The 3-Day Sahara Desert Tour from Marrakech To Erg Chigaga is the most exciting tour for travelers with only three days available who want a unique and comprehensive desert experience. On this trip, you are far away in the dunes, far from any impression of civilization.

Your Marrakech To Erg Chigaga starts by being picked up from your hotel or Riad in Marrakech at 8:00 am to head south for the magnificent High Atlas Mountains. You cross the Tizin-Tichka pass, (2660m) the highest pass in North Africa. You will be amazed by the panoramas and will want to take memorable photos. Simply tell your driver where you want to stop.

Along the way, you will visit the former presidential palace, Kasbah Telouet, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. These are the two most famous kasbahs in Morocco and are an essential part of any desert tour. Before arriving in Ouarzazate, you can visit the Atlas Film Studios and see the sets of many Hollywood films still in place here.

 That night, you will have the thrill of spending the night in a traditional rural riad or an authentic guesthouse in Agdez, a small town just at the head of the Dra’a valley, which descends towards the desert. From there, you get the distinct impression that you are on your way to a different world—new, exciting, and oriental. With a local guide to explain the history, you have the option of visiting the largest of the hundreds of Kasbahs in the valley, namely Kasbah Tamnougalt.

From there, the thrill increases as you pull off the road through the Draa Valley, past ancient kasbahs and lush green oases. This is part of the old route of the caravans that carried goods from Mali and Niger after crossing the Sahara for days.

After reaching the largest city before the Sahara, Zagora, you will have the opportunity to visit the cooperative of the famous nationwide green pottery and the Koranic library with its magnificent manuscripts, have this cutting edge experience to ride a camel in the dunes of Erg Chigaga.

 At night under the astonishing array of stars, you will sleep in a comfortable luxury camp in the desert at the foot of the largest dunes of the Sahara in Morocco. The next day, the wonder continues as you drive off-road in the Sahara Desert, hunt for fossils in the dry lake of Iriqui, and learn about Berber carpet-making techniques in Taznakht.

Eplore the majesty and wonder of our very unique range of Marrakech Desert Tours. Discover the tour itinerary below. Your journey begins here!

  • Exploring Telouet, Aït ben Haddou, and Tamnougalte Kasbahs
  • Off-roading through Dra’a Valley’s palm groves and gardens
  • Camel rides in Erg Chegaga for sunset views
  • Visiting Tamgroute’s pottery workshops and Quranic Library
  • Fossil hunting at Lake Iriki; learning Berber rug crafts in Taznakht