Erg Chebbi Luxury Desert Camp Tour From Casablanca


Tour Code: MDT6-16

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Casablanca - Marrakech - Tizi n'Tichka Pass - Ait Benhaddou Village
  • Day 2 Ait Benhaddou Village - Ouarzazate - Skoura - Dades Gorge - Todra Gorge - Rissani - Erg Chebbi Luxury Desert Camp
  • Day 3 Erg Chebbi Luxury Desert Camp - Rissani - Nkob - Agdz - Ouarzazate
  • Day 4 Ouarzazate - Tizi n'Tichka Pass - Marrakech - Casablanca

Accommodations

  • Night 1 Ksar Ighnda in Ait Benhaddou Village OR Riad Lamane in Zagora OR something similar (depending on availability)
  • Night 2 Luxury Camp Merzouga
  • Night 3 Sultana Royal Golf in Ouarzazate
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Casablanca To Erg Chebbi Luxury Desert Camp In The Sahara Desert Of Morocco

The Erg Chebbi luxury desert camp package from Casablanca is your best option if you are in Casablanca to spend few paradisiac nights in the most exclusive luxury desert camp in Erg Chebbi dunes in the sahara desert of Morocco. The longer your package duration is, the shorter driving time will be.

The drive from Casablanca to the best Erg Chebbi luxury desert camp is a bit hard to do in just one day. The best thing to do is to have a break night in Ait Benhaddou Kasbah. This Berber village has the perfect location and the best luxury accommodations in the area. The next day, you will continue to Chebbi luxury camp where our Berber team will welcome you with mint tea following Berber traditions.

You will spend your nights in the most amazing and exclusive luxury desert camp in Erg Chebbi dunes. Your luxurious private tent will make you travel deeper in Moroccan and Berber culture. Your tent is a perfect combining between luxury and authenticity reflecting the Berber culture and heritage. You will have toilets and hot water shower inside your tent.

Your days in the luxury desert camp in Erg Chebbi dunes will be full of desert activities. You can choose to just relax and read your favorite book or do some camel trekking, sandboarding, stargazzing and also Berber music around the fire at night. There is also the possibility to do some ATV (quad biking) if you wish to.

What's Included?

  • Private Transportation aboard a comfortable and air conditioned vehicle
  • Pick up from your Hotel/Riad in Casablanca (or from the airport)
  • Drop off at your Hotel/Riad in Casablanca (or at the airport)
  • English speaking Berber nomad driver
  • Fuel for entire Chebbi luxury desert package
  • All nights luxury accommodations
  • Camel trekking in Erg Chebbi dunes
  • Sandboarding in Erg Chebbi dunes
  • Berber music at night around the fire under stars in the Chebbi luxury desert camp
  • Free stops when you want
  • Soft drinks during all your stay in the Chigaga luxury desert camp

What's Not Included?

  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Extra
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Tour Itinerary

  • DAY 1 Casablanca - Marrakech - Tizi n'Tichka Pass - Ait Benhaddou Village

    Accommodations: Ksar Ighnda in Ait Benhaddou Village OR Riad Lamane in Zagora OR something similar (depending on availability)

    Meals: Diner

    Distance: 670 KM (416.32 miles)

    Departure Time: 7am

  • DAY 2 Ait Benhaddou Village - Ouarzazate - Skoura - Dades Gorge - Todra Gorge - Rissani - Erg Chebbi Luxury Desert Camp

    Accommodations: Luxury Camp Merzouga

    Meals: Breakfast + Diner

    Distance: 280 KM (173.98 miles)

  • DAY 3 Erg Chebbi Luxury Desert Camp - Rissani - Nkob - Agdz - Ouarzazate

    Accommodations: Sultana Royal Golf in Ouarzazate

    Meals: Breakfast + Diner

    Distance: 200 KM (124.27 miles)

  • DAY 4 Ouarzazate - Tizi n'Tichka Pass - Marrakech - Casablanca

    Meals: Breakfast

    Distance: 560 KM (347.97 miles)

    Arrival Time: 6pm

Interesting Places On Your Itinerary

You will pass by a lots of Berber villages during your luxury tour. This will make you discover an other aspect of Morocco.

Tizi n'Tichka is a mountain pass in Morocco, linking the south-east of Marrakesh to the city of Ouarzazate through the High Atlas mountains. It lies between the great Marrakech Plains and the gateway of the Sahara Desert. From November - March, snow can often fall on the pass, but it can be warm all year round in the strong sun. It reaches an elevation of 2,260 m above the sea level and is the highest major mountain pass of North Africa. The road was constructed by the French military in 1936, and is now part of National Route 9 in Morocco.

Telouet is a Kasbah along the former route of the caravans from the Sahara over the Atlas Mountains to Marrakech. It lies at an elevation of 1,800 metres (5,900 ft) and was the seat of the El Glaoui family's power. The palace can still be visited but it is steadily becoming more damaged and is slowly collapsing. In 2010, work was underway to restore the property.

Thami El Glaoui or El Haj T'hami el Mezouari el Glaoui (1879 - 23 January 1956), better known in English-speaking countries as T'hami El Glaoui or Lord of the Atlas, was the Pasha of Marrakech from 1912 to 1956. His family name was El Mezouari, from a title given an ancestor by Sultan Moulay Ismail in 1700, while El Glaoui refers to his chieftainship of the Berber Glaoua (Glawa) tribe of Southern Morocco, based at the Kasbah of Telouet in the High Atlas and at Marrakech. He became head of the Glaoua upon the death of his elder brother, Si el Madani, and as an ally of the French in Morocco conspired with them in the overthrow of Sultan Mohammed V.

