1. Morocco
  2. Drâa-Tafilalet
  3. Ouarzazate
  4. Erg Chigaga

From Ouarzazate: Private 2-Day Tour to Erg Chegaga

Product ID: 383283
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This 2 day-tour from Ouarzazate to Erg Chegaga and back is a short overview of the best that Morocco has to offer.
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Duration: 2 days
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Spanish, English, French

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Pickup from hotels and riads in Ouarzazate (please specify name and address of your accommodation).

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  • Get the most out of 2 days in the South of Morocco
  • Spend an unforgettable night under the shining stars
  • Ride a camel at sunset through the majestic sand dunes of Erg Chegaga
  • Visit the desert capital, Zagora and the green and lush Draa-Valley
Full description
Day 1: Ouarzazate - Zagora - Mhamid - Erg Chegaga

After pickup from your accommodation in Ouarzazate, choose your desired activity in the city. The Kasbah of Taourirt awaits the photographers, the film studios and the film museum are interesting for adults as well as for your kids. After, continue through the Draa valley in the direction of the desert. You'll have enough time to visit Zagora and its surroundings, such as the like the Jewish Quarter in Amzerou, and have a look at the huge palm groves. Afterwards, continue towards the desert to Mhamid. Along the way, stop at a 16th-century Saadian town called Tamegroute. There, visit an old coran library and a subterranean Kasbah. Mhamid is at the end of the Draa valley as well as the end of civilization. Have a picnic lunch in the desert and continue in the direction of Erg Chegaga, passing through Ouled Driss with its old Kasbah and then taking the 4x4 through the desert. Arrive in your desert camp before sunset. Hop on a camel and walk in the desert among the dunes with their diverse colors. You'll arrive back at the desert camp and spend the night in a nomad tent or under the shining stars in the middle of impressive sand dunes. A traditional dinner is served and you can spend the night watching for shooting stars or dance around the campfire to the beat of desert drums.

Day 2: Erg Chegaga - Foum Zguid - Taznakht - Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate

After enjoying the sunrise at the top of the sand dunes, you’ll have breakfast in the desert camp before the journey with the 4x4 starts. Discover the old Paris-Dakar road to Foum Zguid and cross the Iriki Lake, which is a temporary wetland during rainy periods. In this national park, you’ll have the chance to spot some wild animals like lizards, snakes, gazelles and even hyenas with a little luck. Lunch will be served in the Berber village, Taznakht. This small town is famous for its berber carpets. You are welcome to attend a detailed demonstration of how the women of the area produce the colorful masterpieces, which can also bring some oriental flair to your house. Afterwards, continue to Aït-Ben-Haddou, the fortified clay city with numerous Ksars and Kasbahs where several famous movies such as Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven and Prince of Persia have been shot. Return to Ouarzazate with arrival at your hotel/riad at about 7:00 PM.
  • Private tour with a local English, French, and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Transportation in a comfortable 4x4 vehicle
  • 1 overnight stay with dinner and breakfast in a tent at the desert camp
  • Local guide at Tamegroute
  • 1-hour sunset camel ride
  • Berber Turban for each customer
  • Meals (2 lunches on the road, 1 dinner and 1 breakfast in the desert camp)
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
Know before you go
• Pickup will be from your hotel/riad in Ouarzazate in the morning on the first day
• You will return at around 5 PM on the second day.
• Distance travelled is around 300 km each way.
• It is highly recommended that you wear hiking shoes, leave your luggage at your hotel/riad (if possible), and only take a small backpack with you.
• Standard and luxury camping options are available. More information is provided in the activity options.
• Pickup from Airbnbs and private residences is not possible. If you are staying at one an alternative meeting point is provided.

From US$ 606.23 per person

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Product ID: 383283