3 Days desert Tour Marrakech to Erg Chigaga

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5 Based on 7 Reviews
  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 3 days
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 1-90 yrs
  • max group size 20
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-41246
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  • Operated in English, French, Italian, Spanish
  • Starts/Ends Marrakech, Morocco
  • Enjoy a local dinner under the stars and spend the night at the Erg Chigaga desert camp
  • From the back of a camel, savor the views of the dramatic Erg Chigaga sunset
  • Spend time in the Casbah of Air Ben Hadou and explore the Berber village
  • Traverse the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi N'tichka pass
This 3-Day Sahara Desert Tour from Marrakech To Erg Chigaga is the perfect tour for travelers short on time but who want a unique and comprehensive desert experience. Get deep into the dunes and escape from modern civilization!

The trip starts with a pick-up from your hotel or Riad in Marrakech at 8:00 am to head south for the magnificent High Atlas Mountains. You cross the Tizin-Tichka pass, (2660m) the highest pass in North Africa. You will be amazed by the panoramas and will want to take memorable photos. Simply tell your driver where you want to stop.

Along the way, you will visit the former presidential palace, Kasbah Telouet, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. These are the two most famous kasbahs in Morocco and are an essential part of any desert tour. Before arriving in Ouarzazate, you can visit the Atlas Film Studios, and see the sets of many Hollywood films still in place here.

That night, you will have the thrill of spending the night in a traditional rural riad or an authentic guesthouse in Agdez, a small town just at the head of the Dra'a valley, which descends towards the desert. You'll get the distinct impression that you are on your way to a different world - new and exciting. With a local guide to explain the history, you have the option of visiting the largest of the hundreds of kasbahs in the valley, namely Kasbah Tamnougalt.

From there, the thrill increases as you pull off the road through the Draa Valley, past ancient kasbahs and lush green oases. This is part of the old route of the caravans that carried goods from Mali and Niger after crossing the Sahara for days.

After reaching the largest city before the Sahara, Zagora, visit the cooperative of the famous nationwide green pottery and the Koranic library with its magnificent manuscripts and have a cutting-edge experience riding a camel in the dunes of Erg Chegaga.

At night under the astonishing array of stars, you will sleep in a comfortable luxury camp in the desert at the foot of the largest dunes of the Sahara in Morocco. The next day, the wonder continues as you drive off-road in the Sahara Desert, hunt for fossils in the dry lake of Iriqui, and learn about Berber carpet-making techniques in Taznakht.

Explore the majesty and wonder of our very unique range of Marrakech Desert Tours. Discover the tour itinerary below. Your journey begins here!
  • Day 1: Marrakech – Atlas Mountains – Kasbah Ait Ben
  • Day 2: Ouarzazate – Agdz– M'hamid– Erg Chigaga
  • Day 3: Erg Chigaga– Foum Zguid– Taznakht– Marrakech
  • 1 Breakfast and 2 Dinners
  • Accomodation
  • Guide
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Luxury camp (per couple)
  • International flights
  • Tips
5 - Excellent
Based on 7 reviews
  • Mark Duncan
  • From Germany
  • On Feb 11 2023
5 - Excellent
weiterempfehlen und wieder buchen
Mohammed war der perfekte Führer für diese 3 Tage. Ich würde es weiterempfehlen und wieder buchen.Sie müssen wissen, dass wir in 3 Tagen 1000 km fahren, also werden Sie viel Zeit im Auto verbringen. Aber Sie werden anhalten,... Read more
  • Samuel Williamson
  • From USA
  • On Feb 11 2023
5 - Excellent
Erg Chigaga is a Magical Experience
We just got back from a desert trip with Khalil and it was just amazing! I highly recommend crossing the Atlas Mountains and visiting the Chigaga DunesKhalil was a perfect guide, taking us around and sharing cultural details... Read more
  • Andy Harris
  • From Wales
  • On Feb 11 2023
5 - Excellent
Atlas Mountains and M'hamid / Erg Chigaga - Khalil
Khalil and his team gave my wife and I an amazing experience - 3 days journey through the countryside focused on the Atlas mountains and the desert. If you spend 3 days with strangers in the car, you like them better. Khalil and... Read more
  • Beatrice Faulkner
  • From Italy
  • On Feb 11 2023
5 - Excellent
Che esperienza straordinaria
Eravamo in 4 che Khalil raccolse a Marrakech e portò nel Sahara. È stata un'esperienza magica dall'inizio alla fine. Tutte le sistemazioni erano meravigliose, il cibo delizioso durante il nostro lungo viaggio ma molto sicuro.... Read more
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • What do I need to travel to Morocco?

    A visa is not required for a stay of up to 90 days. All passengers traveling to Morocco need to complete a health declaration form at least 72 hours before the flight. It is also advisable to check travel advisories or the nearest embassy and consulate regarding visa requirements before you travel.

  • How expensive is Morocco for travel?

    The currency used in Morocco is the Moroccan dirham (MAD), and one MAD equates to USD 0.10, making it a fairly cheap country to travel in. The average hotel price in Morocco for a couple is MAD428 (USD 42), and daily meals average around MAD132 (USD 13). Local transport costs around MAD70 (USD 6.82), so a trip to Morocco for two people for one week would cost an average of MAD6,272 (USD 614)

  • How many days would I need to travel across Morocco?

    Morocco is a country rich in culture and history, and if you want to see and experience everything this amazing country has to offer, you will need at least three weeks. If you have limited time, a week is plenty of time to travel from Casablanca to Marrakesh and take in some of the country's most iconic highlights.

  • What are some things I need to consider while traveling in Morocco?

    Morocco is a highly conservative country, so it is important to dress appropriately. Cover your upper body and knees at all times. It is also important that you cover your head when visiting mosques. If you go shopping in morocco, do not hesitate to haggle. Haggling is an integral part of Moroccan culture and is expected in most places.

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