€540.00 Location: Marrakesh Duration: 5 Days

Marrakech To Essaouira Desert Morocco Tour

The Marrakech to Essaouira desert tour via Erg Chigaga dunes in the Sahara desert in the south of Morocco is your perfect option if you plan to finish your tour in Essaouira. This will allow you to discover the south of Morocco and the Draa Valley and at the same time spend a few amazing nights in the best Erg Chigaga desert camp at the foot of the big dunes.

In this private Erg Chigaga desert tour from Marrakech to Essaouira, the highlight will be your stay in Erg Chigaga desert camp. The desert camp is located in the best place in Erg Chigaga dunes. You will have a private tent with everything you will need inside. The camp also has toilets and hot water showers.

Your stay in the desert camp will be full of desert activities like camel trekking, sandboarding, desert walking, stargazing and Berber music around the fire under stars.

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Marrakech To Essaouira Desert Morocco Tour Via Erg Chigaga Dunes

Marrakech To Essaouira Desert Morocco Tour Via Erg Chigaga Dunes

Marrakech To Essaouira Desert Morocco Tour Via Erg Chigaga Dunes

Marrakech To Essaouira Desert Morocco Tour Via Erg Chigaga Dunes

  • Private Transportation aboard a comfortable and air conditioned 4×4 vehicle
  • Pick up from your Hotel/Riad in Marrakech (or from the airport)
  • Drop off at your Hotel/Riad in Essaouira
  • English speaking Berber nomad driver
  • Fuel for entire Chigaga travel desert package
  • All nights accommodations
  • Camel trekking in Erg Chigaga dunes
  • Berber music at night around the fire under stars in Erg Chigaga desert camp
  • Free stops when you want

Marrakech To Essaouira Desert Morocco Tour Via Erg Chigaga Dunes

  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Extra

*The Price Per person

2 Persons

540 € *

3 Persons

530 € *

4 Persons

450 € *

5 Persons or more

400 € *

Marrakech To Essaouira Desert Morocco Tour Via Erg Chigaga Dunes

  1. 1 Marrakesh – Ouarzazate Morning departure at 8 o’clock from your hotel or riad in Marrakesh to cross the High Atlas Mountains. After the Tichka pass, you leave the main road and take a side road to the Telouet Kasbah, which belonged to the Lords of the Atlas, the Glaoui family, and which now stands in ruins after the last Pasha fled the country following the departure of the French. From there you continue for lunch at Ait Ben Haddou along the newly asphalted connecting road. This is the most famous Kasbah in Morocco and is a UNESCO World Heritage site, which we visit after lunch. Later we continue as far as Ouarzazate to spend the night in a riad there.
  2. 2 Ouarzazate – Chagaga After breakfast the route continues to the Dra'a Valley with a stop to visit Kasbah Tamnougalte, the oldest Kasbah in the Dra'a Valley, and still partly inhabited. We continue by taking the ancient caravan road between the river and the mountains. On the way, we pass many villages and gardens so that you can gain a better idea of the way of life along the oases. We drive to M’hamid, the gate to the desert, to the dunes of Erg Lihoudi, where we stop for lunch. Here a two-hour camel ride is scheduled. Later we continue to the Erg Chagaga dunes (300m) with 60km of off-road driving. This route passes different features of the desert; ‘erg’, ‘reg’, ‘hammada’, oases. These dunes are far away from civilization, in the desert proper and the silence and the expanse of the sand are immense. Dinner and a night's sleep are in a bivouac of nomad tents.
  3. 3 Chagaga – Taroudant After breakfast we drive another 90 km across the Sahara over the stony desert, “reg” and “hammada” and across the now dried-up Lake Iriqui. In the middle of this lake, we can search for fossils. At the edge of the desert at Foum Zguid, we drive north to Taznakht, famous for its Berber gelims and carpets, where we stop for lunch. After crossing the Tizi-n-Ikhsane and Tizi-n-Tighatine passes, we reach Taliouine, the heart of the saffron growing region. The road takes us on to Taroudant, where we stop for the night in a riad.
  4. 4 Taroudant – Essaouira In the morning there is a visit to the town known as “the little Marrakesh”. It is spectacular for its massive ramparts and beautiful medina. From here you travel along the Souss river valley with all its argane groves as far as Agadir. The road then travels up the coast along the Paradise Valley, driving through Taghazout and through the mountains. On arriving in Essaouira, you can explore the town, the Skala, the medina and all its innumerable shops as well as the sea front with its fresh fish restaurants. The night is spent in Essaouira.
  5. 5 Essaouira – Marrakech After breakfast you can continue to wander round Essaouira, getting to know it better, perhaps enjoying more of the fresh fish. Return to Marrakesh, stopping in a forest of argane trees and the co-operative of argane oil producers. We pass many Berber villages on the way.

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