3 Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Erg Chegaga

3 Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Erg Chegaga

3 Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Erg Chegaga is recommended for all travelers looking for a real adventure during their visit to Morocco. You will explore one of most hidden Sahara desert locations on this 4WD off-road Erg Chigaga tour. Erg Chigaga is known for its unspoiled dunes and rarely frequented off the beaten tracks. 

3 Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Erg Chegaga allows you to:

  • – Cross the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi n’Ttichka pass.
  • – Drive along the Draa Valley with a view of its fortified Ksours and palm trees.
  • – Visit Ait Benhaddou Kasbahs, the UNESCO Heritage Site.
  • – Enjoy a Camel ride in Erg Chigaga and watching the sunset & sunrise.
  • – Meet the real nomads.
  • – Cross the dry lake of Iriqui

Itinerary of 3 Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Erg Chegaga

Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Draa Valley – Mhamid

We begin our Erg Chigaga Desert Tour, 3 Days Sahara Trip from Marrakech with a 4 × 4 car, which will take place at 8:30 am from your accommodation in Marrakech. We pass through the High Atlas Promenade, in Tizi-n-Tichka, leading along a beautiful region to reach the World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou, the most famous town of Kasbah in Morocco. Lunch will be in Ouarzazate or Agdez. After lunch, you will cross the Draa Valley with palm trees and ancient kasbahs. The night with dinner will be in a hotel in Zagora.

Day 2: Zagora – Mhamid – Sacred Oasis – Erg Chigaga Dunes.

Our 3 days 2 nights tour to Erg Chigaga continues and after breakfast, our Erg Chigaga desert trip continues to Tamgroute where we visit the famous Koranic library. We will continue until M’Hamid, which is a small village and the last town before we visit the large dunes of Erg Chigaga desert.

We continue our Erg Chigaga Desert Tour – 3 Days Sahara Trip from Marrakech to explroe best of Erg Chigaga dunes and we ride camels to desert camp with dinner and night in a comfortable Berber tents (standard or luxury). We enjoy the golden sunset and we will enjoy Berber drums of the desert.

Day 3: Erg Chigaga Dunes – Foum Zguid – Taznakht – Marrakech.

On the last day our Best Erg Chigaga tour from Marrakech continues and after breakfast in Erg Chigaga camp we departure via the old Paris – Dakar road to Foum Zguid. We cross the dry Iriqui lake, after lunch in the Berber village of Taznakht we continue via Atlas mountains to Marrakech. End of the tour.

What´s Included:

Private A/C Vehicle, 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser
English/French/Spanish speaking driver during the tour
Pick up & Drop off at your Marrakech accommodation
Overnight in Mhamid
Camel ride to watch the sunset on the big dunes (About 1 hour)
Overnight in Chegaga camp : Private tents with shared washing facilities
Dinner and breakfast are daily included
Free time to explore the sites such as Ait Ben Haddou kasbah, Walks Breaks for photos,..Etc
Local guide in Ait Ben Haddou
Absolutely shopping free tour

Not included:


Please note:if a long Camel trek and overnight stay in the camp is not for you you can still enjoy the sunnset in Erg Chebbi with a schorter Camel trek or a walk and pass the night in the Hotel at the dune line. If the itineraries that we offer does not match what you are looking for ,contact us and we will prepare the trip to your needs and requirement



one of the first things you need to decide for your Desert tours is which area of the desert Sahara will you visit and where will you commence your trip to Sahara desert.There are two main deserts which tourists visit in Morocco for their Sahara Desert holiday – either the Merzouga Desert or the Zagora Desert and usually tourists commence their tour from either Marrakech or Fez. We will discuss both these points further below.Sahara Desert near Merzouga Erg chebbi Merzouga tours are the most popular Morocco Desert tours, with Merzouga being located close to the popular Erg Chebbi sand dunes. The dunes at Erg Chebbi are taller and richer in color then the dunes found near Zagora making them a much more sought after destination.
What are the best things to do in the Sahara Desert? There are all sorts of activities you can do in the Moroccan desert — from camel trek to desert glamping to sandboarding to ATV riding and more.A 3-day tour actually gives you fairly limited time in the Sahara Desert. You will do a sunset camel trekking , have a desert camp meal, sleep in a tent, stargaze, and be able to watch the sunrise before leaving again — that’s about it.If you want more time in the Sahara Desert, I suggest taking two night in desert with desert trip 5 days
if you are willing to do the Sahara desert tour, there are some desert trip essentials stuff that you need to have in your packing list These are the following:Appropriate shoes for hiking in the gorges and the mountains, for the desert you can go barefooted if you want to. A warm jacket to keep you warm in the cooler nights and mornings of the desert, so you can catch the sunrise and the sunset. Sunglasses and headscarves to protect your eyes from the strong sun in the regions of the south and the dust and sun of the Sahara desert. Comfortable pants to make sure you can ride a camel and climb the dunes freely. Enough medications that can cover an extra day or two. As you know, pharmacies are far from the desert. A flashlight to use at night at your campsite.
The choice of traveling on a shared or private tour is based on your personal preferences. If you wish to travel with a group, many travel agencies organize group trips of this type. However, keep in mind that travel is usually done in a minivan with only a driver and no guide included.You will not have any opportunity for off-road driving and you cannot drive directly to the camp, but instead you will be taken by a camel caravan. Stops along the way are pre-scheduled and very limited. The advantages are that traveling in a group tour can be more convenient and more suitable especially for solo travellers. Traveling on a private desert tour, on the other hand, is a bit expensive.The benefits are that you can stop along the way anytime, anywhere you like for photos and sightseeing and off-road driving. You can go to the camp in a 4×4 jeep. Sure, a private trip is more personal and more intimate. It is the best choice for couples and families
The best time to take Sahara Desert tours depends on many factors. As for the temperature, the best time to visit the desert will be anytime between May and October. This is the best time of year when the daytime temperature is comfortable. In the months of December and January the temperature drops below zero. Between June and August, the weather can be hot with the July and August daytime being the highest often exceeding 49 degrees Celsius.From the point of view of high and low season, the high season is from the end of March to the end of May and from September to the end of December after New Year's Eve. If you want to come to Morocco in low season, you can choose any month but not these.

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