erg chigaga desert tour

Erg Chigaga tour from Marrakech 3 days

4x4 Marrakech desert tour, night in a nomadic tent

Erg Chigaga desert tour from Marrakech 3 days

Erg Chigaga desert tour from Marrakech 3 days – 3 days Sahara tour from Marrakech – 4×4 Marrakech to Erg Chigaga excursion 3 days – Marrakech Sahara trip – Morocco desert trip 3 days

1st day of the Erg Chigaga desert tour from Marrakech

This 3-day Erg Chigaga tour from Marrakech begins in the morning. The driver picks you up from your riad in Marrakech. You then leave for a 4×4 trip to the Moroccan desert.

The first stage of the Marrakech to Erg Chigaga desert trip is the road that passes through the Atlas Mountains. This is the road that connects Marrakech to Ouarzazate. You will pass through the Tizi’n’Tichka pass which rises to more than 2,000 meters above sea level! The landscapes of the High Atlas are very beautiful. Berber villages add charm to the trip. You can also visit the Kasbah of Telouet.

The Kasbah of Telouet is located in the beautiful Ounila Valley, just over an hour’s drive from the Ksar of Aït Ben Hadddou. A stop is also planned in Aït Ben Haddou for a visit to the Kasbah and lunch.

You then continue towards Ouarzazate. Here you can visit the movie studios. We then take the road in the Anti-Atlas mountains to reach Agdz where you will spend the first night of this Marrakech desert tour.

2nd day: the Erg Chigaga great dunes

After a hearty breakfast in Agdz, it is time to continue the road towards the Moroccan desert and the dunes of Erg Chigaga. On the 2nd day of this 4×4 Marrakech desert trip you cross the Drâa Valley. It is one of the most beautiful valleys in Morocco which is home to a large palm grove.

You follow the Drâa Valley and its small villages with typical southern kasbahs to the town of Zagora. The landscapes are so amazing, the Oasis contrasts with the aridity of the mountains.

After Zagora, you go through Tamegrout where you do nice visits before arriving at M’hamid. From here, you take the track which takes you to the great dunes of Erg Chigaga.

One of the highlights of a Erg Chigaga desert tour from Marrakech 3 days is the camel ride for the sunset. In the evening, you also enjoy the vibes at the nomadic camp and the music around a campfire. Then, you spend a night in a tent in the Moroccan desert.

3rd day of the 4×4 Marrakech to Erg Chigaga trip

The last day of the Erg Chigaga desert tour 3 days from Marrakech is also very rich in discoveries.

You start the day with breakfast at the bivouac in Erg Chigaga. Then, you take the track in the Sahara. You visit Lake Iriqui and enjoy beautiful landscapes in the desert. You arrive at Foum Zguid where you find the asphalt road. From here the road takes you to Tazenakht where lunch is planned. The town of Tazenakht is known for being the carpet capital of Morocco. You go back to Ouarzazate and then, through the Atlas Mountains to Marrakech.

Do you prefer visit the Erg Chebbi dunes ? Here is a Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour 3 days.

  • Departure for a 3-day Erg Chigaga desert tour from Marrakech

    8:30 AM - pick up from your riad in Marrakech.
  • 4x4 trip per day
    1st day: 5 hours
    2 day: 4:30 hours
    3rd day: about 7:30 hours.
  • This Morocco desert tour is done by 4x4

    Other Marrakech desert tours 3 days: desert trip to Merzouga or a Marrakech to M'hamid excursion.

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  • Camel tour in Erg Chigaga for the sunset

    One of the highlights of this 3-day Marrakech Sahara tour is the camel ride in the Erg Chigaga big dunes. The camel tour is done at sunset.

    You enjoy one of the most beautiful landscapes in the Moroccan desert with unique colors.
    The camel ride lasts about 1 hour.

    If you want to enjoy a longer hike in the desert, opt for a 4-day or 5-day desert tour from Marrakech to Erg Chigaga.
  • Night in desert camp in Erg Chigaga

    The night in the Moroccan desert is planned in nomadic camp in the Sahara. So you will sleep in a tent.

    Most camps offer simple tents where one can have an authentic experience.

    But you can also choose to spend the night in a luxury camp in Erg Chigaga.


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