Marrakech Sahara tour 7 days

Marrakech Sahara tour 7 days – Morocco desert tour – Marrakech to Erg Chigaga desert trip – Sahara holidays – 4×4 tour to Erg Chigaga from Marrakech

Marrakech Sahara tour to Erg Chegaga

4×4 Marrakech Sahara tour to Erg Chigaga

A 7 day Marrakech desert tour

A 7-day Marrakech desert tour

Visit Morocco - guided tour

Visit Morocco – guided tour

Sahara experience

Sahara experience

Marrakech Sahara tour 7 days

Morocco desert tour – 4×4 Marrakech Sahara tour – Marrakech desert trip 7 days – Morocco Sahara holidays – Erg Chigaga desert tour

Day 1

Marrakech – Kasbah of Telouet – Aït Ben Haddou

The first day of your 4X4 Marrakech Sahara tour takes you across the High Atlas mountains through the Tizi’n’Tichka Pass (2,260m). You can admire the green valleys and small villages in the beautiful High Atlas Mountains.

You stop to visit to the Kasbah of Telouet, also called the Palace of Glaoui. The Kasbah of Telouet is on the old road of the commercial caravans. After this stop, your Marrakech to Erg Chigaga desert tour continues with the crossing of the Valley of Ounila before arriving at Ait Ben Haddou where you will spend the night. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Aït Ben Haddou is a South Morocco ksar with kasbahs in the red earth. The Ksar was a backdrop in many movies. It represents the typical architecture of southern Morocco. Enjoy this exceptional setting! You will spend the overnight in a charming riad.

Day 2

Ait Ben Haddou – Drâa Valley – Agdz – Zagora – Mhamid

On the 2nd day of your 7-day Marrakech desert tour, you go from the beautiful Drâa Valley to the M’hamid desert. You will visit the Drâa Valley with its typical South Morocco Berber villages and it palm groves.

After Aït Ben Haddou, you will pass by the city of Ouarzazate to continue to Agdz and Tamnougalt. You pass by the Anti-Atlas mountains and stop in the ksar to visit the Kasbahs and a lunch. The landscapes of the Anti Atlas change the atmosphere, we are in south Morocco! You continue your Morocco Sahara tour 7 days to Erg Chigaga by the city of Zagora.

Day 3

Marrakech Sahara tour : camel ride for the sunset and night in the desert

After breakfast in Zagora, you continue your Marrakech desert trip to Erg Chigaga through the Draa Valley. 

The Drâa Valley is very beautiful with its palm groves, its red Kasbahs, small typical villages of South Morocco. You will enjoy exotic landscapes and views on the Anti Atlas mountains. Then direction to the village of M’hamid which is the last oasis before the Sahara.

You will taste a delicious lunch in our Morocco desert camp in M’hamid. Then, you go for a camel tour. Enjoy an exceptional sunset on the dunes around the nomadic camp! Evening around the fire with traditional Saharawi music.

Day 4

Camp overnight in the big dunes of Erg Chigaga during this Marrakech Sahara tour 7 days

After breakfast at the Morocco Sahara desert camp, you leave in 4X4 on the track to reach the largest dunes of the Morocco desert: Erg Chigaga. The driving time is around 2 hours from M’hamid. The arrival in Erg Chigaga is schedulded for lunch, after admiring changing landscapes on the road to Erg Chigaga dunes. You enjoy a Sahara camel trek of about 3 hours in the desert. You will camp in the desert, in nomadic tents, under the starry sky of Erg Chigaga for this fourth day of your Marrakech Sahara tour. Enjoy the Morocco desert adventure! 

Day 5

Erg Chegaga – Foum Zguid

In the morning, after breakfast, you go back to Erg Chigaga, where you will find your guide and the 4X4. Lunch in Erg Chigaga desert camp. Then, departure for Foum Zguid which is about 90km from Erg Chigaga. The landscapes follow one another, you will visit the dry Lake Iriqui. You will admire the Jebel Bani. The overnight is spent in Foum Zguid. Take time to enjoy your Sahara experience!

Day 6

Foum Zguid – Taroudant

The next day after breakfast, you will continue your 7-day Morocco 4X4 desert tour. You pass by the city of Tazenakht and visit one of the carpets production cooperatives. Then, Taliouine which is the gateway to the Safran Valley and overlooking the Sirwa Mountains. You arrive in Taroudant. Visit of the city and its ramparts. You will spend a night in Taroudant.

Day 7

Taroudant – return to Marrakech

After breakfast, you will take the road from Taroudant to Agadir. Your 7-day Marrakech Sahara tour continues by a stop in Agadir.

From Agadir, you go towards Marrakech.  

Saffron Valley Morocco

The Saffron Valley in Morocco 

Saffron is grown in the Mediterranean basin and in Morocco.

This spice is mainly produced in the Taliouine region, although there is also produced in the Ourika valley, not far from Marrakech.

Saffron picking is done before sunrise. Each flower contains only three pistils, which makes it necessary a very large number of flowers arrive at 1 kg of saffron.

The families own parcels with saffron which they cultivate with other crops (wheat, barley …). The flavor of saffron is different depending on the production.

On the side of the saffron valley rises Mount Sirwa. We are in the province of Taroudant. Taliouine is 300 km from Marrakech and the village is 1,200 meters above sea level.

Morocco saffron valley

The most of this Marrakech Sahara tour 

  • you take time to visit Morocco, different places during your desert trip,
  • you will see different landscapes of the Sahara: the desert of M’hamid, the big dunes of Erg Chigaga, 
  • enjoy a tour in South Morocco,
  • discovery of the Saffron Valley in Morocco,
  • visit of the Kasbah of Aït Ben Haddou,
  • you will spend 2 nights in the Sahara, in nomadic camps,
  • visit of cooperatives,
  • optional activities: sandboarding, quad, henna…
Erg Chigaga tour

This Marrakech Sahara desert trip could be customized. Private Morocco desert excursion. 

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