Wondering which of the many Marrakechdesert toursis right for you?
On Marrakech Desert Trip, you will find a complete guide to desert excursions from Marrakech, places to visit during your excursion, how long it takes to get there, how much it costs and how to easily book the tour that suits you best.
Marrakech Desert Trip – which one to choose?
For starters, there are mainly 3 parts of the Sahara that you can explore. These are all accessible from Marrakech and you can end your visit to Fez if you decide to see the dunes of erg Chebbi.
1 – Marrakech to erg Chebbi via Merzouga(3-4 days)
Erg Chebbi is the most accessible place on this route. The Marrakech toMerzouga desert tour may be the best option to witness sublime sunrises and sunsets over the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi. It’s the perfect itinerary for a 3- or 4-days desert excursion.
Merzouga is a Berber village on the border of the Sahara Desert. Any visit to the dunes will go through Merzouga. It is the starting point for camel treks to the camp where you will spend the night. You will have the opportunity to go on a camel ride for a few hours at dusk to the camp, where you will sleep in comfortable tents. After a Berber dinner with traditional music, you can spend the evening as you wish, climb the dunes or admire the stars.
As mentioned above, visiting the dunes of Merzouga will give you the opportunity to return to Fez instead of Marrakech. If you feel like it, you can book special tours including this Marrakech to Fez desert tour.
2 – Marrakech to Erg Chigaga via M’hamid (3 days)
Erg Chegaga, located south of the village of Zagora, is renowned for its 4 × 4 routes. The Marrakech to Erg Chegaga desert tours’ journey takes around 3 hours. The path is entirely in the rocky desert. Less touristy than Erg Chebbi, its dunes are slightly smaller. You can go sandboarding, camel riding and watching the stars. However, there are excursions into the desert from Marrakech with one nights on site like the Marrakech to Zagora desert tours.
3 – Marrakech to erg Lihoudi via Zagora (2 days)
The Marrakech to Zagora desert tour is the recommended option if you do not plan to spend more than 2 days outside of Marrakech. Erg Lihoudi is easily accessible from M’hamid, 15 minutes by 4 × 4. It is a much smaller area than the previous ones but just as pleasant. This is the recommended route if you do not plan to spend more than 2 days outside of Marrakech. Little visited by tourists, erg Lihoudi much more peaceful. You can observe the stars, take a camel ride and sandboard.
4 – Agafay desert tours from Marrakech(1 day)
Do you prefer to experience the desert in one day? Then the Agafay Desert, just outside of Marrakech, is your destination of choice. Get away from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech for a camel riding, quad bike riding or horse riding in the rocky desert.