7 Days Desert Trek Tour In Erg Chegaga Sand Dunes From Marrakech

7 DAYS - 7 NIGHTS
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Description

Go for a Sahara desert adventure in 7 days hiking tour and  let yourself enjoy to the happiness of discovering the great desert of southern Morocco, starting to discover its oases, its palm groves and its expanses of dunes while admiring the sunset and the sunrise. This trek in the Moroccan desert will be an exceptional human adventure in the heart of an unspoiled nature and in contact with the culture of the nomad camel men who are so helpful and welcoming with respect of the natural environment and the local development.

DESTINATION The Dunes of Erg Chegaga Desert
DEPARTURE LOCATION                                             Any Place in Marrakech or Ouarzazate
RETURN LOCATION Any Place in Marrakech or Ouarzazate
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 07:45 AM for a prompt departure at 08:00 AM
DURATION 7 Days – 6 Nights
PRICE Depends on the number of travelers

INCLUDED

Pick up & Drop off service (from/at your accommodation in Marrakech or Ouarzazate) Fuel included
Private Transport by an A/C vehicle Professional English speaking driver
Muleteers and mules or camels for luggage transport Official and experienced mountain tour guide
A cook to prepare your meals during the trek All meals consumed during your trek (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
Accommodation during your trek tour:  Hotels, desert camps or campsites You can stop everywhere to take photos

NOT INCLUDED

Travel insurance Personal expenses
Tips and gratuities Fresh drinks (water bottles, juice, wine etc.)
The flights tickets to and from your homeland Anything not mentioned in the program

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the Sahara  desert in all its aspects
  • Explore the dry rivers and valleys of Morocco Southern
  • Experience the magic of the nights under the tent in the desert
  • Enjoy a sunset over the sand dunes of Erg Chegaga
  • Discovery of the culture and life of the nomads of southern Morocco
  • An easy hiking for your first discovery of the desert
  • Enjoy the steps in Moroccan sahara desert
  • Enjoy palm groves & architecture of towns & Kasbahs in Draa Valley
  • Trek in The golden sand dunes of Erg Lihoudi & Erg Chegaga
  • Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the high atlas during our drive to Desert

Itinerary

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Day 1: Marrakech – Tichka pass – Ouarzazate – Zagoura – Erg El Yahoudi dunes

The day starts with a transfer via 4×4 from Marrakech to Erg El Yahoudi in the Sahara Desert. It’s a long drive across the south of the country, passing over the Tizi-n-Tichka mountain pass (2260m). We’ll pause for lunch in the city of Ouarzazate (Moroccan Hollywood) and then, continue across the Draa valley to Zagora. Here, we’ll stop to stretch then continue on for a 9-hour drive towards your camp in Erg El Yahoudi

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Day 2: Erg El Yahoudi – Ouedn’Ame

You start your trek, after breakfast, to Ouedn’Ame, walking west across a large plateau, stopping for lunch under Acacia trees. Then you carry on to your campsite at Ouedn’Ame. (2/4h walk)

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Day 3: Ouedn’Ame – Oued Latache

After breakfast in Ouedn’Ame we head towards Oued Latache. You’ll trek through sand dunes, and meet groups of camels herding near Tamaris trees. Your night will be spent in a bivouac after 5 hours of walking.

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Day 4: From Oued Latache to Chagaga dunes

After breakfast, we’ll take a long trek through a very remote desert area and have lunch under palm trees in FamTiza. After that you continue across very rocky small hills towards the large plateau of Chagaga where you’ll spend your night. (6h walk)

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Day 5: From Chegaga dunes to Bougarn

After breakfast we’ll trek east across a large plateau to get to the other side of Oued Latache, where you will have lunch before you head towards the direction of Bougarn where your camp for the night is located. (5h walk)

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Day 6: From Bougarn to Mhamid village

After breakfast it’s up and over the sand dunes across a breathtaking and quiet area, stopping in Mhamid. We’ll then transfer back to Ouarzazate via a 4×4. We’ll grab lunch in Zagora on the way, then, spend the night in a three star hotel in Ouarzazate.

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Day 7: From Ouarzazate to Marrakech

After an early breakfast, the crew will load the car then you’ll start the long journey back to Marrakech with a few rest stops on the way to enjoy the views and have lunch/drinks. The drive takes you past the Unesco World Heritage Site, Ait Ben Haddou (famous for being used as a film location for movies such as Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, and the famous HBO series Game of Thrones) there, we’ll visit its famous Kasbah (Fortress). We’ll carry on to the El Glaoui Kasbah in Telouat, and then have lunch near the Tizi-n-Tichka pass before continuing on a 6 hour drive to Marrrakesh.

– The price of this trek tour depends on the number of travelers, please fill in the booking form or contact us to get the pricing  for your tour.

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