Looking for a well-organized trip in Marrakech full of adventure and enchanting tourist sites? Then experience one of our exciting desert tours from Marrakech! our desert tours offer breathtaking attractions and certainly unforgettable experiences.
Most of our Marrakech desert tours take you to the majestic Moroccan Sahara desert. Along the way, you will be able to visit the Atlas Mountains with massif top snowed peaks and valleys which are dotted with some wild plants.
With our desert tours from Marrakech, you will not only explore the best sights of southeastern Morocco but also enjoy the spectacular sunrise and sunset in the Sahara. Followed by Berber music played by nomadic hosts in a cozy atmosphere.
If you have an adventurous spirit and are curious about what this vast sand ocean has to offer, below are the best desert tours to experience from Marrakech:
Why book your desert adventure with Marrakech Sahara Desert
If you’re looking for a truly authentic experience of the Moroccan culture, you’ve come to the right place. What’s even more exciting is that we offer a wide range of well-organized and flexible tours, including complimentary pick-up and drop-off services from your accommodation. Our goal here is to provide you with the best comfort and a trip full of fun.
Book your Marrakech desert tour and let us do the rest, expect a stress-free and free rush experience in the magical Sahara desert today.
Authentic experience of Morocco
We strive to be an honest and authentically hospitable company that is willing to do anything to satisfy our customers. Our Marrakech Sahara Desert tours are famous trips in Morocco that offer an immersive and authentic experience of Morocco – from the amazingly warm hospitality of the locals to the deserts, and the amazing souks that are full of handicrafts, flavors, and local treats.
Unlike other tour operators, we never take you from one store to another unless it’s a shopping trip. We guide you honestly and professionally with no hidden tricks or taboos (what we say is what you get, no things to hide!). We can even advise you which activities and the region suit your travel style.
Now it’s up to you, feel free to contact our friendly trip planners/advisors, they will surely suggest some of the best desert adventure ideas for you. The final decision, of course, remains yours!
Experienced travel guides/drivers
Our guide will take you to see some of the famous highlights to explore North Africa’s unique landscape, culture, and food.
Simply because our trips are well organized and our highly experienced team takes their work seriously. We are from the desert and in the tourism and hospitality sector for a long time, so you can count on us. After years of experience and improvements, our tours are on top tours that you will find all over the country, with an emphasis on comfort, well-being, and safety.
We offer a free pick-up service as well as a free drop-off service if your accommodation. We know how important it is to be close to your accommodation after a long day of sightseeing or exploring. And we want you to have a stress-free travel experience!
We know that our trips are not the cheapest for the reasons that they are private and that the accommodations, plus the transport we provide, are luxurious. But still affordable and no need to rob the bank. You can also count on comfortable overnight stays, vehicles, and experienced guides who know how to get the most out of their environment! It’s true that shared tours are cheaper, but don’t expect the same services.
How close is Marrakech to the desert?
Merzouga is a small Berber town and the gateway to the best desert in the country, famous for its beautiful orange dunes at sunset, and also as a starting point for exciting adventure activities in the Sahara.
The dunes of Erg Chebbi are about 561 kilometers from Marrakech along the N9 and N10 roads that pass through the Dades Valley and the Todra Valley.
The closest dunes to Marrakech are those of Erg Chegaga, but they are more surrounded by wilderness. Once you reach the town of M’hamid via Zagora, the tarmac road disappears under the dunes, a 4×4 vehicle is needed to get to the highest dunes of Erg Chegaga. The dunes of Erg Chegaga are located about 520 kilometers from Marrakech in the direction of Zagora and you imagine yourself defiantly in a deep desert far away from civilization.
Facts Check: The real Sahara desert is approximately 561 km via the N9 and N10 roads from Marrakech and 552 km via the N10 on the way to the province of Zagora.
Wondering which Marrakech desert tour to choose?
