On the drive into the Sahara desert and we explore impressive valleys and sights with great experience om the back of the dromedaries on Berber trekking in the Chigaga desert.
We set out for Best Sahara desert trek from Marrakech to Erg Chigaga, where the track to the Sahra begins. Enjoy trek for 6 days 5 nights with dromedaries and the little caravan with lunch break out of Palmerie M’Hamid’s. It leads through sections of small sand dunes …
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. In the early morning, after breakfast, you will be picked up at the hotel or riad and the off- road vehicle will take you to the Atlas Mountains. On the scenic and winding route we pass the Tizi’n tichka (at 2260 m) and on to Ait Ben Haddou, the largest kasbah in Morocco. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has served as a backdrop for numerous films.
Our Best Sahara desert trek from Marrakech to Erg Chigaga continues and after having lunch break we drive to Ouarzazate, the gateway to southern Morocco. Worth seeing here is, for example, the Kasbah Taourirt or for film enthusiasts and the studios, in which one can admire the scenes of so many monumental film. We continue towards Zagora through the Draa Valley with its extensive palm groves. Here you stay in a beautiful hotel in the palm grove near the Draa, where you can expect a Moroccan dinner.
After breakfast, we set out for M’hamid, where the track to the Sahra begins. There we await our dromedaries and in the late morning the little caravan breaks out of Palmerie M’Hamid’s. It leads through sections of small sand dunes and over a stony plain. If you do not want to hike anymore, you can always ride on one of the dromedaries.
You will spend the afternoon rest in the shade of a tamarisk with a light lunch and of course you should not miss a strengthening and invigorating tea. In the afternoon we continue desert trek from Marrakech to Erg Chigaga and we explore the dunes of Erg Ezahar. Here we set up our camp in the desert and we can enjoy the silence and vastness of the country and we enjoy a campfire with a traditional Berber meal.
Today after breakfast, our dromedaries will go on through the desert. You can discover many little wonders along the way. At noon we spend our time in a shady spot and in the afternoon we reach the dunes of Bougarn, where you spend another night under the star in comfortable tent with dinner and possibly Berber music around the campfire.
After breakfast, we continue our hike. Around noon you will reach the large dunes of Chigaga, which stretch over 40 km and reach a height of up to 300 meters. We reach a comfortable bivouac at the foot of the dunes. These are permanent tent sites with beds and there are showers.
After lunch our 6 day tour from Marrakech to Erg Chigaga continues and you can hike through the vast dunes and enjoy the sunset from the summit of a dune in the evening. In the evening you can enjoy a Moroccan meal and if you like, you can end the day at the campfire with the music of the nomads.
After breakfast, our Best Sahara desert trek from Marrakech to Erg Chigaga continues and we set off for your Méharée hike. We enjoy the nature and variety on the route and the relaxation while walking. In the dunes of Oum Lalaag, we set up our camp with our camel caravan. A typical Moroccan dinner is served around the campfire again.
Today we continue in the direction of M’hamid. In the late morning, we reach M’hamid and here we start our travel by SUV back to Marrakech. With enough breaks you will reach your hotel or riad in the late afternoon. Sahara Light will be happy to organise desert tour from Marrakech. Contact us today.
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