Sahara Express Desert Trip

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3 Days



3 Days, Period: Autumn to Spring , Assistance:

This fascinating short escape will take you to Ait Ben Haddou followed by the Draa Valley and the many oases & crumbling Kasbahs. A must do when you travel to Morocco, and certainly an absolute highlights of your trip seeing the vast Saharan sand dunes and spend the night in a desert camp under the stars!

Day By Day

Day 01

Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Zagora (Distance appr. 380km)

Meet your driver at your hotel/Riad and start trip driving south towards the High Atlas Mountains. The road snakes up and gains height through amazing landscapes of valleys and snow capped mountains. We reach our highest spot when we cross the Tishka Pass at 2260m. After the pass, we cross to the southern side and join the small village of Telouet where we visit the famous Kasbah of the Glaoui. Our journey continues down the superb Ounila Valley on the tracks of the ancient caravan routes. Lunch and visit of the Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, a master piece of Berber architecture and classified as a world heritage by the UNESCO.
In the afternoon, we will cross the Anti-Atlas via the Tinifit Pass (1660m) to reach the town of Agdz. From now on we will drive along the superb Draa Valley, a stripe of green and lush palm groves defying the desert on more than 250 km. The scenery is just amazing and the local inhabitants spend most of the day farming the land growing all sorts of vegetables and fruits. By the end of the day we reach Zagora where we spend the night in a nice Kasbah. Meals (B, L, D)
Day 02

Zagora - Mhamid - Chigaga (Distance 100km - 90km off road)

After breakfast we will carry on our desc ent along the Dra a Valley with typical architecture of Kasbah and Ksours towering like sand castles! As we reach Mh'amid, the last town at the end of the tarmac road, we will finally understand whay we are travelling on a 4x4! Our journey turns to a real expedition, progressing through typical Sahara landscapes of "reg" (rocky plateaus) and "Erg" (dunes). After Daya Chegaga (dry lake) and place of concentration of nomad family settlements, we follow a wadi to our camp in the desert enjoying the quietness of the desert contemplating sunset while sipping mint tea and later on enjoying the magic of a starry night. Meals (B, L, D)
Day 03

Chigaga - Marrakech (Distance 75km off road - 315km on road)

Today, an early start first to enjoy the sunrise on the dunes and then start a long day trip! We will follow the amazing sandy wadi until we reach the dry lake of Iriqui. we could hardly believe that till the 70 , we could fish here! At Foum Zguid we will reach the tarmac road and "civilisation! Driving up towards north, we cross the anti-Atlas Range from the Talghoumt Pass at 1660m. Passed Agouim, we start our traverse of the High Atlas Range by the famous Tichka Pass at 2260m. We enjoy the stunning scenery till we overhang the Haouz plane and the red city of Marrakech. (Farewell to your guide & driver at your hotel)

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Thu 20 Oct 2016 – Fri 20 Oct 2017 Code 006 Adult720€ Book now


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