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3 Day Desert Trip from Marrakech to Erg Chegaga

3 Day Desert Trip from Marrakech to Erg Chegaga

3 Day Desert Trip from Marrakech to Erg Chegaga

Embark on a mesmerizing 3-day expedition from Marrakech to Erg Chegaga, venturing deep into Morocco's enchanting Sahara Desert. Immerse yourself in the timeless beauty of golden dunes, ancient villages, and Berber culture on this unforgettable journey


  • Sahara Desert Immersion: Delve into the heart of the Sahara on camelback, traversing golden dunes and vast plains, experiencing the tranquility and majesty of one of the world's most iconic landscapes.
  • Berber Hospitality: Encounter the warm hospitality of the Berber people as you stay in traditional desert camps, savoring delicious Moroccan cuisine under the star-studded desert sky, and engaging in cultural exchanges that enrich the soul.
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site: Explore the ancient wonders of Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO-listed fortified village steeped in history and intrigue, where narrow alleys and mud-brick buildings tell the tales of centuries past.
  • Erg Chegaga Adventure: Conquer the towering dunes of Erg Chegaga, ascending to their summits for panoramic views of the vast desert expanse, and revel in the serenity of this remote and pristine wilderness.

3 Day Desert Trip from Marrakech to Erg Chegaga Overview

Embark on a transformative desert adventure with a 3-day itinerary from Marrakech to Erg Chegaga. Experience the magic of the Sahara as you traverse through captivating landscapes and immerse yourself in Berber culture.

3 Day Desert Trip from Marrakech to Erg Chegaga Activities

  • Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Atlas Mountains.
  • Experience the thrill of sandboarding on the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi.
  • Discover Berber culture in small rural villages.
  • Explore the ancient Aït Benhaddou, a well-preserved UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Engage with local Berber families in the desert, sharing stories and understanding their ways of life.
  • Spend a magical night under the stars at a deluxe desert camp in the vast Sahara.
  • Direction: Zagora

    Day 1: Marrakech to Zagora

    Experience the magic of our 3-day Erg Chigaga dunes tour, starting from Marrakech. Your adventure begins with a pickup from your hotel, as we journey towards Ouarzazate and Zagora, passing through the breathtaking Tizi-N-Tichka mountain pass in the High Atlas Mountains. The road unfolds before us, revealing stunning vistas of ever-changing landscapes and vibrant Berber villages nestled amidst the mountains. Our first stop is the iconic Ait Benhaddou village, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its ancient kasbahs and cinematic history. Explore the maze-like alleys of this fortified ksar, which has served as the backdrop for numerous blockbuster films. As we continue our journey, we traverse the rugged terrain of the volcanic mountains, crossing the Tizi N’Tnifift pass and passing through the historic Ait Saoun village, once a bustling hub for Sahara traders. Our route takes us deeper into the Draa Valley, where lush palm groves and ancient kasbahs line the landscape. Arriving in Zagora, a charming town steeped in history, we settle in for the night at a local hotel. As the day comes to a close, savor a delicious dinner, immersing yourself in the flavors of Moroccan cuisine before retiring for the night, ready for the adventures that lie ahead.

  • Direction: Erg Chegaga

    Day 2: Zagora to Erg Chegaga

    As the sun rises over Zagora, we fuel up with a hearty breakfast before embarking on another day of exploration. Our journey continues towards Tamagroute, where we visit the historic Zaouia Nasiryaa, home to one of Morocco's oldest libraries. Immerse yourself in the rich history and cultural heritage of this sacred site, learning about its significance in the region. Continuing along the picturesque oasis, we make our way to M’hamid, where the awe-inspiring dunes of Chigaga come into view on the horizon. The vast expanse of golden sand stretches as far as the eye can see, inviting us to delve deeper into the heart of the desert. Here, amidst the towering dunes, we embark on a camel ride, swaying gently with the rhythm of the desert. As the sun begins its descent, casting a warm glow over the landscape, we arrive at our desert camp, nestled amidst the dunes. As night falls, we gather around a crackling campfire under the star-studded sky, sharing stories and laughter with newfound friends. Dinner is served, a feast of traditional Moroccan dishes that tantalize the taste buds and warm the soul. With the tranquil sounds of the desert as our lullaby, we drift off to sleep in our cozy tents, surrounded by the magic of the Sahara.

  • Direction: Marrakech

    Day 3: Erg Chegaga to Marrakech

    As we bid farewell to the tranquil beauty of Erg Chigaga, our journey homeward begins. Setting out from the desert camp, we traverse through the mesmerizing landscape, passing by the serene expanse of Iriki Lake. Once teeming with life and vibrant bird species, today it stands as a testament to nature's resilience, preserved as a Natural Park and conservation area. Our route leads us along the undulating dunes and peaceful wilderness, offering glimpses of the untouched beauty of the Sahara. As we navigate the rugged off-road trails, the small town of Foum-Zguid emerges on the horizon, a fleeting reminder of civilization amidst the vast desert expanse. Continuing our journey, we pass through Taznakht, a historic trading post known for its exquisite carpets and vibrant culture. Here, we pause to immerse ourselves in the rich tapestry of Moroccan craftsmanship before venturing forth towards the High Atlas Mountains. As we ascend once more into the majestic mountains, we traverse winding roads and breathtaking vistas, relishing the journey back to Marrakech. With each twist and turn, memories of our desert odyssey linger, etched into the fabric of our souls. And as the cityscape of Marrakech comes into view, we are filled with a sense of gratitude for the adventures shared and the beauty discovered along the way.

The Prices of This 3 Day Desert Trip from Marrakech to Erg Chegaga Include:

Camel ride
Pick up & Drop of

  • The price of the tour includes a vehicle, driver/guide, accommodation with half-board (dinner and breakfast), and a camel ride.
  • Lunch and drinks are not included in the tour price.

Marrakech, Morocco

3 Day Desert Trip from Marrakech to Erg Chegaga ( 2 pax)

Tour package for 2 people


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