3 Days Desert Tour From Marrakech To Zagora Erg Chigaga Desert
3 days desert trip tour from Marrakech to Zagora Erg Chigaga desert is one of the popular desert tours from Marrakech, Zagora desert is not too far as Merzouga desert, but both deserts are similar, Erg Chigaga sahara desert dunes are much smaller then Merzouga ones and less-frequented destination. Erg chegaga desert dunes are in the southeast of the red city Marrakech, closer to the Algerian border and they are placed over 60 kilometers far away from the closest city Mhamid، frequently the whole area called Mhamid desert. The barren Chigaga desert region is by some means extra vaste and wild but the dunes are not huge as Merzouga desert ones. Those who are choosing an Erg Chigaga desert tour from Marrakech should be ready to a wonderful desert Morocco experience, 3 days tour is the most suitable for Marrakech Zagora desert tour, but there is 2 days desert tour too for the travelers who do not have much time. In this 3 day desert trip we will discover many important and incredible places such as Ait Benhaddou, Draa valley palm groves and a rocky barren region panorama landscapes, we will travel through this places and more before we attaining the Erg Chigaga sahara dunes. The Erg chigaga desert tour is charming, the desert Marrakech trip will offer you the opportunity to enjoy the pure desert , riding camel when we arrive in desert , climb sahara dunes, run the cinnamon-and-sugar sand grains via your fingers, appreciate picturesque perspectives, spending a lovely magical night in a berber luxury camp, enjoy the berber music under stars and spending the night in your Desert tent in the middle of the Sahara dunes, and don’t forget the Moroccan traditional tasty food you will have during your desert trip of Marrakech. The second night will be spent in Erg Chigaga desert as well , and that is why some people prefer 3 days tour from Marrakech to Erg Chigaga dunes instead of 3 days to Merzouga dunes , because they have the opportunity to stay to nights in the sahara desert because, Erg Chigaga desert is not too far as Merzouga from Marrakech so no need to spend a night in an other place in the road. The night will be in your bivouac camp again but at the you will have the chance to explore the Zagora desert area, visit Tamgroute, the famous Coranic library, other beautiful berber villages.
The third day of our 3 days marrakech tour to Chigaga desert, will start after breakfast in your desert bivouac camp, traveling towards Marrakech crossing the best beautiful places, having lunch in Taznakht village, We arrive to Marrakech at late afternoon،
3 Days Desert Tour From Marrakech To Erg Chigaga Itinerary :
Day 1: From Marrakech To Atlas Mountains – Ouaezazate – Draa Valley – Zagora
Our lovely 3 days desert tour / trip from Marrakech to Zagora Erg Chigaga desert will start from Marrakech picking you up from your accommodation hotel/Raid or from the Airport, the desert tour will be private , which means you will have your own expert driver/guide and a very comfortable 4×4 car/van , we will leave Marrakech towards the Erg Chigaga desert in the southeast close to the Algerian borders traveling through the High Atlas Mountains. Where we will stops to enjoy the incredible views and take pictures, We will go as well through the beautiful magic Tizi-N-Tichka 2,270 meters high. In the way we will admire and enjoy the incredible landscapes views , in your private desert tour you will be able to stop when ever you want and where ever you want, and your guide will be always in your service. We will continue our road to the most famous Kasbah in Morocco Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou where we will have a break for some tea or coffee, and visit and explore the Kasbah. The Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou is one of the famous places to visit in Southeast and in the whole Morocco. Also we will discover the UNESCO of the kingdom of Morocco, where many famous movies were filmed such as Game Of Thrones, Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator of Heaven.
