marrakech to erg chigaga tour

Marrakech to Erg Chigaga tour 3 days

Visit the biggest dunes in Morocco!

Marrakech to Erg Chigaga tour 3 days

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Landscapes of the Atlas and South Morocco Kasbahs

On the first day, you will travel between Marrakech and Ouarzazate. You will take the path linking Marrakech to Ouarzazate which passes through the Atlas Mountains. We have planned stops for the magnificent panoramic views. After passing the Tizi’n’Tichka pass which is located at an altitude of 2,260m, stop at the Kasbah of Telouet. Built in the 18th century, it is the last residence of Pasha Glaoui. This famous Kasbah is a must visit on the Marrakech to Erg Chigaga tour.

After this stop, you continue towards the Moroccan desert… Near Ouarzazate, you will discover the Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is well worth the detour. The discovery of Aït Ben Haddou is one of the highlights of this Marrakech Sahara tour.

Then you arrive in Ouarzazate. This Marrakech desert trip transports you to southern Morocco. You are on the road of 1000 kasbahs. After a stop in the city of Ouarzazate, you will continue to Agdz. Night in a small riad hidden in the palm grove.

The Drâa Valley and the Erg Chigaga big dunes

The Draa Valley is one of the largest in Morocco. There is a beautiful palm grove, the Anti-Atlas mountains, small typical berber villages… Everything is there to fall under the spell of southern Morocco. As the journey progresses, the beautiful landscapes pass by…You are approaching the Moroccan Sahara. You pass through Zagora and Tamegroute before arriving at M’hamid. This is where the road ends to give way to the dunes of the Sahara.

After a break in M’hamid, you take the direction to Erg Chigaga. From M’hamid El Ghizlane to Erg Chigaga, you will ride on the track. It takes about 2 hours to travel. You arrive in time to admire the sunset during a camel tour…

Another highlight of the Marrakech Erg Chigaga excursion is the night at the Sahara nomadic camp in the dunes. But before, you will enjoy a musical evening around the fire. Enjoy music and meet Sahrawi nomads. Night in bivouac at Erg Chigaga.

Marrakech to Erg Chigaga tour: the return

After breakfast at the Erg Chigaga camp, the return to Marrakech is done via the track to Foum Zguid. You will visit Lake Iriqui which is dry nowadays. But it is distinguished by a rich fauna and flora. Lake Iriqui is located between Erg Chigaga and Foum Zguid.

Then direction Tazenakht, it is the capital of carpets in Morocco.

After visiting this city, you go back to Aït Ben Haddou. It’s time to take the road to Marrakech. You continue through the High Atlas to Marrakech. Arrival in the afternoon, your guide will drop you off at your hotel.

Also discover our program for a 3-day Marrakech Merzouga excursion.

  • The journey between Marrakech and Agdz is about 270 km, about 5:30.

    Agdz is in the province of Zagora. Moreover, the town is located on the old road of caravans that crossed the Sahara (Marrakech-Timbuktu).

    Ouarzazate-Agdz - 65 km
  • The Drâa Valley is named after the river that runs through it and is the longest in the country (1,100km).

    It is known for its kasbahs with architecture typical of southern Morocco and its palm grove.

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  • Erg Chigaga desert camp overnight
    Travelers enjoy spending one or more nights in Erg Chigaga, in the Moroccan desert.
    This part of the Sahara and known for its high dunes which are some of the largest in the Moroccan desert. You can practice different activities.

    The stay is very pleasant and the nights are organized in an Erg Chigaga nomadic camp. Luxury desert camps in Chigaga offer a unique experience in the desert.
  • On the track towards Erg Chigaga, you will certainly see herds of camels ...

    The camel tour on site promises a moment of discovery of this beautiful place and its landscapes.

    The visit of the Erg Chigaga dunes is also part of some of our trekking programs and other Morocco desert tours.


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