3-Days Erg Chigaga Desert Tour From Marrakesh

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Enjoy one of memorable best itinerary from Marrakesh. Tailor-made your perfect Holiday, that lets you to discover interesting and iconic sites.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Said Benabbou

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Day 1 365 km | Marrakesh – Aït Benhaddou Kasbah – Draa Valley – Zagora

Stop At: Zagora

On a three day trip to Erg chigaga, you’ll bag the best views of the Berber villages and the historical Kasbahs. Additionally experience desert life with a local population. Pick up from hotel and depart for Zagora through Tizi n’Tichka pass 2.260m. On the way, we’ll stop for a cup of coffee. The journey will continue south, enjoy the scenery and Berber villages as we head out into Ait Benhaddou. Here, we’ll have lunch. Ait Benhaddou is a historic and one of the best-preserved kasbah in southern Morocco. It’s a fortified kasbah and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and has been used for filming various movies such as Gladiator, The Mummy, The Message, Black Hawk Down, Lawrence of Arabia and series Game of Thrones. Your next stop the day is to Zagora is a pleasant stopping point for any journey into south Morocco. This trip will give you a unique perspective of this area. Overnight in your Riad at Zagora.

Duration: 8 hour

Day 2 154 km (56km Through the sand track) | Zagora – Tamegroute – Mhamid – Erg Chigaga

Stop At: Atmospher Erg Chigaga

Zagora is famous for its incredible palm grove and unique sites of interest. after breakfast we move to Tamgroute village, where you’ll visit famous Quran Library, subterranean Kasbah and pottery manufacture. Quranic library is the Zaouïa Naciria that contains more than 4000 books, founded in 17th century by elders from the Zaouïa Naciria. Next we will take a little walk to subterranean Kasbah, you’ll have a photo opportunity at the Kasbah. Then visit the pottery is completely made by hand in the traditional way, and industry was inherited by the people area from their grandparents. Proceed to El Mhamid is the last oasis of Draa valley, before to entering the Sahara and Erg chigaga dunes. Have lunch in a local restaurant. Next, we continue our journey to the last stop through the sand track to Erg Chigaga. Once we arrive, you will meet the camels driver and take a trekking as the sun sinks below the horizon. Traditional Dinner and night in the Berber camp.

Duration: 7 hour

Day 3 373 km (62km Through the Paris-Dakar road) | Erg Chigaga – Lake Iriqui – Foum Zguid – Marrakesh

Stop At: Marrakech

Morning we wake-up early (optional) to see the amazing sunrise above the sand dunes and then return to the camp for typical breakfast and check out. Next, we’ll continue our journey to Foum Zguid village through Lake Iriqui by Paris-Dakar road. En-route we’ll make stops by various wonderful landscapes. Lunch will be here in this small Berber village. Then we traveling high in the mountains on the way back to hotel at Marrakech.

Duration: 10 hour
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