Super round trip with SUV, we explore Sahara desert in guided trip with dromedary, enjoy desert feeling and Atlantic fragrance.
Best Sahara Tour for 6 days goes over the High Atlas and the 2260m high Tizi-n-Tichka Pass with an overwhelming view. The tour Marrakech to Zagora and M’hamid… leads via Erg Chigaga , Taliouine , Essaouira…
We at Sahara Light – Travel company in Morocco, organise private tour departure from Marrakech to explore best of Sahara desert with local guides and drivers. We start in the morning from your riad or hotel in Marrakech , we travel over the High Atlas and the 2260m high Tizi-n-Tichka Pass with an overwhelming view. The steep road, lined with oak forests and nut trees, leads past the clay and stone houses of the Berber villages and rushing mountain streams.
We reach our first destination, Ait Ben Haddou, a mud brick-built kasbah. Protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, it is considered to be Morocco’s most beautiful and famous Kasbah and served as a backdrop for films such as “Lawrence of Arabia”, “Jesus of Nazareth” or “Gladiator”. Here you can have lunch and walk through the narrow streets. The Best Sahara Tour continues via Qzarzazate, Agzed into Draatal with the beautiful date palms. In the evening we will arrive in Zagora and stay in a nice little hotel under the palm trees near the Draa. The first day ends with a local dinner.
After breakfast, we drive on towards the desert, past Tamegroute (if you wish you can visit a ceramics workshop where you can watch the potters at your craft) and past the dunes of Tinfou to M’hamid, once a lonely oasis and important stage on the old caravan routes.
From M’hamid we drive on the desert slopes in the desert, between the dunes of the Sahara we reach after about 50 km the sacred oasis Iriki, where we have our lunch under the open sky.
We continue our Marrakech to Zagora and M’hamid tour to the dunes of Erg Chigaga, which stretch for about 40 km; The golden dunes reach a height of 300 m and our Bivouac is located in the middle of the dunes. Enjoy the hospitality of the nomads with the famous mint tea, the “whiskey Berber”. On the dunes you can try sand-boarding, enjoy the sunset and the fantastic views of the Sahara. Have dinner and overnight in the desert bivouac as well as nomadic romance with campfire and of course the magnificent starry sky await you.
If you stay in the desert, you should get up early to see the sun rise behind the dunes. After breakfast we set out with our dromedaries for a hike in the dunes of Erg Chigaga. After about 2 hours we reach our resting place and in the shade of a tamarisk or acacia our lunch is prepared. Mint tea, bread baked in the hot sand, meat skewers (Brochette) and of course the Moroccan salad just taste fantastic in the middle of the dunes. Dinner and overnight in the desert bivouac; Music and campfire. Travel with Sahara Light across Morocco.
After breakfast, we continue our journey by 4×4 vehicle on the old Paris-Dakkar track to reach Lac Iriki, a salt lake that has dried up for many years to come to life in times of increased rainfall. On our way we reach Fossil Mountain, where you can collect a few smaller fossils as souvenirs. We leave the desert and come to Fouum Zguid and Tazenakht. After lunch break we continue to Taroudant. Dinner and overnight at the riad.
After breakfast in our riad we visit Taroudant. The capital of the Sous, is an important agricultural center and is surrounded by olive groves, orchards and vineyards and is almost completely surrounded by a 8m high, mighty mud wall with towers and five gates from the 16th century. After a stroll through the “little Marrakech”, with the charming medina and the souk, we continue Best Sahara Tour 6 day tour via Agadir in the beautiful Essaouira. Dinner and overnight in our riad in the medina.
After breakfast in our riad we have time to visit the picturesque Essaouira, with the winding streets in the medina. Do not miss the fish market and watch the seagulls dance in the wind. Lunch break and return to Marrakech. Sahara Light will be happy to organise desert tour from Marrakech. Contact us today.
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