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"The desert is an alluring place. Tranquillity, clear skies, bright stars, simmering vistas, intense colours, big dunes and magical experiences..."

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Outward trip (via Foum Zguid)

7:00am - Depart Marrakech

9:00am - Arrive Taddert. Stop for refreshments.

10:00am - Go over Tiz n Tichka pass.
Stopping for photos on top and en route.

A sedate drive through the palmeraie via Tazenakht and stop for lunch at Foum Zguid, at about 1:15pm. This is the end of the tar road. There is little traffic on the route to Foum Zguid and the scenery is dramtic - sometimes barren, sometimes verdantly green.

2:30pm - Depart Foum Zguid

5:15pm - Arrive at Erg Chigaga Camp
Its a long drive from Foum Zguid to the camp through the desert. The trip is varied though, initially through hamada (rocks), then the dried out Lac Iriki and lastly through soft sand and dunes.

Return trip (via Draa Valley and Ouarzazate)

9:00am - Depart camp after breakfast. 9am.

10:15am - Arrive M'hamid

12:00pm - Arrive Zagora and stop for lunch.
En route one can stop at Tamegroute to visit the pottery kilns, and ancient underground living quarters.

1:00 pm - Depart Zagora via Draa Valley. Arrive Ouarazate at 3:30pm.
TheDraa Valley is very picturesque, and there are many kasbahs to visit and photo opportunities.

3.30pm - Depart Ouarzazate, arriving back in Marrakech at 7:00pm.

Upon arrival at the Camp one is greeted, offered a drink, and shown your tent and the camp.
Guests are taken into the dunes for sundowners.
Dinner is served under the stars. After, around the camp fire, there is impromptu Berber music. Sit around, enjoy the atmosphere and the stars.

Next day after breakfast a typical day might involve going on a trek with camels. Picnic lunch and return to camp at about 4pm. Walk up the highest dunes for evening drinks, or just be by oneself.

The 2nd full day can be spent doing more of the same, trekking in different directions, visiting the oasis, sand boarding, cooking, making bread, visiting nomads (if one can find them), quads. There is plenty to do.

Go action crazy, or alternatively, relax, eat, drink and stargaze...

The desert is a place of peace and quiet, with clear starry skies and big vast landscapes. Just relaxing, eating and drinking, reading a book, enjoying the hospitality, and taking the occasional walk in a pristine and totally different environment is for many activity enough.

However, for the restless, there is plenty to do.

  • Camel rides

Some people love ‘riding’ camels, others prefer to walk. Whatever your preference, either a short ride or a full day out, it is easily organised. For full day rides we prepare a picnic.
  • Walking

You can walk to the highest dune, or just walk in the sand dunes around the camp. Given that there are few points of reference, and it is easy to get lost, we can provide you with a GPS and spare batteries (and a phone). However, you can always take one of our multi-skilled Berber guides with you!
  • Sand boarding

This is a particularly strenuous activity involving walking up a sand dune for 30 minutes and sliding down for 30 seconds. It’s akin to snow boarding, without the lifts.
  • Quad biking

No, these are not provided. However, if one really has a desperate need, quad biking can be done in M’Hamid.
  • Picnics

An evening picnic watching the sunset and for the arrival of the stars whilst sipping an ice cold drink is a very popular activity.
  • Stargazing

With no light pollution, the night sky is very clear.
  • Games

We have the normal array of games, chess, backgammon, scrabble, boule, and also slightly alternative ones as well.
  • Cycling

This can be a hopelessly tiring experience. But, to be in the desert in the middle of nowhere is awesome. Just remember to take water, a phone and a guide or GPS.
  • Cooking

Chefs can be very protective of their domain, but ours will happily allow you into his den to demonstrate the art of Moroccan cooking. You can either watch, or participate.
  • Entertainment

Everyone that works at the camp plays a musical instrument or can sing. Whilst musical entertainment is put on after dinner, you can expect to hear impromptu music and singing at any time of day.

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