Marrakech to Erg Chigaga or Chebbi Sahara Desert Trips in Morocco: Which is the best?
Enjoy a desert trip from Marrakech to Erg Chigaga via Zagora. while, it is one of Moroccan two Saharan ergs destination. therefore, it is one of the most popular and Marrakesh desert tours. Hence, this 3 days Erg Chegaga desert tour allows to experience camel ride crossing the dunes. Finally, overnight in tent with music. So, how can we get desert trip from Marrakech to Erg Chigaga destination?
- -3 day desert trip from Marrakech to Erg Chigaga.
- -Camel ride with overnight stay.
- -Atlas Mountains.
- Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah.
Day 1: Marrakech – Atlas Mountains – Tichka – Ouarzazate – Zagora.
First of all, we pick you up from your Riad or Hotel in Marrakesh. Hence, we start this 3 days Marrakech Erg Chigaga desert tour heading to Ouarzazate via Tizi n Tichka pass. Therefore, it is one of the most scenic drives in Morocco. Next, we continue to Zagora passing by Ait ben Haddou Kasbah. Besides, it is listed under UNESCO World Heritage site. As well as, it is also classified in the Inventory of Earthen architecture (UNESCO, 2012).
In other words, a group of earthen buildings surrounded by high walls, is a traditional pre-Saharan habitat. The houses crowd together within the defensive walls. On the way, we continue our Morocco desert trip by the Anti Atlas Mountains and the Berber villages of Agdz via amazing Draa Valley. Overnight stay in Zagora.
Day 2: Zagora – Mhamid el ghizlane – Erg Chegaga – Camel ride.
After breakfast, we drive to Mhamid village through Tamagroute and visit one of the oldest Quranic libraries. As a result, it is known by pottery factory. Consequently, we continue to M’hamid El Ghizlane, the last village before the vast expanses of the Sahara, is a rural municipality of the Zagora province. So, this place used to be an oasis where were built the old kasbah. In other words, The kasbah of the Moroccan south, residences built from adobe, a mixture of clayey earth and straw, their architecture of striking. After that, we continue our desert trip to Chegaga dunes which are far away from civilization.
Then, we will drive off road to the best desert destination in south east of Morocco. Explore Oum Laalag Oasis on your way to Erg Chigaga dunes. Therefore, spending a night in the Sahara Desert is a one lifetime experience, a lifelong dream for anyone traveling. Why not? we ride camel trek on a big adventure across dunes, we will enjoy during our “Marrakech to Erg Chigaga” the sun set and we spend a night in our desert campsite included musical party.
Day 3: Erg Chegaga dunes – Foum Zguit – Tanzkhat – Marrakech.
We probably wake up early to take photos of sunrise when the color of the dunes and the play of shadows are an awesome sight. Hence, we drive back to Marrakesh cross Iraqi Lake and follow the road of Paris Dakar. As well as, we will pass through some local nomads who still live in tents. Therefore, along with these places you will even see the fossil location to foum zguid 60-km off-road 4×4.
After that, we continue to Foum Zguid which the first village heading to Atlas Mountains through Taznakhet. As a result, it is famous by its carpet and rugs. Afterwards, we continue through the beautiful landscapes of the Atlas Mountains before we drive back to red city (Marrakesh) along paved roads ending our “Marrakech to Erg Chigaga trip”.
- English Speaking (unless specified language).
- Transport in 4X4.
- Pick up / off at your accommodation.
- Small Group Size.
- Avoiding Shooping.
- Camel ride / overnight stay in desert.
- Dinners & Breakfasts (first and second day).
- Ait ben Haddou Kasbah.
- Marrakech to Erg Chigaga.
- Lunchs, Drinks (unless specified).
- Personal Expenses.
- Tips (optional).
What to bring:
- Phone charges.
- Warm clothes.