Ouarzazate to Erg Chigaga Desert Tour 3 days



Ouarzazate to Erg Chigaga Desert Overview:

Embark on this Ouarzazate to Erg Chigaga desert tour. And visit Erg Lihoudi dunes and the wild Erg Chigaga dunes. Enjoy a scenic drive across the Anti-Atlas Mountains and through Agdz.

Visit the ancient Kasbah Tamnougalte and take a walk in the green fields of Dra’a Valley. Go off-road through the Dra’a Valley’s huge palm tree groves, along adobe-built Kasbahs. Travel along the ancient Road of the Caravans and via Berber villages. Visit the green pottery workshops and learn how to make pottery items.

Ride camels to the summit of Erg Lihoudi dunes and the high dunes of Erg Chagaga (300m). Witness spectacular sunset and desert views from the summit of the dunes. Savour dinner under a sky full of stars and share an evening of music with the nomads around a campfire. Sleep in private nomad tents near the big dunes.

Experience 4×4 off-road driving through varying features of the Sahara Desert. Wander the dry Iriki lake, full of fossils. Learn about Berber carpet craftsmanship in Taznakht and arrive back at Ouarzazate.


Ouarzazate to Erg Chigaga Desert Highlights:

  • Travel across the Anti-Atlas Mountains and through Agdz town
  • Visit the Kasbah Tamnougalte with a local guide to learn about its history
  • Drive through Dra’a Valley’s unlimited palm trees, Kasbahs,  and green oases
  • Visit the pottery co-operatives and the Koranic Library in Tamegroute village
  • Experience camel trekking and witness the spectacle of the sunset in the desert
  • Taste dinner under the desert, share an evening of music with the nomads
  • Sleep in private tents in desert camps in Erg Lihoudi dunes and Erg Chigaga desert
  • Enjoy 4×4 off-road driving through varying features of the Sahara Desert
  • Explore the dry Iriki Lake and learn about Berber rugs crafting in Taznakht

What is Included in This Tour from Ouarzazate:

  • Private transportation in an air-conditioned comfortable 4×4 car or luxury minivan
  • Experienced English/French/Spanish Berber driver/ guide
  • Pick-up from and drop-off to your accommodation in Ouarzazate
  • Overnight in an authentic desert camp in Erg Lihoudi Dunes
  • Overnight in an authentic desert camp in Erg Chagaga Dunes
  • Option to upgrade to luxury desert camps with ensuite bathrooms
  • All meals, 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 2 dinners with vegetarian and vegan options
  • Sunset camel rides for an hour and free sand-boarding
  • Berber music and drumming around a campfire in the desert
  • Free soft drinks and mineral water during your stay in the desert
  • Option to go to and to come back from the camp in the 4×4
  • The opportunity to ask the driver to stop for breaks whenever you wish
  • Entrance fees and local guides in the relevant places

What is not Included

  • Soft drinks
  • Tips
  • Extras

Good To Know Desert Tours from Ouarzazate:

  • This Ouarzazate to Erg Chigaga tour can be tailor-made to fit your individual interests
  • This day trip is free of hidden costs, cheap tourists’ traps, or forced shopping
  • You can choose to go to the camp on camelback or by 4×4 car
  • To go to Merzouga, please visit Ouarzazate to Erg Chebbi Sahara Trip 3 Days

Below is Ouarzazate to Erg Chigaga Itinerary:

1st Day: Ouarzazate – Erg Lihoudi Dunes:

Begin your Ouarzazate to Erg Chigaga desert tour by a departure from your hotel. Your driver will pick you up in a 4×4 air-conditioned car. You will travel over the Anti-Atlas Mountains and via the Tizi-n-Tinfifite pass to Agdz. Here, stop for a tea or a coffee break.

Shortly after, you go off-track through the Dra’a Valley’s palm groves and fortified kasbahs. Visit Kasbah Tamnougalt with a local guide. This is the oldest kasbah in the valley and is still partly inhabited. Next, drive along the ancient road of the caravans as far as Zagora, which will be the venue for lunch. In the afternoon, visit the pottery local workshops and learn how to make your favourite pottery item.

Driving further south, you arrive at M’hamid which marks the start of the desert. Here, an hour camel ride leads to the top of the dunes of Erg Lihoudi. After you check in to your tent, enjoy a relaxing glass of tea and the first vibes of the desert. Then, climb up to the summit and witness the spectacle of the sunset.

At night, taste dinner under the Saharan sky and immerse yourself in the desert. Share an evening of singing and dancing with the nomads. Later at night, your private nomad tent offers night rest.

2nd Day: Erg Lihoudi Dunes – Erg Chagaga Dunes:

If you get up early in the morning and climb up to the summit of the dunes, you will be rewarded with an amazing spectacle of the sunrise. After breakfast, there will be time to walk around the dunes, then the return to M’hamid, which for lunch, will be on camelback.

In the afternoon, we depart to the wild and remote dunes of Erg Chagaga. Enjoy a 65Km of off-track driving through the different features of the great Sahara Desert; ‘Erg’, sand dunes, ‘Reg’, rocky desert, ‘Hammada’, flat ground, and oases.

Here at Erg Chagaga dunes, a camel ride will lead to the summit of the highest (300 m) to experience moments of pure tranquillity and an awesome sunset.

At night, dinner will be served under a sky lit by millions of stars, followed by an evening of nomad music and drumming and an overnight sleep in a nomad private tent in a desert camp in the wildest and largest Sahara Desert in Morocco.

3rd Day: Erg Chagaga Dunes – Ouarzazate:

If you get up early in the morning and climb to the top of the dunes, you will be rewarded by a spectacle of the sea of sand and the sunrise is awesome.

After breakfast, our journey continues from Erg Chagaga desert to Ouarzazate through another 95km of off-track driving through varying features; wind-blown sand dunes, dry Iriqui Lake, where you can search for fossils, and mountains.

In Forum Zguid, the first town after the desert, there will be an opportunity to take a shower to freshen up and to have lunch.

Back on the paved road again, we drive through the village of Taznakht, where you can stop to learn about Berber rugs and carpets, perhaps purchase one if desired. By the end of the day, we arrive back at Ouarzazate. Your driver will escort you to your hotel to mark the end of your Ouarzazate to Erg Chigaga desert tour.


Map of Ouarzazate to Erg Chigaga Desert Tour 3 days


Prices Table

Number of Persons2 Persons3 Persons4 Persons5 Persons6 Persons
Price Per Person355 €315 €295 €245 €235 €
Total Price710 €945 €1180 €1225 €1410 €
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