This desert tour from Errachidia to the Erg Chebbi dunes will allow you to explore one of the best areas of south Morocco including Merzouga, Sijilmassa Market, and Palms Oasis. You will also explore the Erg Chebbi dunes. During this tour, you will experience camel trekking, sandboarding, and enjoy Berber music around the fire at night under stars. This desert trip from Errachidia is optimal if you book its 3 days version. But if you want to maximize your Sahara desert stay, it’s better to go with the 5 days version to discover explore Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, Dades Gorge, Todra Gorge and visit the Atlas studio Cinema in Ouarzazate and the Telouete Kasbah ending your desert experience in Marrakech.
Details & Itinerary
Day 1: From Errachidia to Merzouga Desert
Our team will welcome you at the airport of Errachidia when you arrive. Your Sahara desert Morocco tour starts with the palm trees of the Natural Reserve of Aoufous, a luscious sight among the ancient kasbahs. Reaching Erfoud, you will find out about its international date palm fair and its beautifully made handicrafts made from local fossils. Not far ahead, the desert of Merzouga awaits. Here you will spend your first night at the local kasbah after a restoring dinner.
Day 2: Sahara Desert Adventure Tour
Jump on your private 4×4 vehicle to start your customized Sahara desert trip, starting from the villages of Hassi Labied and Khamlia in the surroundings of Erg Chebbi. The irrigation system in Hassi Labied is a very peculiar sight, while in Khamlia you will enjoy a cup of Whiskey Berber to the sound of traditional Gnawa music. Continue to the lake of Dayet Srji, which attracts unique wildlife in spring, such as the pink flamingos. After lunch, your carefully planned Morocco desert tour will surprise you with a visit to a Nomad family who lives under a Berber tent with their herd. Have a nice cup of tea while enjoying the stories of their daily life. Next, you will visit the volcanic rocks of the Black Desert, before slowly returning to your private camp. Take your friendly camel to trek the dunes of Erg Chebbi in time for the sunset. Back at the Berber luxury camp, enjoy a refreshing shower and a rich dinner among the sands of the Sahara, lie down under the stars or sing and dance around the fire with our Berber team. End your day with a good night’s sleep in your luxurious private tent.
Day 3: Sahara Desert trip to Rissani – End of the Tour
On this last day of your Sahara desert trip, wake up early to watch the sun coming up behind the dunes. After a rich breakfast, visit Rissani, the old Sijilmassa, which is the place where the current ruling dynasty of the Alaouite was born. Visit the Mausoleum and the fortified villages nearby (ksours). A special surprise for lunch, taste the famous 44 spices pizza as a guest at the home of a Tuareg family. After lunch, we will escort you wherever you want. According to your itinerary, you will be driven back to Ouarzazate, Marrakech, Errachidia, or Fez.