4-Days Adventure in the Erg Chegaga Desert

Erg Chegaga




4 days


4-Days Adventure in the Erg Chegaga Desert

Embark on a mesmerizing 3-day adventure in the heart of Morocco with Morocco Trail Finders, where you’ll traverse through diverse landscapes, immerse in ancient cultures, and experience the enchantment of the Erg Chegaga Camps.

The journey commences in Marrakech, Morocco’s vibrant gem. With the first light of day, we set out towards the High Atlas Mountains, conquering the breathtaking Tizi’n’Tichka pass, which offers panoramic vistas of the rugged terrain.

Our first highlight is the awe-inspiring Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site that is a testament to Morocco’s architectural grandeur. Here, ancient history meets modern storytelling as you explore the intricate alleyways of this stunning mudbrick fortress.

As the day unfolds, we continue to Ouarzazate, known as the “Hollywood of Morocco” for its prominent film studios. Discover the Taourirt Kasbah, a symbol of the region’s rich history and culture. Our journey then leads us through the verdant Draa Valley, renowned for its luxuriant palm groves, before arriving in the charming village of Tamnougalt. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to explore another historic Kasbah, brimming with tales of old Morocco.

As the evening descends, you’ll find respite in a local guesthouse, where the warmth of Moroccan hospitality welcomes you. Savour a traditional Moroccan dinner as you prepare for the adventures that await.


As the sun graces the horizon, we depart for M’hamid El Rhizlane, the gateway to the vast Sahara Desert. The route carries you through the captivating Draa Valley, where lush palm groves stretch as far as the eye can see.

Upon reaching M’hamid El Rhizlane, our local desert guide will greet you, and you’ll be prepared for an extraordinary desert journey. Venture deep into the arid wilderness, drawing closer to the monumental dunes of Erg Chegaga, where the Sahara’s majesty is revealed.

As night falls, the desert comes alive with enchantment. You’ll experience the desert’s magic firsthand with a night in a traditional Erg Chegaga desert camp. Delight in a sumptuous dinner beneath a sky ablaze with stars, and lose yourself in the rhythms of traditional Moroccan music and storytelling.


The day begins with the ethereal beauty of a Sahara sunrise, painting the dunes with hues of gold and pink. Following breakfast, it’s time to bid farewell to Erg Chegaga as we journey back through the desert, passing the village of Foum Zguid.

Continuing our adventure, we reach Taznakht, renowned for its exquisite Berber carpets. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to explore a local carpet cooperative and witness the intricate art of carpet weaving, a tradition deeply rooted in Morocco’s culture.

The journey comes full circle as we return to the vibrant city of Marrakech, traversing the Tizi’n’Tichka pass once more. You’ll arrive back in Marrakech, a city that dances to the rhythm of its own unique beat, marking the conclusion of this extraordinary desert adventure with Morocco Trail Finders.

With Morocco Trail Finders, this 3-day expedition offers a trip and an immersion into Morocco’s rich tapestry of culture, history, and nature. Witness the enchantment of the Sahara Desert, the allure of ancient kasbahs, and the warmth of Moroccan hospitality on this unforgettable journey.

Additional Information:

  • Comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing and footwear.
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat for sun protection.
  • Camera or smartphone to capture stunning landscapes.
  • A reusable water bottle to stay hydrated during the journey.
  • Ensure your passport is valid and check visa requirements.
  • Use Moroccan Dirham (MAD), with cash for rural areas.
  • Dress modestly and ask for permission for photos.
  • Be cautious with your belongings and follow local advice for a safe journey.


  • Explore the UNESCO-listed Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah, a stunning example of Moroccan architecture and a backdrop for numerous films.
  • Traverse the breathtaking Tizi’n’Tichka pass in the High Atlas Mountains, offering panoramic views of rugged landscapes.
  • Visit Ouarzazate, the “Hollywood of Morocco,” and explore the historic Taourirt Kasbah.
  • Journey through the lush palm groves and scenic landscapes of the Draa Valley, a paradise for nature lovers.
  • Discover the charming village of Tamnougalt and its historic Kasbah, offering insights into Morocco’s rich heritage.
  • Immerse yourself in the boundless beauty of the Luxury Camp Erg Chigaga, with its vast sand dunes and surreal landscapes.
  • Witness the breathtaking sunrise over the Sahara Desert, painting the dunes with shades of gold and pink.
  • Experience a night in a traditional desert camp, complete with a starlit sky, local music, and storytelling.


Note: This itinerary is subject to change based on your preferences and the weather conditions. Your experienced guide driver will ensure your safety and enjoyment throughout the journey.

Travel itinerary:


  • Transport by air-conditioned 4x4
  • Half-board accommodation (dinner & breakfast)
  • Local Guide
  • Water / Tea
  • Camel ride
  • Additional Services
  • Snacks and extra drinks

Tour Plan

  • Morning:
    • Depart from Marrakech early in the morning.
    • Drive through the breathtaking Tizi'n'Tichka pass in the High Atlas Mountains.
    • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site, Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah, a stunning example of traditional Moroccan architecture.
  • Afternoon:
    • Continue your journey to Ouarzazate, often referred to as the "Hollywood of Morocco" for its prominent film studios.
    • Explore the city and visit the Taourirt Kasbah.
    • Drive through the Draa Valley, famous for its lush palm groves.
    • Reach the charming village of Tamnougalt and visit its historic Kasbah.
  • Evening:
    • Check-in at a guesthouse in Tamnougalt.
    • Enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner.
  • Morning:
    • After breakfast, depart for M'hamid El Rhizlane.
    • Along the way, pass through the scenic landscapes of the Draa Valley.
  • Afternoon:
    • Arrive in M'hamid El Rhizlane, the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
    • Meet your local guide and prepare for a desert adventure.
    • Begin your journey into the desert and reach the vast dunes of the Erg Chegaga Desert.
  • Evening:
    • Experience the magic of the desert with a night in a traditional desert camp.
    • Enjoy a delicious dinner under the starlit desert sky.
    • Immerse yourself in local culture with traditional music and storytelling.
  • Morning:
    • Wake up early to witness the sunrise over the Sahara Desert.
    • After breakfast, depart from Erg Chegaga.
    • Drive through the desert, passing through the village of Foum Zguid.
  • Afternoon:
    • Continue your journey towards Taznakht, known for its vibrant Berber carpets.
    • Explore a local carpet cooperative and witness the intricate weaving process.
  • Evening:
    • Return to Marrakech, passing through the Tizi'n'Tichka pass.
    • Arrive back in Marrakech, marking the end of your desert adventure with Morocco Trail Finders.

This 3-day adventure provides a perfect blend of cultural exploration, stunning landscapes, and an unforgettable desert experience in the Erg Chegaga Desert. Enjoy the comfort of guesthouses and the magic of the Sahara Desert camp under the expert guidance of Morocco Trail Finders.

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