This tour is designed for travelers who have more time and want to explore the splendor of Southern Morocco as well as giving themselves the opportunity to delve deeper into the magic of Saharan Desert by spending 2 nights at the Erg Chigaga Luxury Camp. 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 2 nights 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 day of 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 carpets 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, take this time to truly enjoy the desert. Camel rides, sand boarding, visit to a nomad family, picnic in the oasis where Bobo was born and raised – the choices are bountiful! Enjoy the sunset while having some drinks on top of the dunes followed by a homemade authentic Moroccan meal. Cap off the night around the campfire by listening to traditional Berber music while surrounded by the millions of stars in the night sky. What a sight to behold!
The journey to Taroudant will begin through Foum Zguid (3 hour off-road drive past the vast dried salt flats at Lake Iriqui), Taznakht (famous for hand-woven by Berbers of the tribal villages) and Taliouine. Taroudant is located in the fertile Souss valley and the foothills of the Anti Atlas Mountains, which are teaming with Berber culture including ancient granaries and Koranic schools. Enjoy the sights of the town and spend the night in a well-appointed guesthouse.
As the journey back to Marrakesh is relatively short (3 – 4 hours), take your time to enjoy a lovely breakfast at the guesthouse. The scenic drive will be via the High Atlas Mountains and the Tizi n’Tichka pass (altitude 2260 meters). There will also be time to visit local Berber villages such as Ljoukak and Ourigane.