Erg Chigaga Wild desert 4D

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Tour Overview

During this 4 days trip to Chigaga Dunes, are a breathtaking example of the Sahara Desert's majesty and are located in southern Morocco. These enormous sand dunes rise magnificently from the desert, their golden tones changing as the light moves across them. They are miles long. Everybody who sees the towering dunes, some of which reach heights of almost 300 metres, is enthralled by the bizarre and captivating scene they produce. Chigaga offers adventurous travellers a real desert experience off the beaten route, in contrast to its more popular sibling, the Erg Chebbi Dunes. Visitors are treated to the tranquilly of the desert when they explore Chigaga's enormous expanse, where the only sounds are the whisper of the wind and the faint shifting of

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.

Overnight Options
  • SILVER
    • Tizi Camp
  • GOLD
    • Dar Soufiane
    • Riad Lamane
    • Azalai Lodge

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.

Overnight Options
  • SILVER
    • Koutban camp
    • Desert Bivouac Camp
  • GOLD
    • Touareg Dream Camp
    • Azalai camp
    • Chigaga luxury camp
  • DIAMOND
    • La Gazelle camp

Erg Chigaga  Desert Camp is open all day. For those who choose to stay in the camp or go into the desert, there are lots of things to do.

Overnight Options
  • SILVER
    • Koutban camp
    • Desert Bivouac Camp
  • GOLD
    • Touareg Dream Camp
    • Azalai camp
    • Chigaga luxury camp
  • DIAMOND
    • La Gazelle camp

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

  • Accommodations for 03 nights are included in the tour price.
  • Breakfast every day.
  • Accessible private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • A personal English speaking driver.
  • Meals as specified on the itinerary (3 Dinners in Zagora and Chigaga Dunes)
  • Camel treks with the assistance of a local camel guide

  • Airfare
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Meals
  • Expenses of a personal nature like laundry, telephone, fax, internet, beverages, medical expenses etc.
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Optional tours and activities
Important notice:

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.

Arriving at the edge of the dunes, there is a meeting point where camels from different camps in the area are waiting for us, we will get out of the car, put on a scarf if you have one (the cameleer or your driver can help you properly install it) and then you will be introduced to your camel. Once your caravane is ready and onboard, you can take pictures or stories to memorize the moment, then take off and travel on the golden sands to see the sunset on high dune before continuing to the camp. Next morning, you can take the camels again on your way back to the meeting point or take a 4x4 . If a member doesn't want or cannot take the camel ride, the camp is accessible by 4x4 vehicle and it will get you there.

This once was a hustle indeed but no more, all camps nowadays have dedicated 4x4 vehicles that can transport your luggage from your tour car to the camp directly, so you don't have to carry anything during the camel ride. However, we highly recommend you only pack the things you will need for the desert night and transport it to the camp, while leaving the rest of the luggage with your driver.

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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