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3 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Erg Chegaga


 Erg Chigaga is not as famous as Eg Chebbi sand dunes as a touristic destination. Erg Chigaga is located in Marrakech’s southeast and 60 kilometrs away from Mhamid (the nearest town to Erg Chigaga). The tour toward these sand dunes usually programmed for at least three days and usually goes through Ait Ben Haddou, Draa valley palm groves and rocky desert landscapes. The tour to Erg Chigaga is an amazing experience. During your journey, you will have the chance to ride camels, climb the Sahara dunes, appreciate the stunning views and spend the overnight in a nomad tent under the endless stars. On the other side, Erg Chebbi sand dunes is well-known and has dunes that are over 150 meters at elevation. The span of the area is over 150 kilometers. Hotels on the edge of the Sahara Desert offer the visitors a good opportunity to spend the nights in traditional hotel rooms or in luxury camps. Visiting Merzouga gives you the chance to exlpore the surroundings area (oases, pal trees, villages, kasbahs, small towns..)

Erg Chigaga Morocco desert tour 3 Days Itinerary:

Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Draa Valley – Mhamid

 Three days tour to Echegaga starts from Marrakech.  driving an air-conditioned 4×4 you will travel through the amazing landscapes of the High Atlas Mountains and drive via the pass of Tizi N’Tichka. On the way to our destination, we will visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. It is declared as world heritage site by UNESCO. We will have lunch in Ouarzazate or Agdez. Before we reach Erg Chegaga, we will travel through Draa Valley’s palm trees and Kasbahs. The overnight will be spent whether at a hotel in Zagora or in a nomad tent in Erg Chegaga sand dunes.

Day 2: Zagora – Mhamid – Sacred Oasis – Erg Chigaga Dunes

 On the second day of the tour, we will start our journey starts after having breakfast. We will visit the palm groves of Draa Valley to admire the stunning views before we proceed with the tour visit the famous Coranic library in Tamagroute, and an underground Kasbah. The small village of M’Hamid is our next destination. It is considered a major oasis in Draa region after Erg Chegaga’s wasteland of the Sahara. Erg Chegaga is the largest sand dunes in Morocco with 300 meters of height and 40 kilometers of span. After that, you will experience a camel excursion. You will ride camels and head to camp in in the desert. On your way, you will enjoy the amazing sunset over the golden sand dunes. You will arrive at the camp after 40 minutes of riding camels.

Day 3: Erg Chigaga Dunes – Foum Zguid – Taznakht – Marrakech

Having breakfast is followed by driving through the old track of ralley Dakar-Paris and cross and the dried Iriqui lake. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in the Berber village of Taznakht. After a long drive through breathtaking landscapes views, we will arrive at marrakech around 6 pm and drive to your accommodation.