Welcome to your
4 Days Desert Tour from Ouarzazate!
Are you ready to discover the magical Sahara & the medieval Ait Ben Haddou kasbah with us?
Day 1: Ouarzazate – M’hamid
In the morning we start our journey to Agdez and through the Dra’a Valley. From here we will be off-road driving towards Kasbah Tamnougalt, after which we follow the ancient caravan route to Zagora for lunch. In the afternoon we continue our way to M’hamid where the road stops and the Sahara sand sea starts. In the bivouac in the Erg Lihoudi dunes we will be welcomed with a traditional tea ceremony. The camels are already waiting for us to take us to the highest dune to watch the magnificent sunset bathing the Sahara sand dunes in golden light. After a delicious dinner it is time for a good night’s rest under the starlit skies in the Sahara.
Day 2: M’Hamid – Erg Chigaga
On camels we return to M’hamid to have lunch in a riad amidst the palm trees. There is also time to freshen yourself up with a nice shower before we continue our journey. After lunch we will continue with the 4×4 to drive 60 km off-road through the ‘hammada’ stone desert to the Erg Chigaga dunes (300m). After sunset and diner the second evening and night will be spend deep in the Sahara surrended by nothing but silence, sand and stars.
Day 3: Erg Chigaga – Ait Ben Haddou
After breakfast our journey continues through 90 km desert with the varying sceneries of the sand dunes, stone desert and the dry Lake Iriqui with its fossils. Around lunchtime we will arrive in Foum Zguid, the first village after the desert. After some time to freshen up with a shower we will drive to the village of Taznakht which is well-known for its Berber gelims and carpets. Later in the afternoon we arrive at Ait Ben Haddou, the oldest and most well-known Moroccan kasbahs. This kasbah became an UNESCO world heritage site in 1987. We will spend this third night in one of the beautiful riads around Ait Ben Haddou.
Day 4: Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate
In the morning we continue our journey to the Dades Gorges and the Skoura Oasis. Here we will travel off-road to see some of the ancient kasbah’s which are idyllically surrounded by huge palm trees. We continue our journey through the Valley of Roses where we will see how the abundant rose blossoms are transformed into all kinds of locally-made cosmetic products. After the Rose Valley we continue to the Dades Valley for lunch and a walk through the gorges before we head to our final destination Ouarzazate.
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We would love to guide you through our beautiful Sahara!
Looking forward to hearing from you soon,
Aissam & Janna
+212 630 524 036