The Best 4 Days Desert Tour From Marrakech To Erg Chigaga

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4 days desert tour from Marrakech to ERG Chicago

Embark on a captivating 4-day desert tour from Marrakech to Erg Chigaga, sharing this immersive experience with your loved ones. Journey through the arid beauty of Erg Chigaga aboard a private 4×4 vehicle or Minivan, accompanied by our skilled driver. Delve into the remote landscapes of Erg Chigaga, spending three nights in the finest desert camp, where a plethora of outdoor activities awaits. This private 4-day desert tour unveils the breathtaking vastness of Morocco’s outdoors, offering an opportunity to reconnect with nature and bask under the expansive skies.

Your adventure on this desert tour from Marrakech to Erg Chigaga takes a mesmerizing turn as you head south toward Essaouira. This coastal gem, often associated with the lingering spirit of Jimi Hendrix, welcomes you with its blue and ivory hues set against the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean. In just 4 days, savor the essence of Essaouira, a city that resonates with artistic inspiration and maritime charm.

Highlights of this 4 days desert tour from Marrakech to ERG Chicago :

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Day 1 – 4 Desert tour from Marrakech

  • Traverse the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi Ntichka pass.
  • Explore the Berber Village of Ait Ben Haddou, home to a UNESCO-listed Kasbah.
  • Drive through Draa Valley, passing ancient Berber fortified Kasbahs.
  • Experience a camel ride in Erg Chigaga and witness a breathtaking sunset.
  • Overnight stay at your Sahara desert camp, nestled in a secluded desert expanse.
  • Embark on a picturesque journey across the salt-dry lake of Iriqui and encounter authentic Berber nomads.

Tour Itinerary: Marrakech to ERG Chicago

Day 1 : Marrakech → Ouarzazate → Zagora 

Commence your Marrakech to Erg Chigaga Morocco desert tour with a 7:30 AM pickup from your Marrakech hotel/riad. Depart from Marrakech, traversing the Atlas Mountains via the Tichka Pass, treating you to magnificent vistas. Pause at scenic points for photography and to immerse in the breathtaking scenery. Afterward, reach Ouarzazate for a delightful lunch, then continue the journey to Zagora, crossing the Draa River. This river has nurtured an expansive oasis, spanning approximately 200 km at the foothills of the Anti-Atlas mountains. Traverse Palmeraies, providing shade amid Kasbahs and fortified villages, surrounded by fields of corn, barley, vegetables, and henna plantations.

Day 2 : Zagora → Mhamid → Erg Chigaga



Following a delightful breakfast, our journey commences towards M’hamid, the point where the paved road concludes. En route, we pass through the quaint village of Tamagroute, offering a rare opportunity to explore one of Morocco’s oldest Quranic libraries and the adjacent kasbah renowned for its pottery craftsmanship. In M’hamid, a leisurely lunch awaits before our early afternoon departure towards the captivating Erg Chigaga dunes. Along the way, traverse the diverse landscapes of the desert, encompassing ‘Erg,’ ‘Reg,’ ‘Hammadas,’ and oases. Immersed in solitude, the Erg Chigaga dunes stand remote from civilization, casting an overwhelming sense of tranquility upon the undisturbed sand. Embark on a camel ride across the dunes, relishing a breathtaking sunset against the backdrop of ever-shifting sands. Culminate the day with a sumptuous dinner beneath the stars, accompanied by the melodies of local nomads serenading around the campfire.

Day 3 : Erg Chigaga → Foum Zguid → Ouarzazate

Following breakfast, our journey leads us through an additional 90km of the desert, offering a diverse panorama. The route unfolds across the flat, desiccated salt lake of Iriqui, with a backdrop of the Anti Atlas mountains, tracing the historic path of the renowned “Rally Paris Dakar.” Progressing onwards, we reach Foum Zguid, the initial settlement post the desert, marking the commencement of a paved road. Post-lunch, our exploration continues towards the Berber village of Taznakht, celebrated for its exquisite Berber carpets and rugs. As the day draws to a close, we reach Ouarzazate, a city steeped in history. Enjoy dinner and spend the night at your chosen hotel in Ouarzazate.

Day 4 : Ouarzazate → Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou → Marrakech

Begin your day with a delightful breakfast, setting the stage for a captivating journey to the renowned film studios just outside Ouarzazate, often referred to as the Hollywood of Africa. Immerse yourself in the cinematic allure of the studios, a testament to their role in numerous Hollywood blockbusters. Venture onward to the UNESCO World Heritage site, Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou, a mesmerizing location featured in over 20 iconic films such as “Gladiator,” “Indiana Jones,” and “Lawrence of Arabia.” Stroll through the intricate Moroccan architectural marvels that define the Kasbahs.

Our expedition then charts a course towards Marrakech, traversing the majestic High Atlas Mountains and the scenic Tizi n’Tichka pass. Depending on the itinerary, relish a delectable lunch amid the captivating surroundings of Ait Ben Hadou or the Atlas Mountains en route to Marrakech. Anticipate arriving in Marrakech by 17h00 PM, marking the culmination of your Marrakech to Erg Chigaga 4-day desert tour. Your journey concludes with a seamless drop-off at your Marrakech hotel, Riad, or a location of your preference.

Included in your 4 days tour from Marrakech To ERG Chicago :

  • A/C modern 4×4 driven by an English-speaking driver /guide
  • Pick up from your Marrakech hotel / Riad
  • First night at Hotel La Fibule de Draa including dinner and breakfast (Private A/C ensuite room)
  • Sunset camel ride in Erg Chigaga
  • Overnight at a Sahara desert camp in Erg Chigaga (Private tent) with shared bathrooms and showers. Dinner and breakfast are included.
  • Sunrise camel ride
  • Overnight at Hotel Kenzi Azghor in Ouarzazate (Private A/C ensuite room) including dinner and breakfast
  • Drop off at your Marrakech hotel or the closest accessible location to your riad if not car accessible

Excluded in your 4 days tour from Marrakech To ERG Chicago :

  • Beverages
  • Entrance fees if any
  • Local guides if any
  • Lunches on the way