marrakech desert trip

4-day Marrakech desert trip to Erg Chigaga

Morocco Sahara tour 4 days

4-day Marrakech desert trip to Erg Chigaga

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1st day of the Marrakech desert trip : crossing the Atlas and the Drâa Valley

Enjoy many beautiful visits during the first day of a 4-day Marrakech to Erg Chigaga desert tour.

In the morning, you head towards Ouarzazate. To arrive in this city in southern Morocco, you cross the Atlas Mountains. There are stops for panoramic views throughout the route. On the way you pass through the Tizi’n’Tichka pass which rises to more than 2,000m above sea level! It is one of the highest peaks in North Africa. A stop is planned at the Kasbah of Telouet. This Kasbah, which dates from the 18th century, is a must-visit on a Marrakech desert tour. The small Berber villages continue to pass by on the road.

When you arrive near Ouarzazate, the landscapes change. This desert tour from Marrakech to Erg Chigaga great dunes continues. You stop in Ouarzazate to see its beautiful Kasbah and visit the film studios. Then, the journey continues in the Anti-Atlas mountains before arriving in the Drâa Valley. The night is planned in the charming village of Agdz.

2nd day of the Marrakech Sahara tour to Erg Chigaga : dunes as far as the eye can see

After breakfast in the riad in Agdz, it is time to continue the 4-day Marrakech desert excursion.

You follow the beautiful Drâa Valley. Admire the landscapes where the pink-ochre color contrasts with the palm grove. You can feel that the desert is not very far away.

You enjoy a short break in Zagora before continuing towards the village of Tamgrout. In this village, we visit the ceramic workshops known throughout the country and the Koranic library. Then, direction M’hamid, the last village before the desert where the asphalt road ends. From M’hamid, this Marrakech desert trip continue along the track in the desert. You arrive at the Erg Chigaga dunes in the afternoon. This Marrakech desert trip allows you to enjoy a camel ride in the large dunes for the sunset. After dinner, it’s time to an evening with music around a campfire. Moreover, you will spend a night in tent in a Morocco Sahara desert camp in Erg Chigaga.

3rd day of this Erg Chigaga desert tour from Marrakech

After enjoying the desert, the 4×4 Sahara tour from Marrakech continues towards Aït Ben Haddou.

The 3rd day of this Morocco desert tour to Erg Chigaga dunes is also rich in amazing visits. You leave the big dunes of Erg Chigaga on the track in the desert towards Foum Zguid. We visit the Lake Iriqui (on the Erg Chigaga to Foum Zguid route). The journey then takes you to Tazenakht “carpet capital” in Morocco. You stop there for lunch and to visit to local carpet cooperatives.

After this break, you continue to Aït Ben Haddou where you spend the night in a small traditional riad.

4th day of the Marrakech desert trip : visit of Aït Ben Haddou

After breakfast, you will enjoy a visit of the Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou, listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. You will discover the Kasbah of Aït Ben Haddou with a local guide. Besides, it is a true jewel of southern Moroccan architecture which is worth the detour.

After this visit, you take the road to Marrakech. You return through the High Atlas. The arrival in the pink city is in the afternoon. Your driver will drop you off at your hotel. This concludes your 4-day Marrakech to Erg Chigaga tour.

Looking for a 3-day desert tour from Marrakech? Here is a 4×4 Marrakech Sahara tour to Erg Chigaga program.

  • This 4-day Marrakech desert trip to the big dunes of Erg Chigaga is perfect if you want to take the time to discover southern Morocco.

    South Morocco is not only the Sahara, it is also small villages nestled in the palm grove, typical Kasbahs, magnificent landscapes.
    Thanks to the duration of this tour, you will travel about 5 to 6 hours per day.
  • At what time of year can you visit the Moroccan desert?

    The best time to do a Marrakech to Erg Chigaga 4 days tour is from September to the end of May.
    In summer, temperatures are high in the South. The months of June, July and August should be avoided if possible.

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  • The highlights of this 4-day desert tour from Marrakech

    - At Erg Chigaga you can practice amazing activities like a quad tour, a buggy riding, or sandboard,
    - Part of the trip on the 2nd and 3rd day takes place on the track in the Sahara desert,

    - You will discover many different landscapes in the Sahara,
    - Night in the Moroccan desert,
    - Evening event with Sahrawi music.
  • Accommodation in Agdz and Aït Ben Haddou

    This tour includes two nights on the way to the Sahara and back. This helps cut the day trip to ensure you have a comfortable journey.

    The night in Agdz is planned in a typical riad where you will find all the Moroccan hospitality.

    In Aït Ben Haddou you will also stay in a charming riad where the hosts will be delighted to welcome you.
    The rooms are comfortable and you can enjoy good Moroccan cuisine.

    It is also possible to arrange tea with a local family.


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