These 3 Days To Erg Chigaga Desert Tour leaves from Marrakech “Red City” the most important former imperial city in Morocco‘s history. That’s because it is near set near the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, which we will drive throughout for miles and to enjoying the fascinating presence of superb and scattered Berber villages. Then we will pass by the Universal heritage site of Ait Ben Hadou Kasbah, the 11th century. 35km from Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, we will reach Hollywood of Africa Ouarzazate, where the biggest filmmaking studios set And Later Arriving at the Saharan town Zagora. Night and dinner at our Hotel.
Early morning, continue our private 3 Days from Marrakech to Erg Chigaga tour will head then; south and pass by Tamagrout 18km away. You will visit one of the oldest libraries of the kingdom (Zaouia Nasiryaa). Later driving along Draa valley to M’hamid, which is a very modest village and not much different than the former of Tagounit that you have passed before arriving here. From a vast plateau, you will get then impressed by the dunes of Erg Chigaga appearing from the horizon; Where you go for a camel ride then; to meet one of the fascinating dunes sights you will ever see, the superb sunset in the middle of the high dune. Tonight, you stay then in a Berber camp or guest house and enjoy the full stars’ sky view.
From Erg Chigaga, you drive along dunes on a peaceful and fascinating wilderness. Passing then by the natural dried lake of Iriki, 30 years ago, this lake was full of water and different kinds of birds. After a long way driving on an off-road, you get into the paved road and pass the small town of Forum-Zguid. Your stopover in Taznakht was a former trading post for this large region. This little Berber village is one of the biggest centers of carpets in the kingdom. Then from there, you continue then for almost 90 Km, along quite oases and plenty of Berber villages to get to the junction in between Marrakech and Ouarzazate. You cross the High Atlas Mountains again to return to Marrakech.
Private A/C Vehicle, 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser for 3-days +
English speaking driver for 3 days
Pick up & Drop off at your Marrakech accommodation
Night in Zagora Ensuite rooms with A/C in a Kasbah & Riad with food, (Vegetarians are welcome)
Sunset Or Sunrise Camel Trek + Night in nomad desert bivouac (Private tents) with food
Free time to explore the site such as Ait Benhaddou, Cinema Sets, Taourirt Kasbah. Etc
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The other Sahara dunes are Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga. Erg Chebbi dunes are more popular and reach a height of up to 150 meters in places and altogether span over an area of 50 kilometers.
– The Erg Chigaga desert tour can be then tailored into a 4 or 5 days desert tour if desired.
– This 3 days desert tour is available and can be arranged for groups of all sizes