M’hamid and Erg Chigaga tours
The desert makes express:
Erg Chigaga tours about 350 km from Marrakesh and after crossing two passes as diverse as n’Tichka and Tizi Tizi Tinifift the lunar landscape, Zagora is a small provincial town that marks the entrance into the desert. A few kilometers later, the first dunes give a taste of the Sahara and the austere landscapes out of the ordinary that insiders can only discover. In order not to lose sight of the traditions of yesteryear, camels and camel’s driver will go for a walk in the sand … first steps on the trail of blue men! Evening around the camp fire and night under the stars … guaranteed!
We hope you enjoy your travel under stars in M’hamid El Ghizlane with our Erg Chigaga tours package.
The magic night under the stars
- Day 1 : Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Agdez – Draa valley – Zagora
- M'hamid and Erg Chigaga tours starts at 7H00 from the Riad, Hotel or your acomodation, towards the Haut Atlas via the col of Tizi n'Tichka (at an altitude of 2260m) going through Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah via Telouet Kasbah ; visit of the fortified Kasbah (lunch on the spot). In the afternoon, road towards Ouarzazate to continue to Zagora by way of the Anti-Atlas, the Berber village of Agdez and the Draa Valley with its procession of palm trees. Arrival in Zagora, we change car by dromedaries to go to the bivoacs dressed near than sands dunes area, to admire the sunset and spend the night under tents . Dinner and night in bivouac .
- Day 2 : Mhamid - Zagora – Draa valley – Agdez – Ouarzazate – Tizi-N-Ticha - Marrakech
- Wake up early in the morning to be at the sunrise, coming back by dromedary until Mhamid to catch up the 4x4, then departure for Ouarzazate via the Draa Valley and Agdez (lunch on the way). (Visit the village of Tamgroute and the famous Koranic Librairy) If you have a time ,you can visit Kasbah taourirte and Film studio in Ouarzazate . A lot of stops are programed to pick pictures. Go back to Marrakech in the afternoon.