Erg chigaga tours from marrakech Morocco (big south discovery expedition ) – 7 days
Day 1: Agadir – Tiznit – Tafraoute
Our driver will pick you up at 08.00am at your accommodation or at the airport in Agadir. Our first stop will be in Tiznit, an old walled medina town surrounded by modern development. It was originally the site of a cluster of forts, quickly became a trade Centre and remains a provincial capital and Centre for Berber jewelry. After the visit of this interesting town, we continue our trip through the beautiful mountains of the region. Lunch will be enjoyed along the way before we drive through the beautiful Anti-Atlas with its colorful rock formations. Arrival in the evening in Tafraoute, a typical Berber village. Overnight including half board at Tafraoute.
Day 2: Tafraoute – Amlen Valley – Tata
After the breakfast at the hotel we are heading towards the Ameln Valley which is located only 7 km from Tafraoute. Set against the backdrop of the Jebel el Kest’s rock face, it is all beautiful. With springs, irrigation systems, brightly painted houses and mosques. Enjoy a nice walk by the ridge of the valley and discover quiet villages. Then, we continue our journey towards the Tazegzaoute Gorge, also known as “The Enchanted Valley”. Picnic or lunch with the locals. Continuation towards Tata. Situated on the Saharan plain at the foot of Jebel Bani, Tata was an oasis settlement along the trade route from West Africa. Overnight and including half board at Tata.
Day 3: Tata – Foum Zguid – Erg Chegaga
Today we will leave to reach the high and immense sand dunes of Erg Chegaga. Enjoy some stops to admire the beauty of the southern region before arriving in Foum Zguid for lunch. Our desert adventure is starting: We will take the off road track via the dry Lake of Iriqui to head towards Erg Chegaga desert with its beautiful dunes and unique silence. After enjoying the sunset upon the dunes a traditional dinner will be served and the night will be spent in a nomad desert camp or under the stars. Overnight including half board at Erg Chegaga.
Day 4: Erg Chegaga – M’hamid – Tamgeroute – Draa Valley – Nekob
Early morning enjoy the sunrise up the sand dunes followed by a hearty breakfast at the camp. We will leave our desert camp and continue our journey towards the village of M’hamid, where you have time to relax and enjoy lunch at our Hotel Kasbah Sahara Services. In the afternoon we will continue towards the village of Tamegroute to visit the Koran Library and the old Kasbah. Then we will continue via the beautiful Draa valley with millions of palm trees and numerous villages before arriving at the village of Nekob. Overnight including half board at Nekob.
Day 5: Nekob – Tazzarine – Alnif – Todra Gorge – Boumalne Dades
Departure in the morning from the hotel towards the famous Todra Gorge. We will take you via various landscapes including rocky desert, lush green valleys and mountainous parts. We pass by the Berber town Tazzarine and will stop in Alnif for lunch. Then continue towards the beautiful Gorge of Todra, where a 300m-deep fault splits the orange limestone into a deep ravine at some points just wide enough for a crystal-clear river and single-file trekkers to squeeze through. The road from Tinerhir passes green palmeraies and Berber villages until, 15km along, high walls of pink and grey rock close in around the road. Overnight including half board Boumalne Dades
Day 6: Boumalne Dades – Dades Gorge – Rose Valley – Ouarzazate – Tisselday
Departure from Boumalne Dades towards the Gorge of Dades crossing the green valley. We will stop for lunch in Boumalne Dades before continuing to the palm gardens of Skoura, where you will visit the Kasbah Amerhidil. Then we head off to Ouarzazate city as the symbol of the film industry. Stop to enjoy the Kasbah of Ait Benhadou. This 16th century UNESCO site is one of the best preserved and most spectacular Kasbahs in Morocco. Then we cross the Atlas Mountains. Overnight including half board at Tisselday
Day 7: Tisselday – High Atlas Mountains – Marrakech
Enjoy the morning breeze and breakfast on the terrace of our guesthouse with a stunning view over the Atlas Valleys. We will take you for a guided one hour walk into the mountains before continuing to Marrakech. On our way we will cross the stunning sceneries of the high Atlas Mountains at the Tizi n’Tichka pass at a height of 2260m. We will reach the “Red City”. Drop off at your accommodation or at the airport.