At 8:00 a.m we start our 4 days desert tour from Agadir to Erg Chegaga dunes. We leave for Ouarzazate through Taroudante admiring the landscapes and the berber villages between the two cities. We head to Aït Benhaddou, a ‘fortified city’, situated along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech. It is situated on a hill along the Ouarzazate River and boasts some beautiful examples of kasbahs, some of which remain inhabited. Granted UNESCO World Heritage listing, the site had been the setting for many films including Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator. Overnight in Ouarzazate with dinner and breakfast
After breakfast we will start our 4 days desert tour from Agadir to Erg Chegaga to M’hamid through Agdez, the Draa Valley and its palmgroves and kasbahs, skirting a grove of over 200 km. On the way visit of the Kasbah of Tamnougalt and crossing the Draa palm grove on track, then following the main road until Zagora. Visit of the Kasbah of Amzrou and the Village of Tamgroute best know by the cooperative of green poetries, and its ancient library with books from the 11th century. Road to M’hamid, where the appointment with Dromedary walk to join the camp and to enjoy a wonderful sun set in the desert. Dinner and overnight in Berber nomad tents.
After breakfast, departure to cross the desert: sand dunes, Oasis, Hamada …until the big sandy dunes of Chegaga, the largest sand dunes in Morocco. Lunch under the shade of palm trees, tamarisk, and in the company of a nomadic family when possible. In the afternoon, we continue the track to join the camp and have a taste of the real nomadic life, with all its trimmings. Dinner and overnight in tents or under the stars.
After breakfast departure to follow the track between Taliouine and Erg Chegaga along the dry bed of the Draa through Lake Iriqui. Then Foum Zguid and onwards by road to Taznakht, Taliouine, fam-ous for its safran and then join Taroudant, also known as the small Marrakech with its red ramparts and souks. After then drive back to Agadir.