Marrakech to Erg Chigaga Desert Tour

Duration

5 days

Departure City

Marrakech

Arrival City

Marrakech

Price

From 590 €

5 day Marrakech to Erg Chigaga Desert Tour

Embark on an epic adventure through the heart of Morocco with our 5 Day Marrakech to Erg Chigaga Desert Tour. From the imposing High Atlas mountains to the majestic Erg Chigaga dunes, this journey will take you through captivating landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and unique experiences. With visits to the Kasbah of Telouet, Todra Mountain Gorge, and the oasis of Zagora, each day offers a new enriching adventure. It's the perfect trip for those who wish to explore the essence of Morocco!

Our guided tour ensures comfort, safety, and a deep understanding of the region. You will travel in the company of local experts who know the Moroccan desert like the back of their hand. Taste authentic local cuisine, enjoy nights under the stars, and immerse yourself in Berber tradition and hospitality. With quality accommodation options and a carefully planned itinerary, we do everything possible to make your experience unforgettable. Don't miss the opportunity to experience Morocco at its best!

Book your spot on the Marrakech to Erg Chigaga Desert Tour today.

Marrakech to Erg Chigaga Desert Tour
Marrakech to Erg Chigaga Desert Tour
Marrakech to Erg Chigaga Desert Tour
Marrakech to Erg Chigaga Desert Tour
Marrakech to Erg Chigaga Desert Tour
Marrakech to Erg Chigaga Desert Tour

Route Map

Day 1

Marrakech to Dades Valley

Your journey begins with an early pickup from your accommodation in Marrakech at 8 in the morning. Imagine crossing the High Atlas mountains via the Tizi-N-Tichka pass, the highest pass in Africa. The excitement builds as you approach 2260 m/7500 feet, with panoramic views of Berber villages and majestic landscapes. There will be time to stop, breathe the fresh mountain air, and take unforgettable photos.

The journey continues through the Ounila Valley, a picturesque route that leads you to the Kasbah of Telouet, a vestige of Morocco's powerful legacy. The Ounila Valley and the Kasbah invite you to immerse yourself in unique history and architecture.

Next, awaits Ait Ben Haddou, a mud-brick castle declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you will enjoy lunch and explore the site that has been the backdrop for countless famous films. The magic of this place will envelop you, transporting you to a different time and space.

Then, it's time to head to Ouarzazate, the Moroccan Hollywood city, famous for the movies that have been filmed there. If you wish, you can explore the Film Studios and discover the behind-the-scenes secrets (optional visit).

Your day will culminate with a serene trip to the Dades Valley through the Valley of Roses and the evocative "road of a thousand Kasbahs." The beauty and serenity of these places will provide moments of peace and reflection.

You will spend the night in the Dades Valley on a half-board basis, with all the comforts to relax and dream of the next day's adventures.

Day 2

Dades Valley to Zagora

Start your day with a revitalizing breakfast before embarking on a journey filled with astonishing landscapes and unique experiences. Climb to the top of the Dades Valley and be enveloped by the magnificent view that combines the winding valley and the imposing Gorge mountain.

You will continue your journey to the Todra Valley, passing through Tinghir, a place where rocky canyons merge with enormous palm trees in a natural dance of contrasts. Here you will have the opportunity to explore the famous Todra Mountain Gorge, a natural wonder that rises 400 meters (1312 feet) into the sky and offers a unique trail for walking and feeling the grandiosity of the place.

The day becomes even more exciting as you head south through the Saghrou mountains. Here, volcanic rock and the green oasis of the Draa Valley create a stunning panorama that will leave you speechless. Finally, you will arrive at Zagora, known as "the gateway to the desert," just in time to enjoy a relaxing afternoon.

The night welcomes you in the Palmeral at a guesthouse, on a half-board basis, where you can rest and dream of the next day's adventures on this unforgettable journey through Morocco.

Day 3

Zagora to Erg Chigaga Sahara Desert

The third day on this unforgettable excursion invites you to immerse yourself in a world full of history, culture, and adventure. After enjoying breakfast, embark on a serene walk through the palm groves and oases of Zagora. The Kasbah of Amzerou, located in the Jewish quarter, awaits you with its mysteries and charms.

