Morocco camel trekking tours - Erg Chigaga Excursion - Travel to the desert Morocco - Sahara Tours Morocco
EXPERIENCE A UNIQUE MOROCCO DESERT TRIP
Travel to the desert of Morocco on one of our camel trekking tours, private excursions, or desert hikes
Follow in the footsteps of desert nomads over the centuries in the heart of southern Morocco––from where the paved road ends and the Sahara desert begins. Discover other-worldly landscapes alongside your experienced Saharawi guides on one of our Sahara desert adventures. Stand in awe under a sea of stars, gain a new understanding of the rich Moroccan culture, and dwell in the deep, blissful solitude of the Sahara desert.
SOME OF OUR BEST-SELLING DESERT TOURS
OUR FIVE-STAR TOURS IN THE HEART OF THE MOROCCAN DESERT
Begin your Sahara desert adventure....
Overnight in the Desert
Rich and awe-inspiring
If only have one night to glimpse the beauty of the Morocco Sahara desert, pick a high quality experience you'll never forget: sway to the rhythm of your camel on a desert camel trek, watch a beautiful Sahara sunset from golden dunes, eat a traditional dinner under innumerable stars, and rest soundfully in a cozy nomad tent among the dunes.
Erg Chigaga Tours
A truly remarkable Sahara desert adventure
The culminating experience of your travel to Morocco: Erg Chigaga––the largest dunes in Morocco. Along the way, you will be treated to a 4x4 Sahara tour to a sacred palm oasis, a nice Morocco desert camp at the foothills of the dunes, a beautiful Chigaga camel trekking tour at sunset, and a 5-star traditional dinner by candlelight.
Morocco Sahara Camel Trips
Get away from the city and clear your mind
After months of corona-lockdown, you need a chance to get away from online meetings, work stress, and frenetic city life. Clear your head, your body, and your heart by immersing yourself in the desert. Enjoy nice weather, amazing meals, and discover the many landscapes, diverse wildlife, and the healing power of the peaceful desert.
ABOUT US: OUR PEOPLE AND PHILOSOPHY
Chegaga Spirit is a local eco-tourism company in Southern Morocco committed to providing high-quality, ethical, and professional Sahara experiences for single travelers, couples, and groups. Our Morocco camel trekking tours directly benefit the families and community of our village, M'Hamid El Ghizlane.
Our carefully picked, local team works together to bring to you the best Sahara desert experience possible. Each of our guides was born in the desert into a Saharawi nomadic family. After 10+ years of experience, they are ready to give you a safe, high-quality, and authentic Morocco desert adventure.
For us, eco-tourism preserves our nomadic culture. This way of life, so important to our ancestors for generations, was lost when many nomads settled down due to climate change. Through our authentic Sahara tours, we can still teach others how nomads in the desert moved, survived––and thrived––in this unique and beautiful landscape. Our rich stories, unique techniques for everyday life, and tasty traditional meals, are all celebrated on our Morocco desert tours.
Said Banan, Founder of Chegaga Spirit:
I was born and raised in the Sahara in a nomadic family. When my family settled in my teenage years, I worked hard to learn English, and started to work hard as a camel guide with many local companies to support my family. After years of experience in tourism, working my way up in the business, I decided to make my own eco-tourism company that would benefit my community. I love every grain of sand in the desert, and I deeply enjoy sharing the beautiful landscape I grew up in with travellers from around the world.
PLANNING YOUR TRAVEL TO THE DESERT IN MOROCCO
Available departure from your airport or riad/hotel from one of the cities below
Our Morocco desert tours nominally depart from M'Hamid El Ghizlane, the last oasis village before the Sahara desert begins. However, it can be arranged to pick you up from other locations--either your riad or the airport (be sure to plan for extra time for travel to/from M'Hamid).
>> Departing from Marrakech
>> Departing from Ouarzazate
>> Departing from Zagora
>> Departing from M'Hamid El Ghizlane
SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS?
Food accommodation on your Morocco Sahara desert tour
Morocco is famous for its delicious traditional foods, but it can be difficult to travel with special food requirements. Vegan/vegetarian, celiac/gluten-free, or have nut allergies? We are happy to accommodate any dietary restrictions for your desert Morocco tour with advanced notice.
LEAVE PREPARED--EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW IN 2021:
See our FAQ for important information about traveling to the Moroccan Sahara:
>> What should I bring to be prepared in the desert?
>> How cold is it at night when camping in the Sahara?
>> What airport should I choose when traveling to Southern Morocco?
>> What are the pros and cons between a Morocco camel trek in Erg Merzouga or Erg Chegaga?