2 Day Desert Tour From Marrakech To Erg Chigaga

2-day Tour To Erg Chigaga

Overview of 2 days tour from Marrakech:

This all-encompassing one-day desert tour highlights the best of Marrakech desert tour to Erg Chigaga, from landscape stops in Atlas Mountains to natural exploration in desert landscapes. Begin in the imperial city of Marrakesh and end in bustling Marrakesh. You’ll discover the High Atlas Mountains, ride a camel into the Sahara, visit old kasbahs, cool off in an oasis, and explore hidden gems of valleys and lifestyle of nomads in the Sahara desert.

Highlights of Marrakech to Erg Chegiga Trip:

Is this 2 day desert tour right for you?

This private Marrakech to Erg Chigaga is suited to travelers who wish to experience a desert adventure from Marrakech and back to Marrakech. You are running out of time and you’d like to explore the Sahara desert of Morocco. Spend an unforgettable night in a luxury desert camp among the sand dunes of Erg Chigaga. This 2 days Marrakech desert itinerary to Sahara contains some long-distance driving, so if you’re not a hit road person or traveling with children, we highly recommend doing this desert tour in 3 or 4 days instead of 2 days.

Why you’ll like this desert trip from Marrakech!

Travel with a local knowledge leader who will share the magic and the real of Morocco with you. Camel trek over the charming sand dunes of Erg Chigaga, and enjoy the sunset. Spend the night in a luxury camp staring at the shiny stars. Join a traditional local band after dinner to have some fun with their music dancing around and open fire.

Brief itinerary of desert adventure:




Day 1

Atlas Mountains, off road adventures & camel ride

Erg Chigaga

Day 2

Erg Chigaga, Draa Valley & ancient Kasbahs, drop off


Detailed itinerary 2 day Marrakech tour:

Day 01: Marrakech - High Atlas Mountains - Iriki - Erg Chigaga

Your 2-Day private Desert Tour from Marrakech to Erg Chegaga begins at 7.00 a.m. by picking you up from your accommodation in Marrakech. We will make our first stop at the High Atlas Mountains to admire the spectacular scenery of ancient Berber villages. Our next destinations will be Taznakht and Foum Zguid where we can enjoy lunch before continuing our way across the dry lake of Iriqui. In the afternoon, we go trekking by camels through the impressive Sahara desert to reach our Berber camp for dinner and overnight stay in the well-equipped Bedouin tents or under the starry sky.

  • Splurge
  • Mid-range
  • Don’t break the bank (Standard)
  • Dinner
  • Taznakht – Female’s cooperative of handmade rugs
  • Ifiki – Off road adventure
  • Sahara Desert – Camel trekking
  • Sahara Desert – Sand-boarding
  • Sahara Desert – ATVing, buggy

Today’s total driving time is approximately 7 hours
Today’s total driving distance is approximately 580 km

The camel rides are really romantic activities to explore and enjoy the Sahara desert. But if you’d prefer, it’s simply possible to do another activity instead with a few extra fees or to be driven to and from the camp. Please let us know.

Day 02: Erg Chigaga - M'Hamid El Ghizlane - Zagora - Ait Ben Haddou - Marrakech

In the early morning, you will be woken up to enjoy the glorious view of the sunrise and take in the beauty of the majestic dunes. Afterward, embark on an off-road journey to reach M’Hamid El Ghizlane. From there we continue to Zagora and Agdz through the Draa valley crammed with magnificent palm plantations and impressive Kasbahs. Later on, we have lunch in Ouarzazate “Hollywood of Africa” or at the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah before continuing our drive back to Marrakesh across the High Atlas Mountains. After arriving at Marrakesh, we will drop you off at your preferred place. With our 2 day desert tour from Marrakech to Erg Chegaga, we guarantee that you will enjoy a wonderful experience.

  • Breakfast
  • Tamgrout – Poetry factory
  • Ait Ben Haddou – Kasbah walking tour
  • Ouarzazate – Atlas Studio & museum – MAD80
  • High Atlas Mountains – Female cooperative of argan oil

Today’s total driving time is approximately 8 hours
Today’s total driving distance is approximately 610 km

Inclusive & Exclusive

Desert Trip Accommodations

We select the best accommodations carefully to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Hospitality and everything makes you feel like home.


Standard 3 star

Mid-range 4 star

Splurge 5 star

Erg Chigaga

Desert Bivouac Chegaga

Azalai Desert Camp

Erg Chigaga Luxury Desert Camp

* If those accommodations above are not available at the time of booking. You’ll be staying at similar ones and we will let you in advance. If you have preferred ones in mind to stay at and not mentioned above, let us know and we’re happy to book it for you.

* April and December are peak travel times! Make sure you book in advance to get preferred accommodations.

* Please keep in mind that there is no 5 star hotel or camp in Erg Chigaga, But you’ll be staying in a luxury hotel that has the atmosphere of 5-star.

Price & Booking


1 person

2 person

4 person

8 person

10 – 16 person

First option

$ 980

$ 670

$ 379

$ 335

$ 330

Second option

$ 1200

$ 750

$ 540

$ 460

$ 410

Third option

$ 1300

$ 860

$ 690

$ 510

$ 490

The prices of our tours depend on the packages you select(Splurge, Mid-range, or Don’t break the bank accommodations), the number of travelers on your journey, and the season of your travel.

