Chigaga Dunes 3 Days 2 Nights/ Morocco desert trip

Discover the Erg Chegaga dunes and explore an authentic desert environment, a unique desert tour from Marrakech with visits to Kasbahs and Berber camps. Swap the bright lights for a star-lit desert landscape, and enjoy camel rides, off-road safaris, and more.

3 days Morocco desert trip itinerary: 

Day 1: Marrakesh – Explore Ait Ben Haddou – Draa Valley

Day 2: Draa Valley – Erg Chegaga Dunes

Day 3: Erg Chegaga Dunes – Marrakesh

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Chigaga Dunes 3 Days 2 Nights

Chigaga dunes 3 days 2 nights ideal tour to explore Chigaga desert in few days. The desert tour from Marrakech is for you to explore Draa Valley, Ait Ben Haddou, and Ouarzazate. To get a unique experience of camel riding and spending a night in the luxury desert camp in Chigaga dunes. A road trip designed to explore the southeast of Morocco, hidden valleys, Villages, and the Sahara desert of Morocco!

3 days desert tour from Marrakech is a short trip to explore the huge dunes of the Sahara with camel riding experience and overnight in the desert camp. On your way, you will have the chance to explore the famous Draa Valley as well as hidden gems of the south such as Zagoura, Foum Zgiud and Taznakht. Drive off-road with your drive and enjoy the massive landscape of the Anti Atlas Mountains and Iriki dry lake.

  • Duration: 3 days/ 2 nights
  • Departure: Marrakech
  • Arrival: Marrakech


Program: 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Chegaga dunes

Day 1: Travel from Marrakesh to Draa Valley

The 3 days to Chigaga dunes start by picking you up from your Marrakech hotel at 8 o’clock in the morning for departure to The High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi-n-Tichka pass at 2260m. We will leave the main road for a journey to the Kasbah at Telouat, which belonged to the Basha of Marrakech from the Glaoui family.  It now stands in glorious ruins after the last Pasha fled. From there, we follow the Ounilla Valley to reach the historic Kasbahs of Ait Ben Haddou, the most famous Kasbah in Morocco and a UNESCO World Heritage site. We lunch at a restaurant along the newly asphalted connecting road.  Afterward, we continue south to Agdez, where the Draa Valley begins, and lodge in a local kasbah for the night.

  • Duration: 6 hours drive
  • Meals included: Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel/Kasbah
  • Optional activity: Quad biking, horse riding

Day 2: Drive from Draa Valley to Erg Chigaga Dunes

After breakfast, you can explore the rest of the Kasbah before we take the ancient caravan road between the river and the mountains. We pass many villages and fields typical of life along the valley. We drive to M’hamid, known as the gateway to the desert, where we stop for a lunch of traditional Tagines. The last stretch to Erg Chigaga is 60km of off-road driving into the famed Sahara Desert. When we arrive, a two-hour camel ride is scheduled into the dunes to watch the sunset. Experiencing the Erg Chergaga dunes is magical.  You are far away from civilization and the silence and the expanse of the sand are overwhelming. Dinner and lodging are provided in nomadic tents under an expanse of stars.

  • Duration: 6 hours drive
  • Meals included: Dinner
  • Accommodation: Desert camp
  • Optional activity: Walk in Draa Valley 

Day 3: Travel from Erg Chigaga Dunes to Marrakech

Our final day starts with an off-road drive through another 90km of the desert with varying scenery, including expansive mountains, Lake Iriki, and a visit to an area renowned for its ancient fossil beds.  Here you’ll find extraordinary fossils from the Paleozoic Age, nearly 540 million years ago when Morocco was an ancient sea. Lunch will be in Foum Zguid, the first village after the desert, where you can also freshen up with a shower. The return to Marrakesh is along a comfortable paved road passing the village of Taznakht, famous for its Berber carpets. Many tourists take advantage of and find a rug perfect for their home.  At last, we pass back along the High Atlas Mountains and reach Marrakesh in the early evening.

  • Duration: 6 hours drive
  • Meals included: None
  • Accommodation: None

For a short visit, this 3-day tour to Chigaga dunes provides a wonderful experience of what Morocco has to offer.

The highlight of the 3 days desert tour from Marrakech:

  • Cross of the majestic High Atlas mountains
  • Explore the UNESCO SITE OF Ait Ben Haddou
  • The road through the valley of Draa
  • Night at the Sahara of Chigaga dunes
  • Night in a desert Sahara camp in Chigaga dunes
  • Experience the Morocco desert trip in 3 days

Map for 3 days desert trip from Marrakech to Chigaga dunes: 

Check also our 4 days deep desert tour, If you are interested in trekking in Chegaga check out our Camel Sahara trekking



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