This Desert tour to Erg Chigaga starts from Marrakech and goes through a variety of landscapes including the high atlas mountains with its snowy peaks, the legendary Draa valley with all its palm-grooves and Kasbahs then you arrive to the highlight of this desert tour which is the magical Sahara Desert .
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Day 1 – Marrakech to Agdez
Start your private desert tour from Marrakech by 4×4 vehicle with driver-guide to the palm grove of Agdz on the Draa River Valley. Drive the High Atlas Mountains with the highest main road pass in Morocco (at 2260m), offering some breath taking driving via lush valleys and traditional Berber villages. Take the route to Telouet (for the Kasbah Glaoui) and then follow the course of the beautiful Ounila Valley to reach the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou. Following that, reach Ouarzazate, and then cross the Anti-Atlas mountain range to join the course of the Draa River at Agdz. You will overnight in the palm grove of Agdz in a kasbah guest-house.
Day 2 – Agdez to Erg Chigaga
Your private desert tour leads you today from Agdz to the beautiful Sahara desert camp in the Moroccan Sahara, at the amazing dunes of Erg Chigaga. The route follows the Draa River Valley (the Draa is Morocco’s longest river, surrounded by beautiful palm oases & historical kasbahs) to reach the end of the tarmac road at M’hamid El Ghizlane. From M’hamid, drive off-road for two hours to arrive at the sahara desert camp with chance to freshen up in your tent and take a shower if needed. Watch the sunset from a beautiful spot in the dunes. Enjoy traditional berber music next to the campfire after dinner. You will then spend the overnights at the desert camp for these next two nights.
Day 3 – Erg Chigaga
Erg chigaga desert tour Relaxing day in the Sahara Desert. Camel-trek out from camp after breakfast and then walk to explore the tallest dunes, or just relax at the Sahara desert camp, all depending on what you would like todo. Lunch is included today. Maybe take a short ride out in the 4×4 before returning to camp in time for sunset. Dinner and fire-side music. Overnight at the Sahara desert camp once more.
Day 4 – Erg Chigaga to Ait Ben Haddou
Early breakfast at camp, then drive returning to Ouarzazate, to reach your overnight guest-house near the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou. Exit the desert a different route, to reach the tarmac road at Foum Zguid Follow the route northwards via Tazenakht (the city known for some of the most beautiful car – pets in the country), and the outer reaches of the Anti-Atlas mountain range. Shortly thereafter drive along the Ounila Valley to reach your guest-house in a restored beautiful kasbah.
Day 5 – Ait Ben Haddou to Marrakech
Drive to Marrakech this morning, most likely arriving around lunchtime. Once more cross the High Atlas mountains as per day 1 and return the route that you arrived on.