MOROCCO DESERT TOUR, ERG CHEGAGA

 

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MOROCCAN DESERT TOUR

Iriki Lake and Chigaga dunes

8 days - 655 €/pers

From the Anti-Atlas to the Chigaga desert, travelling in south Morroco is ideal for amateurs of vast spaces and unique places, rarely seen. This tour takes you on some parts of the Paris-Dakar rally's trail for a totally timeless experience, and a complete change of scenery.

For a departure from Marrakesh, please contact us.

 

Itinerary overview

  • Day 1: Agadir 
  • Day 2: Agadir - Amtoudi
  • Day 3: Amtoudi - Tissint
  • Day 4: Tissint - Chegaga
  • Day 5: Chegaga - Mhamid
  • Day 6: Mhamid - Tansikt
  • Day 7: Tansikt - Agadir
  • Day 8: Agadir

Information

  • Time of year : from september to june
  • Departure city: Agadir
  • Arriving city : Agadir
  • Accommodation : hotel, guesthouse, camp in the desert, casbah

You will enjoy

  • Immersion in the desert and bivouacs
  • The encounter with nomads
  • The discovery of very lively and picturesque weekly markets (souks)
  • The magnificent oases perfect for lunches or tea breaks
  • Charming accomodation

Map

Circuit desert Maroc - Erg Chegaga

Day 1: Agadir

  • Welcoming you at the airport and transfer to your hotel
  • Free time in the evening

Day 2: Agadir - Amtoudi

  • Direction Amtoudi, to visit a canyon inhabited by 300 families. You'll have the sensation that you are standing on the edge of the world. You'll discover a little paradise. There is no way that you'll see any tourist coaches here! This is our favorite place. It's immensely peaceful and quiet, where you'll be able to freely meet the local people and appreciate their way of life.
  • Visit of an agadir (old fortified granary)
  • Climb up the canyon by foot to the gueltas with the possiblilty to swim in natural pools surrounded by a magnificent landscape
  • Dinner and overnight stay in a charming guest house with a fantastic view of the canyon

Day 3: Amtoudi - Tissint

  • Winding track through a surprising landscape, resembling the African savanna and leading to the village of Tadakoust. A beautiful place surrounded by three agadirs
  • Continuing to the salted waterfalls of Tissint. Possibility to swim
  • Dinner and overnight stay in a guest house in Tissint. Upon request: Possibility of sleeping in an incredible campsite, located right in the middle of the valley

Day 4:Tissint - Chigaga

  • Crossing the Iriki and Chigaga lake: a 170km long trek, of which 100km is a trail. After making it to Foum Zguid, the last village before the desert, we will take the old Paris-Dakar track
  • Driving across the dried up Iriki lake. Frequent mirages
  • Continuing to Erg Chigaga: free time in the afternoon (optional camel or quad ride). Don't miss the magical sunset from the top of the dunes. An unforgettable moment
  • Dinner and accommodation in a bivouac; The camp consists of: a caidal moroccan tent, sanitary facilities, Berber tents with a bed, mattress, sheets, blankets and pillows. Spend the evenings around a camp fire enjoying Saharan music under an exceptionally starry sky, an rare opportunity to see

Day 5: Chigaga- Drâa valley

  • Continuation of the trail from the previous day, until we reach Mhamid, a village at the end of the desert
  • The highlight of the day will be the discovery of the magnificent Drâa valley with its multitude of kasbahs and ksours, which make for a splendid landscape. A variety of stops depending on your interests: The Valley's Museum of arts and traditions, Tamgrout's potters, etc. Visit a weekly market (souq) for a genuine experience! (depending on the day of the week)
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Tamnougalt (swimming pool)

Day 6: Drâa valley- Taroudannt

  • Visit the Ksar of Tamnougalt, one of the most interesting in the Drâa valley, then head for the cobalt mines of Bou Azer
  • Stop in Tazenakht, capital of the Berber carpets, to visit a cooperative
  • Continuing to Taliouine (capital of Safran) and Taroudannt, nicknamed "the little Marrakesh". Visit of the medina, its markets and tanneries
  • Dinner and overnight stay not far from Taroudannt for more tranquility, in a beautiful riad-style place with a swimming pool and jacuzzi

Day 7: Taroudannt-Agadir

  • Return to Agadir through the beautiful valley of Paradise which offers incredible walks in the heart of the valley, habouring among others, palm trees, banana trees, olive trees, almond trees and argan trees. Swimming in the river is a delightful experience!
  • Arrive in Agadir in the afternoon. Settling in the hotel which has a swimming pool
  • Free time in the evening

Day 8: Agadir
Transfer to the airport. Free time depending on your flight schedule.

This programme can be adapted to your preferences and needs. Please ask for a detailed quote.

655 € / person (all taxes included) on the basis of 4 persons*
Single person additional charge : 45 €

Optional: desert camel or quad ride

 

OUR RATES INCLUDE:

  • Welcome and airport transfer
  • Private 4x4 rental with driver, fuel included
  • Accommodation in double rooms as described
  • Full board all along (except meals in Agadir)
  • 4X4 exclusively for you
  • Visits

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Flight
  • Cancellation, repatriation and medical insurance
  • Drinks
  • Meals in Agadir

*Our rates are given on the basis of 4 people per 4X4. Feel free to contact us for any further information.

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Contact us

TEL : +212(0) 661 29 35 90
          +212(0) 661 63 75 21
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