- On October 3, 2016
- In Morocco desert blog
Wonderful Erg Chgaga Desert Tour on 4×4
This summer we took a vacation for a week to Morocco and specially Marrakech and the south. A 4 days desert trip from Marrakech to Erg Chgaga. Our trip began at first by going through the Atlas Mountains on 4×4 with driver for Telouet (stronghold of the family of the Pasha Glaoui) through the chain of the High Atlas the view was extraordinaire, we discovered the highest Col of the Kingdom (Tizin Tichka) 2 260m. At Telouet we stopped for lunch than back in tracks, to Ait Ben Haddou. The view looks down on depression surrounded by mountains and bristling with peaks which cling very ancient Berber villages. Crops have a magnificent panorama where silence is often the only companion after a Visit to the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, UNESCO world heritage, location and great achievements Film.
For this first day the trip started really good and we were expecting to continue by discovering the south of this beautiful Morocco. After a good night sleep we started to pack our luggage and get ready for the Draa valley, the largest palm grove in the world, 15 million Palms, biblical landscapes. We drove to Agdez a beautiful village passing by Zagora, Tamegroute and finely the dunes of Iriki where our camp is set in the dunes under Bedouin tents, we had a typical dinner under a Caïdale tent well decorated in a festive atmosphere with a little folk group. After a nice Berber breakfast at the camp we started a new day through the tracks of southern Morocco, through Foum Zguid. Arrived in Ouarzazate for lunch. In the Afternoon, Excursion to the Oasis of Fint, walk in the grove at the foot of a great cliff. Mint tea with the locals. Back to our hotel always the trail (12km). At 20 pm, departure for a folkloric evening.
For our last day return to Marrakech through the High Atlas, the route offers wonderful landscapes, villages arranged such as stepped clinging to side of the mountain. Lunch en route in the Atlas. Continuation to Marrakech. We had 3 days left for some excursions so we booked a day trip from Marrakech to Essaouira and a day trip from Marrakech to the Ourika valley Our last day we have done Marrakech walking full day city tour and a dinner Chez Ali Marrakech fantasia dinner show. We loved Morocco and the people are so nice and welcoming, in this case we decided to come back to morocco and spend some other times maybe next time it will be a 6 days desert tour from Marrakech to Erg Chebbi where the dunes are so high almost 150 m.
Thank you to Abdou our travel Agent that fixed the entire program and assisted us trough our trip in the desert.
We definitely will come back!!!!