On the third day, after breakfast at the riad, we tackle a new section of the Route of the Thousand Kasbahs. On the way we will come across the Todra Gorges, a rock formations of the most spectacular: the humble river runs boxed after having eroded this terrain for millennia, forming walls of more than 200 meters in some cases. We will enjoy the view from the car and on foot, in the most characteristic corners.
Next, we will pass Tinerhir, another of the charming villages on the Route of the Thousand Kasbahs, and arrive at two palm groves of great interest: Tinjdad and Touroug, where we can learn more about the local way of life. And in the town of Erfoud, famous for its wealth of fossils dating back millions of years, we will head south to reach, shortly after, Merzouga.
It is then that we will change means of transport: we will leave the 4×4 and we will get on the camels (one per person, accompanied by the respective leaders) to enter the dunes of Erg Chebbi. In the heart of this ‘sea of golden sand’ is our tent camp. And from this suggestive place, we will enjoy the sunset and a night sky where the stars shine as if by magic. Dinner will also be served in this secluded camp, whose tents have all the comforts for a good night’s rest.