Morocco is the ideal destination for travelers interested in ringing in the New Year with adventure. For those who seek remote travel in unique places of color with magnificent landscapes, a New Years Desert Tour is the perfect fit. Morocco’s Merzouga region offers several luxury desert glamping options. Visitors can camel trek at sunset with their Berber guide across the golden sand dunes, then take in a 1001 Arabian Nights experience of Moroccan food and music prior to tucking into their tented camp under the Moroccan stars.
The crossroads of civilization and a constant reminder of Berber tribalism, the Sahara Desert remains a luminous and authentic way to discover Morocco. Merzouga’s Sahara Desert’s dusty, arid landscapes coupled with its starry blue skies offer countless memories. The Sahara Desert’s regional flora and fauna, ancient fossils, and nomad life can be celebrated on a New Years Desert Tour
When traveling to the South of Morocco for a New Years Desert Tour into the Sahara’s Erg Chebbi Dunes of Merzouga travelers can opt for a 3-Day, a 4-Day, or 5-Day Moroccan Desert Tour. The best place to start and end a Sahara Desert Tour in Marrakech or Fes, given easy access to the South.
Writer and composer Paul Bowles summed up the Sahara Desert experience in his famed “Baptism of Solitude.”
“It is a unique sensation, and it has nothing to do with loneliness, for loneliness presupposes memory. Here, in this wholly mineral landscape lighted by stars like flares, even memory disappears; nothing is left but your own breathing and the sound of your heart beating. “Baptism of Solitude,” – Paul Bowles
Sahara Desert Dream New Years Tour Highlights – A Moroccan Safari
4 Days New Years Desert Dream Tour
▪ December 30th – Departure from Marrakech and cross the High Atlas Mountain traveling through the Tizzin’ Tichka Pass. Stop to visit Kasbah Telouet, a local Argan Cooperative run by women. Arrive in Ouarzazate at sunset. Dinner and Overnight at a 4 Star Charming Riad with views of the Atlas Mountains.
▪ December 31st – Departure from your Riad to visit Skoura, the Amerdihl Kasbah. Take the valley of one thousand Kasbahs and the Skoura palmary through the Valley of Roses also known as El Kelaa Des Mgouna. Option to have lunch in the Valley and then continue the road to Erfoud. Discover Erfoud, famous for fossils, the Sahara Desert town of Rissani. Continue the road to the Erg Chebbi Dunes. Sunset camel trek into the Sahara Desert. New Years Celebration at your bivouac camp deep in the Sahara Dunes under the midnight stars.
▪ January 1st – Sunrise camel trek and breakfast in the Sahara. Discover its windy roads by 4×4. Take the road back to Ouarzazate. En route to Ouarzazate, go by Alnif and have lunch of couscous in a traditional Moroccan village with a Berber family or take the road through Tinerhir past the Todra Gorge and onto Ouarzaz.ate. Dinner and Overnight at a 4 Star Charming Riad in Ouarzazate with views of the Atlas Mountains.
– January 2nd – Breakfast at your Riad. Visit the Oasis of Fint. Tea ceremony and freshly baked bread with Azziz. Continue the road to Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Go for a short hike and have Lunch with views of this ancient Kasbah. Continue the road through the Ounila Valley back to Marrakech.