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Marrakech to Erg Chegaga Desert in 3 Days Tour
Embark on an unforgettable 3-day journey with Marokko ReisExperts from the vibrant city of Marrakech to the captivating Erg Chegaga Desert. Prepare to be captivated by the allure of Morocco’s diverse landscapes as you traverse the majestic Atlas Mountains and meander through charming Berber villages.
Day 1 starts with a visit to the legendary Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, where history and culture come alive amidst ancient mud-brick architecture. In the evening, experience the magic of the Sahara at Zagora, a picturesque town and our gateway to the desert.
Day 2 takes you deeper into the Sahara, immersing you in the serenity of Erg Chegaga’s vast dunes. A camel ride to witness the enchanting sunset from the top of the dunes will leave you in awe of nature’s beauty. The night in a traditional desert camp will be a true Saharan experience, complete with stargazing under the desert sky.
Day 3 brings you back to Marrakech, but not before exploring the scenic Draa Valley and its lush palm groves. Along the way, discover the art of Berber carpet-making and collect memories to cherish forever.
Things to Do During The Erg Chegaga Desert Tour
- Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site, Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, and learn about its rich history and architecture.
- Drive through the scenic Atlas Mountains, with picturesque views of valleys and traditional Berber villages.
- Experience the thrill of a camel ride over the mesmerizing sand dunes of Erg Chegaga.
- Witness the stunning Saharan sunset from the top of the highest dunes in Morocco.
- Spend the night in a comfortable and authentic desert camp, immersing yourself in the ambiance of the Sahara.
- Stargaze under the clear desert sky, experiencing the magic of the celestial world.
- Visit the charming town of Zagora, known as the gateway to the Sahara.
- Explore the beautiful Draa Valley with its lush palm groves and ancient kasbahs.
- Discover the art of Berber carpet-making at a local cooperative and perhaps purchase a unique handcrafted souvenir.
- Enjoy traditional Moroccan cuisine during breakfast and dinner at local restaurants and desert camps.
- Engage with friendly locals and immerse yourself in the rich Berber culture.
- Experience the serenity and tranquility of the desert, away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Day 1: Marrakech to Zagora
On the first day of your desert adventure, we’ll pick you up from your hotel in Marrakech bright and early. Our experienced and friendly guide will greet you, and you’ll begin your journey towards the Sahara Desert. The drive will take you through the stunning Atlas Mountains, passing by traditional Berber villages, and picturesque landscapes. We’ll make a stop at the breathtaking Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where you can explore the ancient mud-brick architecture and learn about its history.
Afterwards, we’ll continue our drive to the charming town of Zagora, known as the gateway to the Sahara. Here, you’ll enjoy a delicious dinner at a local restaurant and spend the night in a comfortable and authentic riad.
Tips: Don’t forget to bring a warm layer for the evening, as temperatures can drop significantly at night.
Day 2: Zagora to Erg Chegaga
Rise and shine to a lovely Saharan sunrise and enjoy a traditional Moroccan breakfast at the camp. Today, we’ll head deeper into the desert, leaving the crowds behind and heading towards the remote and stunning Erg Chegaga dunes. Our journey will take us through desert plains, dried riverbeds, and vast stretches of sand. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to take photos and embrace the serene beauty of the desert.
Upon reaching Erg Chegaga, the largest sand dunes in Morocco, we’ll take a camel ride to the top of the dunes to witness a breathtaking sunset over the Sahara. After this magical experience, we’ll return to our desert camp, where a delicious dinner and a night of stargazing await you.
Tips: Bring a scarf or bandana to protect your face from the wind and sand during the camel ride.
Day 3: Erg Chegaga to Marrakech
On the final day of our desert tour, wake up early to catch the mesmerizing sunrise over the dunes. After breakfast, we’ll start our journey back to Marrakech, but not before making some exciting stops along the way. We’ll pass by the Draa Valley, renowned for its lush palm groves and ancient kasbahs. You’ll have the opportunity to visit some of these kasbahs and learn more about their historical significance.
We’ll also have a chance to visit a local cooperative where you can see how Berber carpets are made, and perhaps purchase a beautiful handcrafted souvenir. Finally, we’ll arrive back in Marrakech in the late afternoon, where our driver will drop you off at your hotel or preferred location, concluding our memorable desert adventure.
Tips: Bring some cash with you, as some places along the route might not accept card payments. Additionally, don’t hesitate to interact with the locals and immerse yourself in the Berber culture; they are incredibly welcoming and will share their traditions with a warm smile.
Kindly note that the itinerary is a suggested outline and may be subject to changes due to weather or unforeseen circumstances. Rest assured, Marokko ReisExperts will ensure a safe and enjoyable trip, exploring the enchanting beauty of the Moroccan desert.
The prices of this 3 days Sahara Desert trip from Marrakech includes
- The price of the trip includes a vehicle, driver/tour guide, accommodation and half board (dinner and breakfast), and a camel ride
- Lunch and drinks are not included in the price of the trip
FAQ - 3-Day Marrakech Desert Tour
Yes, the trip from Marrakech to Erg Chegaga Desert is generally available all year round. The best times to visit are during spring and autumn for pleasant weather. Summers can be extremely hot, and winters can get cold.
No! Marokko ReisExperts specializes solely in private tours in Morocco, offering personalized experiences tailored to your unique preferences. Whether you travel alone or with companions, our devoted team is dedicated to providing an unforgettable journey. Explore the captivating landscapes and cultural riches of Morocco with privacy, comfort, and enjoyment guaranteed on your exclusive private tour.
Certainly! The Marrakech to Erg Chegaga Desert tour with Marokko ReisExperts can be combined with other trips, such as city tours in Marrakech, excursions to the Atlas Mountains, visits to Fes or Chefchaouen, and beach getaways in Essaouira. Customization options are available to suit your preferences and schedule.
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What an incredible journey it was, starting from the vibrant streets of Marrakesh to the endless rolling sand dunes of Erg Chigaga, all guided by Khalid and his team. We were a family group of 7 adults, which could have been a logistical challenge, but Khalid went above and beyond to ensure our comfort and satisfaction.
During our first day trip with Khalid, the roads were surprisingly empty, making our journey smoother. Along the way, we made stops to visit some attractions such as Ait Ben Haddou. We were even graciously offered tea and hospitality by the local nomads in the desert, creating memorable connections.
Khalid and his team kept us well-informed about our trip and kept our spirits high with great songs throughout our journey. Our first night was spent in Zagora at an authentic Kasbah. The facilities were charmingly rustic, and the hospitality was top-notch. We were treated to delicious cuisine.
The next day, we set off for the desert, with a pit stop to purchase headscarves for protection from the sand and the sun. The ride through the desert was simply breathtaking, and we were met with awe-inspiring views as we approached the camp. The facilities were impressive and impeccably clean. Despite the heat, we felt surprisingly comfortable, even when a small sandstorm swept through during the evening.
The camel ride into the dunes was pure magic, although we did have one mischievous camel in the group who seemed to want a day off! Our evening meal consisted of a variety of delectable tagines, and, of course, more singing and dancing ensued. It's hard to put into words how wonderful everyone was in helping us create such cherished family memories.
I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to Khalid and the entire team for going above and beyond in making this a once-in-a-lifetime trip. It truly was an experience we will treasure forever.
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