* All prices are in Euro, US Dollars, Pounds, or Moroccan Dirhams, per person. There is an additional 10% fee for tours including the dates between Dec.20 – Jan.5(Peak Season). For single rooms, a single supplement fee will be applied.

For the bookings of our tours, we kindly request a small deposit of 20% of the total price to be sent to our bank account, PayPal or Wise account. The balance is to be paid to your driver/guide at the meeting.

Trip preparation

Know Before You Go

Although most of the planning and preparation is taken care of for you, there are still a few things you should know and some details you should take care of to ensure your comfort, safety and peace of mind. Please review the following information before your departure to ensure that any surprises along the way will only be pleasant ones.

  • During the booking process please let us know if you have any food restrictions or allergies.

  • Since lunches are not included, your guide will suggest restaurants where the food is tasty and fresh in order not to get sick. However, if you have a particular restaurant in mind. Inform your guide to accommodate your choices. On the other hand, based on his experiences, he will be glad to assist you whether their service and meals are marvelous.

  • Alternatively, your driver will make frequent stops along the way, especially in breathtaking places. This tour is flexible, if you recognize a worthy place to stop in, feel free to ask your gently driver.

  • Respect tour departures times to avoid delay and loss of sightseeing opportunities. If necessary, let your guide and driver know.

    For the benefit of all tour participants, we ask tour members to be considerate of their fellow travelers in the following ways:

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or “drone” technology has quickly become affordable and is increasingly popular with recreational users. While some countries have clear, established drone laws, others do not, or existing regulations are undergoing review and change. Travelers who wish to bring a drone on their trip are responsible to research and abide by the laws and regulations, as well as to check with their airline(s) regarding their rules for transporting drones. Please note that tours are unable to extend the length of scheduled visits and stops to accommodate use of drones. If you’re coming with your drone, let us know in advance to schedule the time for it.

  • Ramadan may make your trip excruciating, due to most of the restaurants and shops would be closed. And alcohol beverages will not be served in restaurants and hard to find.
  • Our guides are fluent in languages, and they are happy to share all what they have known so far, if you’d like skip or add an activity to your daily itinerary feel free to ask your guide.
  • During your stay in Sahara Desert (desert camp) your luggage will be transferred directly and safely to your camp.
  • During your stay in Sahara Desert (desert camp) your luggage will be transferred directly and safely to your camp.
  • Children under 5 years old are free of charge. 6 – 8 (- 70 %). 10 years old is considered as an adult.


Read More
Our trip to Morocco Kasbahs and Deserts was excellent. I told our wonderful tour guide Mohammed that I learned more on this tour than on any other trip. Traveling in Morocco was a portal to a very new, interesting, and exotic country for me. I loved being introduced to the different cultures and people of the country. The camel ride was a very special highlight of the tour!
Read More
My trip exceeded all my expectations! Our tour guide: Youssef was nothing short of amazing! He was very nice, extremely knowledgeable and very personable! He went above and beyond to ensure that we were enjoying our experience! He provided us with the most used translations from Arabic to English.
Marilyn D
Marilyn D@Marilynd
Read More
It was a very wonderful experience. The sites that we've come to see and visit were all great! Our guide Abdel was very knowledgeable, understanding, kind, considerate, attentive to our needs and very patient with all of us. The camp and food in the desert were all great! The driver and the assistant were also very helpful.


Yes! Absolutely, this 2 day Marrakech to Erg Chigaga desert tour is available every day, except summer the temperature can reach 40 degrees Celsius – 104 degrees Fahrenheit.

The early bird catches the warm! As soon as you know your exact dates of your desert trip, contact us. 

It depends on the period you’d like to experience Sahara Desert. The tents are well-equipped (enough blankets, hot water, and extra pillows).

  • Summer: (end of June – Augusts) light and soft clothes, such as scarf, skirts, slippers, skin protection, sunglasses.
  • Winter: (October – end of March) warm clothes, sneakers, extra jacket or coat.

The best time to do this 2-day Marrakech desert tour is all seasons of the year except summer. You might feel overwhelmed by sandstorms and high temperatures.

The best way to experience Sahara desert is by camel ride. To enjoy this ancient transport, put comfortable clothes on, loose pants, sneakers and a small bag where you can put some stuff in, like a bottle of water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a camera if you have any.

So many Sahara desert adventures get confused between Sahara Desert of Erg Chigaga and Sahara Desert of Erg Chebbi. Both of them would take your breath away! But here is one thing to keep in mind, if you’re looking for a typical lifestyle and would like to stay away from touristy places, then Sahara Desert of Erg Chigaga means you. On the other hand, Sahara Desert of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga attracts tons of visitors all over the world, due to its high clean oragned-sand dunes and luxury camps.

Talk To Us Today:

“We don’t believe that one size fits all! We’d love to work with you to create a customized trip that is perfect for you and your group. Let’s start planning your adventure of a lifetime today!”

Send Us An Inquiry!

If you didn’t get any reply from us within 24h. Please contact us via WhatsApp: +212 662 140 4059

⚠️Note: If you are not enable to find any activity you are looking for, or to modify anything in this itinerary,  we are available 24/7 for any questions or requests. do not hesitate to contact us, we are more than happy to customize your itinerary according to your exact needs and requirements.

Tour Map

2 Day Desert Tour From Marrakech To Erg Chigaga map

Related Tours

Tours Before & After Your Trip

Our Morocco Tours

Merzouga Desert Activities

Latest Blogs