Desert Tour from Marrakesh to Erg Chegaga

The 4-day Desert tour from Marrakesh to the Erg Chegaga dunes is hands down the best option for those seeking an adventure in remote and untouched desert landscapes. This tour offers the perfect balance of excitement and relaxation as you ride camels, spend nights in traditional Berber tents, and explore the breathtaking beauty of the desert with a knowledgeable local guide. The Erg Chegaga dunes are a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city, offering a chance to disconnect and immerse yourself in nature. This tour is an unforgettable experience that you won't want to miss. Book your spot now and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime!

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4 Days
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Marrakech - Zagora

Your driver will pick you up at 08:00 am from your hotel or the closest accessible point for the car, and you will start  4 days desert tour to Erg Chegaga Desert, across the Tizi-n-Tichka pass of the high Atlas Mountains with an altitude of 2260m, with far-reaching views across the mountains, to the traditional High Atlas Berber villages. After a 4 hours’ drive we will arrive to Ouarzazate where you will have about 2 hours for lunch and to visit Film Studios & Taourirt Kasbahs. Discover how the area has been featured in movies, including Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, and Black Hawk Down. After Lunch we continue over the Tizi-n-Tinfifte pass to Agdez. Descending from the pass you will be amazed at the view of the vast Oasis of the Draa Valley with its thousands of date palms, producing an amazing 44 varieties. This is part of the ancient road of the caravans which used to suply goods up from Mali and Niger having crossed the Sahara. Arrival in Zagora a charming oasis town check in to your hotel and relax by the swimming pool or go on a walk to discover the old town centre with its many traditional kasbahs.

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Accommodation:Kasbah Scirocco (or similar)
Meals included:dinner
Transportation:Private Vehicle
    • Taourirt Kasbah
      5 € per personDuration: 30min

      Take a guided tour of the historic structure to explore its endless chambers and stairwells, discover the carvings and decor of the palace interi

    • Film Studio
      8 € per personDuration: 30min

      Join a film studio tour and visit the cinema Musuem to learn more about the filmmaking process and the history of the area.

    Zagora - Erg Chegaga Desert

    After Breakfast, we will have enough time to visit Zagora and its surroundings with a local guide, explore the Jewish quarter in Amzerou and the palm groves before heading to Erg Chegaga dunes. Afterwards, we continue our trip towards the doorway to Sahara Desert (Mhamid). Along the way, we stop in the the original town of the 16th century dynasty ( Saadian), Tamgroute, to visit an old Coran library and a subterranean kasbah. Later on we drive further south still, to M’hamid, the very gate to the desert and the end of the paved road.  Here we will stop for a picnic lunch before we drive the off Road to Erg Chegaga Desert. Upon arrival you will ride camels to enjoy the sunset. Night and dinner in the camp in the middle of nowhere.

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    Accommodation:Chegaga Camp (or similar)
    Meals included:breakfast | dinner
    Transportation:Private Car | Camel Ride
    • Palm grove Walk
      Duration: 1h

      Walk the palm groves of Draa Valley and Zagora surroundings with a local guide and explore the Jewish quarter in Amzerou.

    • Guided Visit Tamegroute
      5 € per personDuration: 1hour

      Visit the famous artisan potters of Tamegroute village, its Koranic library housing manuscripts dating to 14th century with a local guide.

    • Quad Bike
      119 € per personDuration: 2h

      Embark on a thrilling tour of Erg Chegaga Desert dunes and speed across the vast rolling dunes, which reach heights of 100 meters.

    Erg Chegaga Desert - Ait Ben Haddou

    Wake up early to witness the sunrise from the top of the dunes of Erg Chigaga. After breakfast, say goodbye to our family Berber team in the camp. After breakfast, we drive another 90km of the desert with varying sceneries; the natural dried lake of Iriqui, fossils and the plains of black stones. Before taking the asphalted road in direction of the small town of Foum Zguid, the first town after desert, a quick stop to stretch your legs, use the bathrooms or enjoy a coffee... We will stop here for about an hour for lunch before we drive to Taznakht which is one of the biggest centers of carpets in the kingdom where we will visit a cooperative of Berber carpets made by women of the surrounding villages.  After lunch we will drive to Ait Ben Haddou where we will visit the widespread Kasbah as it has been named by Unesco in 1987. Ait Benhaddou is the World Heritage site that has been utilized as a setting for more than 20 movies incorporating “Gladiator” “Indiana Jones” and “Lawrence of Arabia”.

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    Accommodation:Kasbah Ellouze (or similar)
    Meals included:breakfast | dinner
    Transportation:Private Vehicle

        Ait Ben Haddou - Marrakech

        From here you drive along the beautiful and awe-inspiring Ounila Valley also know as salt valley, full of bends in the roads, surprises at the hues of the rock and soil, Berber villages and gardens, as well as smaller Kasbahs. Reach Telouet Kasbah where you will be introduced to your Local guide and learn about the history of the lords of the Atlas " Ethami El Glaoui". We proceed our approach to Marrakesh through the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi n’tichka pass. Tizi-n-Tichka pass of the high Atlas Mountains with an altitude of 2260m, with far-reaching views across the mountains, to the traditional High Atlas Berber villages. After we cross the High Atlas we will reach Marrakech at the end of the afternoon having had the best and the real sahara desert experience in Morocco.

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        Meals included:breakfast
        Transportation:Private Car
        • Guided Visit of Telouet
          Duration: 30min

          Delve into the world of El Glaoui and visit the fascinating Kasbah. The kasbah is named in honor of “El Haj T’hami el Mezouari el Glaoui” who was the highly respected head of the Glaoua tribe in Morocco.

          What's Included

          • Transport in a private air-conditioned 4×4 and fuel
          • Pick up from and drop-off at your hotel or Riad in Marrakesh
          • Experienced & professional english speaking driver
          • Accommodation in air-conditioned rooms/suites
          • The night a desert camp in Erg Chegaga
          • A camel ride of about an hour with a guide
          • The option to go to and return from the camp by 4×4
          • Berber drumming and music
          • Free time to explore the sites , walks, photos, and tea/coffee breaks
          • The opportunity to ask the driver to stop when and where you wish
          • Local guides
          • No forced shopping stops
          • Lunch
          • Drinks
          • Entrance fees