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From Zagora: 2-Day Desert Tour to Erg Chegaga

1. From Zagora: 2-Day Desert Tour to Erg Chegaga

Day 1: Zagora - Tamegroute - Erg Chegaga After pick-up from your hotel by 4WD vehicle, drive to Tamegroute, a small village located in Draa valley known for ceramics production. Discover Tamegroute's old religious center in Morocco, the Zawiya Nasiriyya. This Quranic library was built in the 17th century and is marvelous to explore. Afterwards, head to Mhamid along Draa valley with it's endless palm trees. After lunch, continue on the road to Chegag dunes. Arrive at around 4:00 PM in the winter and 6:00 PM in the summer, and swap your 4WD for camels! Enjoy the sunset over Erg Chegaga dunes before heading to the camp. Enjoy dinner and breakfast in the camp. Day 2: Chegaga - Erg Lihoudi - Zagora Get an early morning wake-up to enjoy the magical sunrise in the dunes, before taking a shower and sitting down for breakfast. Then, drive back to Zagora via the Tinfou dunes. 

From Marrakech: Private Chegaga Desert Star Gazing 4WD Tour

2. From Marrakech: Private Chegaga Desert Star Gazing 4WD Tour

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.

5 Day Desert Trek From Marrakech

3. 5 Day Desert Trek From Marrakech

Day 1 : Marrakech –Atlas Mountains – Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou – M'hamid Departure early morning from your riad/hotel in Marrakech and travel through the High Atlas Mountains via the Tichka Pass (2260 m) the highest road pass in Morocco offering spectacular panoramic views of the mountains and valleys with a snaky road, beautiful landscapes with different colors and the Berber villages along the way. Visit several kasbahs along the way, including Tamnougalte and Ait Benhaddou. A 16th century UNESCO site, Ait Benhaddou is one of the best-preserved and most spectacular kasbahs in Morocco. A famous site for Hollywood films, The trip continues through the palm-lined Draa river valley. Arrival in Zagora the capital of dates. Afterward, continuation towards the gateSahara desert, Mhamid with Khalil. Dinner and night in camp In Nomadic standard camp. Day : 2 First Day Trek –M'hamid – Ras Nekhal–sidi Naji The first days of trekking start from Mhamid. We cross the beautiful palm M’hamid following the Oued Drâa river. The desert plains of the Saraha Desert are open to us. Tea and lunch are at the shade of palm golver after a little rest. continue of the trek to settle the camp at the footing of the Sidi Naji a place full of history and custom to discover. spend the night between dunes and admire the sunset. Day 3 : Sidi Naji–hnanich To the rhythm of the sun, the bivouac retreats. Departure towards “HNANISH”, through the rocky plateaus. Lunch near a Tamarisk. At the end of the afternoon, we set up the bivouac at “la Hananesh”. Night in the Sahara desert in a tent, or under the stars Day 4 : Last Day Trek Itinerary ContentTrek and lunch in the desert. Return to M’hamid at the end of the afternoon via the sacred oasis. Night at the inhabitant in the village (or fixed bivouac). Day 4 :Mhamid-marrakech After having Moroocain breakfast, the car will take you back to your Riad with beautiful memories.

From Ouarzazate: Private 2-Day Tour to Erg Chegaga

4. From Ouarzazate: Private 2-Day Tour to Erg Chegaga

Day 1: Ouarzazate - Zagora - Mhamid - Erg Chegaga After pickup from your accommodation in Ouarzazate, choose your desired activity in the city. The Kasbah of Taourirt awaits the photographers, the film studios and the film museum are interesting for adults as well as for your kids. After, continue through the Draa valley in the direction of the desert. You'll have enough time to visit Zagora and its surroundings, such as the like the Jewish Quarter in Amzerou, and have a look at the huge palm groves. Afterwards, continue towards the desert to Mhamid. Along the way, stop at a 16th-century Saadian town called Tamegroute. There, visit an old coran library and a subterranean Kasbah. Mhamid is at the end of the Draa valley as well as the end of civilization. Have a picnic lunch in the desert and continue in the direction of Erg Chegaga, passing through Ouled Driss with its old Kasbah and then taking the 4x4 through the desert. Arrive in your desert camp before sunset. Hop on a camel and walk in the desert among the dunes with their diverse colors. You'll arrive back at the desert camp and spend the night in a nomad tent or under the shining stars in the middle of impressive sand dunes. A traditional dinner is served and you can spend the night watching for shooting stars or dance around the campfire to the beat of desert drums. Day 2: Erg Chegaga - Foum Zguid - Taznakht - Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate After enjoying the sunrise at the top of the sand dunes, you’ll have breakfast in the desert camp before the journey with the 4x4 starts. Discover the old Paris-Dakar road to Foum Zguid and cross the Iriki Lake, which is a temporary wetland during rainy periods. In this national park, you’ll have the chance to spot some wild animals like lizards, snakes, gazelles and even hyenas with a little luck. Lunch will be served in the Berber village, Taznakht. This small town is famous for its berber carpets. You are welcome to attend a detailed demonstration of how the women of the area produce the colorful masterpieces, which can also bring some oriental flair to your house. Afterwards, continue to Aït-Ben-Haddou, the fortified clay city with numerous Ksars and Kasbahs where several famous movies such as Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven and Prince of Persia have been shot. Return to Ouarzazate with arrival at your hotel/riad at about 7:00 PM.

Marrakech to Erg Chigaga Dunes: 3-Day Desert Adventure

5. Marrakech to Erg Chigaga Dunes: 3-Day Desert Adventure

Day 1: Marrakech to Zagora - Ait Benhaddou and Draa Valley Embark on a 3-day Chegaga Desert Tour at 8:00 am from Marrakech. Our 4×4 takes you through the High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass. Visit Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO site, and enjoy lunch in Ouarzazate or Agdez. Explore the lush Draa Valley and stay in Zagora, either in a hotel or a tent under the stars. Day 2: Zagora to Erg Chigaga Dunes - Oasis and Library Experience the Draa Valley's palm groves and visit Tamgroute's Coranic library. Explore an underground Kasbah. Reach M'Hamid, a charming village and the last stop before Erg Chigaga Sahara. Begin a 60 km off-road journey to Erg Chegaga dunes, the Sahara's largest group of dunes. Stay in a Berber tent camp, go on a camel trek, and witness a mesmerizing desert sunset. Day 3: Erg Chigaga Dunes to Marrakech - Paris-Dakar Route Enjoy breakfast at Erg Chegaga Bivouac, then embark on a thrilling 4×4 adventure along the historic Paris-Dakar race road. Pass through Foum Zguid and the dry Iriqui lake. Have lunch in the Berber village of Taznakht, immersing yourself in local culture. The tour ends in Marrakech around 6 pm, leaving you with unforgettable memories of this desert journey. Book now for a unique adventure!

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