These exciting Morocco Sahara desert tour from Marrakech to Erg Chegaga dunes takes you to see all the wonders of southern Morocco with visits to major sites, the majestic Atlas Mountains, Kasbahs, Berber villages and the Draa Valley Oasis. Then into the great Erg Chigaga dunes deeper in Sahara desert with camel trekking and overnight in the desert camp under the stars.
You will have many stops for rest and photography opportunities.
Day 1: Marrakech – Telouet – Ait Benhaddou
Your desert tour begins in the morning by 4×4 with your drive over the High Atlas via the Tizi n’Tichka, stopping in Kasbah Telouet to visit the Pacha Glaoui Castle, followed by a typical Moroccan lunch.
Then you will be taken on the old caravan trail to the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou in the stunning Ounila valley dotted with Berber villages. You will visit Ait Benhaddou. Dinner and night in the hotel in Ait Benhaddou.
Day 2: Ouarzazate – Zagora – M’hamid
In the morning, your Sahara desert tour continues for M’Hamid, through the Draa Valley and its thousand and one Kasbahs, along 200 km of palm groves. Lunch in Zagora. The next stop is in Tamgroute to visit the old Koranic library and the pottery workshops. Continuing to M’Hamid, the last Draa oasis before the Sahara desert, from where you arrive at the desert camp in time for the spectacular sunset. Saharawi evening of ambiance and music. Dinner and overnight in the camp or under the stars.
Day 3: M’Hamid – Erg Chegaga
After breakfast, you could visit the old kasbah of M’hamid, before real desert adventure by 4×4 for the great Erg Chegaga dunes. Arrival at the Erg Chigaga camp where you will receive a warm welcome and Moroccan mint tea, before you have camel ride on the dunes to watch a magical sunset. Dinner, and overnight in tent or sleeping under the stars in the camp.
Day 4: Erg Chegaga – Iriki lake – Foum Zguid – Taznakht – Marrakech
After sunrise, we travel by 4×4 through the desert towards Foum Zguid past the dry Lake of Iriqui, stopping in Taznakht, famous for its Berber Women’s Co-operative of carpets woven by the Ouaouzguite tribe. We arrive in Marrakech in late afternoon, we take you to your hotel.