DAY 1: OUARZAZATE – N’KOB – ZAGORA
►After a breakfast depart on a three day journey to the Sourthern tip of Morocco and tour the Chegaga sand dunes.
►Next we will our journey to the Draâ Valley and cross the desert plateau of Jbel Tifernine and steep canyons.
►Lunch will be served to you in Aït Ouzzine by a traditional Berber family. The menu will include a traditional meal of fresh baked bread with spices and a chickenand vegetable tajine and fresh local fruits for desert. After lunch, you can have your hands and feet painted with henna by a local village artist and relax. End the afternoon with mint tea and almonds. Then rest at your hotel before having a traditional dinner with the Berber family of couscous and sheep’s stomach that is grilled by fire.
DAY 2: ZAGORA – M’HAMID – CHEGAGA
►Rise early and visit the town of Zagora.
►Enjoy lunch at a local kasbah hotel restaurant in the town of Zagora. The Dunes of Tinfo (as well as many other sand dunes in Morocco) are famous for their healing qualities for rheumatoid arthritis. Ask your guide to bury you in the sand from head to toe for this a 20 minute spa-like experience.
► Visit pottery makers in Tamegroute where traditional dark green pottery of the region is made and glazed. The emerald green pottery is distinctly unique to theZagora region.
►Enjoy lunch in Tamergroute and then depart to the M’hamid Sahara desert.
►Arrive in M’hamid and spend the night in a Berber biouvac tent under a sea of desert stars or sleep in an auberge.
DAY 3: CHEGAGA – OUARZAZATE
►Enjoy a hearty Moroccan breakfast and prepare for a camel trek through the Erg Chegaga dunes near the Ikiri oasis.
►At forty-five kilometers outside of M’hamid, the three hundred meter dunes stretch to the horizon and can only be reached by 4×4. As the Erg Chegaga territory is vast, trekking by camel alone can take up to a week. Mix up the journey by riding in the comfort of a Travel Exploration air-conditoned/heated 4×4 Landcruiser.
►Depart in early afternoon and drive directly back to Ouarzazete.
►On the road back to Ouarzazate, we will visit the Iriqui dry lake and the desert plateau of Akassia and have lunch in Zagora. Arrive in Ouarzazate, this ends your Morocco Travel experience.