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5-day Erg Chigaga tour from Marrakech

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5-day Erg Chigaga desert tour from Marrakech

Erg Chigaga desert tour from Marrakech 5 days – Marrakech to Sahara tour – 4×4 Morocco desert trip 5 days – 5-day Marrakech desert tour to Erg Chigaga

1st day of this desert tour from Marrakech : the Dadès Gorges

This 5-day desert tour from Marrakech to Erg Chigaga begins in the morning. With the driver-guide, you leave in the direction of Ouarzazate. To get to southern Morocco and the Sahara, you must pass through the High Atlas mountains. The itinerary passes through the Tizi’n’Tichka pass. A stop is planned at the Kasbah of Telouet to visit it.

Throughout the journey, the landscapes of the Atlas will delight young and old.

You then pass through the town of Ouarzazate. We stop there to visit the city’s Kasbah and the film studios. This 4×4 Marrakech desert trip then continues towards the Valley of Roses.

On the way you will make a stop to visit the Skoura Oasis which is located near Ouarzazate. Then, you will admire the beautiful landscapes of the Valley of Roses. You stop at a local cooperative. After that we are still moving forward… Arrival at the Dades Gorges where you will spend the first night in a charming riad.

2nd day of the Marrakech desert trip: night in Erg Lihoudi desert camp

On the second day of a Marrakech Sahara tour to the great dunes of Erg Chigaga, you will head towards the Moroccan desert.

You continue through the Todra Gorges and the beautiful town of Tinghir. Then, your journey takes you to Alnif and Tazarine before arriving in the city of Zagora. Between the Todra Gorges and Zagora, enjoy splendid landscapes all the way.

After the town of Zagora, you will visit Tamgroute and its pottery workshops. After this break, you arrive in the desert where you spend the 2nd night of this 5-day desert tour from Marrakech. The night is planned in Erg Lihoudi, in a nomadic camp in the dunes. Nights in a tent in the Sahara are one of the highlights of this 5-day Erg Chigaga desert tour from Marrakech.

Visit of the Erg Chigaga great dunes and second night in the Sahara

The next day, you start the 3d day of this amazing Morocco desert tour. After breakfast at the nomad camp in Erg Lihoudi, you take the track in the desert to reach the great dunes of Erg Chigaga (one of the biggest in Morocco).

Firstly, you will stop at the Sacred Oasis for lunch. Enjoy a moment of relaxation in the middle of the desert. Then you continue towards Erg Chigaga. In the afternoon you reach these beautiful dunes.

Those who wish can try sandsurfing. Then, here you are for a camel ride for the sunset ! When you will be back in the nomadic camp, you enjoy dinner and music around a campfire. After an evening under the Sahara starry sky, you will spend a night in a tent in the Moroccan desert.

Erg Chigaga desert tour from Marrakech : from Foum Zguid to Aït Ben Haddou

After this second night in the Sahara, you leave for new discoveries in southern Morocco. This Marrakech desert tour takes you along the Erg Chigaga track to Foum Zguid. On the way you visit Lake Iriqui.

After Foum Zguid, the route continues towards the town of Tazenakht which is “the capital of carpets” in Morocco. Stop for a site visit before heading back to Aït Ben Haddou. This is where you will spend the night in a typical riad.

From Aït Ben Haddou on the way back to Marrakech

The 5th day of this Morocco Sahara tour from Marrakech is dedicated to the return to the red city.

After breakfast, you will first visit the Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With a local guide, you will discover the beautiful Kasbah of Aït Ben Haddou.

Then, you begin your return to Marrakech via the Atlas Mountains. The driver-guide will drop you off at your hotel in the afternoon.

Do you prefer to visit Merzouga? Check out our 5-day Marrakech to Erg Chebbi desert tour program.

  • The highlights of a 5-day Marrakech desert tour to Erg Chigaga great dunes

    - Discovery of the Moroccan Valley of Roses,
    - the Dades Gorges and the Todra Gorges,
    - 2 nights in the Moroccan desert, in a nomadic camp,
    - Visit to the big dunes of Erg Chigaga.
  • Night in the Moroccan desert

    Night in nomadic camp in the dunes of Erg Lihoudi

    Erg Lihoudi (the Jewish dunes) are located in the desert near M'hamid. These are beautiful dunes which are worth the visit.

    Meeting with nomadic culture. Guaranteed authenticity.

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  • During this 5-day Morocco tour, you will enjoy a day trip in the Sahara.

    After the night in Erg Lihoudi, you will take the 4x4 track to the great Erg Chigaga dunes.
    You will see the desert plateau and places covered with dunes.

    You can see herds of camels or goats in the desert.

    You will take time to have lunch in the middle of the desert, at the Sacred Oasis.
  • Erg Chigaga desert camp

    The camp at Erg Chigaga is located in the dunes. You can try sandsurfing there.

    It's an ideal place to disconnect, recharge and stargaze.

    The musical evening around a campfire is a very amazing moment.

    You can also do a camel ride in the morning.
  • The 5-day desert tour from Marrakech to Erg Chigaga allows you to reduce the daily journey.
    It's a comfortable journey to the Moroccan desert.

    You have time to enjoy the visits and the Sahara.

    This Morocco desert trip also allows you to make a beautiful loop in southern Morocco and visit the main touristic sites.

    It is also an authentic experience of the Great South Moroccan.


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