5 Days Marrakech To Erg Chegaga And Essaouira
Marrakech - Atlas Mountains - Draa Valley
Zagora - Erg Chegaga - Camel Trekking - Taroudant
Agadir - Essaouira - Marrakech
Day 1 : Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Agdez - ZagoraGreetings at your riad or hotel where you will be picked up. you will start your journey southward to Draa valley via Tizi n’Tichka pass. you will visit the berber village of Ait Ben Haddou, it was established in the 11th century, its position on the main Marrakech to the sahara route, meant it was an ideal stop off for traders taking salt across the desert and returning with goods such as gold and ivory. After lunch, we continue over the Anti Atlas mountains, via the Berber villages of Agdz and the amazing Draa Valley. We will have dinner and spend the night in a riad/hotel in Zagora.
Day 2 : Zagora - Tamagroute - Erg ChegagaAfter breakfast we will continue towards M’hamid. We will visit the the original town of the 16th century dynasty Tamgroute and the old Koran library and to see the ceramics. We arrive to the Saharan village of M’hamid before taking the off-road track to Erg Chegaga. We will ride the camels into the attending the sunset and spend the evening in a desert camp, enjoy a Moroccan dinner, listen to berber music, you can join by drumming or dancing. Overnight in a traditional Nomad camel hair tent.
Day 3: Erg Chegaga – Taliouine – TaroudantAfter breakfast we drive across the Sahara over the stony desert and the dried-up Lake Iriqui. In the middle of this lake, we can search for fossils. At the edge of the desert at Foum Zguid, we drive north to Taznakht, famous for its Berber carpets, where we stop for lunch. After we reach Taliouine a town famous with Safran, visit to a Safran co-operative. If your visit coincides with the Safran harvest, you will have the opportunity to meet the Berber people with their families harvesting the Safran in their fields. You will arrive in Taroudant early evening. Overnight at your Riad/hotel.
Day 4: Taroudant – Agadir – EssaouiraFollowing breakfast we will head for Agadir, a resort city which used to be a very big tourist destination for many years. After lunch and relax take the coastal road to Essaouira which offers beautiful landscapes, you will have the chance to see goats climbing the Argan tree, Later Essaouira welcomes you. Overnight at your Riad/Hotel.
Day 5: Explore Essaouira - MarrakechAfter breakfast in your accommodation visit the fishing port with its ramparts and Skala. Walking in the Souk (market) and experience different crafts manufactured in the town. Enjoy the fresh seafood in a local restaurant near of the port. Afternoon back to Marrakech. Drop off at your accommodation in Marrakech.
Included Services:• Comfortable air conditioned 4x4 vehicle or mini van
• Experienced English speaking driver/guide
• Half board accommodation all the private tour
• Pick up and drop off at your hotel/riad or airport
• Camel Trekking and overnight in a desert camp (private tent)
Excluded Services:• Flight tickets
• Entrance fees
• Gratuities (Optional)
• Travel insurance