Chegaga desert is the wildest desert in Morocco, only reachable by SUVs and experienced drivers, it has succeeded in preserving its charm, its tranquility and authenticity as an untouched desert. The peacefulness and feeling of liberty that you get in Chegaga is unmatched in any other desert destination. Once there, no minivans, small cars or large groups of tourists in sight, and that makes a big difference.
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Day 1 : Marrakech - High atlas - Ait benhadou - Ouarzazate - Zagora
Leaving Marrakech towards the Atlas mountains, we will cross the high pass of Tichka, and descend via Ounila valley, make a stop at the Kasbah of Telouet, then continue to Ait benhaddou for a guided walking visit of the village. After Ait benhaddou, we will head to Ouarzazate, with optional visits to one of the cinema studios there.
We will continue our drive south towards Zagora via the Draa valley and its long stretched palm-groves.
We will spend the night in a nice hotel with diner included.Meals included : Diner,Accomodation :
- Riad Lamane --
Day 2 : Zagora - Mhamid - Off road - Chegaga Dunes
Leaving Zagora after a nice breakfast,we will visit the town of Tamegroute, and some pottery artisanal work, then follow the path until M'hamid village, where the asphalt ends and begins the off-roading track towards Chegaga dunes, crossing arid landscapes, desert rivers and tiny dunes on the way. Arriving at around 4 pm to our destination camp in the middle of nowhere, You will ride the camels from the camp and head to the large dunes for a mesmerizing tour during sunset time,
Once back at the camp, you will be greeted with mint tea, and will be shown to your tents to relax before diner time, musical plays and ambient are in order.Meals included : Breakfast, Dinner,Accomodation :
- Chegaga camp --
Day 3 : Chegaga - FoumZguid - Marrakech
Early morning start to enjoy the sunrise over the golden dunes of Chegaga, and after a rich energetic breakfast, we will pack our things and say goodbye to our hosts, continuing our route throughout the barren desert and plateaus, crossing the dried vast lake of Iriqui. We will regain the asphalt road after a while, and continue heading north towards Marrakech with a lunch stop along the way.Meals included : Breakfast,Accomodation : No Accomodation.
- Pick up and drop off at your accommodation
- Comfortable 4x4 Land-cruiser with A/C
- English-speaking driver
- Guided visit of Ait benhaddou
- Overnight in Zagora hotel
- Overnight in Chegaga camp
- Diner and breakfast on both overnights
- Camel ride in Chegaga
- Lunch meals
- Gratuities (optional)
Frequently Asked Questions
A frequent and definitely good question, if you are not well-prepared, you might not enjoy your time fully in the desert due to the extreme weather conditions. Deserts get super hot in summer, in Morocco, August is the hottest month of the year, with temperatures reaching 50 °C—122ºF, you can literally cook eggs on the asphalt (great for a TikTok clip). With this said, if you can't take that much heat, please avoid visiting the deserts during July and August. If you are okay with this kind of temperatures; it is still highly recommended being prepared with good sunscreen, sunglasses, a wide hat, light but covering pieces of clothing and some insect repellent, you can also purchase all these items in Morocco. And let's not forget winter days, starry nights are freezing. The mountainous parts of the roads are usually snowy, but all our vehicles are equipped with A/C for that matter, so make sure to bring warm clothes if you take this tour during December-January.