1 day: Ouarzazate –Agdz – Draa Valley – Zagora - M’hamid
Morning departure by 4x4 to Agdez where the Dra’a Valley starts, with a short stop here for a tea break, then 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. Here a two-hour camel ride leads to the highest dune to enjoy an unforgettable sunset and to spend the beauty of the night in a nomad tent close to the dunes of Erg Lihoudi.
2 day: M’hamid – Black Sahara –Erg Chigaga
The return to M´hamid for lunch is on camel back and, in the afternoon, is the departure for the Erg Chigaga dunes (300m) with 60km of off-road. This route passes different features of the desert; ‘erg’, ‘reg’, ‘hammada’, oases. These dunes are far away from civilization, in the desert proper …… and the silence and the expanse of the sand are overwhelming. Dinner and a night’s sleep are in a bivouac of nomad tents.
3 day: Chagaga – Foum Zguid - Ouarzazate
After breakfast, the road takes us through another 90km of desert with varying scenery; Lake Iriqui, the mountains and fossils. Lunch will be in Foum Zguid, the first village after the desert, where it is also possible to freshen up with a shower. From here the drive back to Ouarzazate is along paved roads via the village of Taznakht, famous for its Berber carpets and rugs, and we arrive in the course of the afternoon.