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From Marrakech: Private Chegaga Desert Star Gazing 4WD Tour

Activity provider: IKTICHAF TRAVEL

From Marrakech: Private Chegaga Desert Star Gazing 4WD Tour

Activity provider: IKTICHAF TRAVEL

From US$ 483.29 per person

Spend a night amongst the sand dunes in one of the most remote locations of Morocco. Marvel at the night sky in Erg Chegaga, one of the best places on earth to observe the stars. Experience the real Sahara desert on an off-the-beaten-track adventure.

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Duration 3 days
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Your hotel in Marrakech
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a thrilling 4x4 ride through the sand dunes
  • Enjoy Berber music around the firecamp at night
  • Explore the Draa Valley, the biggest oasis in the world
Full description
Day 1: At 8 AM, depart from your riad or hotel in Marrakech and set off for your first stop, the Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah. Take a scenic drive through the Tizi'n'Tichka pass in the High Atlas mountains and admire the breathtaking views along the way. When you arrive at the Kasbah take a stroll through this centuries-old site where Lawrence of Arabia was filmed. Enjoy lunch at your leisure here before continuing on to Ouarzazate. When you arrive, check-in at the guesthouse and enjoy some free time before dinner. At 8 PM, head over to watch a Berber music show at dinner featuring performances from the blue men of the Desert. Day 2: After breakfast, set off into the Draa Valley until you reach M'hamid El Rhizlane, the biggest oasis in the world which is 220 km long. At 10 AM, stop for a tea break in Tamnougalt, a traditional village with beautiful houses made out of mud, clay, and straw. Arrive in M'hamid El Rhizlane in time for lunch. Then, embark on an off-road journey through the wild desert until you reach the camp in Erg Chegaga. Arrive at the camp by about 4 PM and enjoy the silence of the desert and the magic atmosphere of the place. Take a romantic camel trek through the sand dunes at sunset. At 8 PM sit down to enjoy a Berber music show and dinner around the campfire.  Day 3:  Enjoy another early breakfast at 8 AM, before setting off deeper into the desert to reach the road from the other side of Erg Chegaga. Marvel at the incredible lunar landscapes that will leave you speechless. Savor a delicious lunch on the road between Foum Zguid and Taznakht. Cross the Anti Atlas Mountains and the High Atlas Mountains until you finally reach Marrakesh to end your beautiful adventure. Get dropped off back at your hotel between 6 - 7 PM.
Includes
  • Half-board accommodation
  • Transportation
  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • Please bring both warm and summer clothes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5

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We didn't think that this tour, booked with the intention of getting to know the Berber culture up close and admiring unique places, would have enriched us so much. Our guide Ayub (is that how you spell it?) was an attentive, wise, kind and patient travel companion. We met truly "special" people and experienced strong emotions. The Erg Chegaga desert at night was breathtaking! We have not slept to look at the sky illuminated by an infinite number of stars in absolute silence! We then visited places where life is difficult but sometimes lived with a dignity that we are not always able to find in "developed" countries. thank you.

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September 2, 2022

Our absolute Morocco highlight! The whole tour was beautiful and eventful. Our German-speaking driver Mohamed was super nice, very helpful and knew his way around very well and was able to tell us many exciting insights into the country, people and culture. He spoke German very well and is highly recommended for German speaking tourists. The three day tour takes you to beautiful places, especially the Chegaga Desert was breathtaking. We each had enough time to look around and take photos. Even while driving, we could stop whenever we liked. The food on the tour was delicious and authentic. We would recommend this tour to anyone looking for an alternative to mass tourism.

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April 23, 2022

We chose this tour because the standard tour program à la Merzouga and Zagora is not rattled down and we were in no way disappointed. The tour was one of the most exciting of our Morocco vacation. The Chegaga Desert is so varied and beautiful that we would have loved to have stayed there longer. The way there and back (2 hours each to / from the camp) is very bumpy and you shouldn't necessarily have a sensitive stomach, but it is worthwhile in all cases. We would have liked a little more communication, so that, for example, you know in which accommodations you are staying and that, for example, it is best to only travel with a rucksack (when asked by email it was said that the suitcase can be taken with you, but that was very clumsy. ). Our two guides Ayoub and Ali were really nice and funny, we had a wonderful time. I can recommend this tour to anyone who likes it a little more individual & wants to experience the "real" desert

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March 22, 2020

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