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4 Days / 3 Nights

Sahara Erg Chigaga Desert Tour

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  • Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
  • Category: Desert Tours and Camel Rides
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Pickup: Marrakech
Crossing the highest pass in Atlas Mountains. Visit the most famous kasbah in Morocco, Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. Drive through Berber villages, oases and Morocco’s Hollywood city. Magical desert experience in the biggest sand dunes area of Morocco. Ride camel and try sandboarding. Watch an amazing sunset and a starlit sky beyond compare. Get together with the nomads around the camp fire. Sleep in a nomad tent surrounded by sand dunes and desert silence.

Meeting Point

Marrakech, Morocco

Price Includes

  • 4x4 / Mini-bus with English speaking driver and guide
  • Camel Ride on the Dunes
  • Meals (except for lunches) on the trip
  • Overnight accommodation in Desert Camp
  • Accommodation for 2 Nights in Guesthouse
  • Pick-up and Drop-pff from your accomodation in Marrakech

Price Excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • Alcohol
  • Water and Refreshments
  • Lunches
  • Entrance Fees
  • Tips and personal expenses
Itinerary

Day 1Marrakech - High Atlas - Draa Velley - Zagora

Departure early morning from your riad/hotel in Marrakech and travel through the High Atlas Mountains via the Tichka Pass (2260 m) – the highest road pass in Morocco offering spectacular panoramic views of the mountains and valleys with a snaky road, beautiful landscapes with different colours and the Berber villages along the way. Visit several kasbahs along the way, including Tamnougalte and Ait Benhaddou. A 16th century UNESCO site, Ait Benhaddou is one of the best preserved and most spectacular kasbahs in Morocco. A famous site for Hollywood films, Ait Benhaddou was used for the blockbuster film of 2000, Gladiator. The trip continues through the palm-lined Draa river valley. Arrival to Zagora.

Day 2Zagora - Mhamid - Off Road - Erg Chegaga Desert

After Breakfast, we will have enough time to visit Zagora and its surroundings especially the Jewish quarter in Amzerou and the palm groves. 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. We arrive to Mhamid where the Draa valley and civilization end. Lunch in a typical Moroccan restaurant. After Lunch we will 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.

Day 3Erg Chegaga Desert - Iriki Lake - Foum Zguid - Taznakht - Ait Ben Haddou

After breakfast, we drive through the natural dried lake of Iriqui and the plains of black stones, we will take again the asphalted road in direction of the small town of Foum Zguid, arrive at 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. Return to Ait Ben Hadou Kasbah, a fortified village of the 11th century where we will spend the night.

Day 4Ait Ben Haddou - Ounilla Valley - Telouet Kasbah - Marrakech

After breakfast we will visit the widespread Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou 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”. Revel in a stroll to investigate the universal Moroccan style of construction modeling in which the Kasbahs are constructed. We proceed our approach to Marrakesh through the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi n’tichka pass. Soften for lunch up the center of the Atlas Mountains. Drop off at your Marrakech riad.
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FAQ

What do you need to bring?

For most our tours, this is the following equipment and clothing you will need.

  • Sleeping bags
  • walking boots (shoes)
  • rain jackets
  • fleece
  • warm and light clothes
  • sun screen
  • sun glasses
  • hats
  • camera
  • first aid kit
  • sleepers
  • head torch.

For atlas trekking, look at our FAQ page for a more comprehensive list.

What sort of Experience do your guides have?

All our guides are locals and all registered with Minister of tourisme , they are all certified by the only guide training center in Morocco which is Centre de Formation aux Metiers de Montagne, they all speak English, French, Spanish and German.

How do we make payment?

We require a 30% deposit to secure the booking, and the rest can be paid in person. Payments can be made online while booking (Paypal or Card), via western union, or via bank transfer. Information about online payment and your booking can be found in your dashboard on the top right after logging in.

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The minimum 30% deposit should be paid in either in MAD, Euros or sterlings, or can be paid via a bank transfer at least a week ahead before departure .

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