Marrakech Desert Safaris
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How many days should you plan for a Marrakech desert tour?

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.

1 day

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.

2 days

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."

3 days

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.

4 days

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.

5 days

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!

Planning Your Visit

How much does it cost?

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.

What's the weather like?

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.

What People Are Saying About Marrakech

Long but beautiful scenic view & lovely sunset while riding camels.

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.

2-Day Desert Safari to Zagora from Marrakech Reviewed by Alexander Namrok, 02/01/2017

Marrakech-Sahara Merzouga Erg Chebbi Tour

Very good bus driver with great sense of humour and helpful. Trip very well planned without wasting any minute. I realy recommend this agency.

It was okay. The driver was exceptional. One hell of a driver.

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.

Very interesting itinerary and good value for money

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.

Marrakech to Merzouga 3-Day Desert Safari Reviewed by Sergio, 01/06/2017

A little touristy, but overall fun and the quads were great

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


Marrakech Desert Safaris
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