Marrakech to Erg Chegaga Desert Tour – 3 days

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Marrakech to Erg Chegaga desert tour 3 days – overview:

This private Erg Chigaga desert trip from Marrakech is the ideal option for travellers who wish to visit the desert.

Travel across the Atlas Mountains and drive via the Tizi-n-Tichka pass. Along the road, stop at panoramic viewpoints to admire the fertile valleys and the beautiful Berber villages.

Learn about Berber rugs and carpets craftmanship in Taznakht and search for fossils in the dry Lake Iriqui. Experience off-road driving through different features of the Sahara Desert. Ride camels in the Erg Chigaga dunes, and sleep in a nomad tent in a desert camp.

Visit the green pottery workshop and learn to create your favourite pottery mug. Travel through the Dra’a Valley, full of palm trees, and fortified kasbahs, and explore Kasbah Tamnougalte. Spend a night in a traditional riad in Ouarzazate.

Stop by the Atlas Studios to Photograph film locations of many Hollywood blockbusters. Visit Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour Kasbah Telouet, is remarkable for its tiling artwork and wood craftsmanship. Cross the Atlas Mountains to end your Marrakech to Erg Chigaga 3 days desert tour.

3-day desert tour from Marrakech to Erg Chegaga – highlights:

  • Travel over the Atlas Mountains and via the pass of Tizi-n-Tichka
  • Stop at panoramic viewpoints to admire views of the valleys and Berber villages
  • Learn about Berber rug crafting in Taznakht and search for fossils in Iriqui Lake
  • Experience off-road driving across different features of the Sahara Desert
  • Enjoy camel riding in the high dunes of Erg Chagaga and practice sandboarding
  • Witness the sunset from the top of the dunes and experience moments of tranquillity
  • Diner under the Saharan sky and dance to Berber music and drum around a fire camp
  • Sleep in a private nomad tent in a desert camp near the big dunes of Erg Chigaga
  • Visit the green pottery workshop and learn to make pottery in Tamegroute village
  • Travel along the Dra’a Valley full of palm trees, green oases, and ancient kasbahs
  • Explore the Kasbah of Tamnougalte with a local guide
  • Spend a night in a beautiful riad in Ouarzazate overlooking the palm groves
  • Stop by the Atlas Studios and photograph a film set of many Hollywood movies
  • Visit the famous, Kasbah Telouet and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou
  • Cross the Atlas Mountains and arrive back at Marrakech

What is included in this Erg Chegaga desert tour from Marrakech 3 days:

  • Private transportation in a 4×4 air-conditioned modern vehicle or luxury minivan
  • Experienced English/French/Spanish-speaking Berber driver/ guide
  • Pick-up from and drop-off at your accommodation in Marrakech
  • Overnights in accommodations  with air-conditioned rooms/suites
  • Overnight in an authentic/ luxury desert camp in Erg Chagaga dunes
  • All meals, 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 2 dinners with vegetarian and vegan options
  • Soft drinks, and mineral water during your stay in the desert
  • The opportunity to stop for breaks whenever and wherever you wish
  • Option to go to and come back from the camp either on camelback or by the 4×4
  • Camel trekking in Erg Chigaga dunes for an hour and free Sand-boarding
  • Berber music and drumming around a fire camp in the desert
  • Local guides and entrance fees in the relevant places

What is not included:

  • Soft drinks
  • Tips
  • Extras

Good to know about Marrakech to Erg Chegaga desert tour:

  • This Morocco Sahara desert trip to Erg Chigaga from Marrakech can be tailor-made to fit your individual areas of interest
  • You can opt for a luxury desert tour Morocco to stay in a luxury desert camp
  • This Marrakech to Erg Chigaga tour 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. Then, you go for a camel ride.

Price details

Number of persons2 Persons3 Persons4 Persons5 Persons6 Persons
Price per person345 €305 €285 €265 €235 €
Total price690 €915 €1145 €1325 €1410 €

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Marrakech to Erg Chegaga desert tour 3 days – itinerary:

1st day: Marrakech – Erg Chagaga Dunes

Start your Marrakech to Erg Chigaga desert tour by morning departure from your riad. Travel across the Atlas Mountains and drive via the fascinating pass of Tizi-n-Tichka. All along the road, stop at panoramic viewpoints for tea breaks and photos.

After descending the Atlas Mountains, a side road leads you to Taznakht, famous for its Berber rugs craftsmanship. Next on your Marrakech to Erg Chigaga desert tour, you continue to Foum Zguid the venue for lunch. In the afternoon, you drive off-track through the varying features of the Sahara Desert.

Here in the Erg Chigaga desert, the dunes are 300 m high and are the largest in Morocco. Enjoy a relaxing glass of tea and Moroccan biscuits in the camp. At sundown, experience a sunset camel ride for one to one hour and a half.

Back at the campsite, taste dinner under the shiny sky of the Sahara. Later at night, share an evening of traditional music with the nomads and camp guests. A comfortable nomad tent offers dinner and night’s rest.

2nd day: Erg Chagaga Dunes – Ouarzazate

After breakfast, your Marrakech to Erg Chigaga takes you to M’hamid through 65km of off-track driving. This is the first village after the desert. From here, the drive back to Zagora for lunch is along the paved road.

In Tamegroute village, you will visit the green pottery workshops. Here, you can sample and learn to make pottery. After lunch in Zagora, the road continues along the Dra’a valley’s huge palm groves and fortified kasbahs. After a break, you drive off-road through the ancient Road of the Caravans.

Before Agdz, you will visit Kasbah Tamnougalte. It is the oldest kasbah in the region and is still partly inhabited. By the end of the afternoon, Ouarzazate offers dinner and an overnight in a beautiful riad.

3rd day: Ouarzazate – Marrakech

After breakfast, we drive from Ouarzazate to Marrakesh. After a 30 min drive from Ouarzazate, a side road leads to Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is known as a backdrop to many Hollywood blockbusters. You will visit the kasbah to learn about the history and the movies that were filmed on this site.

From here, the itinerary continues along the beautiful Ounila Valley with beautiful and prosperous Berber villages, the Atlas Mountains. Shortly after, you will arrive at Kasbah Telouet, very remarkable for its Moroccan tiling and wood craftsmanship.

After lunch, visit the kasbah with a local guide to get greater insight into the history of this site. Alternatively, you can have lunch in the Atlas Mountains! We arrive back in Marrakech by the end of the afternoon. You Just spent an amazing Marrakech to Erg Chigaga desert tour.

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