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02-15-2010, 12:01 PM
http://travel.viamigo.com/img/t/p_o_s_t/304/high-atlas-short-breaks_2.jpgTHE SAHARA DESERT tour code: ESC The south is an amazing land of sand baked dunes and lush oases with teeming riversides and wadis .The landscape is dotted with Kasbahs and is home for a mix of many tribes .Pushing deep into the Sahara is an allurement to get in touch with the largest desert in the world, a cut off of all habits and links and an invitation to vanish into a vast, wide-open space of ergs, dunes and nomadic encounters. The aridity is palpable the minute the visitor crosses the watershed Atlas and the pattern of lush oases separated by barren stretches of stony plains begin just beyond the last rare towns on the road. On the other side, nights amongst these big mountains of sand is a build-up into exploring the quietest territories and enjoying at best the most wonderful and magic of all skies. The void you embrace in the Sahara will remind you why prophets and sages sought the desert to purge, to meditate and to travel away. Tour title: ESCAPE TO CHEGGAGA Trip-dossier: The great Moroccan south opens on to the immense desert: shifting sand dunes and virgin plains, golden waves, rocky ranges sculpted by the wind, flowing green palm groves, citadel villages clinging to mountains, and vast silent, solitary stretches that boast a rare variety of imposing landscapes. Fact file: Day1: Marrakech/Ouarzazate- Tamnougalt Day2: Tamnougalt/ Zagora/ Mhamid Day3: Mhamid/ Cheggaga camp Day4: Iriqqi/ Foum Zguid/ Marrakech General Information: - Staff: guide & drivers -Activities: Safaris/ culture/ walking (easy/moderate) -Group size: minimum 2 -Accommodation: Riads/hotels/Bedouin camp -Portage: 4x4/ bus/ camels -Arrival: Marrakech Tour title: ESCAPE TO MERZOUGA Trip-dossier: For its classical sunrise, many will certainly head for the Merzouga dunes and the Tafilalt date palm grove that this corner holds as one of Morocco’s greatest sights. With its reddish waves of desert encroaching from the east and its dawn’s first light begins to brighten the rim of the Sahara, Merzouga has somehow more uplifting sunrise than anywhere else. Adding to this, the Tafilalt oasis on the drive back through Dades valley seems doubly miraculous after the desert effect .The lush green valley with all the date palmery is simply stunning. Fact file: Day1: Marrakech/ Ouarzazate/ Dades Day2: Tinrhir/ Tinjdad/ Rissani/ Merzouga Day3: Back to Marrakech General information: - Staff: guide & drivers -Activities: Safaris/ culture/ walking (easy/moderate) -Group size: minimum 2 -Accommodation: Riads/hotels/Bedouin camp -Portage: 4x4/ bus/ camels -Arrival: Marrakech

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