In the morning you will be met at your hotel by your driver. He will take you to Erg Chigaga Sahara Dunes starting from the High Atlas via the Tizi n’Tichka. At 2260 m above sea level, stopping to visit the Telouet Castle of Pacha Glaoui. Then an old caravan trail along the Ounila valley, dotted with Berber villages and Kasbahs Ksars, takes you to the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a 16TH century UNESCO site, also famous for being the location for the Hollywood film Gladiator. Here you will stop for lunch and a visit.
The tour continues along the road to Agdz over the Tizi-n-Tinififft pass (1660 meters above sea level) taking the route to the Kasbah Alkaid Ali Tamnougalte. You will have dinner and spend the night in the famous Kasbah in the Draa Valley.
After breakfast, we continue along the Draa Valley with its thousands of palm groves. Our tour takes us on to the Nomadic village of M’Hamid, the last village before the Sahara desert. On the way, we stop in Tamgroute to visit the Koranic Library and Co-operative Pottery Workshops. After a delicious lunch in M’Hamid and a camel ride, we take an off-road route to the Erg Chigaga dunes, passing the Erg, the Sacred Oasis, and the Hamada, over a large, diverse landscape. On arrival at the desert camp, you will be met with a warm reception and a cup of Moroccan tea. Afterward, you can climb to the top of the highest dune from where you can witness a magical sunset over the Sahara. Back in the camp, you will enjoy a delicious dinner, musical evening, followed by a good night’s rest in a Nomad tent or under the stars.
After sunrise, we travel by 4×4 through the desert towards Foum Zguid past the dry Lake of Iriqui, stopping in Taznakht, famous for its Berber Women’s Co-operative of carpets woven by the Ouaouzguite tribe. We arrive in Marrakech in the late afternoon where we say our goodbyes.
Price per person: 2 pers – € 409 / 4 pers – € 350 / 6 pers – € 299
– Transport by air-conditioned 4×4 with driver/guide.
– 1 night in the hotel and 1 night in the Erg Chigaga desert camp
– 2 dinners and 2 breakfasts
– Camel Ride (one hour)
Drinks (except water at mealtimes), ticket entries, and personal expenses
We had a wonderful day!
Using a private tour - really just your group - makes sense, especially if you’re a family with young kids. We had total freedom... read more to take a break, change our itinerary, take our lunch at leisure.
Badre, our guide, was knowledgeable, patient and kind. He arranged for the guide to take us on the hike and even lent us cash, when we fell short (for lunch, at the village)
A big thank you Imad for the wonderful day that my wife and our 2 children could spend with you.
Everything was super well organized and the program of the... read more day varied.
Beautiful landscapes, visit the women's cooperative manufacturer of argan oil, very nice walk through the Berber villages before a very good meal (tajine chicken and vegetables + fruit as dessert)
Thank you for your experience, your sharing on Berber culture and your smile!
Strongly recommended experience. Very good value for money With Sunny Excursion Marrakech.
I highly recommend Ali for his professionalism and his kind hospitality. He took great care of us during our recent trip to Marrakech - always with a smile and ready... read more to help. You will surely not be disappointed with his tours!
Ali is the best of the best when it comes to hospitality in Morocco. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left - he was a constant person... read more we were able to contact for assistance, advice, guidance, and friendship! Ali knows the industry and truly goes above and beyond to make sure your time in Morocco is as seamless as possible. Even after we had parted ways, he was always welcoming to answer our questions, offer advice, and even helped me figure out how to ship a rug home! Trust me, having someone like Ali in your camp can make or break your trip to Morocco. Would highly, highly recommend. Thank you Ali for truly the best service, we hope to be back sooner than later!
Ali looked after us so well from the moment we arrived very hot and sweaty, to the day we left he went out of his way to ensure that we... read more had everything we needed. He gave us the low-down on where to go and where not to go in Marrakesh and provided information about the local customs. We loved our chats with him about Moroccan life. His warm and welcoming personality make him the perfect host and we thoroughly recommend him. We'll definitely make sure that we catch up with him when we're in Morocco again.
Ali is so helpful and so kind! He went out of his way to make sure me and my friend had the perfect time in Marrakech. Definitely someone you can... read more trust! I am definitely coming again and booking excursions here!
I traveled to Marrakech last year (May 2018) with 3 friends and we met Ali there. His practical tips have been really helpful!
This year (March 2019) my parents... read more and another couple went to Marrakech and Ali organized for them a camel ride and a trip to the mountains. They loved the trips!!! The driver was really nice to them and always on time.
They also book a private transfer from airport to riad. The driver was at airport with a panel saying their names when they arrived.
Really good service
We were 4 girls travelling in Marrakech. Ali organised many tours for us and was an absolute superstar. He was so friendly and helpful, and kept in really good contact.... read more The tours were really fun and well organised. Would definitely recommend! 5 stars for Ali! Love your fave gals x
My friends and I booked our tour through the Sunny Excursions website and are so glad we did! The owner, Ali, was very friendly and responsive to any questions I... read more had at any time. It was our first time in Morocco so me and my friends did not know what to expect and Ali showed us the ropes and came up with an itinerary for the days we had in Marrakech.I highly highly recommend that you book your tours with him for any excursions you are thinking about!
I was amazed by how well organized my desert and marrakech tours were. Me & my family didn't have enough time but ali customized it all our needs in our... read more time frame and made sure we covered everything we came to see. For sure, I'll be recommending sunny excursions to all my family and friends.