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3 Days 2 Nights From Marrakech To Chegaga

1. 3 Days 2 Nights From Marrakech To Chegaga

Go through the Tizi N Tichka path, in order to get the Tamdakhte Kasbah and the one at Ait Ben Haddou. There, you will visit this UNESCO world heritage site and continue the journey to Ouarzazate and Agdez, where you will enjoy a panoramic view of the Draa Valley. Then, you will follow this valley until Tansikht, where you will be able to discover kasbahs and typical villages along the Draa Valley until Zagora. From there, you will enjoy an hour camel ride with your guide to get to the authentic Tizi desert camp. At dinner you will eat a traditional meal with Moroccan mint tea, then spend the night in your tent. After seeing a beautiful sunrise over the dunes, you will be back in your 4x4 and to start the Moroccan desert discovery trip, including of course, the famous Chegaga with the biggest sand dunes in Morocco. Then, head to a village called Mhamid. After arrival you will enjoy lunch. Then you will be able to walk in the big dunes or practice sand-boarding before coming back to your 4x4 and then spending the night under the starry sky in authentic tents: erg Lihoudi. Admire the beautiful sunset across the big dunes of Lihoudi. Listen to traditional music around the fire at night. After the tour, in the early morning, you will hop back in the 4x4 to join your minibus and driver before coming back to Marrakech via the Draa valley and the Taourirte Kasbah.

From Marrakech: Overnight Luxury Camping Trip to Zagora

2. From Marrakech: Overnight Luxury Camping Trip to Zagora

Journey from Marrakech to Ouarzazate, the gateway to the Sahara dessert and to Zagora in the lush Draa Valley on this private 2-day tour. See ancient Berber villages and discover the rich history of the fortifications at Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. Explore the unmatched beauty of the Moroccan desert from the heights of the Atlas Mountains, to lush Draa Valley, and across the wind-swept sand of Saharan dunes. Day 1: Begin at 7:30 am as you make your way to the High Atlas Mountains, and enjoy breathtaking views of some of the highest elevations in Morocco. Enjoy the rustic charm of old Berber villages. Stop in the middle of the High Atlas Mountains to take pictures, stretch your legs, or have a coffee. Next, venture to the UNESCO World Heritage site Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah and after lunch, view the most famous kasbah fortress in Morocco. From here, travel through the Draa Valley, which is known for growing delectable dates. On arrival in Zagora, take a camel ride to a luxury desert camp and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Saharan dunes over dinner. Sleep in comfort under the stars. Day 2: Greet the sun, as your gracious hosts wake you to see the majestic sunrise. After a hearty breakfast, enjoy a second camel ride back to meet your driver. Pass back through the peaks of the High Atlas Mountains and take in the views once more on your way back to Marrakech.

From Zagora: 2-Day Desert Tour to Erg Chegaga

3. From Zagora: 2-Day Desert Tour to Erg Chegaga

Day 1: Zagora - Tamegroute - Erg Chegaga After pick-up from your hotel by 4WD vehicle, drive to Tamegroute, a small village located in Draa valley known for ceramics production. Discover Tamegroute's old religious center in Morocco, the Zawiya Nasiriyya. This Quranic library was built in the 17th century and is marvelous to explore. Afterwards, head to Mhamid along Draa valley with it's endless palm trees. After lunch, continue on the road to Chegag dunes. Arrive at around 4:00 PM in the winter and 6:00 PM in the summer, and swap your 4WD for camels! Enjoy the sunset over Erg Chegaga dunes before heading to the camp. Enjoy dinner and breakfast in the camp. Day 2: Chegaga - Erg Lihoudi - Zagora Get an early morning wake-up to enjoy the magical sunrise in the dunes, before taking a shower and sitting down for breakfast. Then, drive back to Zagora via the Tinfou dunes. 

From Marrakech: Sahara Desert 2-Day Trip with Camel Ride

4. From Marrakech: Sahara Desert 2-Day Trip with Camel Ride

Explore Erg Lihoudi Mhamid Desert's beautiful sand dunes, experience the sunset on camelback, visit Ouarzazate, Draa Valley, and Zagora, and visit ancient fortified villages. Spend the evening under the stars in a comfortable tent and enjoy a traditional meal by the campfire. Day 1:Meet your guide outside your Marrakech accommodation. Cross over the High Atlas Mountains via the famous Tizi-N-Tichka, stopping to take in the breathtaking views. Enjoy a delicious lunch in Ouarzazate, and continue south to the Low Atlas Mountains. Marvel at the stunning canyons and snap photos of the looming mountains. Drive through the Draa Valley and see a Palm grove, an iconic oasis, and ancient Kasbahs. Arrive at Erg Lihoudi Dunes in time for a sunset camel ride, followed by a traditional dinner served by a campfire. Enjoy a blissful night's sleep under the stars in a tent. Day 2:Reach the top of the dunes just in time to see the beautiful desert sunrise. Enjoy a quick breakfast at the camp, and drive to the fortified village Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou. After a wonderful lunch, head to Kasbah Telouet through the fascinating Ouinila Valley, with its contrasting rocky canyons and lush fields. Return to your Marrakech accommodation through the stunning High Atlas Mountains.

