Erg Lihoudi Dunes and Erg Chegaga Dunes - 3 days


Itinerary Overview

1st day: Ouarzazate - M'hamid
Morning departure from Ouarzazate to M’hamid and the Dunes of Erg Lihoudi passing by the Anti-Atlas and Agdez, where the Dra’a valley starts, with a short stop for a tea break. Later, we drive off-road along the Dra’a valley and ancient caravan route as far as Zagora for lunch. In the afternoon, the route continues to M’hamid which marks the end of the paved road and the beginning of the Sahara desert. Here an hour camel ride leads to the highest dune to enjoy an unforgettable sunset and to spend the beauty of the night in a desert camp close to the dunes of Erg Lihoudi.

2nd day: M'hamid - Erg Chegaga Dunes
If you wake up early enough, you can watch the spectacle of the sunrise. After breakfast, the return from the dunes of Erg Lihoudi to M’hamid for lunch is on camel back and, in the afternoon, is the departure for the dunes of Chagaga with 65km of off-road driving. This route passes different features of the desert; ‘erg’, ‘reg’, ‘hammada’, oases. The sunset from the top of Erg Chagaga is spectacular (300m) and afterwards there is dinner and the night in a desert camp.

3rd day: Erg Chegaga Dunes - Ouarzazate
If you wake up early enough, you can watch the spectacle of the sunrise. After breakfast, the road takes us from Erg Chagaga Dunes to Ouarzazate through another 100km of off-road driving in the desert with varying scenery; dunes, Iriqui lake, mountains and fossils. Lunch will be in Foum Zguid. In the afternoon, the drive back to Ouarzazate is along paved roads via the village of Taznakht. We reach Ouarzazate by the end of the afternoon.


Trip At A Glance

Ouarzazate, Agdz, Kasbah Tamnougalt, Draa Valley, Zagora, Overnight in Erg Lihoudi Dunes desert, camel ride, Mhamid, Erg Chegaga Dunes, Foum Zguid, Tznakhte Ouarzazate


What is Included?

  • Transportaion in a 4x4 air-conditioned Toyota Prado Tx and Fuel
  • Experienced local Bereber/ Nomad Multilingual-speaking driver/ guide
  • Pick-up from and drop-off to your riad/ hotel and aiport
  • Overnight in an authentic/ a luxury Erg Lihoudi Dunes desert camp
  • Overnight in an authentic/ a luxury Erg Chegaga Dunes desert camp
  • All meals, 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners with vegetarian and vegan options available
  • Camel ride for an hour to an hour and a half and sand-boarding
  • Berber music and drumming around the fire under the stars in the desert
  • Option to go to and to come back from the camp in a 4x4 Toyota Prado Tx
  • The opportunity to ask the driver to stop for breaks whenever you wish
  • Entrance fees and local guides in the relevant places

What is Not Included?

  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Extra


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