Marrakech Desert Tour to Erg chigaga
Morocco Sahara desert trip from Marrakech to Erg Chigaga via Zagora, Mhamid, and Foum Zguid is for the Desert enthusiasts who enjoy the silence and the majesty of the desert to forget the hectic city life!
You can tailor the desert tour from Marrakech to Erg Chigaga into a 5 days tour if you have the time.
What’s included & Excluded In Marrakech to Erg Chigaga desert tour
A modern 4 wheel drive car with air conditioning is driven by an English-speaking driver/guide.
Get picked up from your Marrakech hotel / Riad.
Stay at La Fibule de Draa hotel the first night, including dinner and breakfast (Private room with Air Conditioning and Ensuite).
Erg Chigaga sunset camel ride.
Dinner and breakfast are included at a Sahara desert camp in Erg Chigaga ( Private tent ).
When you book your desert tour you can upgrade to a deluxe camp with a private bathroom ( €125 per person ).
Camels at sunrise.
dinner and breakfast in the hotel Les Jardins de Ouarzazate (Private A/C ensuite room).
dropped off at your Marrakech hotel or the nearest accessible location to your riad if not car accessible.
This is the Itinerary of the Marrakech to Erg Chigaga desert tour :
DAY 1 : MARRAKECH – OUARZAZATE – ZAGORA
Your Marrakech to Erg Chigaga Morocco desert tour, Start at 07h30 with a pickup from your Marrakech hotel / Riad. Drive through the Atlas Mountains over the Tichka Pass, where the views are quite splendid, We stop for scenic views and photography and go to Ouarzazate where you get lunch before crossing the Draa river to continue to Zagora. which have given birth to a vast oasis stretching for 200 Km at the foothills of the Anti Atlas Mountains.
Along the way, several palmerais will offer their shades between fortified villages and Kasbahs dotted with fields of corn, barley, vegetables, and henna plantations. Dinner and spend the night at Zagora Hotel.
DAY 2 : ZAGORA – MHAMID – ERG CHIGAGA
Drive to M’hamid (the end of the paved road past Tamagroute), we will have the opportunity to visit one of the oldest Quranic libraries in Morocco. in the nearby kasbah famed for its potters’ factory.
We take lunch in M’hamid, In the afternoon we depart for Erg Chigaga, passing through different features of desert; ‘Erg’, ‘Reg’, ‘Hammadas and oases. In the remote sand dunes of Erg Chigaga, there is only silence, shielded from civilization.
Riding a camel in the Sahara Desert will allow you to see the dramatic sunsets over the color-changing dunes, after you dine under the stars next to the campfire, local nomads entertain you with their local music. Overnight at your Sahara desert camp.
DAY 3 : ERG CHIGAGA – FOUM ZGUID – OUARZAZATE
Today we drive another 90km on the desert road after breakfast, with varying scenery: and First, cross the flat salt lake of Iriqui and the Anti Atlas mountains, following the old route of the “Rally Paris Dakar”, In the next village, Foum Zguid, the paved road begins directly after the desert. In the afternoon, continue to Taznakht, famous for Berber carpets. Upon arrival in Ouarzazate, dinner and overnight will be spent at your hotel.
DAY 4 : OUARZAZATE – KASBAH AIT BEN HADOU – MARRAKECH
After Breakfast, we arrange a visit to the film studios just outside Ouarzazate that known as Hollywood of Africa, after we go to the next stop that is Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou: the location of more than 20 Hollywood blockbusters, including “Gladiator,” “Indiana Jones,” and “Lawrence of Arabia”. later continue our journey to Marrakesh through the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi n’Tichka pass. Lunch can serve in Marrakech or at Ait Ben Hadou depending on the time.
Marrakech arrival by 17h00 PM. After your Marrakech to Erg Chigaga 4 days desert tour, you will be dropped off at your Marrakech hotel / Riad, or at a place of your choice.