Casablanca to
Erg Chigaga Desert

Duration

10 days

Departure City

Casablanca

Arrival City

Casablanca

Price

From 1950 €

Dare to Discover Morocco with this Unforgettable Tour!

Get ready for a unique adventure with Caravane Du Grand Erg. We invite you to join our "Casablanca to Erg Chigaga Desert" tour, a journey filled with emotions, new experiences and unforgettable memories.
Can you imagine walking through the magical streets of Marrakech, ascending the majestic dunes of Erg Chigaga at sunset, or delighting in rich Moroccan cuisine under the starry desert sky? That's just a small preview of what awaits you!

During this 10-day tour, not only will you immerse yourself in Morocco's rich history and vibrant culture, but you will also experience the beauty of its landscapes, from the dazzling Atlantic coast to the stunning Sahara Desert. With each step, we guarantee an unforgettable journey, full of discoveries and surprises that will surely exceed your expectations.

So don't wait any longer! Start your great Moroccan adventure with Caravane Du Grand Erg today!

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Route Map

Day 1

From Casablanca to Marrakech: The beginning of an unforgettable adventure

Today we kick off a journey full of magic and charm through the heart of Morocco. Our ten-day adventure begins by picking you up directly from your accommodation or the airport in Casablanca, or if applicable, from the airport in Marrakech, adjusting to your comfort and convenience.

Imagine arriving early by plane. What a great opportunity to start your exploration! You can stroll along the Corniche, a wonderful road along the Atlantic coast, where the sea breeze and the sound of the waves will give you a fresh welcome to this fascinating country.

We can't forget to visit the iconic Hassan II Mosque, designed by the famous French architect Michel Pinseau. With its minaret, the highest in the world, and its impressive architecture, this mosque is a gem of Moroccan craftsmanship, a result of the hard work of over 6,000 artisans. You will surely take away an unforgettable impression of this architectural marvel.

We will leave Casablanca behind and head towards Marrakech, the red city, a city bursting with history and life. We will give you the afternoon free so that you can delve into the labyrinths of its old Medina on your own, a place that will seduce you with its bustle and vibrant colors. You can lose yourself among its charming alleys and discover hidden secrets and treasures that you won't find in any tourist guide.

You will end the day in one of the city's characteristic Riads, an oasis of peace in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the Medina, where you can rest and recharge for the wonderful adventure that awaits us in the coming days.

Day 2

DISCOVERING THE TREASURES OF MARRAKECH

Waking up in mysterious Marrakech is just the beginning of a captivating adventure. The city vibrates with energy, colors, and exotic aromas that call you to explore its hidden treasures.

After enjoying an authentically Moroccan breakfast, with its famous mint tea and delicious local pastries, our journey begins with a private guided tour of the Medina of Marrakech. With its labyrinth of alleyways filled with vibrant souks, riads, and ancient palaces, this imperial city is a feast for the senses.

Our first stop will be the famous Jamaa El-Fenna square, the beating heart of Marrakech. Here you will meet snake charmers, and enjoy the fascinating mix of aromas, flavors, and sounds that create a unique and lively atmosphere, so characteristic of this square.

A stone's throw away, awaits the imposing Koutoubia Mosque, whose majestic 77-meter high minaret, is an iconic landmark of the red city. Admire the beauty of its architectural design, while immersing yourself in the serenity of its gardens.

Once we have crossed the Koutoubia gardens, we will arrive at the Saadian Tombs, a royal resting place dating back to the time of Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur. These mausoleums with their detailed mosaic decoration, represent one of the best realizations of Islamic art in Morocco.

Our journey through the rich history of Marrakech continues in the Jewish quarter El Mellah, which was once home to the city's Jewish community. Here we will explore two wonderful palaces, Bahia and BADII, which are testimonies to Morocco's glorious history and architectural magnificence.

Before returning to Jamaa El Fenna Square, you will have the opportunity to visit the Ben Youssef Madrasa, the largest Islamic school in Marrakech and one of the most beautiful places in the city.

To end this unforgettable day, we will immerse ourselves in the Souks of the Medina, where you will be dazzled by lanterns, jewels, ceramics, and of course, the magnificent Moroccan carpets. A paradise for lovers of photography and shopping.

As evening falls, Jamaa El Fenna square transforms into a stage filled with musicians, dancers, and food stalls offering the most delicious dishes of Moroccan cuisine. This is where we will end our tour of Marrakech, so that you can enjoy the night at your own pace, soaking up the energy and charm of the Red City.

