In the oasis village M’hamid El Ghizlane the paved road ends and the desert starts. To continue from here, you need a 4wd car or a camel. Let the desert adventure starts!
We offer transport in 4wd Landcruisers with experienced and professional drivers who know the desert well. The off-road drive from M’hamid to Erg Chigaga takes around 1,5 – 2 hours.
Erg Chigaga is the largest sand dunes area in Morocco. Here you feel the freedom and silence of Sahara. Enjoy a magical sunset over the sand dunes and a starlit sky beyond compare. Stay in a desert camp and get to know the nomads and their culture. This is an unforgettable experience!!!
We have 2 departures by 4wd car from M’hamid every day, minimum 2 persons.
- 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 before noon
- Transport: Landcruiser 4×4 with aircondition
- Language: Driver/guide speak Engligh and French
Day 1 : M'hamid - Erg Chigaga - Desert Candles Camp
2 departures per day from M’hamid El Ghizlane:
1st departure at 11:00: We start from our office in M’hamid.
If you arrive in M’hamid by own car: There is a public and fenced car park right behind our office which is very affordable.
If you arrive by bus/taxi: We can make a pick up appointment from the place of your stay in M’hamid.
At tour start we drive off-road into Sahara by 4wd Landcruiser. After about an hour drive, we reach an oasis. Here we have our lunch in the shade from the palm trees. Enjoy the silence and tranquility which is so unique for the desert. After lunch we continue through the different desert landscapes until we arrive to our desert camp located in the beautiful sand dunes.
Or, (depending on the season) we drive directly to the desert camp in Erg Chigaga and have our lunch here. The drive takes around 1,5 – 2 hours.
2nd departure at 14:00: The tour starts from M’hamid and we drive for around 1,5 – 2 hours until we reach the camp in Erg Chigaga.
Go for an hour long camel ride into the gorgeous sand dunes (optional). Experience a memorable sunset from the highest sand dune. Maybe you also want to try sandboarding down the dunes? The sandboards are availalble at all times in the camp.
Back in the camp there is time for a refreshing shower before a 3 course dinner is served in the restaurant tent. After dinner, the nomads play traditional nomad music around the camp fire. You are welcome to sing and dance along. Enjoy a fantastic starlit sky. Sleep in a nomad tent or outside, under the stars.
Day 2: Erg Chigaga - M'hamid
Maybe you want to get up early to catch the beautiful sunrise? Or just wake up to enjoy the camp breakfast. After breakfast we start the tour back. We drive through the various desert landscape to the nomadic village by 4wd Landcruiser. Arrival in M’hamid before noon. Hopefully you will bring many nice memories from the tour.
The starting price is EUR 65 per person, when 2 persons travel together and transport in 4wd Landcruiser.
For bigger groups, please contact us for price.
NB: 2 departures per day.
- Shared transport in 4wd Landcruiser
- 1 night in desert camp in Erg Chigaga
- 1 dinner
- 1 breakfast
- Camel ride
- Baking of sandbread with the nomads in the traditional nomadic way
- Local music around the camp fire
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