The Marrakech to erg Chigaga Desert Tour 4 Days, passing through Zagora, Mhamid and Foum Zguid, is ideal for people who love the desert, its silence and its landscapes. Especially we recommend this tour to those people who want to disconnect and live an experience. In addition, although we suggest an itinerary, we would like to highlight that it is a tour that can be customized and that itinerary can be made according to your tastes and preferences.
Marrakech to erg Chigaga Desert Tour 4 Days highlights:
- Pick up, departure and return to your hotel in Marrakech
- Crossing the High Atlas Mountains by the Tizin Tichka Pass.
- Visit the fortified village Ait Ben Haddou and Taourirt Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Passage through Ouarzazate and Zagora.
- Dromedary ride to the desert dunes Erg Lihoudi in Mhamid.
- enjoy panoramic views of sunrise and sunset at the desert dunes.
- Magical atmosphere, lively evening and night in bivouac in the Sahara.
- Crossing the Berber village of Agdez and the Drâa valley with its procession of palm trees.
- Stops along the way to enjoy the scenery and take pictures.
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DAY 1: MARRAKECH – DARAA VALLEY – ZAGORA
This tour begins with the panoramic walk of Marrakech on the Tizi-N-Tichka pass (2,260 m above sea level), where you can see the traditional Berber villages with its inhabitants working along the valleys. After crossing the Anti-Atlas, you can visit several kasbahs after Ouarzazate. We will continue to the green and peaceful valley of Draa, famous for its huge date groves and henna fields. After your arrival in the desert capital of Zagora, you will dine in the riad where you will spend the night.
DAY 2: ZAGORA – MHAMED – ERG CHEGAGA
After breakfast, we will have time to visit the region of Zagora and its surroundings as the Jewish district of Amzerou and watch the huge palm groves. Then we will continue our trip to the desert to Mhamid El Ghazlan. On the way, we stop at “Tamgroute”. There we can visit an old library of the Koran and an underground Kasbah. Mhamid is the end of the Draa Valley as well as the end of civilization. We will have our Pic Nic-lunch in the desert and continue to Erg Chegaga, where we will arrive before sunset. Rendezvous in a desert camel in the desert along the dunes in various colors. We arrive at the desert camp where you will spend the night in a nomad tent or under bright stars amidst impressive sand dunes. A traditional dinner is served and you can spend the night watching shooting stars or dancing around the campfire to the beat of the Berber desert drums.
DAY 3: CHEGAGA ERG – FOUM ZGUID – TAZNAKHT – AIT BENHADDOU
After enjoying the sunrise at the top of a large sand dune, you will have your breakfast in the desert camp before the departure of the trip in 4 × 4. Discover the old Paris-Dakar road at Foum Zguid and cross Lake Iriqui, which is a temporary wetland during rainy periods. Lunch will be served in the Berber village of Taznakht or somewhere around. Dinner and overnight in a hotel in the village of Ait-Ben-Haddou.
DAY 4: AIT BENHADDOU – TELOUET – MARRAKECH
In the morning, after the Moroccan breakfast, another highlight awaits you: the famous Kasbah Aït-Ben-Haddou, the fortified village with its many ksars and kasbahs, where were shot several famous films like Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven and Prince of Persia. After the visit, we continue our journey through the High Atlas Mountains and stop at the Kasbah Telouet before returning to Marrakech, where you will be abandoned in your hotel or your riad at night.