Morocco Camel Trekking from Marrakech to Mhamid Sahara desert 4 Days


Duration: 4 Days
Location: Marrakech to Erg chegaga

  1. Overview :

    Morocco Camel trekking from Marrakech to Mhamid sahara desert overview :


    Camel trekking from Marrakech to Mhamid sahara desert is an ideal Morocco desert trip starting from Marrakech to ERg Chigaga / Chegaga in Lmhamid Sahara desert. This 4 days camel trek from Marrakech is an exciting desert trip tht offer you the opportunity to experience adventurious off road drive through unspoiled sand dunes and rarely frequented dirt roads starting from Foum Zgid to our bedouin camp in the middle of the Sahara desert.
    Morocco Road Trips offer this desert adventure to people who love trails, off road trips including unique camel trekking experiences and overnight stay in Sahara desert camp with rhythmic berber drumming around campfire.


    Morocco Camel trekking from Marrakech to Mhamid sahara desert highlights :


    Drive through Tizi n Tichka Pass 2260 meters altitude in the High Atlas Mountains
    Visit UNESCO World Heritage site Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou.
    Camel trek over Erg Chigaga Dunes.
    Spend the night in a Berber camp.
    Visit a Quranic library with more than 4000 ancient manuscripts.
    Drive across an old Dakar track.

     

  2. Itinerary:

    Morocco Camel trekking from Marrakech to Mhamid sahara desert itinerary :


    Day 1:

    Marrakech – Draa valley – Zagora:


    Morocco Camel trekking from Marrakech to Mhamid sahara desert start at 7;00 am through the High Atlas Mountains via the Tichka Pass (2260 m) – the highest road pass in Morocco offering spectacular panoramic views of the mountains and valleys with a snaky road, beautiful landscapes with different colours and the Berber villages along the way. Visit several kasbahs along the way. The trip continues through the palm-lined Draa river valley. Arrival to Zagora. Dinner and night in a Riad or hotel.

    Day 2:

    Zagora – Mhamid – Erg Chegaga:

    After the morning meal, we will have enough time to visit Zagora and its surroundings especially the Jewish quarter in Amzerou and the palm groves. Afterwards, we continue our trip towards the doorway to Sahara Desert (Mhamid). Along the way, we stop in the original town of the 16th century dynasty ( Saadian), Tamgroute, to visit an old Coran library and a subterranean kasbah. We arrive to Mhamid where the Draa valley and civilization end. After lunch we drive tozard Erg chegaga to arrive before the sunset. Than, you will start the nomadic life by riding the camels and travel along the desert with its different face of life and also diverse components. Dinner and night will be enjoyed under the nomad tent or under the star light in the middle of nice sand dunes.

    Day 3:

    Erg Chegaga -Foum Zguid – Taznakht – Ait Benhaddou:

    After enjoying the sunrise over sand dunes, breakfast is served to you, then departure in 4×4 via the old Paris-Dakar road to Foum Zguid, crossing Iriqui lake. Lunch in the berber village Taznakht. Arrival to Famous Ksar Ait Benhaddou A 16th century UNESCO site, Ait Benhaddou is one of the best preserved and most spectacular kasbahs in Morocco. A famous site for Hollywood films, Ait Benhaddou was used for the blockbuster film of 2000, Gladiator night in Riad.

    Day 4:

    Ait Benhaddou – Marrakesh:

    After the breakfast we have an hour to visit the site of Ksar Ait benhaddou then we continue our trip inside the high mountains of the Atlas before we head out to Marrakesh.


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