4 Days Tour from Agadir to Erg Chegaga Desert

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4 days Tour from Agadir to Erg Chegaga Dunes

Overview of the Agadir tour to Erg Chegaga Desert:

You will see a variety of Moroccan views on this excursion through the desert valley of Draa, including the beloved desert, the Draa Area’s palm trees, and mountains of various colors. The Draa Valley, which has breathtaking examples of architecture of all types, will be a pleasant change of scenery on the way from Wonder City to the lovely Chegaga’s dunes. Discover the sunset over the Chegaga brown dunes after arriving at your desert Berber tent by camel, enjoying a special dinner under the stars, and relaxing in your camp.

Erg Chegaga Desert Tour highlights:

  • Spend a unique night in Berber tent
  • Enjoy the beautiful views of nature
  • Excursion day between valleys of Draa
  • Discover red golden Saffron of Taliouine
  • Live an experience of a camel trek
  • Visit the panoramic Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou
  • Explore Ouarzazate and its fabulous area

Itinerary of the 4 Days Morocco Desert Tour from Agadir to Erg Chegaga Dunes:

Day 1: Agadir – Taliouine – Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate

We start our 4 days  tour from Agadir to Erg Chegaga desert from Agadir in the morning to travel southeast. Taliouine, which is known as the town of saffron, will be our first stop. After stopping at a co-operative, that cultivates the spices, you will see the traditional spices and get an explanation about them by the locals. We will continue to Agdez, where we will have lunch. 

We will also stop by Tamnougalte Village, the Southeast’s oldest Kasbah to see incredible performances and take pictures. Our next stop as we travel is Ait ben Haddou Kasbah, sited as UNESCO world heritage in 1987. As it was also a location to film many international movies as Gladiatour, the Mumy, GOT and so many others. A charming hotel/Riad will be your home for the dinner and overnight in Ouarzazate.

Day 2: Ouarzazate – Agdz – Zagora – M’hamid – Erg Chegaga

We will make the Quranic Library our first stop after breakfast. We will continue on our holiday adventure to M’hamid where we will have lunch after admiring the vast desert vistas. Furthermore, we will then travel to Chegaga, the tallest dune in all of Morocco (300 m long and more than 40 km long), where we will watch the sunset over the tan dunes and take part in a traditional dinner with Saharan songs. The customary nomadic tent will serve as your bed for the night.

Day 3: Erg Chegaga – Lake Iriqui – Lmadwar Desert – Foum Zguid – Tata

On the third day of our tour of the Erg Chegaga Desert, returning to the distinctive Atlantic City of Agadir, we will travel today through Iriqui’s dry meadows and the old Paris Dakar track to Foum Zguid. We will also have a short break to eat a Berber dish for lunch in Taznakht along the way. The sights we pass on the way to Tata City in our car will also be interesting and draw your attention. The arrival is in the late afternoon.

Day 4: Tata – Ighrm – Anti Atlas – Oasis Tiout – Agadir

We will have breakfast, and then we will continue to Agadir while admiring the area’s stunning natural surroundings via the anti-atlas and the Tiout Ighrm oasis. After eating lunch at a local restaurant in Tioute’s oasis, we will go to explore Taroudante, a tiny version of Marrakech. In addition to visiting the city, we will travel to Agadir in the late afternoon. That will mark the end of your Erg Chegaga Desert Tour.

Tour includes:

  • Pick up/drop off at your accommodation in Agadir.
  • Private A/C transport during the tour.
  • Camel ride per each in Zagora desert.
  • Overnight stay in the Zagora desert camp.
  • Dinner and breakfast.

Not included:

  • Lunches and soft drinks.
  • Entrance fees to monuments.
  • Other personal expenses.

Important note

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Frequent Asked Questions

Both Zagora and Merzouga are popular tourist destinations in Morocco, known for their desert landscapes and opportunities for camel trekking and experiencing the Sahara Desert. However, determining which one is better depends on your personal preferences and what you are looking for in your desert experience.

Zagora is located in the Draa Valley region and offers a more accessible desert experience compared to Merzouga. It is closer to major cities like Marrakech, making it a convenient option for travelers with limited time. The desert in Zagora is still impressive, with beautiful dunes and picturesque sunsets. However, the dunes in Zagora are smaller compared to those in Merzouga.

On the other hand, Merzouga is renowned for its stunningly large dunes, including the famous Erg Chebbi. These dunes are among the highest in Morocco and offer a more dramatic and immersive desert experience. Merzouga is located in southeastern Morocco, close to the Algerian border, and a bit farther from major cities. This can make it a slightly longer journey to reach, but many travelers consider it worth the effort for the breathtaking dunes.

Can you do a day trip to the Sahara Desert from Marrakech?

Yes, it is possible to do a day trip to the Sahara Desert from Marrakech, but it is a long journey and involves a significant amount of travel time. The Sahara Desert is located quite far from Marrakech, so keep in mind that it will be a long day with limited time to spend in the desert itself.

Yes, Merzouga Desert is indeed part of the Sahara Desert. The Sahara Desert is the largest hot desert in the world, covering a vast expanse of North Africa.

Merzouga is a small village located in southeastern Morocco, near the border with Algeria. It is renowned for its towering sand dunes, including the famous Erg Chebbi dunes. These dunes are part of the larger Sahara Desert, which extends beyond Merzouga into other parts of Morocco, Algeria, and neighboring countries.

The desert landscape in Merzouga showcases the typical characteristics of the Sahara, with its golden sand dunes, vast open spaces, and arid climate. It offers visitors an opportunity to experience the beauty and tranquility of the Sahara Desert in Morocco.

Can you camp in the Sahara desert?

Yes, camping in the Sahara Desert is a popular and memorable experience for many travelers. There are several options available for camping in the Sahara, including both organized camps and independent camping.

Whether you choose an organized camp or independent camping, spending a night under the starry desert sky is a unique and enchanting experience. The silence, vastness, and beauty of the desert make it a memorable part of any journey to Morocco. Just remember to follow guidelines and respect the environment to minimize your impact on the delicate desert ecosystem.

The Merzouga Desert, located in Morocco, is generally considered safe for visitors. 

It’s recommended to hire a local guide or join a reputable tour company when exploring the desert. They are familiar with the terrain and can provide valuable guidance. Or travel in groups: If possible, travel in a group, especially when venturing into remote areas of the desert. This can enhance safety if any issues arise.

The desert environment can be challenging, with extreme temperatures during the day and potentially cold nights. Be prepared with appropriate clothing, sun protection, and sufficient water supplies.

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