From Ouarzazate: Private Day Trip to Zagora with Camel Ride

5. From Ouarzazate: Private Day Trip to Zagora with Camel Ride

Start your private full-day tour in the morning with pick up from your hotel or riad in Ouarzazate, or at the airport. Then, set off on a scenic drive into the desert towards the village of Agdz. The name of this settlement means 'resting place' and it is located on the ancient caravan route from Marrakech to Timbuktu. Check out the beautiful view over the date palm groves to the characteristic Jbel Kissane mountain. Then, follow the Draa River valley past many traditional Berber villages with kasbahs that were built in the 17th and 18th from mud and straw. Admire the huge green date palm groves and the fabolous view of the snowcapped Atlas Mountains. Learn about the valley's rich history which makes it one of the top sights of interest in Morocco. Enjoy a guided visit to the nearby Tamnougalt Kasbah and find out about how the Kasbahs were built and what local life looked like in those days. Next, continue the drive along the valley to the city of Zagora - the administrative center in the region. Head over to the village of Tamegroute which is famous for its green pottery, an old koran library, religious school as well as a subterranean kasbah. Have another guided visit here, before you step inside the house of a local family for a typical Berber lunch cooked on a fireplace. After lunch, take a spectacular camel ride in the nearby dunes - one of the real highlights of this tour. Walk with your friendly camel at the desert pace to the top of a sand dune to get a wonderful view of the Sahara desert. Finally, drive back to Ouarzazate where you will be dropped off at your hotel/riad, or at the airport.

Private 2-Day Desert Trip with Camping & Camel Trekking

6. Private 2-Day Desert Trip with Camping & Camel Trekking

Day 1 Your Hotel-OUARZAZATE-ZAGORA (6 hours drive) This program begins at 7am from your Hotel. Firstly you take the road towards Zagora via Ouarzazate. We stop at Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah taking in the magical places described on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Youcontinue, heading into the Draa Valley renowned for its Ksour and Kasbah. Finally you arrive at Zagora, where you wil enjoy riding a camel for 1.30 hours at sunset. You round off this wonderful day enjoying a delicious traditional dinner beneath the bright desert stars before retiring to sleep in a Berber tent under the endless sky. Day 2 Zagora-Your Hotel (7 hours drive) You take a typical Berber breakfast early in the morning in Zagora before mounting your camels into the dunes to watch the sunrise. Later you head back to through the Atlas Mountains by road to The Pearl of The South and end at your Hotel.

Zagora: Airport Private Transfer

7. Zagora: Airport Private Transfer

Avoid the hassle of negotiating prices with taxis upon your arrival and make sure someone will be waiting for you with a sign with your name on, or waiting at your hotel to take you to the airport. At the time mentioned in your booking the driver will be waiting for you to begin your transfer. You will drive in an AC, comfortable SUV, minivan, or Jeep. Enjoy a safe and reliable drive in a private vehicle to your destination with a professional driver.

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What people are saying about Zagora

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,309 reviews

Unforgettable experience in the Sahara

We were picked up on time at our hotel. The driver gave us the choice to have lunch at a hotel / restaurant or at a nomad. He also gave sufficient explanation about the area and region and we have seen a lot of the way of life of the local residents. We were allowed to sleep in beds in the open air and this was really great. Seen many stars and woke up wonderfully from the sunrise. The road between Mhamid and Erg Chegaga was incredibly bumpy and sometimes almost painful on our backs, but the desert made everything right.

Lovely experience

Well Mohammed was a great driver, very kind and really thoughtful. The desert experience was great. The local market we visited on his recommendation was absolutely great. Some of the other excursions that were included were unnecessary in our eyes, like the trip to the koran library which was quite the disappointment. If it was to us we would have love to spend more time in desert instead of the other spending time at koran library etc.

The experience is wonderful because it allows you to see the contrasts of the country through different towns and areas. The experience in the desert is wonderful and, in my opinion, obligatory if you travel to Morocco. Our driver, Lahcen, has taken us to good places to eat along the way. We have received a lovely treatment from you.