Day Trip From Marrakech to Ourika Valley
Ourika Valley is a beautiful and refreshing getaway from the bustling streets of Marrakech. T ...
If you seriously love the desert and the promise of peace and tranquillity, then our Marrakech 4 Days Desert Tour to Erg Chigaga is the perfect tour for you. Traveling through Zagora, M’hamid and Foum Zguid, this tour is designed specifically for people who yearn for the silence of the desert. Our Marrakech 4 Days Desert Tour to Erg Chigaga helps put the hustle and bustle of the city behind you. If time is on your side, we have designed a 5-day desert tour from Marrakesh to Erg Chigaga especially for you.
Your Marrakech 4 Days Desert Tour to Erg Chigaga will begin with a 7:30 am pick up from your Marrakesh riad or hotel. We begin our journey traveling through the Atlas Mountains via the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass and we know you’ll be spellbound by the magnificent views. We’ll make various stops along the way to enable you to photograph the amazing scenery on this trip. We’ll have lunch at Ouarzazate, then continue on with our trip to Zagora. The Draa River is next on our agenda, and we’ll discover how this river has created a huge oasis which spans approximately 200 km at the base of the anti-Atlas Mountains. We’ll pass many palm groves which provide welcoming shade to Kasbahs and fortified villages surrounded by henna plantations, corn fields, and crops of barley and vegetables.
You’ll enjoy a lovely dinner and overnight stay at your boutique hotel, then start looking forward to the next exciting day of your tour!
After enjoying a leisurely breakfast we’ll begin day two of our Marrakech 4 Days Desert Tour to Erg Chigaga. We’ll travel through the village of Tamagroute on our way to M’hamid, which is the end of the paved road. Sightseeing here will include visiting one of Morocco’s oldest Quranic libraries, an underground Kasbah, and the pottery factory; and it’s in M’hamid that we’ll enjoy a leisurely lunch. In the afternoon we’ll head for Erg Chigaga sand dunes and pass various oases. Because Erg Chigaga dunes are a long way from civilization you’ll soon discover that the dunes offer an overwhelming sense of peace and tranquillity, an experience difficult to find anywhere else in the world. We’ll share a camel ride together across the sand dunes and enjoy one of the most unbelievable sunsets you’ll ever experience.
And that’s not all! While enjoying your evening meal you’ll be entertained by local nomads, serenading you with their inspiring music. Tonight, you’ll be staying at your deluxe Sahara Desert camp site, and preparing for day three of your tour.
Following a leisurely breakfast, we’ll travel 90 km through the desert and enjoy the amazing scenery as we cross Lake Iriqui, the mountains, and explore the old track of Rally Paris Dakar through to Foum Zguid. After the desert, this will be the first village we come across at the beginning of the paved road. Lunchtime, then we’ll check out some Berber carpets and rugs, arriving in Ouarzazate in the late afternoon. You’ll enjoy a lovely evening meal and a comfortable overnight stay at your hotel in Ouarzazate.
After breakfast, we’ll visit the film studios known as Hollywood of Africa, just outside Ouarzazate. We’ll then move on to the World Heritage site of Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, previously used as a set location for over 20 Hollywood blockbuster films. Namely, Indiana Jones, Gladiator, and Lawrence of Arabia. You’ll be free to take a short walk and explore traditional Moroccan style architecture, after which we’ll resume our travels back to Marrakesh via the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass and the High Atlas Mountains. As we travel back to Marrakesh, lunch will be served at either Ait Hen Haddou or in the Atlas Mountains, and this will be determined by time. You will arrive back in Marrakesh at 5.00pm.
Finally, your Marrakech 4 Days Desert Tour to Erg Chigaga will be over when your driver delivers you to your Marrakesh riad or hotel.
People that possess the US, Canadian, UK nationalities do not require a visa to enter Morocco as a tourist.
If you’re a citizen in one of the countries listed below, you do not need a visa to enter Morocco:
Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Denmark, European Union, Finland, Guinea, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Korea, Kuwait, Libya, Liechtenstein, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Niger, Norway, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Venezuela.
Your passport must be valid for atlas six months in order to enter Morocco. Please make sure that you stamp your passport once you’re in Morocco. That will allow you to stay for up to 90 days. Entry fees are not charged.
If you are to cancel your tour, your cancellation request must be written, either via fax or email.
In some cases, you are entitled to a partial refund. A standard fee will apply, as it is clearly outlined on your receipt, and Signature Morocco must receive your original voucher before your refund applies.
The following scale of charges will be applied if you cancel your tour prior to the balance due date:
No-show cases will not yield a refund.
You will be refunded once Signature Morocco has received the funds back from its suppliers (i.e. hotels, transport companies, service providers)
Unfortunately, you can not.
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Reservations also help us determine what you might need. Otherwise, Signature Morocco will not be able to ensure that its tours to remain manageable and joyous.
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