Day 3

From Marrakech to the impressive Dades Valley

Get ready for a day full of stunning landscapes, cultural heritage, and natural wonders! We will pick you up at your riad after breakfast, around 8:00, and embark on an exciting journey that will leave you breathless.

Our journey will begin by crossing the High Atlas through the Tizi-N-Tichka pass. Did you know that this is the highest mountain pass in all of Africa? The panoramic views from this point are truly spectacular: the picturesque Berber villages contrasting with the beautiful backdrop will create living postcards in your memory. We will take a break so that you can enjoy the surroundings, take photos and breathe in the pure mountain air.

We will continue our way entering the Ounila valley, a dream scenario that combines history with natural beauty. Here, we will have the opportunity to visit the famous Telouet Kasbah, an architectural jewel that will allow you to delve into the rich Berber past of the region.

But the adventure does not end here. Our next stop will be the iconic village of Ait Ben Haddou. In this dreamy place, we will stop time for lunch and visit its fascinating Kasbah, a majestic adobe castle that has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Then we will head to Ouarzazate, affectionately known as the "Hollywood of Morocco". It houses several film studios where many famous films have been shot. If you are passionate about the world of cinema, we offer you the option to visit these studios and discover the secrets behind the cameras (optional visit).

Our day will continue with an unforgettable journey towards the Dades Valley, passing through the charming Valley of Roses and the road of a thousand Kasbahs. The tour will be full of captivating views, perfect for photography lovers.

As night falls, we will settle into our accommodation in the Dades Valley, where you can rest and rejuvenate for the next day. We promise you that this day will be a fascinating journey through the history, culture and natural beauty of Morocco that will leave you eager to discover more.

Day 4

From the magical Dades valley to Zagora: discovering gorges, oases and the gate of the desert

We start the day with a hearty breakfast to charge energies, and then we will take you to the top of the Dades Valley. Here, a spectacular view awaits us, where the changing colors of the valley and the majestic Gorge Mountain will leave you speechless.

But this is just the beginning of our day full of adventures. Our next destination is the Todra Valley, which we will reach by passing through Tinghir. This valley is a true canvas of contrasts, with its imposing rocky canyons and a green sea of palm trees. We will make strategic stops so that you can capture these unique landscapes with your camera.

Next, we will arrive at the majestic Todra Mountain Gorge. This grand gorge, reaching 400 meters in height, is a wonder of nature. Here, you will have the opportunity to walk and feel the grandeur of the place, a moment to connect with nature in its purest state.

From here, we will embark on a journey south, towards the Saghrou Atlas mountains, a spectacular volcanic rock formation that rises in the middle of the landscape. On this journey, you will be surprised by the fascinating palm groves, oases and ancient Kasbahs, each with its own story to tell.

Finally, at the end of the day, we will arrive at Zagora, affectionately known as "the gate of the desert". Here, we will feel how the atmosphere changes and the essence of the desert begins to make itself present.

We will spend the night in a cozy guest house located in a palm grove, where you can relax and enjoy the serenity of the place under the starry sky (on a half-board basis).

This day is designed for you to immerse yourself in the beauty of Morocco, marvel at its landscapes, soak up its culture, and feel the magic of its nature. We promise you an unforgettable day that will be one of the highlights of your trip!

Day 5

From Aagora to Erg Chigaga: venturing into the wild beauty of the desert

Today we will delve into the heart of Morocco, on a journey that will take us from the lush palm groves of the Draa valley to the untamed majesty of the Erg Chigaga desert.

We start the day with a nutritious breakfast to prepare you for the adventure ahead. Then, we will take a leisurely walk through the palm groves and oases that form a vibrant contrast with the desert that awaits us. Afterward, we will head to the Jewish quarter, where we will visit the historic Amzerou Kasbah, a fascinating testament to Morocco's rich cultural tapestry.

Next, we will visit Tamegroute, a charming village dating back to the 16th century. Here you can get up close to the Quranic school and its venerable library, the underground Kasbah and the local artisans who work with green clay, a tradition that has remained unchanged for centuries.

Lunch will be enjoyed in Mhamid, where you will have the option to eat at a cozy local restaurant or enjoy a picnic in the middle of the desert, an experience you will not forget.

Our journey will continue, leaving the paved road behind to enter the wild desert. For two hours, we will drive between river stones and sand dunes, stopping at the oases we find along the way. Finally, we will reach Erg Chigaga, where the largest sand dunes in the region are located, an impressive natural wonder that will leave you breathless.

Before the sun sets, you will enjoy an unforgettable camel ride through the dunes. This is the perfect time to take pictures, as the sand turns red and the sky fills with vibrant colors at sunset.

