NEW YEAR / CELEBRATE NEW YEAR ON A 3-DAY TOUR IN THE SOUTH OF MOROCCO
New Year South Morocco. Day 1: Ouarzazate – Agdez – Zagora – M’HamidLeave Ouarzazate in the morning in a 4×4 with driver. On our way to M’Hamid, we travel along the Draa valley with its thousand and one ancient kasbahs and date palm oases that stretch for over 200 km.
We pass the villages of Agdez and Zagora and continue to M’Hamid, the last palm groves in the Draa valley and where the desert begins. A camel ride takes us to our Bivouac El Mezouaria, the gateway to the desert. Once we are settled in the Bivouac, it is time to prepare for New Year’s Eve.
We celebrate the evening under a starry sky, in the open desert, and around a large camp fire.
A delicious traditional dinner is served including Moroccan soup, mechoui (a whole lamb stewed in a special oven – a festive speciality), couscous, a seasonal dessert, tea, Moroccan pastries.
An evening of Nomadic folklore. Overnight stay at Bivouac El Mezouaria.
Day 2: M’Hamid – Chegaga
After breakfast, a two-hour camel ride, then leave in a 4×4 along the sand paths to the dunes of Chegaga, the largest dunes in Morocco. Lunch in the shade of the palm or tamarisk trees. In the afternoon we head for Chegaga.
Arrive at our Bivouac Chegaga in time to enjoy the splendid sunset and dinner. Overnight stay in a tent or beneath the stars.
Day 3: Chegaga – Lake Iriqui – Foum Zguid – Taznakht – Ouarzazate
Breakfast in the camp, then a drive along the sand tracks between Erg Chegaga and the dry river bed of the Draa, the salt-flats of Lake Iriqui, and continue via Foum Zguid to Taznakht, where lunch is served. Then we turn back.
There will be opportunities to take photos throughout the day between Taznakht and Ouarzazate.
– harira soup
– seasonal dessert
– tea with Moroccan pastries
– bottled water
Entertainment: evening of Nomadic folklore.