Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Benhaddou - Erg Lihoudi. Morning pick up from your Riad/Hotel in Marrakech and travel through the High Atlas Mountains via the Ticha Pass (2260 m), the highest road pass in Morocco. Offering panoramic views of the High Atlas Mountains and their magnificent landscapes, we visit several Kasbah along the way, including Tamnougalte and Ait Benhaddou. The Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou is a 16th century UNESCO site, one of the best preserved and most spectacular Kasbah in Morocco. Scenes from the blockbuster hit movie of 2000, Gladiator, were filmed in Ait Benhaddou. The trip continues through the palm lined Draa river valley. Arrive in Erg Lihoudi near M'hamid. Tents. Includes: (D).
Day 2: Erg Lihoudi - M'hamid - Erg Chegaga. In the morning, say farewell to Erg Lihoudi on the backs of saddled camels and enter the Sahara desert. A three hour ride followed by a break for lunch in M'hamid. Travel from M'hamid by 4x4 vehicle through the beautiful desert landscape. Reach the sand dunes of Chegaga, the largest group of dunes in the region reaching a height of 300 m and a span of 40 km. Camp in Nomad Tents. Includes: (L), (D).
Day 3: Erg Chegaga - Marrakech. Breakfast then departure in 4x4 vehicles via the ld Paris-Dakar road to Foum Zguid, crossing Lake Iriqui. Lunch in Taznakht. Arrival in Marrakech about 6:30 pm. Includes: (B), (L).
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