Signpost Timbuktu

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4 Day Marrakech, Erg Chigaga Desert & Fint Oasis Tour

4 Day Marrakech, Erg Chigaga Desert & Fint Oasis Tour

Marrakech

This private tour is suited to travellers who wish to visit Marrakech Morocco’s southern Imperial City and who are drawn to the more ‘off beaten track’ element to travel, embarking on an authentic road trip to the less commercialised rural south. It offers you from Zagora and signposts Timbuktu, an off piste adventure into the more remote and towering dune sets of Erg Chigaga

 

Description

This is a Desert Inclusive Tour and can be customised should you wish to extend your tour. It is ideally suited if you wish to combine your own planned visit to Morocco with an organised Desert Tour departing from and returning to your accommodation Marrakech.

Our ‘Signpost Timbuktu’ offers you a road trip travelling many Moroccan kilometres into the Sahara inclusive of a 6okm Desert piste drive into camp and 90km Desert piste drive out of camp, in the opposite direction to following camel caravan trading routes and in part the old Paris Dakar rally route over remote dunes, stony Desert piste and the vast but now dry Lake Iriki.

The journey traversing the High Atlas Mountains & Tichka Pass is a memorable adventure drive while the entire journey through the Draa Valley is a worthy ‘destination’ with unique red earthed crumbling Kasbahs, rural and remote Berber villages and date Palm Oases stretching out to the horizon.

The town of Zagora is also is our home base out with Marrakech and therefore you are always guaranteed a hospitable welcome and personalised insight into everyday life as lived by our family and friends in the south.

Your return journey is full of experiences and some unique to ‘hidden’ village oases in a time forgotten environment meeting with villagers whose way of life has remained relatively unchanged for generations.

Atmospheric rural & Desert accommodations, a road trip packed with unique regional experiences into our home region and a less commercialised perspective of a more remote Desert region await you on this considered tour.

Highlights

  • Time Travel Into Another World.
  • Off The Beaten Track Views.
  • Palm & Kasbah Lined Draa Valley.
  • Off Road Rallying In The Sahara.
  • Camel Trek In Sunset Lit Dunes.
  • Fint Valley Oasis Hidden From View.
  • Getting To Know The Locals.
  • 11th Century Tamegroute Village.

Included

  • Services of Morhara Throughout.
  • Accommodation Transfers.
  • Private A/C Vehicle & Fuel.
  • Private Multi Lingual Driver 4 days.
  • All Accommodations.
  • All Breakfasts.
  • All Lunches.
  • All Dinners.               
  • Site Entrance Fees.
  • Kasbah Guide Fees.
  • Camel Guide Fee.
  • Camel Trek.
  • Optional Informal Sandboarding.
  • 60Km Entrance Off Piste Desert Drive.
  • 90Km Exit Off Piste Desert Drive.

Excluded

  • Personal Drinks & Snacks.
  • Gratuities.

Itinerary

Day 1:  Marrakech To Zagora.

  • The Sign Reads To Timbuktu.
  • We meet with you at your accommodation Marrakech 8.00am.
  • The High Atlas Mountains & Tichka Pass Drive.
  • Visit UNESCO Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou.
  • Lunch in Berber carpet town of Agdz.
  • Visit Kasbah Tamnougalt.
  • Journey through spectacular date palm lined Draa Valley.
  • Refreshment stop at unique little-walled palm garden.
  • Visit the atmospheric Kasbah Oulad Othmane.
  • Arrive Zagora approx late afternoon / early evening.
  • Photograph & refreshment stops as you like.
  • 1 Overnight Accommodation Zagora Including Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast                                                       

 

Day 2: Zagora To Erg Chigaga Desert Camp.

Saharan Adventure Drive-In We Go.

  • We meet with you at your accommodation after breakfast.
  • A relaxed walk through Zagora Palmerie.
  • We then go to the ancient Saharan village of Tamegroute.
  • Tour of the partial underground Kasbah.
  • The Kasbah is still home to several families.
  • Lunch at the village of M’hamid where the tarmac road ends.
  • An optional cool down in hotel outdoor pool.
  • 60Km Desert Piste & Dune drive into Camp.
  • Photograph & refreshment stops as you like.
  • Arrive camp approx late afternoon.
  • Approx 1hr camel ride at sunset.
  • Saharan hospitality, live drumming & campfire.
  • 1 Overnight Accommodation Chigaga Desert Camp Including Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast.

 

Day 3: Erg Chigaga Desert Camp To Fint Oasis.

Historic Camel Routes & Berber Villages.

  • An optional early rise to climb the towering dunes to watch the sunrise.
  • An optional informal sandboarding.
  • Depart Camp after breakfast.
  • 90Km Desert Piste & Dune drive out of the Sahara.
  • This drive differs from the entrance route.
  • We follow part of the old Paris Dakar Rally route.
  • Visit the now dry Lake Iriqui.
  • Lunch at desert outpost Foum Zguid.
  • After lunch depart the Sahara Region.
  • A brief stop at Berber town of Tazenakht.
  • Arrive Fint Oasis approx late afternoon.
  • Relaxation in natural valley environment.
  • Fint Oasis is a time forgotten natural treasure.
  • Photograph & refreshment stops as you like.
  • 1 Overnight Fint Oasis Including Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast.

 

Day 4: Fint Oasis To Marrakech.

Kasbahs & Mountain Trails.

  • We meet with you at your accommodation after breakfast.
  • An optional communal bread making with women of the village.
  • An optional walking of the valley or mule ride.
  • Lunch with Berber family in their home.
  • Depart Fint Oasis after lunch.
  • Go off the beaten track Kasbah Telouet.
  • Return journey over the High Atlas Mountains & Tichka Pass.
  • Photograph & refreshment stops as you like.
  • Arrive at your accommodation Marrakech approx early evening.
  • We say our Goodbyes, Bislema!

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Additional Drop-off points

Zagora, Chigaga Camp, Fint Oasis

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Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights

Start Point: Marrakech

End Point: Marrakech

Summary Information

1 Night Zagora, 1 Night Chigaga Camp, 1 Night Fint Oasis.

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