3 days from Zagora: To the desert of 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 full day trekking with the dromedaries in the desert and 2 overnights in our comfortable desert camp in the dunes of Erg Chigaga.
Itinerary: Zagora - Tamegroute – Mhamid – Oasis of Iriki – Dunes of Erg Chigaga – Mhamid – Draavalley – Zagora
Type of tour: Private and guided off-road tour and dromedary excursion in the desert.
Min. participants/max. participants: from 2 participants; maximum 6 participants in Jeep
Duration of the tour: 3 days and 2 nights with half 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 nomad tent.
trekking with dromedaries in the dunes of Erg Chigaga
The Erg Chigaga sunrise is certainly something you don’t want to miss, the golden light bounces across the dunes in a truly magnificent fashion. After breakfast our day with the dromedaries begins. Gliding through the dunes sitting atop a dromedary is a marvelous experience. After a few hours of trekking through the dunes you will arrive at a stand of Tamarind trees. Here in the shade our guides will cook a traditional nomadic lunch of kebabs and fresh bread. From here we pass back through the dunes towards camp where you can enjoy a peaceful sunset and enjoy a wonderful dinner and tea.
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. Lunch, scenic route and tours are flight time dependant.
- 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
- the trekking with dromedaries and local guide in the desert with picnic for lunch.
- sandboarding and berber drumming
- tea, coffee and mineral water in the desert camp
- Remaining lunch
- Personal expenses