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Day 1: MARRAKECH – OUARZAZATE – ZAGORA

Stop At: Tizi n Tichka, Imlil Village, Ouarzazate 45000 Morocco
Your Marrakech to Erg Chigaga Morocco desert tour will start at 07h30 AM with a pick up from your Marrakech hotel / Riad.
Depart Marrakech, winding up through the Atlas Mountains over the Tichka Pass where the views are quite splendid. A few stops are made for taking in the scenery and photography.
Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Ouarzazate 45000, Morocco
We arrive Ouarzazate for lunch before we Continue to Zagora

Stop At: Zagora, Zagora, Souss-Massa-Draa Region
crossing the Draa river which has given life to a huge oasis spreading for about 200 Km at the foothill of the anti Atlas mountains. Along the way, several palmeraies will bring their shades between Kasbahs and fortified villages dotted with fields of corn, barley, Vegetables and henna plantations.
Dinner and Overnight at your Zagora hotel.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at your Zagoura hotel

Day 2: ZAGORA – MHAMID – ERG CHIGAGA

Stop At: Tamgrout, Tamgrout, Souss-Massa-Draa Region
After breakfast, we drive to M’hamid (where the paved road ends) passing by the village of Tamagroute where we will have the opportunity to visit on the oldest Quranic libraries in Morocco, then the underground kasbah and the pottery factory
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mhamid, Morocco
Lunch will be served in M’hamid at leisure. Early afternoon, we depart for Erg Chigaga dunes crossing different features of the desert; ‘Erg’, ‘Reg’, ‘Hammada’, oases. Erg Chigaga dunes are far away from civilization and the silence of the sand is overwhelming.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Erg Chebbi, Erg Chebbi, Meknes-Tafilalet Region
Ride your camels across the dunes and enjoy one of the most dramatic sunsets over the color changing sands.
Dinner under the stars next to the campfire, while entertained by the local nomads playing local music.
Overnight at your deluxe Sahara desert camp.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at your deluxe Sahara desert camp.

Day 3: ERG CHIGAGA – FOUM ZGUID – OUARZAZATE

Stop At: Iriki, Morocco
After breakfast, the road takes us through another 90km of the desert with varying scenery: we first cross Lake Iriqui, the mountains and fossils following the old track of “Rally Paris Dakar” to Foum Zguid the first village after the desert, and where the paved road begins.
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Foum Zguid, Foum Zguid, Guelmim-Es Semara Region
After breakfast, the road takes us through another 90km of the desert with varying scenery: we first cross Lake Iriqui, the mountains and fossils following the old track of “Rally Paris Dakar” to Foum Zguid the first village after the desert, and where the paved road begins.

Pass By: Tazenakht, Morocco
After lunch, continue to the Berber village of Taznakht, famous for its Berber carpets and rugs.
We arrive Ouarzazate late in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Ouarzazate.

Stop At: Ouarzazate, Ouarzazate, Souss-Massa-Draa Region
After lunch, continue to the Berber village of Taznakht, famous for its Berber carpets and rugs.
We arrive Ouarzazate late in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Ouarzazate.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at your hotel in Ouarzazate.

Day 4: OUARZAZATE – KASBAH AIT BEN HADOU – MARRAKECH

Stop At: CLA Studios, Road of Marrakesh Isfoutalile, Ouarzazate 45000 Morocco
After breakfast, we can enjoy a visit of the film studios located just outside Ouarzazate, which is known as Hollywood of Africa.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, Douar Ait Ben Haddou, Ait Ben Haddou 45000 Morocco
We then continue to visit the world heritage site of Kasah Ait Ben Hadou, previously used as a set for more than 20 Hollywood blockbusters including “Gladiator” “Indiana Jones” and “Lawrence of Arabia”. Enjoy a walk to explore the traditional Moroccan style of architecture in which the Kasbahs are built.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Marrakech, Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
We continue our way to Marrakesh through the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi n’Tichka pass. Depending on time, lunch can be served in Ait Ben Hadou or in the Atlas Mountains on the way to Marrakech.
Arrival at Marrakech by 17h00 PM.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Time
7:30 AM
Duration
4 days
Inclusions
  • 3x Breakfast
  • 3x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • Entry/Admission - CLA Studios
Exclusions
  • lunchs
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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By: Time Out Travel
312 reviews
theeinferno
Chicago, Illinois
10
Driver was a no-show. Too late to re-book elsewhere, so missed the experience
Pre-paid (through Viator) for a sunset camel ride with pickup at 6:00pm at our riad, on the last evening of our
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Q7517ZWsimonh
Zermatt, Switzerland
10
Great Trip
I went on a three day trip from marrakech to the desert in merzouga. What I liked about the trip: -The driver
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HonestReviewer7477
Wigan, United Kingdom
21
Excellent
This trip made our trip to marrakech great. The guy picked us up from our hotel And took us, he was really nice to
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stelios1996a
20
Decent
You can find many agencies in Marakesh. Time Out travel is the one that distinguish. The agent speaks English as
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EmilyStatham89
62
An experience! Not westernised
If you are after the real Morrocco then this is for you but if you do not speak Arabic and are not comfortable
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Andrea C
20
Desert trip
Rachid is a top driver and drove us to the desert and back safely. The desert is a magical place and every stop
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marianob229
Gothenburg, Sweden
55
Top Service
I suggest to anyone who is in Marrakesh to organize this visit. The Atlas and the desert are something that you
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W7410AUjorgem
20
Rachid is AMAZING
This trip was definitely what made out whole trip! And our driver was responsible for making it so amazing and
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Bernardo S
Lisbon, Portugal
10
Best tour ever!!
Me and my boyfriend had the pleasure meet Rachid. Would definetly reccomend it to someone that would love to
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Simone P
32
Waterfalls
This trip was largely amazing. A comfortable bus and a lovely tour guide. The place was gorgeous and we saw alot
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Jeanette S
40
Camel ride
Fantastic, well organised friendly driver, prompt pick up, and one of the few trips where everything on trip was
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Marina M
20
Some tips :)
The trip was so cool. Just some advices; -You can't have lunch is not from 2€ to 10€, just from 10 to 12. The
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LordGargola
10
Awesome!! 😊😊
This is the best 3 days-tour you can choose, Merzouga was incredible, Toudra and Dades incredible too,they have a
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KimoHaks
Atlanta, Georgia
10
Absolutely Amazing
This trip was amazing. Rachid made every effort to make us enjoy our time in Morocco 🇲🇦 I would highly
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Sitou A
10
3 days 2 nights trip in desert
Had fun on this trip. Was lucky to have met lots of really nice people here. Everything seemed very fast paced.
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Key Details
  • CLA Studios Marrakech and 8 more
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Arabic, French, Spanish
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