Ait Benhaddou Kasbah is a fortified city, or ksar, along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech in present-day Morocco. Most citizens living in the area now live in more modern dwellings in a nearby village, although there are 4 families still living in the ancient city. This giant fortification, which is made up of six Kasbahs and nearly fifty ksars which are individual Kasbahs, is a great example of earthen clay architecture. Which is also use in Moroccan architecture.

Aït Benhaddou has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987 and several films have been shot there, including:

  • Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)
  • Sodom And Gomorrah (1963)
  • Oedipus Rex (1967)
  • The Man Who Would Be King (film) (1975)
  • The Message (1976)
  • Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
  • Time Bandits (1981)
  • Marco Polo (1982)
  • The Jewel of the Nile (1985)
  • The Living Daylights (1987)
  • The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
  • The Sheltering Sky (1990)
  • Kundun (1997)
  • The Mummy (1999)
  • Gladiator (2000)
  • Alexander (2004)
  • Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
  • Babel (2006)
  • One Night with the King (2006)
  • Prince of Persia (2010)
  • Son of God (film) (2014)
  • Also used in parts of the TV series Game of Thrones.

Ouarzazate nicknamed The door of the desert, is a city and capital of Ouarzazate Province in Drâa-Tafilalet region of south-central Morocco. Ouarzazate is at an elevation of 1,160 metres (3,810 ft) in the middle of a bare plateau south of the High Atlas Mountains. To the south of the town is the desert.

The town is chiefly inhabited by Berber-speakers, who constructed many of the prominent kasbahs and buildings for which the area is known. Ouarzazate is an important holiday destination in Morocco, as a base for excursions across the Draa Valley and into the desert. The fortified village (ksar) of Ait Benhaddou west of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Atlas Studios is one of the largest movie studios in the world, in terms of land area. Several historical movies were shot here, including The Living Daylights, Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra, Lawrence of Arabia, The Man Who Would Be King, Kingdom of Heaven and Babel. It was also the location of an episode of the television series The Amazing Race 10 and Game of thrones: Season 3.

Skoura is a town in Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco. According to the 2004 census it has a population of 2,808. Skoura is a fertile oasis lined with immense palm groves. The Kasbah Amerhidil is part of Skoura palm grove.

Dadès Gorges is a canyon of the Dadès River and lies between the Atlas Mountains and the Jbel Saghro of the Anti-Atlas mountain range, in Morocco.

Berbers built many kasbahs in vicinity of gorges with defence purposes. These many kasbahs together with the natural beauty of the place have contributed to make it a tourist attraction in recent years.

Todgha Gorge is a canyon in the eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco, near the town of Tinghir. Both the Todgha and neighbouring Dades Rivers have carved out cliff-sided canyons on their final 40 kilometres (25 mi) through the mountains. The last 600 metres (1,969 ft) of the Todgha gorge are the most spectacular. Here the canyon narrows to a flat stony track, in places as little as 10 metres (33 ft) wide, with sheer and smooth rock walls up to 160 metres (525 ft) high on each side.

Erfoud is an oasis town in the Sahara Desert, in the Drâa-Tafilalet region in eastern Morocco. It is divided into several districts: Hay Salam, Hay Jdid, Hay Ziz, Hay el Bathaa, Hay Annahda, and Hay el Hamri.

Due to its proximity to Merzouga desert village in the Erg Chebbi Dunes, Erfoud has developed tourist-related infrastructures such as hotels and restaurants.

Rissani is a town in Errachidia Province in eastern Morocco, located near Erfoud. It is the closest town of significant size to the Erg Chebbi, one of the largest sand desert in Morocco. Its population in 2004 was 20,469.

The mausoleum of Moulay Ali Cherif, third great-grandfather of Moulay Cherif, founder of the Alaouite Dynasty of Morocco, is located on the southern edge of town.

Erg Chebbi is one of Morocco's two Saharan ergs – large seas of dunes formed by wind-blown sand. The other is Erg Chigaga near M'hamid.

The dunes of Erg Chebbi reach a height of up to 150 meters in places and altogether spans an area of 50 kilometers from north to south and up to 5–10 kilometers from east to west

The nearest sizable town is Erfoud, about 60 kilometers further north. One other city is Rissani, around 40 kilometers from Merzouga, and from the 8th to the 14th century there was a separate kingdom, known as Sijilmassa, which was prosperous owing to former caravan routes.

Agdz is a town in mid-southeastern Morocco, in the Atlas Mountains with a population of about 10,000. Agdz lies at the feet of Djebel Kissane and along the shores of the Draa River.

The Draa also spelled Dra or Drâa, in older sources mostly Darha or Dara), is Morocco's longest river, 1,100 kilometres (680 mi). It is formed by the confluence of the Dadès River and Imini River. It flows from the High Atlas mountains south-(east)ward to Tagounit and from Tagounit mostly westwards to the Atlantic Ocean somewhat north of Tan-Tan. Most of the year the part of the Draa after Tagounit falls dry.

Travel Experiences & Activities

Tour Code MDT6-16
Duration 4 to 10 Days
Level Luxury
Starts From Casablanca
Ends At Casablanca
Physical Demands 1/5

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