This Marrakech to erg chigaga desert tour 3 days will take you from Ouarzazate to the wilderness of the Sahara to Erg Chagaga, Explore the desert expanses on the back of camels at Ergs Lihoudi and Chigaga, and live an incredible experience by camp in comfortable Berber tents at the foot of the Danes travel through the Anti-Atlas Mountains via Agdez and enjoy a guided tour of Kasbah Tamnougalte.
Further south, follow the old caravan route to Zagora and admire the incredible Draa Valley, its ancient kasbahs, and green oases In Tamgroute discover the workshops for making pottery typical of the region with green enamel as well as its Koranic library renowned for centuries.
3 days tour from Marrakech to Chigaga Explore the Saharan trails, go in search of fossils in the dry lake of Iriqui, discover the adobe villages, oasis life, and the techniques of artisanal production of Berber rugs, The trip is possible in 3-day Marrakech to chigaga tour however we recommend a slow pace for 4 Days tour From Marrakech to erg chigaga.
This is the itinerary of the Marrakech to erg chigaga desert tour 3 days
- 1 Day: Marrakech → High Atlas → Ait Ben Haddou → Ouarzazate (5 HOURS DRIVE)
- 2 Day: Ouarzazate → Zagora → Mhamid → Chigaga Dunes (6 HOURS DRIVE)
- 3 Day: Chegaga desert → Lake Iriqi → Foum Z'Guid → Taznakht - Marrakech (7 HOURS DRIVE)
Things to do in a 3-day tour from Marrakech To Erg Chigaga
- Enjoy the beautiful scenery between Marrakesh and Ouarzazate
- Crossing the Tizi n Tichka in the High Atlas Mountains
- Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou
- Visit the Kasbah of Taourirt and movie studios
- Cross the famous Draa valley for its date palm oases and Kasbah
- Visit the Koranic school and library Tamgrout Through the dry salt lake Iriqui
- Enjoy a fossil hunting adventure on your way to the village of Foum Zguid
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DAY 1: Marrakech - High Atlas - Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate
Your driver will pick you up from your hotel or nearest car access point at 8:00 am you will start our 3-day tour from Marrakech To Erg Chigaga, We head the south-east of Morocco through the High Atlas mountains one of the most beautiful roads in Morocco, en route stops are planned for Photos and to admire the beautiful landscape and the beautiful panoramic views offered by these majestic Mountains.
After the tikka pass, 2260 m above sea level, we will deviate towards Telouet by the old caravan route, to visit the old Kasbah of the Pasha, a small palace located on the outskirts of the small Berber village of Telouet, Occupying a strategic position in the high atlas, the occupants of the palace had the privilege of being in the passage of the merchant caravans and near important salt mines.
Lunch, then we continue through the valley of Ounila with short walks to better enjoy the landscape until the ksar Ait ben haddou, a type of traditional pre-Saharan habitat. Houses clustered within its defensive walls reinforced by corner towers. Some appear to be small castles with their tall towers decorated with mud-brick patterns.
The oldest constructions date from the seventeenth century, The site would have been one of the many counters of the trade route which linked Saharan Africa to Marrakech - we can still see a fondouk (caravanserai), a geographical pearl that we can discover before going to us. in the Berber village, Tazentoute discovers its beautiful little palm grove on a donkey, spends the night with the locals, and enjoys a Bereber cooking class.
DAY 2: Ouarzazate - Zagora - Mhamid - Chegaga Dunes
Breakfast, then continue our 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to erg chigaga to Ouarzazate, stop in front of the cinema studio for the photo, then visit the Taourirt kasbah, built entirely of earth and part of the village of the same name attached to Ouarzazate. The ensemble occupies a strategic position at the confluence of two important rivers: the Oueds Dades and Ouarzazate thus forming the Drâa river; also located at the crossroads of old caravan passages.
After Ouarzazate, continue through our erg chegaga tours from Marrakech the Tinifift pass at an altitude of 1680 m to reach Agdz, a small village on the old caravan route linking Marrakech to Timbuktu. The long capital of the Mzgita region north of the Draâ valley has played an important economic role. Then due to the drought of the 1970s and 1980s and the ease of means of transport, it lost its importance a large part of the population being forced to leave for the city to find work.
Lunch en-route then continuation to Zagora, then Tamegroute and M’hamid El Ghizlane, start the track (50 km) for chigaga, Night at the Camp at erg chigaga.
DAY 3: Chegaga desert - Lake Iriqi - Foum Z'Guid - Taznakht - Marrakech
Breakfast at the Camp then continuation by Lake Iriki a national park located between the dry bed of Draa River and the southern fallout of the Anti-Atlas, near the Algerian border The park is characterized by desert landscapes typical of southern Morocco vegetation is represented by a wooded steppe and an Acacia raddiana savannah The dune environments are mainly covered by the Tamarix.
Arrive at Foun Zguid where we will join the tarred road again to continue towards Taznakht (village of Women weavers), then Amerzgane to arrive in Marrakech at the end of the afternoon, transfer to your hotel, and end of our Marrakech to erg chegaga desert Tour.
- Private A/C Vehicle
- English speaking driver/guide
- Pick up & Drop off at your Marrakech accommodation
- Night in Ouarzazate hotel or Riad
- Night in desert camp Erg chegaga Private tents
- Dinner and breakfast are daily
- Sand boarding
- Berber party at night in the desert nomad's music.
- camel ride
What’s not included
- Lunches and beverages on the way.
- Personal expenses.
- Optional local guide at Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou (2 Euros per person).