Marrakech to Erg Chigaga 4 days desert tour - Saharies
Marrakech to Erg Chigaga 4 days desert tour - Saharies
Marrakech to Erg Chigaga 4 days desert tour - Saharies
Marrakech to Erg Chigaga 4 days desert tour - Saharies
Marrakech to Erg Chigaga 4 days desert tour - Saharies

Marrakech to Erg Chigaga 4 days desert tour

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    €749.00

    * Dec. 20th to Jan. 2nd: Extra fee will apply. Contact us for details.

    June 16 and 17: Contact us to check availability due to the Eid Adha Holiday.

    * The rest is paid on the day of the excursion

    Why choose us?
    • Excellent Value for Money
    • Included Hotel Pick-Up
    • Free Cancellation
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      About this tour

      Duration
      4 days 3 nights
      Departure
      Marrakech
      Arrival
      Erg Chegaga
      Tour type
      Private
      Meals
      Half Board
      Pickup
      Included

      Price table per person

      1
      749€
      2
      419€
      3
      325€
      4
      279€
      5
      245€

      Overview

      If you're yearning for an authentic Sahara Desert experience away from crowded towns and mass tourism, your search ends here! Our 3-day desert excursion from Marrakech to Erg Chegaga is tailored for you, offering an extraordinary adventure in the Moroccan desert.

      Embark on this private Sahara desert tour and be mesmerized by the majestic dunes of Erg Chegaga. The journey begins with a breathtaking drive through the awe-inspiring High Atlas Mountains, traversing the scenic Tizi-n-Tichka pass that unveils splendid vistas at every turn. Explore renowned Kasbahs, iconic examples of local adobe architecture designed to provide cool refuge in summer and cozy warmth in winter. Venture off the beaten path, meandering through the enchanting Dra'a Valley, where ancient kasbahs silently witness the region's rich history. Traverse a lush oasis and immerse yourself in the rhythm of the local way of life.

      To elevate your desert tour experience, spend a night in comfortable tents at a camp at the foot of Morocco's largest Sahara dunes. Indulge in the serenity of the desert as you admire the vastness of the star-studded sky, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

      Highlights

      • Enjoy breathtaking views as you drive through the Atlas Mountains and the famous Tizi-n-Tichka Pass.
      • Spend a night in your Sahara Desert camp at Erg Chigaga, in the middle of nowhere.
      • Cross the road through the palm groves of the Dra'a Valley, passing kasbahs and oases along the ancient caravan route.
      • Search for fossils at Lake Iriki and discover the craftsmanship of Berber carpets in Taznakht.
      • Visit the two famous Kasbahs: Telouet and Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah.
      • Pass by the Atlas Film Studios and capture the filming sets of many Hollywood blockbusters.

      Included

      • Pick-up from your Riad or hotel in the city. (If you arrive on the same day as the tour, airport pick-up is possible).
      • Adventure in a modern air-conditioned 4x4 vehicle.
      • English-speaking driver.
      • First night in a Riad/hotel in Zagora.
      • Second night in a Berber desert camp in Erg Chigaga - Private tents with shared bathrooms and showers.
      • Upgrade to a luxury camp available (€95 per person) - Tent with private bathroom and shower when booking the desert tour.
      • Camel ride at sunset and sunrise in Erg Chegaga.
      • Third night in a hotel/Riad in Ouarzazate.
      • Accommodations with half-board - Dinner and breakfast included.
      • Transfer to Marrakech airport or the Riad or the hotel where you stay.

      And most importantly, Excellent Service 🙂

      Not included

      • Lunches
      • Drinks
      • Local guide
      • Entrance fees to monuments (if any)
      • Personal expenses

      Itinerary

      • Day 1 Marrakech – Ouarzazate - Zagora

        7-hour drive

        Your 4-day desert tour from Marrakech to Erg Chigaga will begin with pick-up from your Marrakech accommodation at 8:00 am. We will depart from Marrakech, ascending through the Atlas Mountains via the Tichka pass, the highest in Africa at 2260m, with splendid views. We will make several stops to enjoy the scenery and take photographs.

        We will reach Ouarzazate, the gateway to the desert, for lunch before continuing to Zagora, crossing the Draa River, which has brought life to an immense oasis stretching for about 200 km at the foot of the mountains. Palm trees will provide shade amidst Kasbahs and fortified villages dotted with cornfields, barley, vegetables, and henna plantations. The first night of the 4-day desert tour to Chigaga from Marrakech ends in Zagora, where you will have dinner and stay in a Riad/hotel.

      • Day 2 Zagora – Mhamid - Erg Chigaga

        4-hour drive

        Breakfast will be served at the hotel in Zagora. Afterward, we head to M'hamid (where the asphalt road ends), passing through the village of Tamagroute, where we will have the opportunity to visit one of the oldest Quranic libraries in Morocco, and then the nearby Kasbah, famous for its pottery factory. Lunch will be served in M'hamid during free time. In the early afternoon, we will depart for the dunes of Erg Chigaga, crossing different elements of the desert: Ergs, Regs, Hammadas, and oases. The dunes of Erg Chigaga are remote from civilization, and the sand's silence is awe-inspiring.

