Day 1: Ouarzazate – Erg Chigaga
Depart by 4×4 in the morning to M’Hamid el Ghizlane via the mountain pass of Tizi-n-Tinfifte, through village of Agdz, the Kasbah of Tamnougalt, and the immense date palm oasis of the Draa Valley. Stop in Tamegroute to visit the Koranic library, the manufacturing location of the unique green pottery of Tamegroute, and the underground streets of the village. Have lunch with locals through our homestay program in M’Hamid then on to the big dunes of Erg Chigaga. Arrive in late afternoon for a camel trek to the desert camp, and a traditional nomad dinner and night under the stars or in nomad tents.
Day 2: Erg Chigaga – Ouarzazate
After sunrise over the big dunes and a traditional nomad breakfast, depart for Ouarzazate along the track between Erg Chigaga and the old riverbed of the Draa River to Lake Iriqui, then to the village Foum Zguid. Stop for lunch at Taznakht, well known for its handmade Berber carpets and silver jewelry. Arrive in Ouarzazate in late afternoon.