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3-Day Erg Chigaga Desert Tour departing from Marrakech
Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with our 3-day Marrakech Desert Trip that will take you deep into the mesmerizing Sahara Desert. Experience the magic of Morocco’s vast dunes, nomadic traditions, and starry nights as you traverse this unique landscape.
Discover the ultimate 3-Day Erg Chigaga Desert Tour departing from Marrakech, a journey that grants you unparalleled access to Morocco’s expansive desert sand dunes. This exceptional 3-Day Erg Chigaga Desert Tour from Marrakech promises an enchanting expedition through the picturesque landscapes of the Draa Valley and the expansive Erg Chigaga Desert.
Embark on this unforgettable journey and create lasting memories with our exceptional 3-Day Erg Chigaga Desert Tour from Marrakech.
Embark on a captivating 3-day Sahara Desert adventure to Erg Chigaga from Marrakech, commencing promptly at 8 o'clock in the morning. Our journey begins with a scenic ascent through the High Atlas Mountains, traversing the picturesque Tizi N-Tichka pass. As we ascend, we'll make our way to the historic Pasha Glaoui Telouet Kasbah. Subsequently, we'll venture onwards to the iconic Ait Ben Haddou, following the path of ancient caravans and meandering through the enchanting Ounila valley, embraced by traditional Berber villages. Our route then leads us through Ouarzazate, where a delectable lunch awaits. Continuing our journey, we head southward, ascending the Tizi-n-Tinfifte pass until we arrive in Agdez. The breathtaking vista of an expansive oasis and a multitude of palm trees welcomes us, marking the outset of the Dra’a Valley. Here, you'll find an astonishing array of date palms, yielding an impressive 25 distinct varieties of high-quality dates. The date harvest season, spanning from September to a couple of months, presents an opportune moment to relish the freshest dates in Agdez. Our expedition proceeds through the Draa Valley, enveloped by verdant palm trees and adorned with traditional Ksours, until we reach our day's destination: Zagora. Here, we'll conclude the day with a delightful dinner and settle in for the night at the Sahara Relax Zagora Camp.
Our journey continues the morning after a satisfying breakfast, as we set our course for Tamgroute. Here, we'll embark on an enriching exploration that includes a visit to the Zaouia, the venerable Koranic library, encounters with skilled pottery artisans, and an exploration of an undergrounded Kasbah. Our adventure then takes us further into the heart of the desert as we make our way to M'hamid, the very threshold to the desert and the conclusion of the paved road. The midday repast will be a delightful barbecue experience set within an oasis, a true oasis in the desert. We'll then continue our expedition, traversing 60 kilometers of off-road terrain to reach the magnificent Erg Chegaga dunes, standing tall at 300 meters. Along this route, you'll witness the diverse facets of the desert landscape, from the undulating 'erg' (dunes) to the rugged 'hammada' (stony desert) and the pockets of verdant oases. These dunes are situated far from the reaches of civilization, truly immersing you in the heart of the desert. The profound silence and the vast expanse of sand are bound to leave you awe-struck. Upon arrival at Erg Chegaga, you'll have the opportunity to partake in a camel ride, a mesmerizing hour-long journey around the undulating sand dunes. Later, as the day concludes, you'll indulge in a delectable dinner and retire to your private tent at the Sahra Relax Chigaga Camp. These accommodations offer comfortable beds, adorned with exquisite Moroccan furnishings, complemented by tastefully arranged candlelight that enhances your appreciation of the serenity and allure of the sand dunes.
The morning commences with a hearty breakfast, marking the onset of another captivating leg of our desert expedition. We'll journey westward, covering an additional 90 kilometers of desert terrain, a route that unveils a kaleidoscope of ever-changing landscapes. Our path leads us to Lake Iriqui, where the shimmering heat often conjures enchanting mirages on the horizon. We'll also encounter rugged mountains, revealing the geological treasures of the region, including fascinating fossils. Along the way, you'll have the unique opportunity to glimpse nomadic communities living in their traditional tents, an authentic and timeless facet of desert life. Our route will even trace the historic trail of the "Rally Paris Dakar," adding a dash of adventure to the experience. Our journey proceeds to Foum Zguid, the first village encountered after our desert sojourn, where the paved road marks the beginning of a more urban landscape. Here, we'll pause for a picnic amidst the verdant serenity of an oasis, savoring a delightful lunch. Continuing our adventure, we'll head towards Ouarzazate via the charming town of Taznakht. En route, we'll pass through the picturesque village of Amerzgan, immersing ourselves in the local culture and scenery. As our remarkable 3-day Sahara Desert tour to Erg Chigaga from Marrakech comes to a close, we'll make our way back to Marrakech. Our journey will culminate around 5 pm as we traverse the Tizi-N-Tichka pass, offering one last opportunity to revel in the breathtaking vistas of the High Atlas Mountains before bidding farewell to this unforgettable desert odyssey.