Chegaga wild desert 3D

agoudal travel

Tour Overview

Chegaga desert is the wildest desert in Morocco, only reachable by SUVs and experienced drivers, it has succeeded in preserving its charm, its tranquility and authenticity as an untouched desert. The peacefulness and feeling of liberty that you get in Chegaga is unmatched in any other desert destination. Once there, no minivans, small cars or large groups of tourists in sight, and that makes a big difference.

Tour Itinerary

Leaving Marrakech towards the Atlas mountains, we will cross the high pass of Tichka, and descend via Ounila valley, make a stop at the Kasbah of Telouet, then continue to Ait benhaddou for a guided walking visit of the village. After Ait benhaddou, we will head to Ouarzazate, with optional visits to one of the cinema studios there.

We will continue our drive south towards Zagora via the Draa valley and its long stretched palm-groves.

We will spend the night in a nice hotel with diner included.

Leaving Zagora after a nice breakfast,we will visit the town of Tamegroute, and some pottery artisanal work, then follow the path until M'hamid village, where the asphalt ends and begins the off-roading track towards Chegaga dunes, crossing arid landscapes, desert rivers and tiny dunes on the way. Arriving at around 4 pm to our destination camp in the middle of nowhere, You will ride the camels from the camp and head to the large dunes for a mesmerizing tour during sunset time,

Once back at the camp, you will be greeted with mint tea, and will be shown to your tents to relax before diner time, musical plays and ambient are in order.

Early morning start to enjoy the sunrise over the golden dunes of Chegaga, and after a rich energetic breakfast, we will pack our things and say goodbye to our hosts, continuing our route throughout the barren desert and plateaus, crossing the dried vast lake of Iriqui. We will regain the asphalt road after a while, and continue heading north towards Marrakech with a lunch stop along the way.

Tour Inclusions

  • Pick up and drop off at your accommodation
  • Comfortable 4x4 Land-cruiser with A/C
  • English-speaking driver
  • Guided visit of Ait benhaddou
  • Overnight in Zagora hotel
  • Overnight in Chegaga camp
  • Diner and breakfast on both overnights
  • Camel ride in Chegaga

  • Lunch meals
  • Gratuities (optional)

Accommodation options:

On private tours, you can choose the category of your accommodations, On shared tours, it is always Silver option

    Day 1 :
    • SILVER
      • Tizi Camp
    • GOLD
      • Dar Soufiane
      • Riad Lamane
      • Azalai Lodge
    Day 2 :
    • SILVER
      • Koutban camp
      • Desert Bivouac Camp
    • GOLD
      • Touareg Dream Camp
      • Azalai camp
      • Chigaga luxury camp
    • DIAMOND
      • La Gazelle camp

Private vs Shared options

Certainty :

With a private tour, you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with certainty – your tour is confirmed, and the departure is guaranteed right from the start. Unlike shared tours, which require a minimum number of participants (usually half the seats) before being confirmed, so if you create a new shared tour, it will require other people to join you and meet the minum required before your tour is confirmed. private tours give you the assurance of a confirmed adventure tailored just for you.
If you join an already confirmed group tour, then you have the same certainty of departure as a private tour.

Flexibility :

Flexibility is another key advantage of private tours. When you choose a private tour, you get to customize your experience. Spend more time at your favorite attractions, explore hidden gems, and shape the itinerary to match your unique interests. In contrast, shared tours follow a more structured format, needing alignment with the entire group, which can limit the freedom to explore at your own pace in some occasions.

Accommodations :

While you can choose your accommodation category on a Private tour (Silver, Gold, Diamonad) whenever available, the category is fixed for group tours and will always be Silver options, this is to make sure the tour organization is more efficient and the group won't be staying in separate and distant places which create confusion and wastes precious tour time, It also makes handling emergency cases easier.

8pax vs 16pax Groups :

We have 2 kinds of group tours, small (8 people) and large (16 people), the latter is more economical however requires 8 people to join to be confirmed, while the first only requires 4 to depart.

You can inquire about any of the options to get more in-depth details specific to your needs

Important notice (Valid for private option only):

The tour can be reversed, shortened, extended or altered in any way to suite your specific needs and schedule ! Don't hesitate to contact us and ask for other combinations

Frequently Asked Questions

With the rise in interest in vegan and vegetarian food, all our partners are now accommodating this need and offer completely vegan and vegetarian meals. However, this needs to be communicated in advance, either when booking or when meeting your driver for early preparation purposes.

A frequent and definitely good question, if you are not well-prepared, you might not enjoy your time fully in the desert due to the extreme weather conditions. Deserts get super hot in summer, in Morocco, August is the hottest month of the year, with temperatures reaching 50 °C—122ºF, you can literally cook eggs on the asphalt (great for a TikTok clip). With this said, if you can't take that much heat, please avoid visiting the deserts during July and August. If you are okay with this kind of temperatures; it is still highly recommended to come prepared with good sunscreen, sunglasses, a wide hat, light but covering pieces of clothing and some insect repellent, you can also purchase all these items in Morocco. And let's not forget winter days, starry nights are freezing. The mountainous parts of the roads are usually snowy, but all our vehicles are equipped with A/C for that matter, so make sure to bring warm clothes if you take this tour during December-January.

Yes, you will have your own private hotel rooms and camp tents in all our tours, you can choose between different combinations of twin/triple/quadruple (separate beds) or double (single large bed) rooms and tents depending on your number and preferences but you will never share them with other travelers. All rooms/tents are equipped with private bathrooms and showers with hot water.

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