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3 Days Culture tour itinerary for morocco: Escape From Civilization Into The Vast Desert

Marrakech, Aït Benhaddou, Erg Chegaga, Atlas Mountains, Tizi n'Tichka

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Escape from Civilization into the Vast Desert

Sahara Desert in Morocco

Erg Chegaga-Morocco

Lose yourself in Erg Chigaga, one of the most popular wild deserts in Morocco, with dunes that go up to 250 m. Allow yourself to enjoy the silence of the amazing landscapes, camel riding for some hours and understand the legend of the Sheep of the Sahara.

DAY 01

Marrakesh – Agdez

  • Get picked up by the Moroccan guide/driver from your Marrakech hotel at 8 o’clock in the morning for departure to The High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass at 2260m. 

  • Leave the main road for a journey to the Kasbah at Telouat, which belonged to the Basha of Marrakech from the Glaoui family. It now stands in glorious ruins after the last Pasha fled. 

  • From there, follow the Ounilla Valley to reach the historic Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, the most famous kasbah in Morocco and a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

  • Eat lunch at a restaurant along the newly asphalted connecting road. 

  • Afterwards, continue south to Agdez, where the Dra’a Valley begins and lodge in a local kasbah for the night.

 

DAY 02

Agdez – Erg Chegaga Dunes

  • After breakfast, you can explore the rest of the kasbah before you take the ancient caravan road between the river and the mountains.

  • Pass many villages and fields typical of life along the valley. 

  • Drive to M’hamid, known as the gateway to the desert, where you stop for lunch of traditional tagines. The last stretch to Erg Chegaga is 60km of off-road driving into the famed Sahara Desert.

  • Upon arriving, go on a two-hour camel ride scheduled into the dunes to watch the sunset. 

  • Experiencing the Erg Chergaga dunes is magical. You are far away from civilization and the silence and the expanse of the sand are overwhelming. 

  • Enjoy dinner and lodging provided in nomadic tents under an expanse of stars.

DAY 03

Erg Chegaga Dunes – Marrakesh

  • Start the final day with an off-road drive through another 90 km of the desert with varying scenery, including expansive mountains, Lake Iriki, and a visit to an area renowned for its ancient fossil beds. 

  • Here you’ll find extraordinary fossils from the Paleozoic Age, nearly 540 million years ago when Morocco was an ancient sea. 

  • Eat lunch in Foum Zguid, the first village after the desert, where you can also fresh-up with a shower. The return to Marrakesh is along a comfortable paved road passing the village of Taznakht, famous for its Berber carpets. Many tourists take advantage of and find a rug perfect for their home. 

  • At last, pass back along the High Atlas Mountains and reach Marrakesh in the early evening.

  • 160 EUR Per Adult
  • Tour in 4×4 vehicle/minibus with A/C

  • Moroccan driver and guide

  • Fuel Camel ride 1 night in the hotel

  • 1 night in desert camp 

  • Lunches

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  • Drinks

  • Flights

  • Accommodation in Marrakech

  • Tips


 

  • For a short visit, this 3 day trip provides a wonderful experience of what Morocco has to offer.

  • 3 days Circuit to Chegaga Dunes: Erg Chegaga is one of the most popular wild deserts in Morocco, with dunes that go up to 250 m. Allow yourself to enjoy the silence of the amazing landscapes, camel riding for some hours and understand the legend of the Sheep of the Sahara.

Marrakech, Aït Benhaddou, Erg Chegaga, Atlas Mountains, Tizi n'Tichka

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