Celebrate New Year Eve around a camp fire in the erg chigaga desert camp and dance under the stars to the rhythms of Touareg musicians. Wake early to watch the sunrise over the dunes.
Discover the absolute beauty of the landscapes, the particular spirit of a Moroccan New Years Eve party and the experience of Nomadic desert life, the emotions we share amongst this landscape… and the memories we will share, take with us and treasure.
30 dec : Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Draa Valley – Mhamid
Desert tours from Marrakech : Departing early in the morning from your riad/hotel in Marrakech, we drive through the High Atlas Mountains over the Tizin’Tichka Pass (2260 m), the highest road pass in Morocco, offering spectacular panoramic views of mountains, valleys and colorful Berber villages.
Travelling southwards,we stop on the way to visit the kasbahs of Tamnougalte and AitBenhaddou. With its UNESCO listed spectacular Kasbah, Ait Benhaddou is a famous site for Hollywood movies shooting such as Gladiator. The trip continues through the palm-lined Draa valley with a stop in Zagora for a tea break before heading towards the desert of Mhamid, where you can spend the night in our guest house in M’hamid, Kasbah Sahara Services.
31 dec : After a nice breakfast you do 2 hours camel ride in the midst of the desert. Around 10:30 you are picked up there from the 4×4 and you will travel through a beautiful desert landscape to Oasis Sacrée (holy oasis) for lunch break. The Oasis Sacrée consists of a small group of palm trees around a source in the midst of the desert, whith running water the whole year. The nomads come with their herds for soaking. At 16 o’clock departure. After further 15 km we reach the dunes of Chegaga. This largest group of dunes of the region reaches a height of 300 m on a length of 40 km. We spend the night directly in nomad tents at the dunes after new year eve party,dinner with entertainment.
A night that comes alive to the rhythms and chants of the drums, castanets and guitars played by nomads; Sahara traditional music. Inspired by the African spirit of dance combined with Arabic rhythm …
In the core of the Berber campsite we will have a big fire, where we gather to share food, laughter, celebration and friendship.
1 jan : Admire the sunrise over the dunes and enjoy breakfast before departing with 4×4 4×4 on the old Paris – Dakar road to Foum Zguid, crossing Lac Iriqui, lunch break in Taznakht. We arrive in Marrakech at app. 18.30.
3 days, 2 nights, 2h camel ride
What is included:
- 3days jeep & driver icluded fuel
- 1 night in Mhamid
- 1 overnight in tent in Erg Chegag
- 2 diners & 2 breakfasts
- 2 hours Camel ride.
- 3 Lunches.
What is excluded:
- Personal Spending