1N/1D Trek - Starts at M'hamid - ends at Erg Chegaga with exit transfer included the next day

Day One: M'hamid Starting Camp – Draa - Lbour - Thirsty Valley - Secret Oasis - Erg Chegaga

Desert Safari Introduction

This one day trek to Erg Chegaga is a half day drive through the Draa Valley’s stunning landscape and a camel ride experience around Erg Chegaga where you will enjoy the beauty of the desert culminating at Morocco’s highest sand dunes.

You will be driven through a variety of desert landscapes. During the trip you will have the chance to stop for photography and to learn about the terrain and the nomads. Lunch will be provided picnic style.

Overnight camping in Erg Chegaga

Desert Safari Outline

Early in the morning, we will collect you from our camp and depart. 
The drive to reach the camp at Erg Chegaga requires 1:30 to 2:00  hours depending on the stops we will make on the way. This off road journey is in itself a desert safari experience where you will enjoy a variety of wild and beautiful desert landscapes.

All through the trip you will have the chance to stop at different areas for refreshment and photography and, of course, to learn more about the terrain and the nomads. 

Draa Valley

We start by heading through the Draa Valley towards Lbour, where we will be exposed to a  beautiful view of the Bani mountains. Lbour region is a collection of wild and lush desert valleys where you will have the chance to see camel and goat herders. 

Right after reaching Lbour,  we will stop to walk a while and to see the wild camels who graze here. Then we head on to a long rocky plain to reach the hamada of Draa until we stop at the panoramic view of the Thirsty Valley and here, you can climb the hill to enjoy the view of a huge sandy desert area full of tamarisk trees.

Secret Oasis

Next, we will head to the secret oasis of Oum Laalag where you will be treated to a delicious lunch at the palm groves (in winter we program lunch at the camp) and a visit to a nomadic family to discover their tents and way of living.

Erg Chegaga

After enjoying the beauty of the secret oasis, your jeep will take you to the endless horizon of the Erg Chegaga dunes where you will finally reach your camp in the middle of golden dunes where you will enjoy Moroccan tea and snacks. 

Here you can relax and soak in the stunning beauty of this spectacular area, or perhaps explore a bit further on foot. After this you will mount your camels and trek deep into the dunes.

At the end of the day you will have the chance to enjoy the breathtaking sunset over the dune horizon and a delicious dinner by the camp fire.

note: Erg Chegaga is the best alternative for those who want to enjoy exploring and camping overnight at the most famous dune in Morocco. 

 

 

 

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