3 Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Erg Chegaga
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3 Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Erg Chegaga

Erg Chegaga dunes are in the southeast of Marrakech and they are located over 60 kilometers away from the nearest town Mhamid. This desert tour requires at least 3 days of travel through Ait Benhaddou, Draa valley palm groves and desert landscape. The Erg chigaga desert tour that offers you the opportunity to ride camels, climb Sahara dunes, admire gorgeous views and sleep in tents or under stars, is one of the highly recommended Morocco Desert tours from Marrakech. On the last day, there is ten hours drive from Erg Chigaga dunes to Marrakech, if this would be a hindrance to you and your children, we highly suggest you the 4 days Morocco desert tour from Marrakech to Erg Chigaga dunes.


Tour Itinerary: 3 Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Erg Chegaga

Day 1 marrakech - ait benhaddou - ouarzazate - draa valley - zagora

In our Morocco desert tour we will drive from Marrakech, the red city, into the High Atlas Mountains on a road that looks out on the mountains foothills with all the Berber villages that reside in them. Our first stop will be in Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, a fortified village built in the 11th century, which is known as the UNESCO world heritage site. Then 35 km later we will visit Ouarzazate, the largest city in south-east Morocco known as the Hollywood of Africa. Thereafter we will continue driving to the longest valley in Morocco Draa valley (1052 km long) to get to Zagora where you will see the remains of Almoravide fortress. Dinner and overnight stay will be held in a typical hotel.

Day 2 zagora – tamegroute – mhamid – chigaga dunes

On the second day, we will continue our drive by the Draa river till we reach the town of Tamegroute to visit one of the most ancient libraries and then making our way to the village of Mhamid. We will drive directly to the Erg Chigaga dunes where we will trek by camels at sunset, the most beautiful view you will ever see, to reach our nomadic camp for a night of music spent under the sky.

Day 3 chigaga dunes – iriki lake – foumzguid - tazenakht – high atlas – marrakech

You will wake up early to catch the sunrise, have breakfast, and drive directly to the dried lake of Iriki that was filled with water 30 years ago and was inhabited by all kinds of birds. After, we will pass by the quiet Berber town of Foum-Zguid followed by a stop in Tazenakht where there is one of the biggest carpet centers in all of Morocco. Then, we will drive 90 km crossing many valleys and Berber villages to conclude our Marrakech to erg Chigaga desert tour.


Pricing & Inclusions

Pricing :
Private tour:

The season, the number of travelers and the type of accommodation are all factors that have a great influence on the prices of Morocco desert tours from Marrakech, for couples, the prices start from 394€ per person, while families and friends must contact us, for more information.

Shared group tour:

The fixed price of the shared group tour is 259€ per person. However it might seem a bit higher than other so-called "providers", but do not be fooled; the maximum number of participants in our groups is 6 people and the tour can begin with only 4 people, as we believe that the less number of participants in the group makes the tour quite similar to a private one, in addition to providing you with high-quality services throughout the tour.

What’s Included
  • Free airport transfer to your hotel in Marrakech.
  • Private transfer in comfortable air conditioned vehicle 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser.
  • English speaking driver/guide during the tour
  • Pick up & Drop off at your Marrakech accommodation.
  • Visiting Ait Benhaddou Kasbah with Guide.
  • Visiting the cinema studio in Ouarzazate.
  • Spending one night in a Traditional Kasbah at Zagora.
  • Spending one night in nomad desert camp at Erg Chigaga with (Private tent).
  • Breakfasts and dinners during your tour (Vegetarians are accommodated).
  • Camel trekking with sunset and sunrise
  • Free time to explore the sites such as Ait Benhaddou, Cinema Sets, Taourirt Kasbah ... Etc.

Exclusions:

Not included :
  • Lunch (A meal costs an average of 10€, and you can order "á la carte" in many restaurants)
  • Drinks (If you drink a lot of water, purchasing a package of 6 bottles will be the right thing)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fees to optional visits at Ouarzazate and Skoura:
    • Cinema Museum : 3€ per person
    • Kasbah Taourirte: 2€ per person
    • CLA cinema studio : 8€ per person

Frequent questions

1. What's the difference that distinguishes between shared and private tours?

The main difference between private and shared tours is that you will share the vehicles of transportation with other people during the shared tours, while rooms and tents are private in both types. You can even choose to stay separated from the group during the mealtime. The private tours are distinguished by guaranteed departure, as we are committed to offering the tour once confirming your booking. By contrast, shared tours require a minimum of 4 participants to start. If the minimum number is not met, we give you the choice to have a free cancellation or make a deal to continue as a private tour.

2. Can I have vegetarian/vegan food during the tour?

Yes, the vegetarian or vegan food is an available choice on your tour, just let us know when booking and you can remind your driver during the tour.

3. Can I get the desert camp without camel trekking?

Of course, as there is a dedicated 4x4 car that we use to transport the luggage and clients who don't have any interest in riding camels. and if you Choosing a private tour, we will arrange you to travel in a comfortable 4x4 car throughout the tour, even to reach the desert camp, all you need is to let us know during the booking process.

4. Are there private bathrooms in the camp?

Yes, our basic package includes camps that are considered as luxury ones with fully-equipped tents having ensuite showers and bathrooms at no extra cost.

5. Is it possible to take my luggage during the tour?

Certainly, our comfortable vehicles have enough space for large suitcases to enable you to bring it with you, even in the desert. The luggage will be transported to tents of the desert camp by using a 4x4 car.

Payment methods

How can I pay my tour?

To confirm your booking for a tour or an activity, you shall put down a small deposit into our account on PayPal, while the balance is due will be paid in cash to your driver on the day of your tour, either in euros or equivalent in dirhams.

Is it possible to pay by Credit Cards?

Unfortunately, credit cards are not accepted because they are not very practical in Morocco, in addition to having higher fees and carrying security risks.

Can I pay the full amount via PayPal?

Due to the operational delays and transaction fees of PayPal, we generally ask for the balance payments in cash. However, in some cases, the full payment via PayPal is accepted, taking into consideration that a 5% fee will be imposed to cover the extra transaction charges. If you decide to pay the full amount via PayPal, it will be better to make the payment before the tour.


Pre-booked Shared Marrakech Desert Tours

( We can arrange your private tour at any time of the year )

Marrakesh Desert Tour offers shared desert tours to enable travellers to Share the fun and split the cost. Being committed to maintaining the quality of services, each group is limited to 6 individuals. The prices might seem a bit higher than other providers but we guarantee efficiency and the best value for money with no tourist traps, forced shopping, or hidden costs. Throughout our shared desert tours, we apply the high standard of private tours to satisfy our customers' desires. You are able to book or cancel your trip in a very easy and simple way. Check out the pre-booked shared tours or contact us to add you to our list for the best of both group and private tours at reasonable prices.

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