Erg Chigaga, a Breathtaking Moroccan Desert
Erg Chigaga is a sightless gem in the Moroccan desert, famous for its clear blue skies and incredible scenery. It might not be the most popular tourist attraction in Morocco, but it's one of the most unique. This erg, made up of gorgeous dunes, is located 45 km west of M'Hamid El Ghizlane. It can be found in the Drâa-Tafilalet area and covers a surface area of about 35 km by 15km. This is one large and wild desert!
So, if you want to explore this incredible piece of land in Morocco, here are some guidelines for getting there and what kind of activities you must try.
How to get Erg Chigaga?
The most excellent way to get to Erg Chigaga is by riding a camel at a cost between Dh500 to Dh600 per day, and it could take five to seven days round-trip. Or You can arrive at Erg Chigaga faster, in just three or two hours only, by 4WD, which costs from Dh1000 to Dh1300 per day with insurance, besides the camp fee, which is around 400Dh for one camp.
How do you spend a joyous time in Erg Chigaga?
Many unusual activities await you in Erg Chigaga, including driving a 4WD in this breathtaking Sahara, exploring various landscapes, sandboarding, or camel trekking through these golden dunes. Even camping in this area is wholly different, especially when you see the beautiful sunrise in the early morning.