The Magic South
Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Benhaddou - Draa Valley - Mhamid
Departure from Marrakech early in the morning to the gate of the desert (Mhamid).Drive through the high Atlas Mountains: Tizi n'Tichka, 2260 meters. Along the way, you will discover Berber villages and dream landscapes, to join the fortified kasbah Ait Benhaddou, classified as a UNESCO heritage. Visit and continue to Ouarzazate for lunch, and the visit of the kasbah of Taourirt. In the afternoon, continuation by the Draa Valley which extends over 200 km.
Take the road to M'Hamid, with a stop at the historic village of Tamegroute to visit the kasbah and the Koranic library.
Join Mhamid at the end of the day. Dinner and overnight in a traditional kasbah.
Day 2: Mhamid - Erg Lihoudi
Morning : discovery of the 7 Kasbahs of M’hamid, and lunch in a typical Kasbah.
Departure from M'Hamid in the afternoon. Depending on the season, you will be able to meet nomadic families and enjoy the Bedouin life.
On your arrival, take time to admire the beautiful sunset. Dinner and night at the Berber camp under the nomad tents, then wake around the campfire under the stars.
Day 3: Erg Lihoudi - the sacred oasis - the dunes of Chegaga
After breakfast, camel ride to the heart of the Sahara. Two hours ride to reach M'hamid. Travel by 4wd through the desert landscapes; break to enjoy a Berber tea at the sacred oasis. Arrival to the dunes of Chegaga - the most important dunes of the region which extend over 40 kms. Dinner with entertainment. Night under tents.
Day 4 - Dunes of Chegaga - Foum Zguid - Taznakht - Marrakech
After enjoying the sunrise over the sand dunes, breakfast at the camp. Departure in 4X4 on the mythical Paris-Dakar road that leads to Foum Zguid, crossing the dry lake of Iriqui. Lunch in the Berber village of Taznakht. Arrival in Marrakech around 19h00.