Erg Chebbi is a dune field of about 22 Km from north to south and about 5 Km from east to west at the widest point. The highest dune, 884 m, is in the north. Among the dunes there are several oases and you can easily get water just by digging a little. The trip to the oasis starts with a long route by road which is an experience itself geographically speaking, and also because of the numerous stops to cool down and get in contact with the people.
The variety of reg and erg landscapes.
A “sand” circuit in the erg of Merzouga, the most famous in Morocco, with superb views of the surrounding massifs.
The many climbs and crossings of high dunes.
The discovery of the superb valleys of Unilla, Roses, Tinghir, Tafilalt and Draa: colorful villages and casbahs.
Itinerary: 4 day 3 Night Trip
DAY 1: Marrakech – High Atlas – Telouet – Aït Benhaddou – Ouarzazate
Depart at 08:00 from Marrakech to Ouarzazate via the High Atlas mountains Tizi n’Tichka pass throughout the high Atlas Mountains range.Visit the Telouet Kasbah and the universal Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou Kasbah as it has been named by UNESCO in 1987.We’ll pass through Ouarzazate, or what we call Hollywood of Africa since it is a famous destination for filmmakers. Overnight in Ouarzazate. 5hours drive
DAY 2: Ouarzazate – Dades Valley – Todra Gorges
From Ouarzazate We drive towards Dades Gorges but before we drive along a valley of Roses. We get directly to Dades valley where we will enjoy the beautiful green fields of figs and almonds. We will pass through many hamlets and villages along the way before we arrive at Todra Gorges where we will have an overnight in a Kasbah overlooking the river. 5hours drive
DAY 3: Todra Gorges – Erfoud – Merzouga Dunes (Erg Chebbi)
From Todra Gorges we start to drive towards Erg Chebbi along arid landscapes and volcanic mountains of the Anti Atlas, before we pass through a town called Tinjdad the nerve centre of the area. We pass Erfoud, it’s very known with it’s fossil’s factories where they make beautiful shapes and pieces from rock of the neighboring mountains. Then we’ll head for the Erg Chebbi sand sea. We continue deeper into the desert landscape, until dunes appear in the middle of nowhere, Overnight Camel Trek in a Berber tented camp. 5hours drive
DAY 4: Erg Chebbi – Ziz Valley – Midelt – Azrou – Ifrane – Fes
After having breakfast, camel trek back to the hotel at the dune line for a quick shower. We drive towards Fes, we stop on the road to enjoy the panoramic views over the Ziz valley before we cross the High Atlas mountains again. We stop by a town called Midelt where we’ll have lunch. We pass Azrou then Ifrane and its huge cedar wood forest to see the monkeys. We continue to the legendary city of Fes. 9hours drive
4×4 / minibus with English speaking driver
1 night in a hotel at Toghra gorges With dinner & breakfast
1 overnight camping on the Dunes with dinner & breakfast
Camel ride on the dunes.
1 night in a hotel in Ouarzazate with dinner & breakfast
Does not include :
Tips and personal expenses
Entrance fee (Monuments visits)