PRIVATE Marrakech to Erg Chigaga 4 days is the ideal Sahara tour to combine the imperial city of Marrakech with an overland tour of the Moroccan desert. You will drive across the High Atlas Mountains, visit Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou, Ouarzazate, Zagora.
Marrakech to Chegaga tour
Duration: 4 days
Vehicule: Luxury 4×4 TOYOTA / Deluxe Van
Starting & Finishing Point: Your Hotel In Marrakech
Total distance: 1040 km.
English, French Speaking Driver/Guide
Day 1: Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Agdez
In the early the morning departure from Marrakech towards Ouarzazate in 4×4 across the mountains of the Tizi N Tichka enjoying the amazing presence of scattered Berber villages,before arriving to Ouarzazate we will visit the Universal heritage of Ait Ben Hadou Kasbah, a fortified village of the 11th century. then head to Ouarzazate where the biggest filmmaking studios are situated. We will continue in direction of the Valley of Drâa and Agdez where we will spend the night.
Day 2: Agdez –Zagora- Tamegroute – Mhamid – Chigaga Dunes
In the morning we will visit the Kasbah of Tamnougalt, and soon after depart on 4×4 towards the Valley of Drâa (passing through the desert, ancient caravan road) lunch in Zagora. In the afternoon we will continue in 4×4 towards the desert of M’hamid, From a vast plateau you will get impressed by the huge sand dune of Chigaga ,where we go for a camel ride to meet one of the most fascinating sand dunes sights we will ever see, the superb sunset in the middle of the high sand dune.Tonight we stay in Berber camp and enjoy a wonderful stars view.
Day 3: Chigaga Dunes – Iriki Lake – Foumzguid – Tazenakht – Ait Benhaddou
After breakfast, we travel through the natural dried lake of Iriqui and the plains of black stones, we will take again the asphalted road in direction of the small town of Foum Zguid, arrive at Taznakht which is one of the biggest centers of carpets in the kingdom where we will visit a cooperative of Berber carpets made by women of the surrounding villages. Return to Ait Ben Hadou Kasbah, a fortified village of the 11th century where we will spend the night.
Day 4: Ait Benhaddou – Telouet- Tichka Pass – Marrakech
Just 40 km from Ait Benhadou Kasbah, we will see the Kasbah of Telout, a former route of the caravans from the Sahara over the Atlas Mountains to Marrakech. It was the seat of the Glaoui family, they were given political power of Morocco south of High Atlas Mountains by the King Moulay Hassan. The Glaouis were almost as strong in power as the sultan himself. The palace can still be visited but it is steadily becoming more damaged and is slowly collapsing. Lately, work was underway to restore the property. We lunch in the Pass of Tichka and drive to Marrakech.
|Marrakech to Chegaga tour included:||Marrakech to Chegaga tour not included:|
|• Private A/C Vehicle, 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser|
• English speaking driver/guide
• Pick up & Drop off at your Hotel in Marrakech
|• Entrance fees|
• Tips and gratuities for your driver
• Items of personal nature