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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

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What people are saying about Marrakech

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 5,494 reviews

This day was one of the best I’ve experienced in life. I cannot express how much fun I had and how kind and professional the tour guides were. This was there first booking since lockdown and I was worried about it all, especially being a solo traveler- but the tour guides were so professional and pretty much did everything I asked, picked me up on time, opened doors for me, stopped to take pictures etc. I felt like royalty! I especially enjoyed the Atlas Mountains with Ibrahim! He was so amazing and helpful. Lunch cooked by his family left me full for a whole day! And the hike was incredible!!The camel ride was just perfect!! I can’t fault this day at all, and at such a great price! I highly recommend booking these amazing people and I will be booking again on my next trip! Thank you so much and good luck post lockdown!!

Great experience if u are willing to spend long hours in a mini ban through very bumpy and under development roads. As the other reviews said the driver makes few stops in crappy road restaurants for quick stops or meals, which I didn't care as I didn't took this trip for fancy meals. Excursions are interesting and of course u have to tip everybody. Best experience and the main reason is to arrive to the entrance to the desert. Camel ride was fun both ways , best is the sunset and sunrise from the Dunes. Berber Camp was fun too, with a nice dinner and music, seeing the clear sky by night was quite special too. Recommended if u want to sleep at the dessert and ride camels. Beware of the 8 -9 hours in the car each way.

Incredible Tour! Although you do spend a lot of time in the van traveling from one place to the other, during the trip you get to enjoy the fascinating variety of Moroccan landscapes, culinary culture, and Bedouin traditions. The guides are super enthusiastic, really trying to offer you the best experience and give you a vast amount of info about the country. Absolutely worth it!

Our driver Said is really nice guide, knows a lot about country, local culture always nice to talk with, always on time. And we were lucky with berber camp - we got free update to glamping (tent with shower and huge bed). So desert is amazing, you know it yourself but take really warm clothes especially in January))

This was a fabulous day to spend an afternoon in Marrakech!! Would definitely recommend :) My bag fell off my quad during the ride and the lovely instructor looked after it for me for the whole time! They were all so friendly and fun :) the whole trip from pick up to drop off was very well organised ... thank you!