The Marrakech-Erg Lihoudi Circuit In The Sahara Desert
details of the adventure
The Marrakech-Erg Lihoudi circuit in the Sahara Desert near Zagora is one of our best private 2-day desert tours, designed for people with limited time for a complete desert experience. Erg Lihoudi dunes is the best destination to experience this emotion. This 2-day private tour of the desert will give you a unique experience in the nearest desert to Marrakech. We pick you up from your Riad or hotel to make you discover the beuty of this place not far from the village of M’hamid. Our excursions in the Erg Lihoudi desert usually include camel trekking, overnight desert camping and Berber music around the fire under the stars. Your 2-day private tour of the Erg Lihoudi dunes will allow you to explore the Tizi n’Tichka pass, the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah (UNESCO protected site), the Drâa valley, Zagora and the desert of Zagora. The visit is fast and you will have a drive of about 900 km in total.
Departure at 6h30 from your Riad or hotel, departure to Erg-Lihoudi by taking the national road N 9 We begins the visit by the magnificent Tiz’n Tichka pass, spectacular mountain landscapes and a road in constant evolution. crossing the town of Ouarzazate in Agdez where we will have our lunch (chicken tagine) at 12:30 after crossing the lush oasis of the Drâa Valley, taking an off-road detour and crossing the palm groves and many ksours (villages). After passing the town of Zagora, the road is reduced to a narrow ribbon, the sand blows on the tarmac and finally we cross the trail of the desert to reach the bivouac camp at Erg Lihoudi dunes. Arrival at 16:30, we will go to discover the beautiful dunes on the back of the camels then we will attend the wonderful sunset before participating in a Berber evening at the camp under the stars.
6:30 Wake up just in time to see the beautiful sunrise on the unforgettable sand dunes, after that we will take the road back to Marrakech and take a stroll in the Tinzouline kasbah or with a guide speaking your language after lunch (Kebab) at Ouarzazate .13 : 00 after departure to Ait Benhaddou to visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou (UNESCO protected site) at 15:00 and return to Marrakech by the national road N 9, arrival to your riad or hotel at 18:30