Tafilalet is a historical region in the southeast of the Kingdom of Morocco. A resident is called Filali. It consists of the totality of oases that was, traditionally, the arrival point of the caravan passing into Morocco. Today, Tafilat belongs to the province of Errachidia, the former Souk Palace, and belongs, since 2015, to the Draa-Tafilalet region.
These areas are located in the areas located on the area east of Rissani, and became known as “the city inhabiting”, and there is a Sijilmasa which means the areas located on the banks of the Wadi Ziz stream, Gheris areas, and a part of Wadi Ker at the area south of Tizimida until the Tengras Palace, which is the area in the center of the ruin of the city record diamond.
Which extends over a vast area west of Rissani, and it became known as “the city inhabited”, and Sijilmasa meant areas Located on the banks of the valley of Ziz, Greis, Todgha, and part of the regions of Wadi Ker, according to Arab geographers, the word “Tafilalet” at the present time does not indicate all this area, but is limited only to the areas south of Tizimi, extending to the Tengras Palace, the area in the center of which is the ruin of the city of Sijilmasa.
Morocco, a country of contrasts, by his diversified relief, offer all kind of trek, camel, mule, horse riding.
Erg Chigaga is the largest and still untouched of the major ergs in Morocco, the other is Erg Chebbi near Merzouga. This erg made of beautiful dunes is located in the Drâa-Tafilalet
N’Kob is located in Jbel Saghro, a very inaccessible and rural region par excellence, with a population of around 68,000 inhabitants, with only two large towns located on the only major and tarred road
Since most desert tours from Marrakech go as fast as possible, you will likely see the Erg Chebbi dunes, which are the closest to Merzouga.
On a 3-day tour to the Sahara, you will not see Erg Chigaga, the largest dune in the Sahara. This would require different planning than your standard Sahara desert tour.
There are all sorts of activities you can do in the Moroccan desert — from camel trekking to desert glamping to sandboarding to ATV riding and more.
A 3-day tour actually gives you fairly limited time in the Sahara Desert. You will do a sunset camel trek, have a desert camp meal, sleep in a tent, stargaze, and be able to watch the sunrise before leaving again — that’s about it.
If you want more time in the Sahara Desert, I suggest taking one of the tours.
Chegaga Sand Dunes:
One of Morocco’s finest assets is undoubtedly the Sahara. And to start discovering this superb place, nothing better than going to the dunes of Chegaga located to the south-east of Ouarzazate.
To get there; rent a car in Ouarzazate to easily get to M’Hamid El Ghizlane, from where you can go on an expedition.
About 300 kilometers south-east of Ouarzazate, lie the dunes of Chegaga, known to be the gateway to the Moroccan desert. Accessible only by 4×4 from M’Hamid (or by dromedaries for the more patient), the dunes of Chegaga offer a calm and wild spectacle to those who come to make bivouacs and trekkings.
The beauty of the desert as far as the eye can see, the colors of the sun setting on the sand and the majesty of the dunes (sometimes reaching 300 meters in height) more than make up for the long journey that must be undertaken to reach the Erg Chegaga.
There, you will find a bivouac set up by the nomads. You can sleep in rooms furnished with real beds and thick colored rugs, and you will even have access to hot water thanks to the solar panels supplying the site with electricity.
When you arrive at the bivouac, you will have the choice between various activities: hiking in the heart of the dunes, camel rides, quad excursions, traditional massages and sandboarding on the dunes.
Also, you will certainly spend a lot of time just admiring the panorama. And in the evening, remember to look up to admire the starry sky.
A little advice from Hertz Morocco: rent a 4×4 to go to M’Hamid, from where you can go on an expedition (accompanied by a guide) to the dunes of Chegaga.
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You will receive confirmation when booking
Children’s chairs available
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Accompaniment possible by a multilingual guide
A vegetarian option is available: please specify at the time of booking if you wish to benefit from it.
- Small soft bag / backpack with personal effects for the night in a bivouac, suggested as it will be carried on the camel.
- All luggage can travel with you on the tour, and bulky luggage will be stored and secured at the hotel on the edge of the desert.
Not accessible to people with reduced mobility
Nearby public transport
The return by vehicle to Marrakech on the 3rd day lasts 9-10 hours, with stops
No special physical condition required
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers