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3-Day Private Morocco Desert Tour from Marrakech to Erg Chegaga Dunes

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    What to Expect
    Day 1: Marrakech – Ounila Valley - Ait ben Haddou  -  Ourzazate – Draa valley – Zagora (L/D) 

    Start your journey at 8am from your Riad/hotel in Marrakech. Travel through the High Atlas Mountains via the Tichka Pass (2260 m) – the highest road pass in Morocco offering spectacular charming views of the mountains and valleys, beautiful landscapes with different colors and the Berber villages along the way.

    Take the route to Telouet (for the Kasbah Glaoui) and then follow the course of the beautiful Ounila Valley, in the mountain foothills, to reach Ait Ben Haddou, Lunche. Walk through steep streets and visit the most beautiful fortified village in the area which is one of the Unesco Heritagen. Continue your journey towards Zagora through Tizi-n-Tinififft (1660 m high) to stop in the village of Agdez. Relax along the side of Draa Valley with its date Palm trees, oasis and Ksours to reach Zagora. Dinner and overnight in a hotel or Riad

    Day 2 : Zagora – Tamgroute – Mhamid – Erg Chegaga Desert Dunes  ( Including Camel Ride) (L/D) 

    After breakfast, visit Zagora and its surroundings especially the Jewish quarter in Amzerou and the palm groves. Afterwards, continue your trip towards to Sahara Desert (Mhamid). Stop in the the original town of the 16th century dynasty (Saadian),  (Tamgroute), to visit an old koran library and a subterranean kasbah. Explore Mhamid, the Draa valley and civilization end.

    Eat a delicious lunch. Unwind on your 2-hour drive off-road to reach vast dunes of Erg Chegaga, known as the largest group of sand dunes in the region; reached an altitude of 300m and a width of 40km. Arriving before sunset, start the nomadic life by riding the camels and travel along the desert with its diverse components. Enjoy dinner at night under the nomad tent or under the starlit in the midst of nice sand dunes. Listen to drum music during the evening campfire.

     Day 3: Erg  Chegaga  - Marrakech

    After watching the sunrise over the dunes and eating breakfast, depart Chegaga towards Foum-Zguid. You will go through the Lake of iriqui and a desert plateau covered with acacias trees. Explore Taznakht and have fulfilling lunch, then we continue to Marrakech through Amerzeggane. You will arrive in Marrakech in the afternoon.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your hotel or riad in Marrakech
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    3 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • 4WD & fuel & native English speaking driver
    • Accommodation in 3 or 4 * hotel or Riad in Draa Valley Zagora with breakfast and dinner
    • Overnight in Nomad tent with breakfast and dinner
    • Camels with guide
    • 2 nights accommodation
    • Local taxes
    • Lunches
    • Beverages
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Maybe operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved, please wear comfortable shoes
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Popular mentions
    In general a good opinion about this trip but few negative highlights: - Trip was sold with a ‘’native English speaker’’ guide but the guy barely speaking English. We are fluent in French so no much issues but for the other passengers was more complicated. - Sold as a private
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    We had a brilliant 3 days with 4x4 in the end of October. From Marrakech – Ounila Valley - Ait ben Haddou - Ourzazate – Draa valley – Zagora – Tamgroute – Mhamid – Erg Chegaga Desert Dunes – Foum Zguid – Tazenakht – Marrakech. The guide and driver Bokhari is one of the
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    About the operator
    By: Caravane Du Grand Erg
    New York City, New York
    A driver (not a guide) who barely speaks English and is on his phone the whole time
    I would not recommend this company at his current (fairly high) price point but would recommend him at a low
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    Florian W
    Incredible nature and friendly open minded people
    I went on this trip togehter with 2 friends and came back with 10. The atmosphere and nature sourround you makes
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    Richmond, Virginia
    Amazing adventure with knowledgeable guides
    Highly recommend for those seeking the Sahara adventure in a short amount of time. We felt safe in the hands of
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    Miami, Florida
    Love the desert
    Love the desert but the real vacation started with our driver Jamal and the crew that made this trip happen. Jamal
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    Meliana Wgn
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Me and my mate René from Germany first met Younes from couchsurfing. He hosted us with amazing hospitality, tasty
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    Excellent experience
    We went as a large of friends and wanted to experience Marrakesh completely. We were not disappointed. The tour
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    Amazing trip... good fun and beautiful pictures. Our driver sayid was probably the best driver on earth.
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    Edrelyn F
    Melbourne, Australia
    Best Tour Experience
    We had the most enjoyable 2 days with our driver/tour guide Simou, keeping us safe with his driving and pointing
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    Dessert tour sahara
    We had the oppurtunity to spend 4 days in the dessert. As we wanted to walk with the camels as well, caravane erg
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    LN H
    Fantastic time
    I highly recommend Younes and his whole team. All are very professional and always ready to please us.
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    Key Details
    • Tamegroute Draa Valley and 6 more
    • Duration: 3 days
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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