This tour is designed for travelers who want to explore the splendor of Southern Morocco as well as giving themselves the opportunity to capture the magic of Saharan Desert. The journey begins in the bustling city of Marrakesh to the wondrous sand dunes of Erg Chigaga. On this 4×4 adventure, you will experience a myriad of sights from the spectacular mountain views of the Atlas Mountains, the fascinating history of the ancient kasbahs, the boundless arid landscape of the Saharan Desert to spending the night under the star lit sky of Erg Chigaga dunes.
*Indicative stay 1 night at Erg Chigaga Luxury Camp and 2 nights at our recommended accommodations. Prices based on two people travelling by private vehicle.
*All of our itineraries are flexible and can be tailored according to your needs.
Transfer from your accommodation or airport in Marrakesh. The journey to Erg Chigaga will begin through the High Atlas Mountains and the Tizi n’Tichka pass (altitude 2260 meters).
For travelers who have some time and would like to delve deeper into Moroccan history, there is an opportunity to visit Kasbeh Telouet, a crumbling yet beautiful village steeped in lavishness, traitorship and the struggle for Moroccan independence. After a travel, relax at one of the delightful guesthouses near Ait Ben Haddou (Kasbah Ellouze or Riad Caravane).
After enjoying breakfast at the guesthouse – the journey to the heart of the Saharan desert will begin. If there was insufficient time to visit AIt Ben Haddou on Day 1, today you will be given an opportunity to visit this UNESCO World Heritage site (made famous by the movie “Gladiator” and TV show “Game of Thrones”). The scenic drive to Erg Chigaga will begin through Foum Zguid (3 hour off-road drive past the vast dried salt flats at Lake Iriqui) and Taznakht (famous for hand-woven by Berbers of the tribal villages).
Arrive at Erg Chigaga Luxury Camp to relish the sunset amid the magnificent sand dunes of Erg Chigaga. Spend the night at the luxuriously appointed tents after enjoying a delicious traditional Moroccan meal.
After enjoying breakfast at Erg Chigaga Luxury Camp – you will begin the scenic drive to Agdez via M’hamid (the first outpost of civilization after exiting the Sahara Desert) and Tamagroute (famous for its green-glazed pottery and 700 year old Koranic library). This route to Adgez will pass through the Draa Valley (road of a thousand kasbahs) which is populated by the lush greenery of 3,000 date palms. The Draa Valley will lead to Zagora and onward to Agdez where you will spend the night at a delightful guesthouse (Kasbah Azul).
The journey back to Marrakesh will take you across the High Atlas Mountains and the Tizi n’Tichka pass (altitude 2260 meters).