Sahara Tours from Marrakech, Our Top Desert Experiences

Sahara Desert Tour, Camel Trek in the Erg Chebbi Dunes
Sahara Desert Tour, Camel Trek in the Erg Chebbi Dunes

Marrakech is the third largest city in Morocco after Casablanca. Its location makes it an ideal starting point for exploring beyond its walls.  Taking Morocco Private Day Trips or a  Sahara Desert Tour to the Great South is perfect for travelers visiting on a limited timeframe. Marrakech’s contrasting landscapes, exotic markets, delicious cuisine, and exceptional weather has made it a top destination for travelers. Visitors who have less than one-week to explore Morocco can take a Top Desert Tour to the Sahara from Marrakech or instead choose for a Tailor Made Tour.

All Sahara Desert Tour itineraries from Marrakech include visiting Ait Ben Haddou Ksar, lunch with a Berber family or at the foot of the Todra Gorge, a sunset camel trek across the Erg Chebbi Dunes and the option to overnight in luxury desrt camp under the Moroccan stars..

Our Top Desert Tours from Marrakech are Available in various options of a:

3 Day Sahara Desert Tour from Marrakech
4 Day Sahara Desert Tour from Marrakech
5 Day Sahara Desert Tour from Marrakech

Our 4 Day Sahara Desert Tour Itinerary at a Glance Can Be viewed here:

Day 1: Journey to Ouarzazate from Marrakech via the Tizi-N-Tichka Pass. Along the route, you will see panoramic views of the High Atlas Mountains as well as sights of fertile valleys, blue and red colored pise villages and other striking mineral environments. En route stop for lunch and visit the Argan Cooperative where Argan Oil, Butter, and Cosmetics are made with the Argan nut by hand as Berber women crack the nuts and then grind them one by one. Visit Kasbah Telout, one of Morocco’s hidden jewels and a famous Kasbahs that is the origin of the Pacha Glaoui Family. Kasbah Telout is hidden among a tiny road in a small village that is 20 minutes outside Tichka. Continue to the Skoura Palmeraie. Overnight in Skoura at a Charming Boutique Riad.

Camel Trekking on Sahara Desert Tour, Erg Chebbi Dunes
Camel Trekking on Sahara Desert Tour, Erg Chebbi Dunes

Day 2: Visit the Skoura palmary of 1000 Kasbahs and it’s famous Amerdihl Kasbah. Continue towards the perfumed Valley of Roses. Continue to the Sahara Desert town of Rissani which is the home of the Mausoleum Tomb and Erfoud’s Ksar and capital of fossils. Visit all of these places and enjoy seeing Berber Villages, local traditional dress and Nomads en route to Merzouga. Have tea at Kasbah Itran which boasts views of an old Jewish Kasbah and enjoy lunch at the foot of the Todra Gorge. Arrive in Merzouga’s Sahara Desert, then go by dromedary camel trek for 2 Hours before sunset into the Erg Chebbi Dunes. Overnight in a Luxury Desert Camp.

Luxury Desert Camp, Erg Chebbi Dunes
Luxury Desert Camp, Erg Chebbi Dunes

Day 3: Visit the flora and fauna of the Moroccan Sahara Desert. Continue the road towards Erfoud. Visit this small desert town and their cooperatives that specialize in fossils. Continue to Rissani and see how the Berber bread Madfouna is made. Next, continue to a Berber Village. Learn how to make couscous and have lunch with a Berber family. Continue to Ouarzazate. Overnight at a Charming Boutique Riad in Ouarzazate.

Day 4: Visit the Oasis of Fint and enjoy tea with Azziz O’Azziz. Option to visit the Cinema Studios in Ouarzazate. Visit Ait Benhaddou. Located 32 km from Ouarzazate lies the picturesque village. Aït Benhaddou of Aït Benhaddou is situated in Souss-Massa-Draâ on a hill along the Ouarzazate River. Lawrence of Arabia was filmed here and Orson Welles used it as a location for Sodom and Gomorrah, and for Jesus of Nazareth the whole lower part of the village was rebuilt. In recent years more controlled restoration has been carried out under UNESCO auspices. After visiting Ait Benhaddou, take the road to Marrakech

Bonfire in Moroccan Sahara Desert, Erg Chebbi Dunes
Bonfire in the Moroccan Sahara Desert, Erg Chebbi Dunes

Top Desert Tour from Marrakech – A Description of Your Desert Experience 

Welcome with Moroccan mint tea, dates, and almonds
Bonfire – Gnaoua Musicians of Khemlia, Drumming, and Dancing
Dinner in a Berber tent reminiscent of 1001 Arabian Nights
Moroccan Harira soup
Moroccan Roast Lamb was known as Mechoui
Royal Couscous
Fruit or Pastry Dessert

All of our Sahara Desert Tours of Marrakech Include:

4×4 Land Cruiser, English, Multilingual Speaking Driver/ Guide
Accommodations in Ouarzazate with Breakfast and Dinner
Overnight in Luxury Bivouac encampment – Berber tent in the Erg Chebbi Dunes, Merzouga with Breakfast, Dinner & Music Celebration
Overnight option in the in Dades Valley or Todra Gorge
Sunset Camel Trek with Camel Trekking Guide
Extended Desert Trip includes Lunch with a Berber Family