Day 1: Ouarzazate – Zagora
Today is the first day of your 4 days desert tour to draa valley. After your breakfast, we will depart through the famous Daraa Valley, we will visit Kasbah and the palm of the valley. The lunch will be in a local restaurant. You visit Kasbah Tamnougalt in Agdez, It is an old ksar largely in ruins with a Kasbah, it was once a meeting place for representatives of the Sultanian authorities. After the visit, e head toward Zagora.
Day 2: Zagora – Tamagroute – M’hamid
After breakfast, you will go to M’hamid crossing the Daraa Valley. Before arriving at M’Hamid, you will cross the village of Tamergroute, famous for its potters’ cooperative (making karts on kiosks and kasbahs, as well as the prestigious Zaouia Naciriya.) Zaouia Nacririya is an Islamic university center of the 17th century. Century built par Muhammad aBou Nasri and made Tamergroute the most important settlement in the Draâ Valley.
Visit the library of Zaouia where you can see illuminated Korans, animal skins, and books on mathematics, medicine, and the history of the twelfth century. After your departure, you will arrive at M’Hamid in less than a few hours. Spend the evening being acquainted with the small administrative center of M’Hamid, then get ready for a night adventure in a Berber tent under a sea of stars in the Sahara Desert.
Day 3: M’hamid – Chegaga dunes
After you’ve finished your brekkie, we’re going on an adventure to the Chigaga dunes! It’s a bit of a bumpy 45 km ride off-road, but trust me, it’ll be worth it. We’ll get to see all kinds of cool desert features, like erg, reg, hammada, and oases. Once we reach our swanky desert camp in Erg Chigaga, you can climb the tallest sand dune (it’s about 300 meters high!), sink your toes into the warm, powdery sand, and watch an epic sunset over a seemingly endless sea of sand.
It’s seriously one of the most peaceful and freeing experiences you’ll ever have. And if you’re feeling adventurous, you can even try sandboarding down the dunes! After all that action, you can freshen up with a nice, hot shower back at camp. And then comes the best part, a delicious dinner around a fire and Berber music under the stars
Day 4: Lake Iriki — Foum Zguid – Taznakht – Ouarzazate
Today, There’s nothing like watching the sunrise from the top of a sand dune. After that, There’s a breakfast waiting for you before we hit the road back to Ouarzazate. We’ll be driving 100 km offroad through the Sahara on the old Paris-Dakar rally route, passing by the ancient dried-out Lake Iriki, where you can even grab some fossils if you’re lucky! Our lunch stop will be at Foum Zguid, and then we’ll head to Taznakht village, famous for its Berber carpets. Finally, we’ll arrive in Ouarzazate in the afternoon. It’s the end of your 4 days desert tour to draa valley.
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