Key details

Duration

3 Days

Departure

Marrakech

Destination

Erg Chigaga

Overview

Marrakech to Erg Chigaga desert tours

Tailor-made desert tour from Marrakech to Erg Chigaga.

Signature Morocco has designed this Marrakech to Erg Chigaga desert tour for those who got enough of the city’s hustle and bustle. If you book this Marrakech to Erg Chigaga desert tour, you’ll have the opportunity to visit some gorgeous monuments along the way, and delight in Morocco’s dearest treasure, the Sahara desert. Put the noise behind you and embark on this journey to soul cleansing. Signature Morocco will make you fall in love with the desert and its gorgeous surroundings. Calm, gorgeous, and very satisfying.

Highlights

  • Travel through the scenic route of Tizi-n-Tichka.
  • Explore the Oasis of Foum Zguid and discover inhabited Kasbahs.
  • A drive through Draa Valley, Desert oases, and a satisfying amount of palm trees.
  • A visit to the Ait Ben Haddou Village.
  • A guided camel right in Chigaga.
  • Cross the dry salt lake of Iriqui.

Itinerary

At 7:30 in the morning, your Signature Morocco tour guide/driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Marrakech. Your journey then begins by traveling through the Atlas Mountains, using the scenic route of Tizi-n-Tichka.

This in itself is a whole other journey, this pass is breathtaking, and we suggest that you have your camera up and ready to make memories.

Your Signature Morocco driver will make frequent stops so that you will have the chance to stretch out your legs and do some eternal photography.

You will grab lunch at Ouarzazate and continue on with your trip heading towards Zagora. But before, you will discover how a river has created a huge oasis that spreads for about 200 km. The Draa river is mesmerizing and you’ll love taking pictures of this gorgeous place.

You’ll have a leisurely dinner and overnight at your boutique hotel. Day-2 is going to be exciting, we can’t wait!

Day 2 begins with breakfast. After having a delicious morning, you will travel through the village of Tamagroute heading towards M’hamid. You will visit one of Morocco’s oldest quranic libraries and an underground Kasbah that’s both eerie and breathtaking at the same time.

You will have lunch in M’hamid and enjoy your time before you head for Erg Chigaga.

After your delicious lunch, you will head for Erg Chigaga, where you’ll overnight at our secure Berber desert camp. This place offers peace and tranquility, your soul will be cleansed, and you’ll love your stay, for sure.

You will have your evening meal while local nomads entertain you with their smooth Berber music. Lay beneath the starlit skies and enjoy your stay.

After having breakfast, a leisurely one that is, you will travel through the desert and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. You will then be guided to cross Lake Iriqui.

You will be heading towards Ouarzazate where you’ll overnight. You will have the chance to check out some Berber carpets and rugs and have lunch before arriving in Ouarzazate in the late afternoon.

You will have a delicious meal and overnight at your hotel in Ouarzazate.

After having a delicious breakfast, you will visit the film studios that are situated just outside Ouarzazate. You will then continue on with your journey heading towards Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. This place has been home to various Hollywood blockbusters. You will have some free time to enjoy a private walk and explore Morocco’s architecture.

You will then resume your journey heading back to Marrakech passing, once again, by scenic route of Tizi-n-Tichka. You will have lunch at either Ait Ben Haddou or in the Atlas Mountains.

You will arrive in Marrakech at approximately 5:00 pm and your Signature Morocco driver will drop you off at your Marrakech hotel or riad.

Good to know

What's Included

  • English speaking Driver/Guide.
  • Air conditioned 4x4 with Wifi on Board.
  • 3 nights accomodation on Half Board Basis.
  • Pick up and drop off from your accommodation

Faqs

People that possess the US, Canadian, UK nationalities do not require a visa to enter Morocco as a tourist.

If you’re a citizen in one of the countries listed below, you do not need a visa to enter Morocco:

Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Denmark, European Union, Finland, Guinea, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Korea, Kuwait, Libya, Liechtenstein, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Niger, Norway, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Venezuela.

Your passport must be valid for atlas six months in order to enter Morocco. Please make sure that you stamp your passport once you’re in Morocco. That will allow you to stay for up to 90 days. Entry fees are not charged.

  • You can wear clothes that are adequate to each season in Morocco.
  • You can check information about the weather in Morocco.

  • Not camels, we’ve got plenty.
  • You may want to bring a pack to help you carry extra snacks and your bottled water. And, of course, a camera to make amazing moments immortal.

If you are to cancel your tour, your cancellation request must be written, either via fax or email.

In some cases, you are entitled to a partial refund. A standard fee will apply, as it is clearly outlined on your receipt, and Signature Morocco must receive your original voucher before your refund applies.

The following scale of charges will be applied if you cancel your tour prior to the balance due date:

  • More than 40 days : 10% deposit retains + transaction fee.
  • More than 30 days: 25% of the total will be charged.
  • More than 15 days: 50% of the total will be charged.
  • More than 08 days: 75% of the total will be charged.
  • 7 days or less : 100% of the total will be charged.

No-show cases will not yield a refund.

You will be refunded once Signature Morocco has received the funds back from its suppliers (i.e. hotels, transport companies, service providers)

Unfortunately, you can not.

Reservations are required in order to have a guaranteed spot on all of our tours.

Reservations also help us determine what you might need. Otherwise, Signature Morocco will not be able to ensure that its tours to remain manageable and joyous.

You will be notified if the tour changed due to unwanted circumstances.

Marrakech to Erg Chigaga desert tour

From: $955 / per pax Minimum two pax