After that our Marrakech Erg Chigaga desert tour will continue towards one of the most touristic cities in the southeast Ouarzazate, it is known too as the gate of the sahara desert, it is also known as the capital of African Hollywood because the famous UNESCO is located near the city , we will visit the city, and we will have the lunch in the city or before arriving in the Ouarzazate in Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, after that we will travel through the town of Agdez and through the beautiful Draa Valley with its palm trees and hundreds of old Kasbahs and the cute beautiful berber villages. We will arrive in Zagora, where we will spend the night in a hotel, the desert dunes are still alittle bit far , we will travel towards them in the day 2 , (Note both the first night and the second night can be spent in a berber desert camp instead of spending first night in a hotel in Zagora, because Erg Chigaga desert is not too far from Marrakech as Merzouga desert, anyways that’s your choice if you would like to spend much time in Sahara desert we spend both nights in Erg Chigaga desert camp) , Our first day of our 3 days desert marrakech trip to Zagora Erg Chigaga desert will end.
Day 2: From Zagora To – Tamagroute – Erg Chegaga Desert:
Our second day of our 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Erg Chigaga will continue by waking up in the hotel in Zagora, having a good breakfast and getting ready to travel towards the doorway to the magic Sahara desert Desert-M’hamid. But before we will visit the original lovely town of the 16th-century dynasty Tamgroute and the antique Koran library and to peer the ceramics the location is well-known for. We arrive on the Saharan desert village of M’hamid earlier than taking the off-avenue music to Erg Chegaga. we will do camel trek around 2h or less, with a break in the middle of the desert camel ride to enjoy the sunset in the middle of the golden dunes of M’hamid Zagora Erg Chigaga desert, then you arrive in the desert camp where you will be welcomed by local Berbers with tea and cookies, You will spend the night in a luxury berber desert bivouac camp, with a delicious dinner and Berber drums music play by locals. And you enjoy a full sky of stars. Then the second day of our 3 days desert Marrakech tour to Zagora Erg Chigaga desert dunes will end.
Day 3: From Erg Chegaga Desert – Tažnakhte – Ouarzazate – Marrakech:
Our day 3 in our 3 days trip from Marrakech will start when we get up in the early morning so as not to miss the sunrise in the sahara desert, after watching the sunrise and having a delicious Moroccan breakfast over the sahara desert dunes, our way back we take our camel back getting out of the desert or use 4×4 instead . After that we take our 4×4/van back to Marrakech traveling by the most places we can. In our way we will be crossing the Irikki a tinny river. The lake that includes water at diverse instances of the year .
It is a bordered through dune ridges and is an surely tremendous panorama regarded for its contrasts. We will have a stop to enjoy the view and we continue our road on the previous Paris Dakar rally road.
We will carry on our trip way to reach Foum Zguid. Which worth a visit too , it is a former navy post. We retain to Tazenakht (Tažnakhte) an critical carpet weaving middle withinside the terrific south of the kingdom. Our 3 days desert trip will continue getting back to Ouarzazate passing by many Berber villages and stopping from time to time to enjoy the incredible views and taking pictures , the lunch will be in Ouarzazate city, we will pass by Atlas when we leave Ouarzazate towards the red city Marrakech , we will arrive in Marrakech at the evening or late evening, we will take you to drop you off exactly in your accommodation, sadly our 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Erg Chegaga will be finished here , exchanging a warm goodbye. And hoping to see you an other time.
– All breakfasts and dinners
– You can change anything in your program, add or omit a day, with assistance of your guide
– Private tour with a luxury 4×4 car or van with air-conditioned.
-An expert local guide, English, French, Italian speaking
– Accommodation pickup and drop-off service.
.Camel ride with a night in luxury desert camp.
. Transfer by 4×4 to/from camp instead of camels choice.
3 Days Tour From Marrakech To Erg CHigaga Desert Highlights
– Travel through the High Atlas Mountains and the amazing Tizi Ntichka pass
– Visit the Berber Village of Ait Ben Haddou with its international history Kasbah
– Drive alongside Draa Valley passing with the aid of using Berber fortified Kasbahs
– Camel trek in the desert of Erg Chigaga
-Spend the night in a berber bivouac camp.
-Enjoy a scenic pressure throughout the salt dry lake of Iriqui and meet actual Berber nomads.
-4×4 advanture in the desert dunes if you want to.
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