Dunes and Oasis

Hiking in the Sahara and its oases
from/per person 416,00
  • Trekking Level
    Difficult
  • Number of nights
    5
  • Departure
    time

    07:30
  • Return
    time

    18:00
  • Meeting
    place

    Hotel
  • Maximum number
    16

This hike is proposed for people looking for thrills and challenges of nature and their abilities while enjoying beautiful desert landscapes that offer the Chegaga Desert. The latter is known for its large dunes considered the largest in the region and the least frequented by tourists, they reach 40 km in length and 300 m in height...

Day 1 - 360 km:
This day is dedicated only to the road to Zagora city, considered the gateway to the Sahara, this city is located south-east of Marrakech 350 km through the High Atlas mountains where you make a stop in the pass of Tizi N'Tichka, it is one of the highest peaks of the prestigious Atlas range. You then continue to the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, declared as an international heritage of humanity by UNESCO, once there, you go on a visit with your guide and a local guide who will give you historical information about this place.
Lunch is planned at Ait Ben Haddou then you continue towards Zagora which you will reach towards the end of the day. During this journey, other scenic stops are planned.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
 
Day 2:
This morning and after breakfast, you take the road to the Erg Lihoudi desert, the starting point of the hike, located an hour and a half drive from Zagora.
Once you arrive at Erg Lihoudi at the edge of the sand dunes, you leave the car and you prepare the camels to start a 5 hour hike between the palm trees and the sand dunes towards the dunes of Mozmo, it is your first step towards the majestic dunes of Chegaga. You reach Mozmo by the end of afternoon, then begin setting up your trek tents where you spend the night under the stars.
Lunch will be picnic in the middle of the road and dinner will be prepared by our staff on site.
 
Day 3:
Breakfast in the camp, then departure towards Chegaga crossing Oued Naam (the valley of the ostriches) and the Hamada stone desert, a 6 hour walk. Picnic lunch in the middle of the road.
When you arrive in Chegaga, you enjoy a mint tea and you settle in your tents in the nomadic bivouac, this bivouac has a common sanitary space (showers and bathrooms - there are luxurious bivouacs with a private sanitary space for each tent, see options).
After watching the sunset, we light a large campfire where we serve dinner alongside, then the evening continues with Sahrawi songs and dances.
 
Day 4 - 240 km:
Departure from the bivouac by 4x4 towards the oasis of Agdz, the latter is located 4 hours by road from the Chegaga desert, including one hour on the track.
In Agdz, you have lunch with the locals, then you go for a 2-hour hike in its palm grove accompanied by a villager who takes you between the palm trees of the Oasis and makes you discover the life of the Berbers of this Atlas region. He will talk to you about their ways of life, their customs and the nature of the work that is done in the palm grove by giving a demonstration...
Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Agdz.
 
Day 5 - 270 km:
Today, you take the road back to Marrakech making a stop in Ouarzazate city where lunch is scheduled after visiting the Ouarzazate film studios, then continue to Marrakech.
 
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To ensure a smooth running of this hike, especially in the desert part, we provide each participant with a camel to carry his things and carry him during the entire hike if desired. There will also be 4x4s nearby if needed.
 
 

All the services included in this product are mentioned below:

  • 4x4 car available throughout the hike program
  • Pick up from the hotel or the nearest place if you are staying in a riad
  • English or french speaking mountain guide from Marrakech
  • Visit to the kasbah Ait Benhaddou
  • Night in the hotel in Zagora with dinner and breakfast included
  • Transfer to Erg Lihoudi desert
  • 2 days of hike (5 hours and 6 hours) to the Chegaga desert
  • One dromedary per person throughout the hike
  • Water and dried fruit during the hike
  • Two picnic lunches in the middle of the road (Sandwiches), of the second and third day
  • Overnight in a hiking camp in the middle of the desert (second day) with dinner and breakfast included
  • Trekking tents included for the first night in the desert
  • Night in the bivouac in Chegaga with common sanitary facilities, dinner and breakfast are included
  • Transfer from Chegaga Desert to Agdz Oasis
  • Lunch at the family house in Agdz (Moroccan salads, Moroccan tagine of meat and patisseraie) water and tea included
  • 2 hour hike in the palm grove of Agdz with a villager
  • Night in a kasbah in the village of Agdz in front of the palm grove with dinner and breakfast included
  • Return transfer to Marrakech through Ouarzazate
  • Visit of Ouarzazate cinema studios
  • Visit the Talouet Kasbah
  • Round trip transfer from Marrakech airport to the hotel in Marrakech

Below are the pricing tables of all the services proposed in this product:

Price per adults

1 Person
1 370,00 €
2 Persons
756,00 €
3 Persons
540,00 €
4 Persons
440,00 €
5 Persons
375,00 €
6 Persons
335,00 €
7 Persons and more
305,00 €

Children's conditions

Children free
1
Children free with "Shared tour"
0
Discount per child
-0%
Discount after 7 pers.
-30%

*They are not applied on children if they benefit from a reduced rate.
*They are not applied on accommodation.

3 star hotels

Single room 168,00 €
Double room 223,00 €
Triple room 331,00 €
Triple child room 286,00 €

4 star hotels

Single room 272,00 €
Double room 413,00 €
Triple room 602,00 €
Triple child room 518,00 €

5 star hotels

Single room
Double room
Triple room
Triple child room

Guides rates

Guide EN0.00 €
Guide FR0.00 €

Vehicle rates

Below are the hotels included in each destination by category, in the case of unavailability of one of the hotels mentioned in the program, MY MARRAKECH TOURS undertakes to offer you hotels similar or superior to the chosen category.

3 star category:

Zagora
  • Kasbah Sirocco or similar
Chegaga Desert
  • Nomadic bivouac (with common sanitary)
Agdz
  • Chez Yacoub or similar

4 star category:

Zagora
  • Dar soufiane or similar
Chegaga Desert
  • Luxury bivouac (with private sanitary)
Agdz
  • Rose du Sable or similar

Options at Ouarzazate

The cinema museum

Located in the city center of Ouarzazate, this museum was first of all a film studio created by Italian film production companies in 1981 on two hectares, it consists of different sets of cult films relating to the history of the Bible. In 2007, the studio was transformed into a cinema museum.

*Free for children under 7 years old. Please select the number of people who want to take this visit.

Taourirt kasbah

A kasbah from the 17th century, it was built on a hill at the crossroads of two rivers, Dadès and Idermi to ensure the safety and protection of the caravans that came or went to Timbuktu. Kasbah Taourirt is built respecting the architecture of the Tuaregs of the Sahara in the form of a labyrinth to ensure the protection of the Pasha in the event of an invasion, then in the 19th century, the kasbah experienced the construction of its extension by the Glaoui family who ruled southern Morocco at the time.

*Access fees do not include the guide. Please select the number of people who want to take this visit.

The time mentioned between destinations is the journey time without any stops!


Tags

  • # Hiking
  • # Bivouac
  • # Circuit
  • # Palm grove
  • # Lunch
  • # Desert
  • # Camel
  • # Sport
  • # Aventure

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