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’s 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.
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.
If you wake up early enough, you can watch the spectacle of the sunrise. After breakfast, the road takes us from Erg Chagaga 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.