Following the caravan route

(South Morocco)

This adventure takes us to the south of the nearby Moroccothe gateway to the Sahara. We will start the route crossing the massif of the Atlas The route followed the tracks of the old Caravan Route, which on its way to the distant Timbuktu crossed landscapes as varied as the palm groves of the Draa River and the sea of dunes at erg Chegaga. It is home to historical gems such as the Telouet PalaceThe headquarters of El Glaouithe former Pasha of Marrakechthe Kasbah of Taourit or the fortified city of Ait Ben HaddouA place that will not leave you indifferent.

On the banks of the Draa hidden among its large palm groves is the old Jewish quarter of the city. Kasbah of TamnougaltThe caravan routes from Sijilmasa o Telouet. Still further south, we find the underground village of TamegrouteThe city was once a centre of pilgrimage and Koranic studies. And now, caressing the desert sands, Zagora, Tagouniteand finally M'hamidwhere the river disappears, devoured by the desert, only to reappear 600 kms to the west, on the Saharan beaches of Tan Tan.

And after M'hamidThe desert: we will cross hamadas, dunes and oases before reaching the immensity of the sea of dunes in the Erg ChegagaThe most special place of the whole trip, where we will spend the night among the dunes. A magical night.

We will return to Ouarzazate another equally spectacular route, to finish the journey in one of our favourite places, the Kasbah of Taourit. We can think of no better way to end the trip than listening to the call of the sunset prayer from the terrace of our hotel inside the medina.

Day 1: Arrival in Marrakech (AD)

Day 2: Marrakech - Agdz (PC)

Day 3: Agdz - Erg Chegaga (PC)

Day 4: Erg Chegaga - Ouarzazate (PC)

Day 5: Ouarzazate - Marrakech Airport


The route may be subject to variations if circumstances require it. Hotels may be changed to a similar category depending on occupancy.

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Duration of the trip: 5 days


700€ per person Group of 4 persons
Airfares vary depending on the season and how far in advance they are purchased. Desertando helps you to find the best flights for this trip and we take care of their management if you request it.

Subject to Desertando® general terms and conditions


INCLUDES: 4×4 car, transfers, fuel, local driver, fridge and water during the trip, accommodation and meals according to the programme, local accommodation tax. Assistance insurance.


NOT INCLUDED: international flight, tips, drinks at lunch and dinner, entrance to places of interest (kasbash, ksars, ...), optional activities and any other service not mentioned in the INCLUDED section.



  • Valid passport valid for at least 6 months.
  • No vaccinations are necessary.
  • You can carry local currency with you or withdraw money from cash machines in Marrakech, Agdz, Zagora or Ouarzazate.
  • Depending on the season, it can get cooler at night in the desert.

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