M’hamid or Erg Chigaga Desert Tour 2D/1N from Ouarzazate:
Morocco desert trip from Ouarzazate to M’hamid or Erg Chigaga dunes over 2 days and 1 night is a recommended private excursion for travelers considering a stay in Ouarzazate or Skoura. M’hamid dunes are called Erg Lihoudi located in the northwest of the central village where the paved road ends. Erg Chigaga dunes are remote further after M’hamid, an extra 1h30 drive offroading. Whether you choose M’hamid or Erg Chigaga for your Morocco desert tour from Ouarzazate, you will experience a camel trek at sunset time and live like a nomad in a Berber camp with tents made from camel and goat wool. available upgrade for a luxury desert camp is available for both destinations on request and at extra cost. Erg Chigaga is 6 hours drive from Ouarzazate while M’hamid is only 4:30 hours.
M’hamid or Erg Chigaga Desert Tour 2D/1N from Ouarzazate: Itinerary
Day 1: Ouarzazate – Draa Valley – Mhamid (Erg Lihoudi) or Erg Chigaga
You will be collected at your hotel in Ouarzazate at 8 am and depart to the desert via the Anti Atlas Mountains and the impressive palm groves of Draa. The kasbah of Tamnougalt and the village is worth a walking tour before you continue along the Draa valley to Zagora for a quick lunch break. afterward, you will stop at Tamgroute, the village of potters that hosts an old library known for manuscripts. Then continue deep into the desert landscape via Tagounit to M’hamid for a sunset camel ride and overnight in Tent, the same if you choose to go further to Erg Chigaga desert. If you want a more relaxed trip to Eg Chigaga, then book our 3-day Ouarzazate to Erg Chigaga tour to enjoy more time on sites and drive through Iriki lake to make a loop.
Day 2: M’hamid or Erg Chigaga – Ouarzazate
Wake up early to watch the sunrise over the dunes before your breakfast, then travel back to Ouarzazate via the Draa Valley and Agdez. Stops could be scheduled for today if you missed any the first day or if you decided to arrive at the dunes earlier and explore at your own pace today. You may want to Stop by the old Jewish quarter of Amzerou by Zagora on the way back.
M’hamid or Erg Chigaga Desert Tour 2D/1N from Ouarzazate: Pricing
All prices are per person based on the number of participants in a vehicle.
M’hamid or Erg Chigaga Desert Tour 2D/1N from Ouarzazate: Inclusions
- Private SUV vehicle, diesel and passenger insurance
- English speaking driver
- Pick up & Drop off at your Ouarzazate hotel/riad
- Overnight in a tented camp inside Erg Lihoudi or Erg Chigaga
- Dinner & breakfast in the desert
- Sunset camel ride