4 days from Zagora: Sahara Feeling at Erg Chigaga
An individualized and comfortable private tour. From Zagora we pass the valley of Draa until Mhamid and the desert of Erg Chigaga; you will experience a 2 day trekking with the dromedaries in the desert and 2 overnights in our comfortable desert camp in the dunes of Erg Chigaga and one homestay in a nomad family.
Itinerary: Zagora – Tamegroute – Mhamid – Oasis of Iriki – Dunes of Erg Chigaga – Mhamid – Zagora
Type of tour: Private and guided off-road tour and 2 day dromedary excursion in the desert with visit and homestay to a nomad family.
Min. participants/max. participants: from 2 participants; maximum 6 participants in Jeep
Duration of the tour: 4 days and 3 nights with half/full board
Departure and Arrival: from/to your Zagora Hotel or Airport Zagora
Individual starting dates, all over the year
Zagora – Tamegroute - Mhamid – Oasis of Iriki – Dunes of Erg Chigaga (sandboarding)
After we pick your party up at the Zagora airport/Hotel we travel south towards the west end of the Sahara. On the way we pass through Tamegroute, famous for its craft pottery production, and reach M'Hamid, the desert outpost. From M'Hamid, we continue our journey into the desert. An adventurous journey through the Sahara by jeep awaits us. After covering 50 km of track, we reach the oasis of Iriki, before continuing towards the dunes of Erg Chigaga – an amazing series of golden desert dunes stretching for 40 km and reaching a maximum height of 300 metres. Here, you can admire the sunset amid the dunes. The typical nomad hospitality awaits us here in our tented camp, surrounded by the dunes of the Sahara, with the ritual welcome with mint tea, a traditional nomad dinner with music and a bonfire and overnight accommodation in a private nomad tent.
Day 02 and Day 03
2 days of trekking with a dromedary in the dunes of Erg Chigaga, with a visit to a nomad family.
Get lost in the desert!! Two beautiful days trekking around Erg Chigaga. The first day you will set off with the dromedaries through the dunes. Everyone will have their own dromedary for the trip. The Sahara Feeling dromedaries have been in our family for years and are very good with first time riders. The first night will be spent with a traditional nomad family. This is your chance to see how the Sahrawi people have lived in the desert for thousands of years. This first night will be spent tenting under the stars. Of note, there are no mosquitos. On the second day we continue our trek through the dunes and back to base camp along the scenic route. Once there you can enjoy a hot shower settle in with some tea and enjoy a peaceful dinner.
Erg Chigaga – Mhamid – Draavalley – Zagora
After breakfast in the camp we travel back through the desert to Mhamid. From here we pass through the Draa Valley and to Zagora airport/Hotel.
- Private transport in an air-conditioned Landcruiser (Minivan)
- English speaking driver/guide
- Pick up at your Riad/Hotel in Zagora
- Drop-off at your Riad/Hotel Zagora
- The opportunity to ask a driver to stop when and where you wish
- Free time to explore the places for walks and photo stop
- 2 overnight in private comfortable tent in our desert camp in the Erg Chigaga dunes with breakfast and dinner
- 1 homestay in the nomad camp overnight in private tent
- the 2 days trekking with dromedaries and local guide in the desert with breakfast, dinner and lunch
- sandboarding and berber drumming
- tea, coffee and mineral water in the desert camp
- Remaining lunch
- Personal expenses