The day continues in Tamegroute, a 16th-century village, where you can learn about rich Moroccan tradition. We will visit the Koranic school and its invaluable library, explore the astonishing underground Kasbah, and admire the art of green pottery makers. It is a journey through time that will connect you with the roots of Morocco.

Lunch will be in Mhamid, and you will have the freedom to choose between a local restaurant or a picnic in the desert to savor authentic Moroccan cuisine.

Get ready for excitement after lunch, as we leave the paved road behind and embark on an extraordinary journey. We will drive through river stones and sand dunes for 2 hours, stopping at the Oasis, before reaching Erg Chigaga, the largest dunes in the region.

Unique experience awaits : Capture the magic of the moment when the sand turns red, in perfect harmony with the beautiful sky.

The night becomes special at our desert camp. You will enjoy dinner under the stars, by a bonfire with drummers and Berber music. It's an evening that will touch your soul and leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

Day 4

Day in Erg Chigaga Sahara Desert

The fourth day of your adventure in the Moroccan desert promises to be an unforgettable and deeply moving experience. You will start with the stunning spectacle of sunrise from the top of the Erg Chigaga dunes. The first lights of the day will reveal the sublime contrast between the color of the sand and the clear sky, creating a landscape that will be etched in your memory.

After savoring breakfast under the vast desert sky, your camels will be ready to take you on a unique journey through the Erg Chigaga dunes. For 2 hours, you will become part of the landscape, feeling the vastness and tranquility of the desert.

Upon arrival at the Tamares tree, your guide will prepare an authentic lunch in nomadic style. Kebabs and freshly baked bread in the sand will be cooked before your eyes, giving you a truly local taste. Take the time to explore the surroundings and immerse yourself in the beauty of the desert, or simply relax and enjoy the moment.

Your return to the main camp will be another chance to admire the majesty of the desert. Don't miss the opportunity to watch another beautiful sunset over the dunes, with the changing colors creating a live painting before your eyes.

The night in the camp will be another special evening. With dinner under the stars, the warmth of a bonfire, and the company of drummers and Berber music, you will close this day with an experience that celebrates the essence of Morocco.

This is a day designed to connect with nature and with yourself, a day where the simplicity and greatness of the desert will speak to you in a way that few things in life can.

Day 5

Erg Chigaga to Marrakech

Your last day on this incredible journey will take you through varied and surprising landscapes, ensuring that the adventure ends on a high note. After enjoying one last breakfast in the dunes, you will head northwest to Foum-Zguid in an all-terrain vehicle. This 3-hour stretch will take you through settings that seem out of this world.

The first stop will be at Lake Iriqui, an enigmatic dry lake that will surprise you with its austere and mysterious beauty. The next stop will take you on a journey back in time, exploring the fossil sites that tell the geological story of the region. As you drive along the mountain ridges of Jebel Bani and the acacia groves, the diversity of Moroccan nature will continue to fascinate you.

A break in Foum-Zguid will offer you a moment of relaxation before continuing on to Taznakht. Here, you will stop for lunch and have the unique opportunity to visit a cooperative of women carpet weavers, discovering the artisanal traditions for which Taznakht is famous.

The excursion from Marrakech to the desert will conclude around 6:00 p.m., taking you back to your accommodation and marking the end of this unforgettable tour. After five days exploring the best of the Moroccan desert, you will have lived moments and discovered places that will enrich your memories and your spirit.

This is not just an excursion; it is an experience that speaks of the heart and soul of Morocco. As you return to Marrakech, you will take with you not only photographs and souvenirs but a deep connection with a place and culture that will remain with you forever.


Discover other desert tours from Marrakech:
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- Marrakech to Erg Chigaga Desert Tour

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 traditional nomad tent in the desert camp
  • Camel trekking in the Sahara desert

Services excluded

  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Lunch

Highlights

  • Zagora
  • Ouarzazate
  • Foum Zguid
  • Tamegroute
  • Ounila Valley
  • Tizi-N-Tichka
  • Draa valley
  • Dades Valley
  • Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou
  • Kasbah Telouet
  • Berber villages
  • Lake Iriqui
  • Todra Gorge
  • Overnight in the desert
  • Erg Chigaga Dunes

Aditional information

  • Departure time at 8:00 am
  • Departure and return location: Marrakech
  • 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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