If you need help with your decision we have some great guides who do these tours daily, get in touch and ask them anything you would like to know.
Merzouga or Zagora?
If you’re looking for something more laid back, Merzouga may be the better option. It’s great if you want to combine sightseeing with an extremely relaxing camel ride through the Sahara Desert. While Zagora is ideal for those who want to experience a quick desert adventure with an adrenaline-pumping camel ride, breathtaking scenery, and the ultimate Sahara desert experience.
If you start your desert tour from Marrakech, it is better to do it in 4 or 5 days instead of 3 days, because it will be a long journey on the last day. Don’t forget your camera as there are many excellent photogenic locations!
Can’t decide? Our team can help! We take into account your preferences and Morocco travel itinerary before suggesting which tour might be best suited to you.
Should I choose a 2-day Marrakech desert tour?
Experiencing the desert in just 2 days from Marrakech will be difficult, especially in winter. You will indeed pass through the High Atlas Mountains, admire breathtaking views of the Draa valley, and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Ait Benhaddou before reaching Ouarzazate, etc. But you will always find someone behind you complaining about missing the sunset in the desert.
So if you want to experience the real Sahar desert, don’t do it on a 2-day trip, you are on vacation, don’t rush. Take the time to enjoy the moments in the desert with a camel ride, get socialized with local nomads and learn about their way of life, and spend the night in the camp under millions of stars.
What to take with you on a desert tour?
Ready to start planning your trip to Morocco? The Moroccan Sahara is one of the most amazing ecosystems on the planet and you’ll need to plan to make sure you have everything you need for your trip. You’ll need to find the right tour that suits you and decide what type of accommodation you want, but don’t forget about what you’re going to wear!
Two types of clothing are appropriate in the Moroccan Sahara: light clothes that reflect sunlight or dark clothes that absorb it. Here are some quick tips for what to wear in the Moroccan Sahara:
What to Bring on a Moroccan Sahara Trip?
- – Make sure you dress in layers (including a head covering) so that you can adjust your outfit as needed.
- – Comfortable and loose-fitting pants
- – Comfortable and light running shoes or walking shoes
- – A scarf to protect your face from the sun and sand in the desert
- – A good jacket and sweater during the cold winter
- – A flashlight is not necessary, because every smartphone has a flashlight
- – The Sahara has a hot and dry climate, so it is important not to forget sunscreen and sunglasses.
- – If you are on medication, make sure you have enough for the trip
- – When it’s hot, dress in light colors with short sleeves and wide legs.
If you are wondering what to wear in Morocco, check the page for more information.
Is the Sahara Desert we are traveling to safe?
We have been whisked away to the desert as travelers for decades and I can say that we have never had a problem with anything. We come from the desert and we know almost everyone here and everyone knows us. In addition, the inhabitants of the Sahar are the friendliest people you will meet in your life.
You’ll also have access to a 24-hour emergency helpline and a guide who knows the desert well. You will feel safe while still experiencing the beauty of this natural wonder.
Our team is an expert tour operator who focuses on comfort and safety. We make sure that our customers not only have a good time but also feel safe at all times during our travels. With all these benefits there is no doubt why our tours are so popular!
Marrakech desert tours at a glance
If you want to explore the fascinating landscapes of this gigantic sand ocean. We travel to the Atlas Mountains and the best desert in Morocco. You will get to see the popular UNESCO site of Ait Ben Haddou, the oldest Berber village in Morocco that has been used as a backdrop for many international films.
During your visit to the Moroccan Sahara desert, you can also visit some interesting cities such as Marrakech, Ouarzazate, Rissani, and Merzouga. You can also combine your trip from Marrakech to the Sahara with other adventure activities or even add an extra day to visit the famous cultural city of Fez.
This way you not only visit these famous cities, but you also get the chance to enjoy the sunset and sunrise in the desert. Spending the night under millions of shining stars and being immersed in the local nomadic culture is one of the highlights of a desert trip.