the impressive dunes of Merzouga via Rissani (cradle of the Alaouit dynasty). Arrival in the evening in Merzouga. 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, you will visit the nomads in their goat hair tent and learn about the desert life, afterwards you visit the Gnaoua people, originally slaves brought from Sudan, here you will have the opportunity to listen to their music and learn about their culture and lifestyle. Depending on what time of year you visit, you may have a visit to the lake of Merzouga and its bird population such as the “Flamingos”. On the afternoon, we will drive you to the desert camp, to explore within the mysterious sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi. You will enjoy the beauty of the Sahara desert and the sunset over the golden dunes. After the sunset you will enjoy your dinner in front of the camp where you will spend your first night under, or if you prefer, under the stars. Our camp is equipped with 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. We will depart to Rissani, you will have a visit to Zawiya Moulay Ali ash-Sharif and you may also investigate the Souk (local market) with the opportunity to see the Fondouks where donkeys gather. Continuing on our drive toward Tineghir passing by Erfoud “the capital of marble fossil”. You will view the Khatarat (Canal irrigation system) on our route. Our next stop is in Tinejdad or Tineghir where you will have lunch. Later on, we will continue on the road alongside the river to reach the Todra Gorges where you will hike/Walk on foot through this stunning place while enjoying the views of high rock walls (up to 300 meters). Afterwards, we head to Boumalne Dades, then to the Dades Gorges where you will have time to see its rock formations “human bodies, fingers of monkeys”. Dinner and overnight stay 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. You will admire the views of the Valley of One Thousand Kasbahs, Valley of the Roses and Skoura Oasis while driving. We will reach Ouarzazate and transfer to the hotel of your choice. End of our services.