At the end of the day, we will arrive at our desert camp, where a special evening awaits you. As night falls and the stars appear in the sky, you will enjoy a delicious Berber dinner by a bonfire. The evening will be enlivened with drummers and Berber music, creating a magical atmosphere that will make you feel part of an ancient tale of a thousand and one nights.

Day 6

An unforgettable journey in the dunes of Erg Chigaga

Today is the day to fully immerse ourselves in the serene and captivating beauty of the desert. An entire day to be marked by the gentle rhythm of the dunes and the warm embrace of the Erg Chigaga sun.

Waking up in the desert is a magical experience and we will start it by watching the impressive sunrise from the top of the dunes. This morning spectacle, with the sand changing color as the sun rises in the sky, is a visual delight that you should capture in your memory and in your photographs.

Once the sun is in the sky and you have enjoyed an outdoor breakfast, the camels will be ready to take us on an unforgettable trek through the sand dunes of Erg Chigaga. During this two-hour trek, you will feel the slow and steady rhythm of the camel beneath you, a sensation that will be etched in your memory forever.

Upon arriving at the Tamares tree, a special feast prepared by your guide awaits you. You will enjoy kebabs and freshly baked bread, prepared locally in the style of the nomads. This will be the perfect time to rest, enjoy your meal, and explore the surroundings.

As the sun begins to descend in the sky, we will return to the main desert camp, but not before stopping to admire the majestic sunset again. The way the sky and dunes are tinged with golden and reddish hues is a spectacle that never ceases to amaze.

As night falls, we will return to our desert camp to enjoy a second unforgettable evening. Around a bonfire, while the sky fills with stars, you will enjoy a typical Berber dinner and let yourself be carried away by the vibrant rhythms of the drummers and Berber music. It will be the perfect finale to a day full of unforgettable experiences.

Day 7

From Erg Chigaga to Taroudant through stunning landscapes

We will start the day with a revitalizing breakfast before embarking on an exciting all-terrain journey to the northwest, heading to Foum-Zguid. This three-hour trip will take us through captivating and contrasting desert landscapes.

Along the way, we will make a stop at Iriqui lake, a surprising natural phenomenon that presents a dry water lake in the middle of the vast desert. Its surreal image and the peace emanating from its surroundings invite introspective reflection.

We will continue towards the fossil deposits, a place that will take us back in time, where we can see testimonies of the life that existed here millions of years ago.

As we progress, we will find ourselves driving along the mountain ridges of Jebel Bani, with the imposing view of the acacia groves in our path. The beauty of this landscape will take our breath away.

Upon our arrival in Foum-Zguid, we will take a break to rest before continuing our journey. Afterward, we will drive for an hour to the charming village of Taznakht. Here we will have the opportunity to have lunch and visit the cooperative of women carpet weavers, for which Taznakht is renowned. This visit will allow you to learn more about the rich and diverse culture of the country.

Our journey will continue through the Anti-Atlas, declared a biosphere reserve of argan trees by UNESCO. This beautiful landscape, adorned with these unique trees, will show you a new facet of Morocco's natural diversity.

At the end of the day, we will arrive in Taroudant, affectionately known as the "Grandmother of Marrakech". This charming city, with its rich history and surrounding walls, was the capital of Morocco during the Saadian era in the 16th century. Taroudant, with its unique charm and quieter atmosphere, offers you a glimpse of Marrakech of yesteryear. This journey back in time will be the perfect end to a day full of exciting discoveries and unforgettable experiences.

Day 8

From Taroudant to Essaouira, a discovery of Morocco´s atlantic beauty

We will leave the majestic desert behind and head towards the relaxing and cool Atlantic Ocean. On this day, we will head to the captivating coastal city of Essaouira, a refreshing and charming change of scenery.

Our first stop will be in Agadir, Morocco's tourist gem, a city famous for its splendid golf courses and astonishing half-moon-shaped beach. This popular destination will give you a different perspective of Morocco, with its vibrant seafront, filled with cafes and the panoramic view of its extensive golden beach. Take a moment to breathe in the sea air, relax, and enjoy the lively atmosphere this city provides.

Leaving Agadir behind, we will travel along the road that borders the beautiful Atlantic coast. This route will offer us views of numerous fishing villages nestled on the shore. We will stop at one of these picturesque enclaves to savor a fresh and local lunch.

