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Tour Overview

The trip to the desert is over two days, with one night being spent at a guesthouse en route to the desert, 3 nights at the desert camp and return to Marrakech in one day.

From Marrakech to Sahara desert itinerary

Day 1

Overnight at a guesthouse en route to the desert. This is either a 4-hour drive to Ait Benhaddou , the The route is via the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi n’Tichka pass (alt. 2260 m),the Ounila Valley, full of ancient villages and kasbahs (including Telouet) and Ait Benhaddou kasbah


Day 2

From Ait Benhaddou, it’s a 6-hour drive through the Draa Valley (home to 3 million date palms and hundreds of kasbahs), Zagora, Tamegroute (famous for its green-glazed pottery and ancient Koranic library) and M’Hamid (where the paved road ends and the Sahara begins).


Erg Chigaga Days 3 – 4

Both days at Erg Chigaga Luxury Desert Camp. There are plenty of activities for those who either want to remain at the camp or venture into the desert.


Day 5

Return to Marrakech. The return trip is 8 hours and is more direct and more remote than the route to the desert. The return trip is via the town of Foum Zguid (a 3-hour drive though the desert), Taznakht (known for its rugs) and then back over the Tizi n’Tichka pass.




What is included

  • Private A/C Vehicle or Minivan (plus fuel)
  • English/Spanish/French speaking driver during the tour
  • Pick up & Drop off at your accommodation
  • Accommodation with evening meals & breakfasts
  • Camel Trek to overnight in a nomad desert or luxury camp (Private tents)

What is not included

  • Flights
  • Drinks
  • Lunches