60 km south west of M’Hamid are the dramatic dunes of Erg Chegaga – an epic sandscape where you can find peaks that rise to heights of 300m. The golden crescents are all you would imagine of the Sahara and more – breath-taking both by day and night, and especially at dawn and dusk. Tucked in among them are small, semi-permanent camps which offer peace and tranquillity and an amazing overnight stay. An amazing desert experience – not to be missed!
Day 1: Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Zagora – Mhamid: – Departure early morning from Marrakech by Tichka pass (2260 m) to Ouarzazate. – Continuation to Zagora via Agdez. – Visit the koranic library and pottery workshops in Tamgroute. – Arrival at Mhamid. – Dinner and overnight under tents or hotel
Day 2: Mhamid – Dunes of chegaga: – After breakfast, ride camel for 1h30 or 2hours in Mhamid dunes. – Departure by 4X4 to Dunes of Chegaga (beautiful and great dunes). – Appreciate sunset on the sand dunes. – Dinner & overnight under tents in Chegaga.
Day 3: Dunes of Chegaga – Iriqui Lake – Foum Zguid – Ouarzazate: – Appreciate sunrise and breakfast. – Leave the great dunes to Foum Zguid via the dried lake of Iriqui. – Then passing by Taznakht, the capital of saffron and carpets. – Continuation to Ouarzazate. – Dinner & overnight at the Hotel.
Day 4: Ouarzazate – Ait benhaddou – Marrakech: •After breakfast, visit the Kasbah of Taourirt in the city center. •Visit the cinema studios. •Then move to the famous Kasbah in the south in the village of Ait Benhaddou. •Continuation to Marrakech.