If you want to experience the high dunes in Sahara, but have limited amount of time, this trip might be for you. Go on camel ride in the dunes, watch a beautiful sunset and an amazing starlit sky. Enjoy a relaxing time with the hospitable nomads around the camp fire at night and sleep in a nomad tent.
On the trip we also cross the highest pass in the Atlas Mountains and visit the carpet capital Taznakht.
- From Marrakech
- Duration: 2 days
- Start/stop: At your hotel or riad
- Transport: Landcruiser 4x4 car with aircondition
- Language: Driver/guide speak English and French
tizi n tichka
Day 1: Marrakech - Atlas mountains - Tizi n Tichka - Taznakht - Foum Zguid - Erg Chegaga
At 7:30 am the driver picks you up at your hotel or riad and the trip starts.
We head to the High Atlas mountains, crossing the spectacular Tiz n Tichka, the highest mountain pass in Morocco. The panoramic scenery is amazing with mountain peaks, valleys and a twisting road. We pass berber villages on the way.
Then we go west to Taznakht village which is famous for colorful handwoven carpets woven by local berber women.
You have your lunch in Taznakht and we continue through a rocky terrain until we reach the town Foum Zguid, which is located at the edge of the Sahara desert. From here we continue off-road into the desert and after about 3 hours we reach our desert camp which is located at the feet of the high dunes in Erg Chegaga.
Here the camels are waiting to take you for a trek into the dunes. Back in the camp, the nomads have prepared a delicious 3 course dinner for you which can be enjoyed in the restaurant tent.
Sleep in a traditional nomad tent made of camel wool and in comfortable beds. Or you can choose to sleep outside, under the stars.
Day 2: Erg Chegaga - Foum Zguid - Taznakht - Atlas mountains - Tizi n Tichka - Marrakech
After breakfast, we start the trip back to Marrakech and the trip takes us the same way back. We stop for lunch on the way at a suitable place.
Arrival in Marrakech late afternoon.
210 euro per person when 2 persons are travelling together on a private basis and transport in 4×4.
For bigger groups, please contact us for price.
All transportation, guide/driver, 1 night in desert camp in Erg Chegaga, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast, camel ride
Lunches, drinks, tip