Erg Lihoudi Desert Tour from Ouarzazate – 2 days

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2-day desert tour from Ouarzazate to Erg Lihoudi – overview:

Go on this desert trip from Ouarzazate to the Erg Lihoudi dunes. Drive across the Anti-Atlas Mountains and through Agdz. Visit Kasbah Tamnougalte and take a walk in the green fields. Travel through Dra’a Valley’s unlimited palm trees groves, along fortified Kasbahs and via green oases.

Stop by Zagora, the largest town before the Sahara Desert, and visit the green pottery co-operatives and the ancient library in Tamegroute village. Ride camels to the summit of Erg Lihoudi dunes, where the sunset is an awesome sight. Taste dinner under a sky full of stars, share an evening of music with the nomads around a campfire and sleep in comfortable nomad tents near the big dunes.

Book this trip today and soon you could be out in the dazzling dunes of Erg Lihoudi and having the time of your life.

Ouarzazate to Erg Lihoudi desert tour 2 days – highlights:

  • Travel across the Anti-Atlas Mountains & the Tizi-n-Tinfifite pass and through Agdz village
  • Drive through Dra’a Valley’s unlimited palm trees with its green oases and explore its fortified kasbahs
  • Experience a sunset camel ride to the summit of the dunes and admire the spectacular sunset
  • Taste dinner under a sky full of stars, share an evening of music with the nomad around a campfire
  • Sleep in your private tent in a nomad luxury desert camp among the big dunes of Erg Lihoudi
  • Travel off-road along the Ancient Road of the Caravans and visit the green pottery co-operatives

What is included in this 2-day desert tour from Ouarzazate to Erg Lihoudi:

  • Transportation in a private air-conditioned vehicle; 4×4 Toyota Prado TX or deluxe van
  • Experienced English, French, Spanish, Italian-speaking Berber/Nomad driver-guide
  • Pick-up from and drop-off at your hotel in Ouarzazate
  • Overnight in a luxury desert camp in Erg Lihoudi dunes: private tent with bathroom & shower, king-sized beds, mattresses, sheets, pillows, blankets, lamps & traditional furniture
  • All meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner – with vegetarian and vegan options available
  • Bottled water, tea, and coffee in the desert camp
  • Sunset camel ride with guide plus free sandboarding if desired
  • Possibility to go for short hiking in the midst of beautiful scenery
  • Free time to explore sites of interest, for walks, photos and tea/ coffee breaks
  • Luggage service to the desert camp and personalised service
  • Entrance fees and local guides

What is not included:

  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Extras

Good to know Ouarzazate to Erg Lihoudi desert tour:

  • It is possible to customise this tour to accommodate your areas of interest, preferred budget & timetable
  • Want to visit the desert & ride camels – with lunch in nomad tents over a day trip? Consider our Tinfou Dunes day trip
  • There is a 25% reduction for children under 12 years old & do not charge children under 5 years old
  • We ask for a 30% deposit to confirm your booking. The balance can be paid to the driver or at our Ouarzazate office.
  • We accept payment through PayPal, credit card, bank transfer or cash(USD, Euro, GBP or MAD)
  • These prices can be subject to an increase over the high season, Christmas and New Year’s Eve period

Price details

Number of persons2 Persons3 Persons4 Persons5 Persons6 Persons
Price per person295 €265 €245 €225 €225 €
Total price590 €795 €980 €1125 €1350 €

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2-day desert tour from Ouarzazate to Erg Lihoudi – itinerary:

1st day: Ouarzazate – Erg Lihoudi dunes

After breakfast, you set out south on your 2-day desert tour from Ouarzazate to Erg Lihoudi. The itinerary takes you south over the Anti-Atlas Mountains as far as Agdz, a oasis town well-known for the variety of its palm dates. As you descend the Tizi-n-Tinfifite pass (1660m), you will be amazed by the splendid views of the extensive green oases and the innumerable palm trees, all indicating the beginning of the Dra’a Valley.

We drive off-road, which offers better views of the green oases and unlimited palm trees, with ancient Kasbahs idyllically standing among the palm trees and by both sides of the river.

In the afternoon, your desert adventure continues further south as far as M’hamid, where the sand alongside the road signifies the beginning of the mighty Sahara Desert. M’hamid village is the gate to the Sahara and the end of the paved road.

At the campsite, you check into your tent and enjoy a relaxing glass of tea and Moroccan biscuits. Then, you take a camel ride to watch to summit of the Erg Lihoudi dunes to enjoy the sunset. These dunes are far away from civilization, and the silence and the expanse of the sand are overwhelming.

Back at the camp, dinner is served, followed by an evening of nomad music and drumming around a campfire. You spend the night in your tent, equipped with a private toilet & shower, king-sized beds, mattresses, sheets, pillows, blankets & carpets, lamps and beautiful Moroccan furnishings, all tastefully arranged to enhance your stay.

2nd day: Erg Lihoudi dunes – Ouarzazate:

If you get up early enough, you will be rewarded by an incredible sunrise, when the colour of the dunes and the play of shadows are an incredible sight. You will also have time to wonder about the dunes and experience the tranquillity of this magical setting.

After breakfast, you rejoin the paved road and drive up north as far as Tamgroute village. Here, you will visit the local pottery co-operatives, which produce all the green glaze pottery products you may have seen all over the south and in Marrakech. It is interesting to visit these workshops to learn how local clay is worked into products in a manner unique to this region. Then, you can also see an ancient Quranic Library with a fascinating display of exquisite hand-written Arabic texts. Lunch will be in Zagora.

From here, you continue travelling further north as far as Kasbah Tamnougalt, the oldest and the largest kasbah in the Dra’a Valley. Some parts of the Kasbah are still inhabited, while others, particularly the Jewish quarter, are now crumbling, having been abandoned.

Turning back west, you arrive in Ouarzazate by the end of the afternoon. Your driver will transfer you to your hotel which marks the end of your 2-day desert tour from Ouarzazate to Erg Lihoudi.

Map of Ouarzazate to Erg Lihoudi desert tour 2 days

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