        During this 4-day desert tour from Marrakech, you will ride camels and experience one of the most spectacular sunsets over the ever-changing sand dunes. You will enjoy a splendid dinner under the stars next to the campfire while local nomads entertain you with traditional music. You will spend an unforgettable night in the Sahara Desert camp.

      • Day 3 Erg Chegaga - Foum Zguid - Ouarzazate

        6-hour drive

        After having breakfast in Chegaga, the road takes us through another 90 km of desert with varied landscapes: we first cross the flat and dry salt lake of Iriqui and the Anti Atlas mountains, following the old "Paris Dakar Rally" track.

        Next, we reach Foum Zguid, the first village after the desert, where the asphalt road begins. After lunch, we will continue to the Berber village of Taznakht, famous for its Berber carpets and rugs. We arrive in Ouarzazate in the late afternoon. Dinner and accommodation in a hotel in Ouarzazate.

      • Day 4 Ouarzazate - Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou - Marrakech

        4-hour drive

        After breakfast at the hotel, we will visit the famous film studios on Ouarzazate's outskirts, known as the Hollywood of Africa. Next, we will explore the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site previously used as a film set for over 20 Hollywood blockbusters. You can enjoy a walk to discover the traditional Moroccan architectural style in which the Kasbahs are built.

        We will continue our journey to Marrakech through the High Atlas Mountains and the Tizi n'Tichka pass. Depending on the timing, lunch may be served at Ait Ben Haddou or in the Atlas Mountains along the way to Marrakech. Your 4x4 desert tour from Marrakech to Erg Chigaga will end around 5:00 PM, dropping you off at your hotel or a location of your choice.

      Things to know

      • A 4x4 vehicle can comfortably accommodate 4 adult passengers. Families of 6 with small children may fit as well. (Please inquire for more information).
      • The price of private desert tours per person depends on the number of participants in your group.
      • The indicated driving times do not include stops for sightseeing, taking photos, eating, or having coffee.
      • Local guides and entrance fees (if any) are not included. They are paid directly to the providers.
      • The pick-up time for your desert tour from Marrakech can be flexible. It is recommended between 7:30 AM and 8:00 AM.
      • Along with your hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, wet wipes, comfortable walking shoes, a scarf or bandana can be very useful for protection against the desert sand and the cool evenings during this excursion.
      • Remember to pack long pants, especially for camel riding, to help prevent chafing and ensure a comfortable journey.

      Customer Reviews

      Based on 15 reviews
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      D.
      Memorable Adventure

      Our 4-day desert tour to Erg Chigaga was an unforgettable experience. The journey through the Atlas Mountains and the vast Sahara was breathtaking, with stunning landscapes at every turn. The highlight was the massive dunes at Erg Chigaga, which were truly awe-inspiring.

      The luxury camp was comfortable and the meals were delicious, but the camp was quieter than expected, with only a few other travelers. This made the evenings less lively than we had hoped. Our driver Youssef was excellent, sharing fascinating insights about the local culture and environment.

      Be prepared for a long and tiring drive, but the isolation and beauty of the Chigaga dunes make it worthwhile. Highly recommend this tour for those seeking a unique and off-the-beaten-path adventure.

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      A.C.
      Unique experience 🤩❤️❤️

      Our private tour was an exclusive and unforgettable adventure. The private 4x4 allowed us to explore off-the-beaten-path locations and enjoy the stunning desert landscapes in solitude. The luxury camp upgrade was worth every penny, providing a comfortable and luxurious experience in the heart of the Sahara. Our driver/guide, Youssef, was excellent, sharing fascinating stories and insights about the local culture and environment. We highly recommend this tour for anyone seeking a personalized experience.

      The Chigaga desert tour itself was another story—unique and challenging. It wasn't easy, but it was incredibly rewarding. The journey is perfect for those looking to venture into non-touristic places and experience the true essence of the Moroccan desert. 😍
      Hope that's helpful!

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      Fiona
      Perfect tour

      The 4-day voyage to the majestic Erg Chigaga dunes was an exhilarating blend of adventure and culture. The private tour format meant personalized attention and the freedom to explore off the beaten path, making each moment unique. Our driver, Ahmed, was adept at navigating the challenging terrain, ensuring a safe yet thrilling journey. Kenza's organizational prowess was evident in every detail, from the choice of campsites to the seamless logistics, making the transition from the lively Marrakech to the serene Erg Chigaga a journey to remember.

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      Jess
      Beyond Marrakech: Desert Wonders Await

      From the bustling Marrakech streets to the tranquil dunes of Erg Chigaga, this journey was a symphony of experiences. A trip that resonates deep within.

      D
      Daniel R
      Traverse with Saharies: A Dream Fulfilled

      With Saharies, every step from Marrakech to Erg Chigaga was a memory etched in gold. Their expertise and warmth turned a trip into a treasure.

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