Majestic southern Chegaga dunes - 3 days
1st day: Ouarzazate – M’hamid
Morning departure by 4x4 to Agdez where the Dra’a Valley starts, with a short stop here for a tea break, then off-road along the Dra’a Valley’s ancient caravan route, joining the main road again before reaching Zagora, where we stop for lunch. In the afternoon the route continues to M’hamid which marks the end of the paved road and the beginning of the Sahara. Here a two-hour camel ride leads to the highest dune to enjoy an unforgettable sunset and to spend the beauty of the night in a nomad tent close to the dunes of Erg Lihoudi.
2nd day: M’hamid – Chagaga
The return to M´hamid for lunch is on camel back and, in the afternoon, is the departure for the Erg Chagaga dunes (300m) with 60km of off-road. This route passes different features of the desert; ‘erg’, ‘reg’, ‘hammada’, oases. These dunes are far away from civilization, in the desert proper …… and the silence and the expanse of the sand are overwhelming. Dinner and a night’s sleep are in a bivouac of nomad tents.
3rd day: Chagaga – Ouarzazate
After breakfast, the road takes us through another 90km of desert with varying scenery; Lake Iriqui, the mountains and fossils. Lunch will be in Foum Zguid, the first village after the desert, where it is also possible to freshen up with a shower. From here the drive back to Ouarzazate is along paved roads via the village of Taznakht, famous for its Berber carpets and rugs, and we arrive in the course of the afternoon
- Prices on request!
- There is a 25% reduction for children under 12 years old whilst we do not charge for children under 5. The price for trips includes the transport in a private air-conditioned 4x4;Toyota Prado or Mitsubishi Pajero,and fuel. Experienced English-, French-, Spanish- and Italian-speaking driver / guide, all accommodation and meals as well as the camel ride on the relevant tours. Drinks, tips and entrance fees are not included. These prices are liable to fluctuation according to the current exchange rate.