Experience the Moroccan Sahara Desert on a 3-day safari tour from Marrakech to Merzouga. Spend the night at a Bedouin camp in the Erg Chebbi dunes.…
Experience the Berber lifestyle on a 2-day desert safari to Zagora from Marrakech. Sleep in a typical desert camp of the Sahara, see the sunrise and…
Escape the hustle and bustle of Marrakech and jump aboard a thrilling Yamaha Buggy for a blood-pumping 3-hour adventure to discover another side of…
This 3-day Sahara Merzouga Erg Chebbi expedition is a rich three day circuit of southern Morocco, one of the best things to do in and around…
Enjoy 2 days and an overnight stay night in Zagora, watching the sun rise and set over the Zagora dunes.
Get your adrenaline thrills on a 3-hour adventure tour from Marrakech, and enjoy 2 different activities in a verdant oasis on the outskirts of the…
Experience a camel ride in the palm groves of Marrakech. See the traditional way of life as you ride through nearby villages. Enjoy a break to try…
Enjoy camel riding and quad biking just a short drive away from Marrakech. Camels, known as the "ships of the desert," offer a relaxing way to enjoy…
Climb aboard a ship of the desert and ride a camel through the palm groves of Marrakech on a 1-hour private tour. Escape the hustle and bustle of the…
Explore the Erg Chegaga dunes and discover an authentic desert environment, with visits to Kasbahs and Berber camps. Swap the bright lights for a…
Ride a camel through the lush gardens of the Marrakech Palmeraie on a 3-hour tour. Trek to the verdant oases on the outskirts of the “Red City.”…
Climb aboard a desert camel on this fascinating tour through the incredible Palm Grove of Marrakech. Trek with a dromedary camel through authentic…
Explore the rugged desert, wild palm groves and rural Berber villages outside Marrakech on a half-day tour by 4WD quad bike. Traverse the palm and…
Tours of Marrakech's picturesque desert vary in length from a single afternoon to an adventurous five days. To help you pick the right option, here are some of the best things to do on each.
Enjoy a camel tour through Marrakech's rural palm groves, race over the dunes on a quad bike, or even do both! Either way, be sure to stop for tea at a traditional Berber village.
Take in the scenic delights en route to Zagora - among them Aït Benhaddou, an ancient city that has been the backdrop to Hollywood movies from "Lawrence of Arabia" to "Gladiator."
Trek out to the Sahara's famous windswept dunes at Erg Chebbi or Erg Chigaga, spotting wildlife by day and camping Bedouin-style beneath the stars at night.
From Aït Benhaddou, detour through Ouarzazate – "Door of the Desert" – and continue over the Atlas Mountains through the historic village of Tamgrout and Irqui National Park.
Take in all of the above and throw in hikes along the breathtaking Todgha and Dadès Gorges, as well as smaller pleasures like flamingo-watching and traditional music shows!
Marrakech desert tours and safaris start at around €50 for an afternoon, with prices reaching closer to €1,000 for all-inclusive day trips lasting four to five days. Discount deals can be found if you book online, but be sure to compare comfort factors like transportation, accommodation, and food, especially for longer tours.
Marrakech swelters through hot and humid summers that can reach upwards of 104°F. However, despite the desert landscape, it experiences seasonal rains through its damp and mild winters.
Attractions in Marrakech
- 1Atlas Mountains
- 2Sahara Desert
- 4Ourika Valley
- 6Ait Benhaddou
- 7Jemaa el Fnaa
- 8Bahia Palace
- 9Koutoubia Mosque
- 10Saadian Tombs
- 11Marrakech Souks
- 12Ben Youssef Madrasa
- 13Museum of Marrakech
- 14Majorelle Garden
- 15El Badi Palace
- 16Menara Gardens
- 18Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech
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What People Are Saying About Marrakech
This trip was definitely the highlight of our vacation to Morrocco. We started off with a long but very beautiful drive. We drove around 7 hours each day, but the landscape and sorroundings made up for the long drive. We had lunch at the Ait Ben Haddou but know that you don't have time to visit the old building. We then drove to the dessert where we rode the camels into the sunset. Very beautiful and tranquil but do bring warm clothes if you are going in winter time. The camp was very nice with a lot of good facilities and we enjoyed the food a lot. We woke up early to catch the sunrise while riding our camels back to the pick up spot. From there it was 7 hours of driving back to Marrakech (El Fna). Overall a great trip with really friendly people (driver, camel driver, camp leader & so on). I would recommend that if you staying in Morocco for a long time then book a trip longer than just 2 days so that you don't have to drive that much.
Very good bus driver with great sense of humour and helpful. Trip very well planned without wasting any minute. I realy recommend this agency.
The tour was very good except for when we got to the Camel trekking. The people could not communicate well in English or French. The organization was not clear.
Itinerary: 3 days; Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou kasbah - Todra Gorge - Erg Chebbi camel trek (sunset and sunrise) - Marrakech. Great places and amazing views. Tour well organized with reliable driver, food good enough. Climate really cold, especially in the desert so another warmer period during the year would be preferred.
We had a blast riding the camel for about an hour around the palmerai, which is not as cool as the desert because it's basically a palm grove surrounded by walls. But we got to put on some traditional dress and our guide who walked the camel the whole way stopped periodically to take pictures. Then we were driven for about 25 mins to another village and we rode quads around the desert for 1.5 hours stopping for tea at a cool house in a small Berber village, and for a picture. That was a blast although for experienced riders, you'll be told to keep it chill and stay single file behind the guide. But he went pretty quick so I still had a blast