Morocco tour from Marrakech to Erg Chegaga Desert

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English, Francais

4-Day Desert Tour to Erg Chegaga Dunes

Why Erg Chegaga Desert Tours are Unique?

Erg Chegaga Desert Tours offer a unique and memorable experience in exploring the Erg Chegaga dunes, which is one of the largest and most remote sand dune areas in the Sahara Desert. Here are some factors that make Erg Chegaga Desert Tours unique:

  • Location: Erg Chegaga is located in the southwestern part of Morocco, far away from major cities and tourist hubs. This remoteness allows visitors to experience a more authentic and untouched desert environment.
  • Vast and Impressive Dunes: Erg Chegaga is home to stunning sand dunes that can reach heights of up to 300 meters (almost 1,000 feet) and stretch across vast expanses of the desert. These massive dunes provide a breathtaking backdrop and a sense of awe-inspiring natural beauty.
  • Off-the-Beaten-Path Experience: Compared to the more popular Merzouga dunes, Erg Chegaga offers a less crowded and more secluded experience. The tours in this region often take you through remote and less-explored areas of the desert, allowing you to truly disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
  • Authentic Desert Lifestyle: Erg Chegaga Desert Tours often include interactions with local nomadic communities who have been living in the desert for generations. This provides a unique opportunity to learn about their traditions, lifestyle, and the challenges they face in this harsh environment.
  • Adventure Activities: Many Erg Chegaga Desert Tours offer various adventure activities such as camel trekking, sandboarding, quad biking, and 4×4 off-road excursions. These activities add an element of thrill and excitement to your desert experience.
  • Night Sky Observation: The remote location of Erg Chegaga makes it an ideal place for stargazing. With minimal light pollution, you can witness the night sky in all its glory, with countless stars illuminating the desert landscape.
  • Desert Camp Experience: Erg Chegaga Desert Tours often include overnight stays in traditional desert camps. These camps provide a comfortable yet authentic experience, allowing you to spend a night under the stars and enjoy local cuisine, traditional music, and dancing around a campfire.

Overall, Erg Chegaga Desert Tours offer a unique combination of natural beauty, cultural immersion, adventure, and tranquility, making it a memorable and distinct desert exploration experience.

Overview of the 4-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Erg Chegaga Desert

Embark on a captivating 4-day desert tour from Marrakech to M’hamid and Erg Chegaga Desert. Drive through the stunning Tizi n’Tichka Pass, visit the Library Koranic and Pottery in Tamegroute, and spend a night in a nomadic tent. Experience camel trekking, savor a lunch amidst tamarisk trees, and traverse sandy tracks to reach the magnificent Chegaga dunes. Witness a mesmerizing sunset, enjoy a traditional dinner, and camp under the stars. Journey back to M’hamid, explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, and spend a night in Ait Benhaddou. Conclude with a visit to Telouet Kasbah en route to Marrakech, passing through the High Atlas mountains. This desert tour offers an immersive blend of adventure, cultural exploration, and natural beauty. Contact us for further details.

4-Day Erg Chegaga Desert Tour from Marrakech Highlights

  • Scenic drive through Tizi n’Tichka Pass
  • Visit to Library Koranic and Pottery in Tamegroute
  • Overnight stay in a nomadic tent
  • Camel trekking and lunch amidst tamarisk trees
  • Exploration of the majestic Chegaga Dunes
  • Breathtaking sunset at Chegaga
  • Traditional dinner and campfire entertainment
  • Visit Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Overnight stay in Ait Benhaddou
  • Exploration of Telouet Kasbah
  • Drive through the High Atlas mountains
  • Immersive cultural experiences and natural beauty.

Program of the 4-Day Erg Chegaga Desert Tour

Day 1: Marrakech – M’hamid

At 8 morning, you will meet our team and depart to M’hamid. Driving a 4×4 vehicle through the Tizi n’Tichka Pass, where you will enjoy panoramic views from the highest road in Morocco (2,260m). You will stop at Tamegroute to visit the Library Koranic and Pottery before continuing your drive to M’hamid.

In the evening, a hearty and purely organic dinner and, overnight in a nomadic tent.

Day 2: M’hamid – Chegaga

After breakfast, camel trekking for 1-2 hours and lunch will be in the shade of tamarisk trees, then a 4×4 car ride along the sandy track to the large dunes of Chegaga, the largest in Morocco.

Arrive at the Chegaga bivouac to watch the sunset, have a traditional dinner in the evening, campfire entertainment with music by the village youth, and overnight in the bivouac.

Day 3: Chegaga – M’hamid – Ait Benhaddou

Breakfast at the bivouac before departing on 4×4 on desert trails, and return to M’hamid, You will stop at Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah to visit this UNESCO world heritage site, then spend the night at Ait Benhaddou.

Day 4: Ait Benhaddou Telouat Marrakech

After enjoying breakfast, we leave for Telouet Kasbah, which belonged to the Lords of the Atlas, and which now stands in ruins on our tour. After that, we will drive to Marrakech through the High Atlas mountains. We will arrive in Marrakech where our adventure will end in your hotel/Riad.


  • Private Transportation.
  • Comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Pick up from your Hotel/Riad or Airport.
  • Drop off at your Hotel/Riad or Airport.
  • English speaking guide/driver.
  • Fuel for the entire travel desert package.
  • All-night accommodations.
  • Camel trekking in Sahara desert.
  • Free stops when you want.
  • Soft Drink available for purchase.


  • Lunch depends on location. 
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Extra

Erg Chegaga Desert Tour, Map

Questions & Answers
How far is M’hamid from Marrakech on this tour?

Marrakech to M’hamid (via Ait Benhaddou) distance is 473 Km (294 Miles)

What do I wear for the camel ride?

Be sure to wear full and loose clothes on your camel ride, especially on the desert space tour. If you want to wear shorts, long shorts are recommended. Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and comfortable shoes are also advised to make your camel ride more comfortable.