On our way, we will have the unique opportunity to join local women in the ancient process of extracting precious argan oil. Watch and learn how these experts skillfully extract the oil from argan nuts, an art passed down from generation to generation. Also, don't miss the fascinating and curious spectacle of goats climbing argan trees, a phenomenon rarely seen elsewhere.

Finally, we will arrive at our final destination: dazzling Essaouira. Known for its relaxed atmosphere, its lively fishing port, and its ancient walled medina, you will have the afternoon free to explore and immerse yourself in the essence of this charming city. As night falls, rest in one of the beautiful Riads this city offers, immersing yourself in the tranquility that emanates from Essaouira. This day will provide you with a diverse vision of Morocco's cultural and natural wealth, adding one more layer of memorable experiences to your journey.

Day 9

Essaouira, an encounter with history and culture

This day is entirely dedicated to the exploration and enjoyment of Essaouira, the charming coastal city with a rich cultural heritage and a fascinating Islamic-Portuguese past.

In the morning, an expert local guide will accompany you on an exciting city tour. He will guide you through the most emblematic corners and immerse you in its rich history and fascinating cultural mix. With each alleyway of the ancient Medina you traverse, you will feel like you are walking through time, discovering the traditions and lifestyle of the people of Essaouira.

You will witness the vibrant local art and the city's crafts, reflecting its history and multicultural influence. The historical sites we will visit, such as the Sqala du port, the Sqala de la Kasbah, Bab Manjana with the clock tower, the Church of Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, and the lighthouse of Sidi Mogdoul, will make you appreciate even more the city's rich cultural heritage.

Later, we will take you to the picturesque beach of Sidi Kaouki, a paradise for nature lovers and an ideal place to relax and enjoy the tranquil beauty of the Atlantic coast. Here, you can stroll along the seashore, enjoy the sound of the waves, and breathe in the fresh ocean air.

At night, you will have the freedom to explore the city at your own pace. You can sample the local cuisine in one of the city's charming restaurants, stroll through the medina under the stars, or simply enjoy Essaouira's nightlife. Your night here will be a golden closure to a day full of discoveries and enriching experiences.

Come and join us on this journey through Essaouira, a destination where history, culture, and nature blend into a fascinating harmony. This day will surely leave you with unforgettable memories and a lasting love for this charming coastal city.

Day 10

From Essaouira to Casablanca: aun unforgettable farewell

Today marks the end of our wonderful journey, but the magic of the past days will linger in your heart and mind long after you have left the Moroccan lands.

We will start the day enjoying a delicious breakfast in Essaouira, where you will have the opportunity to savor once more the rich local gastronomy, while contemplating the first rays of sunlight illuminating the warm streets of the city.

Then, we will embark on a serene return journey to Casablanca, where we will accompany you to your accommodation or, if you prefer, to the airport. Along the way, you can enjoy the scenery unfolding before your eyes and reflect on the incredible adventure we have experienced together.

We know that every journey is a unique experience, and we want your trip to be exactly as you imagined it. Therefore, if you prefer, we can also take you to Rabat or Marrakech. Our flexibility and dedication to your comfort is a key element of our service, and we want to make sure your journey ends in the most convenient way for you.

This last day, although marked by farewell, is also an opportunity to thank you for choosing us as your travel companions on this incredible adventure through Morocco. We hope that you will take not only photographs and souvenirs but also enduring memories and experiences that you will treasure forever.

So, although our journey together comes to an end, we are confident that the footprints of this adventure will remain with you, inspiring you to keep exploring and discovering the world. And who knows, maybe we will meet again on another fascinating journey.

Join us on this unforgettable journey through Morocco, a country full of charm, culture, and unparalleled natural beauty. Don't wait any longer, book your spot today and start dreaming about the adventure that awaits you.


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Services included

  • Private 4x4 van with air conditioning
  • Escorted by driver/guide
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel or airport
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation for all nights (guest House/ riad / hotel / tent)
  • Private guided visit of Marrakech with local Guide
  • Private guided visit of Essaouira with local Guide
  • Private traditional nomad tent in the desert camp
  • Camel trekking in the Sahara desert

Services excluded

  • Drinks
  • Tips

Highlights

  • Marrakech
  • Casablanca
  • Zagora
  • Ouarzazate
  • Essaouira
  • Agadir
  • High Atlas Mountains
  • Ounila Valley
  • Tizi-N-Tichka
  • Dades Valley
  • Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou
  • Kasbah Telouet
  • Berber villages
  • Lake Iriqui
  • Todra Gorge
  • Taroudent

Aditional information

  • This tour requires a minimum of 2 people
  • Tour can be customized upon request
  • Tour provided in English, French, Spanish or Italian

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