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The lifestyle of nomads in Moroccan Sahara

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  •  7 days/6 nights
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Day 1: Marrakech – Telouet – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate

Your driver will pick you up at 9.00 am at your accommodation in Marrakech. You will cross the high atlas with some nice stop in berber villages, visit the Kasbah of Telouet and have lunch there. After lunch departure to Ait Benhaddou via the old caravan off road. 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 movie of 2000, Gladiator. See the sun set from the Kasbah. Overnight including half board at Dar Chamaa, Ouarzazate.

Day 2: Ouarzazate – Rose valley – Dades – Todra – Tinerhir

After breakfast departure for the palm gardens of Skoura in the Dades valley, one of the most beautiful areas of Morocco. Off road through the rose valley, lunch break. In the afternoon continue to Todra Gorges. One hour of walking through spectacular landscape. Overnight including half board at Hotel Tomboctou, Tinerhir.

Day 3: Tinerhir – Djebel Saghro – Draa Valley – Zagora – Mhamid

Today we take the off road via Djebel Saghro and walk for 2 hours in this terrific mountains before lunch. Later we continue through the valley of the Draa River with millions of palm trees and interessting old Kasbahs. The tour continues to the gorgeous village of Tamegrout where you will visit an ancient library with manuscripts of mathematics, theology, astrology, etc. You will also have the possibility to visit a local pottery factory and an underground Kasbah. Overnight incl. half board at Hotel Kasbah Sahara Services, Mhamid.

Day 4: Mhamid – Erg Lihoudi

After a rich breakfast you will enjoy an amazing camel ride in the midst of the Sahara desert.

After approximately 3 hours ride, we will stop for lunch. In the afternoon we will travel further untilll we reach the our Camp at Erg Lihoudi. Overnight including half board at the Sahara Service Standard Camp, Erg Lihoudi.

Day 5: Erg Lihoudi – Erg Chegaga

After a rich breakfast you will enjoy a camel ride followed by a lunch break in Mhamid. Around 3.00 pm you will get picked up by your driver and your journey will continue by 4×4 through the beautiful desert landscape to a sacred Oasis where we will enjoy a traditional “thé à la menthe”. This Oasis consists of a small group of palm trees around a source in the midst of the desert, where you can find  running water throughout the whole year. In the afternoon we will travel a further 15 km till we reach the dunes of Erg Chegaga with its height of 300m and span of 40km. Enjoy the splendor of the sunset on the waves of the great sand dunes. Dinner, entertainment and overnight at the Sahara Service Standard Camp, Erg Chegaga.

Day 6: Erg Chegaga – Foum Zguid – Taznakht – Tisselday

Enjoy the beautiful sunrise up a sand dune! A once in a lifetime experience! After breakfast we will travel along the old Paris – Dakar road via the dry Lake of Iriqui towards Foum Zguid. Lunch will be served in the berber village of Taznakht. Overnight including half board at the beautiful Auberge Irocha in Tisselday with an unforgettable view over the Atlas mountains.

Day 7: Tisselday – Marrakech

After a nice breakfast on the sunny terrace of our Auberge, we will make our way back towards Marrakech by crossing the sceneries of the high Atlas Mountains at the pass of 2.260 m hight. We will be back in “The Red City” by early afternoon.

Included

  • Experienced english/french speaking driver-guide
  • 7 days transportation in our modern, air conditioned 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser
  • 1 night at Dar Chamaa, Ouarzazate  incl. half board
  • 1 night at Hotel Tomboctou, Tinerhir  incl. half board
  • 1 night at Hotel Kasbah Sahara Services, Mhamid (Std room) incl. half board
  • 1 nights at Sahara Services Standard Camp, Erg Lihoudi incl. half board
  • 1 nights at Sahara Services Standard Camp, Erg Chegaga incl. half board
  • 1 night at Irocha Guest House, Tisselday incl. half board
  • Guided camel rides as indicated
  • Entrance fees
  • Taxes and fees

Excluded

  • Drinks & lunches
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Optional activity/upgrade costs

Upgrades

  • Comfort upgrade option: EUR 220.00 per person including half board
  • Le Petit Riad, Ouarzazate
  • Kasbah Lamrani, Tinerhir
  • Sahara Service Standard Camp, Erg Lihoudi (no upgrade option)
  • Hotel Kasbah Sahara Services, Mhamid (Suite room)
  • Sahara Services Torza Comfort Camp, Erg Chegaga
  • Luxury upgrade option: EUR 330.00 per person including half board
  • Le Temple des Arts, Ouarzazate
  • Kasbah Lamrani, Tinerhir
  • Sahara Service Standard Camp, Erg Lihoudi (no upgrade option)
  • Hotel Kasbah Sahara Services, Mhamid (Suite room)
  • Sahara Services Luxury Camp, Erg Chegaga:

Option

  • Summer time option:
  • In the morning of day 4 you have the option to do a guided tour im Mhamid and visit the 7 Kasbahs or just relax and enjoy the swimming pool at the Hotel Kasbah Sahara Services before heading off to the Desert of Erg Lihoudi.

 

  • In the morning of day 5 you have the option to do a guided tour im Mhamid and visit the 7 Kasbahs or just relax and enjoy the swimming pool at the Hotel Kasbah Sahara Services before heading off to the Desert of Erg Chegaga.
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