After breakfast you leave Midelt behind as you begin your journey to the most famous desert in the world, the Sahara Desert. You will cross the High Atlas Mountains via the N’Talghemt Pass (1,907 m / 6,2,56 ft) and then slowly descend into the Ziz Valley, one of the longest valleys in Morocco. Flocks of sheep and goats will be grazing alongside the road and up into the hillsides and if you look closely enough, you’ll see the Berber shepherds watching over them. Later in the day, you’ll make your entry into the city of Erfoud. Erfoud is the International Capital of Fossils as well as a film site for the recent movies The Mummy and King of Persia. Each year in October the city hosts the
International Date Festival. After spending some time in the city known as the “Gate to the Sahara Desert,” you will continue your journey off-road to the impressive Erg Chebbi Sand Dunes. In a short time, you will arrive at the camp in time to board camels for a leisurely jaunt to the dunes where you will watch the sun sink below the horizon. Your night will be spent under the stars in a nomad tent.