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Marrakech-M’Hamid- Chegaga-Foum Zguid-Marrakech

3 Days & 2 Nights

Marrakech-M’Hamid- Chegaga-Foum Zguid-Marrakech

Desert Tour


Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Draa Valley – M’Hamid

 Your driver will pick you up at 7.30 am at your accommodation in Marrakech. We travel through the High Atlas Mountains via the Tiz-n-Tichka Pass (2260 m) – the highest road pass in Morocco offering spectacular panoramic views of the mountains and valleys. Enjoy the beautiful colours of the changing landscapes and the Berber villages along the way.  We will visit several kasbahs along the way, including Tamnougalt and Ait Benhaddou.


A 16th century UNESCO site, Ait Benhaddou is one of the best preserved and most spectacular Kasbahs in Morocco. A famous site for Hollywood films, Ait Benhaddou was used for the blockbuster film of Gladiator along with many other movies.

Our trip continues through the palm-lined Draa River valley.  A short stop in Zagora for a cup of Moroccan tea in the afternoon and afterwards we continue towards the gate of the Sahara desert, M’hamid.  Here we spend the night at our charming Atfil camp (half board).


Day 2: M’Hamid – Sacred Oasis – Erg Chegaga sand dunes

After your breakfast, you ride on the back of a saddled camel and enter the Sahara desert. We take a two hour ride followed by a break for lunch in M’hamid. From there we travel by 4×4 vehicle through the beautiful desert landscape with a break to enjoy a Berber Sahara tea in a sacred oasis.  In time for the sunset over the desert, we reach the sand dunes of Erg Chegaga; the largest group of dunes in the region, reaching a height of 300 m and a span of 40 km.  Enjoy the evening of entertainment in a traditional bivouac camp, Erg Chegaga. 


Day 3: Chegaga sand dunes – Foum Zguid – Taznakht – Marrakech

If you are up early enough you may enjoy the sunrise up the sand dunes followed by a hearty breakfast at the camp.  We will leave our camp in a 4×4 vehicle via the old Paris-Dakar road, cross the Iriqui lake and finally reach Foum Zguid. Lunch will be served in the Berber village of Taznakht. In the evening we will be back in the red city of Marrakech.


Please Note: Prices for all of our tours include accommodation and access to historical sites.  Unless otherwise stated in the details of the specific tour, breakfast and dinner are included, however lunch and alcohol are not