Morocco Travel QuestionsCategory: MoroccoFamily-Friendly Three-Day Tour from Marrakech to Erg Chigaga
Nicole asked 1 year ago

Planning a Family-Friendly Three-Day Tour from Marrakech to Erg Chigaga: Itinerary and Accommodation Requests

How can I plan a three-day tour from Marrakech to Erg Chigaga that accommodates my family's needs? We plan to leave on the 8th of April and return on the 10th of April and would like to stay at the Riad Yasmine in Marrakech. We need to be dropped off at the bus station no later than 7:00 PM on the last day as we have a bus to catch to Taghazout at 8:00 PM. We're looking for a standard family room in riad Lamane in Amezrou, Zagora, and a private tent at the camp, even if the bathroom is shared. Can you please provide a detailed itinerary for our trip, including all relevant information?

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khalid Staff answered 1 year ago

Dear Nicole,

Thank you for considering our tour services for your upcoming trip to Morocco. We would be delighted to organize a 3-day tour from Marrakech to Erg Chigaga for you and your children.

We can confirm that we are available for the dates you requested, from April 8 to April 10. We will arrange for your pick-up from Riad Yasmine in Marrakech, and drop you off at the bus station in Marrakech by 07.00 latest, in time for your onward journey to Taghazout at 08.00.

Regarding accommodation, we will provide you with a standard family room in Zagora, and a private tent at the camp in Erg Chigaga, as you asked. We can also arrange for any special requests you may have, such as dietary requirements or additional activities during the tour.

In my next reply, we will send you a 3-day trip to the Erg Chagaqa desert from Marrakech.

Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns, or if there are any additional details we should be aware of. We look forward to hearing from you soon and hope to have the opportunity to provide you with an unforgettable experience in Morocco.

Best regards,

Desert Morocco Adventure Team

khalid Staff answered 1 year ago

Family-Friendly Three-Day Tour from Marrakech to Erg Chigaga

This three-day tour from Marrakech to Erg Chigaga is an ideal family-friendly adventure that offers a perfect mix of culture, nature, and adventure. It's a great way to experience the beauty of the Moroccan desert and create unforgettable memories with your loved ones.

Day 1: Marrakech to Ait Benhaddou, Ouarzazate, and Zagora

You can start your family-friendly tour by leaving Marrakech in the morning at 08:00 am and heading towards the picturesque Draa Valley, home to magnificent palm groves and awe-inspiring oases. As you make your way through the valley, stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou. This ancient fortified city has served as the backdrop for many blockbuster movies, including Gladiator. Enjoy a guided tour of the ksar (fortified village) before continuing on to the Draa Valley. Take a leisurely walk through the palm groves and soak in the stunning scenery. Spend the night in a comfortable riad in Amezrou's palmary.

Day 2: Zagora to M'Hamid and Erg Chigaga

After breakfast, continue your journey towards the Erg Chigaga dunes, driving through the captivating Sahara desert landscape. Along the way, stop at the ancient village of Tamegroute, which is known for its pottery and library of ancient manuscripts. As part of the itinerary, you will have the opportunity to visit this historic village and witness the process of pottery baking. Additionally, you can explore the village's renowned library of ancient manuscripts. On our tour, you will gain insight by explaining the ancient techniques involved in the pottery-making process. Make a stop at the village of M'hamid, also known as the "Gateway to the Sahara," where you can enjoy a camel ride to the dunes or opt for a thrilling 4x4 tour. Once you arrive at the Erg Chigaga dunes, climb to the top and marvel at the breathtaking sunset over the desert. Spend the night in a traditional Berber tent at a desert camp, where you can enjoy a dinner around the campfire and try sandboarding.

Day 3: Erg Chigaga to Taznakht and Marrakech

Wake up early to witness the stunning sunrise over the dunes before enjoying a delicious breakfast. Later, you'll embark on a peaceful and fascinating wilderness drive from Erg Chegaga, taking in the mesmerizing views of sand dunes. Along the way, you'll pass by the naturally dried lake of Iriki, which used to be home to various birds and full of water 30 years ago. After a long off-road drive, you'll reach the paved road and drive through the quiet and sleepy Berber town of Foum-Zguid. Your next stop is Taznakht, a former trading post known for being one of the largest centers for carpets in Morocco. After exploring the village, you'll continue on a 90 km drive, passing through serene oases and charming Berber villages, until you reach the junction between Marrakech and Ouarzazate. Finally, you'll cross the highest north-African mountains and return to Marrakech in the evening, where your tour ends.

Lianmi answered 1 year ago

3-Day Tour from Marrakech to Erg Chigaga

This route includes numerous stops and activities suitable for families with children, such as a tour of Ait Benhaddou, a visit to a pottery workshop, a camel ride or sandboarding in the desert, and scenic drives through the Draat Valley and the Atlas Mountains

Day 1: Marrakech to Ait Benhaddou, Ouarzazate and Zagora

Your driver/guide will collect you from your hotel or riad in Marrakech early in the morning and drive south towards the Atlas Mountains. You pass the Tizi n'Tichka pass (2260 m) and enjoy the breathtaking view of the mountains and valleys. You will stop in Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a tour of the kasbah and lunch. In the afternoon, continue the journey towards Ouarzazate and then Zagora, where you will have dinner and overnight in a traditional riad in Amzerou.

Day 2: Zagora to M'Hamid and Erg Chigaga

After breakfast, head towards M'hamid, the gateway to the Sahara desert. You will stop in Tamgroute to visit a potter's cooperative and the famous Zaouia Naciria, a 17th-century religious library. You will continue your journey to Erg Chigaga, one of the largest wild sand dunes in Morocco. You will have lunch in the desert and enjoy a camel ride or sandboarding. In the evening you dine under the starry sky and spend the night in a nomad tent in the desert.

Day 3: Erg Chigaga to Taznacht and Marrakech

After breakfast, you will go back to Marrakech. You will pass through the Draa Valley, the longest river valley in Morocco, and stop in Ouarzazate for lunch. You continue your journey through the Atlas Mountains and arrive in Marrakech in the late afternoon. .