FROM M’HAMID: 2 Days Desert Tour to Erg Chigaga – Desert Camp

In the oasis village of M’hamid El Ghizlane, the paved road ends and the desert begins. From here you need a 4×4 car or camel to get into the desert.
We offer transport in 4×4 Landcruisers with skilled and professional drivers who know the desert. The trip from M’hamid to Erg Chigaga takes approximately 1.5 – 2 hours with off-road driving. Let the desert adventure begin!

Erg Chigaga is the largest dune area in Morocco. Here you can enjoy the Sahara’s unique silence and sense of freedom, see a magical sunset and a starry sky you’ve never seen before. Stay in a desert camp and get to know the nomads and their culture. This is an unforgettable experience!

We have 2 departures by 4×4 car per day from M’hamid. Minimum 2 people.

  • From: M’hamid El Ghizlane
  • Duration: 2 days and 1 night
  • Start: 1st departure at 11:00. 2nd departure at 14:00.
  • Stop: Back in M’hamid at noon, day 2
  • Transport: Landcruiser 4×4 with air-condition
  • Language: Driver/guide speak English and French

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    You can choose between 2 departures per day


    Day 1: M'hamid - Erg Chigaga - Desert Candles Camp

    The tour begins at our office in M’hamid El Ghizlane and takes you off-road into the Sahara using a 4×4 Landcruiser. This exciting journey showcases various desert landscapes, including dunes, reg (pebble), and hamada (stone plateau). Along the way, you may encounter free-roaming donkeys and camels, adding to the authentic experience. After approximately 1.5 – 2 hours of driving, we reach Erg Chigaga, where our desert camp awaits at the base of the high dunes.

    • For 11:00 departures, we provide a delicious lunch at the camp, with vegetarian and vegan options available.
    • NB: During the hot summer months only, we stop at an oasis for lunch, offering a cooler and shaded environment amidst palm trees. After lunch and when the temperatures are cooler, we continue towards the desert camp.

    Upon arrival to the desert camp, the nomads warmly welcome you with tea, coffee, and snacks, before you settle into your private tent.

    An exhilarating camel ride into the desert awaits, allowing you to witness a magnificent sunset from atop a high dune. The panoramic view of endless sand dunes is breathtaking. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can try sandboarding down the dunes, as sandboards are readily available at the camp.

    Back at the camp, enjoy a refreshing shower before indulging in a delicious 3-course dinner served in the restaurant.

    After dinner, immerse yourself in the traditional music played by the nomads, accompanied by the rhythmic beats of drums around the campfire. Feel free to join in the singing or dancing, creating memories against the backdrop of an unforgettable starlit sky that shines even brighter out here.

    You have the option to sleep in a nomad tent or under the twinkling stars.

    (Please note that during the hot summer months, the campfire will not be lit).

    Day 2: Erg Chigaga - M'hamid

    Maybe you wish to rise early and witness the breathtaking sunrise, or simply wake up in time to enjoy breakfast in the desert camp.

    Following your meal, our journey back to the nomadic village commences in a comfortable 4×4 Landcruiser. Anticipate reaching M’hamid by noon.

    We sincerely hope that this trip leaves you with cherished memories to hold onto.

    Price information
    • EUR 80 per person when 2 persons travel together
    • EUR 70 per person when 3 persons travel together
    • For bigger groups, please contact us for price

    NB: Feel free to stay additional days in the desert, at an additional cost.


    • Shared transport in 4×4 Landcruiser
    • Guide/driver
    • 1 night in desert camp in Erg Chigaga
    • 1 dinner
    • 1 breakfast
    • Camel ride
    • Traditional music played by the nomads around the campfire

    Not included:

    • Lunch
    • Drink
    • Tip

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