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Marrakech to Erg Chigaga Desert Tour – 4 days

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€275

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Private Erg Chigaga Desert Trip from Marrakech:

Morocco Sahara desert trip to Erg Chigaga from Marrakech via Zagora, Mhamid, and Foum Zguid is for serious desert lovers who want to experience the silence and beauty of the desert and forget about their hectic city life!

Marrakech and Erg Chigaga desert tour can be arranged as a five-day desert tour. This desert excursion is operated by Toyota Land Cruiser vehicles, with half-board accommodations.

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Marrakech to Erg Chigaga Desert Tour Highlights:

Marrakech to Erg Chigaga Tour Itinerary:

The Marrakech trip to Erg Chigaga Morocco desert tour begins at 07h30 am and will pick you up of your Marrakech hotel or Riad.

Leave Marrakech by winding through to the Atlas Mountains over the Tichka Pass, from where the views are stunning. A few stops are scheduled to enjoy the view and to take photos.

We will arrive at Ouarzazate for lunch, and then travel towards Zagora traversing the Draa river that has created the vast oasis stretching across about 200 km near the base of the anti-Atlas mountain range. A number of Palmeraies will spread their shade between Kasbahs and fortified villages that are dotted with fields of barley, corn vegetables, henna, and vegetable plantations.

Dinner and overnight stay at the Zagora hotel.

Following breakfast, we head towards M'hamid (where the road comes to an end) after which we pass through the town of Tamagroute in which we'll have the chance to see an ancient Quranic Libraries in Morocco Then, we visit the close kasbah known for its pottery factories.

The lunch will take place in the M'hamid during leisure time. After lunch, we head to Erg Chigaga dunes, which traverse different elements of the desert "Erg," "Reg," Hammadas, and oases. Erg Chigaga Dunes lie a long way away from the city and the quiet of the sand can be overwhelming.

Ride camels over the dunes and take in some of the most spectacular sunsets amidst the changing colors of the sand dunes.

Have a wonderful dinner by the fire in front of the campfire as you are entertained by local nomads, who are playing local music.

Overnight at your Sahara desert camp.

Following breakfast, the drive continues for another 90km of desert, which has a variety of scenery. We first pass through the dry flat salt-lake of Iriqui as well as the Anti Atlas mountains, following the old route that was used in the "Rally Paris Dakar."

Then on to Foum Zguid, the first village to be established after the desert, and where the road is paved.

After lunch, head towards continue to the Berber town of Taznakht which is famous due to the Berber carpets and rug.

We will arrive in Ouarzazate at around 3pm. Overnight and dinner at the hotel you booked in Ouarzazate.

Following breakfast, you will go in the movie studios, located close to Ouarzazate and is referred to for its role as the Hollywood of Africa.

We will then visit the world-class place that is Kasbah Ait Benhadou. It was which was previously used as a location to film more than twenty Hollywood blockbusters, such as "Gladiator," "Indiana Jones," and "Lawrence of Arabia." Explore the Kasbahs on foot to experience the ancient Moroccan architectural style on which the Kasbahs are constructed.

The journey continues towards Marrakesh via The High Atlas Mountains and Tizi n'Tichka pass. Based on the time of day lunch is provided at Ait Ben Hadou or the Atlas Mountains on the way to Marrakech.

Arrival at Marrakech by 17h00 PM.

The Marrakech tour from Marrakech to Erg Chigaga 4 days desert tour will be concluded with a departure from your Marrakech hotel or Riad or at a place you prefer.

4 Days Erg Chegaga Desert Trip from Marrakech Prices:

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Erg Chigaga is remote. It is accessible only through 4x4s and driven by skilled drivers. This makes it less popular with tourists. However, Erg Chebbi is accessible to all cars and the roads aren’t too exciting. This is what makes Erg Chebbi more touristy as it is filled with crowds of tourists throughout the year.

Bathrooms are shared, and located just outside your tent in the spacious desert camp ( included in the price of your tour ). Bathrooms in the luxury camp are private within your tent.

Yes, you can. Your 4×4 will bring you to the Erg Chigaga desert camp if you decide to skip riding on a camel.

Yes, you can. Your guide will help to hire ATVs Erg Chigaga, and you will pay the provider in Mhamid directly.

It takes about 1 hour for an evening camel ride in Erg Chigaga dunes and another hour for a dawn camel trek the next day. It is dependent on the time of year and Daylight Saving Time, and the sunset/sunrise times.

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