Magical Marrakesh as Your Sahara Desert Springboard
Marrakesh is one of the most vibrant, colourful and exciting places in all of Morocco, and is the perfect place to base yourself for tours into the surrounding areas — and especially to explore the vast expanse of the mesmerising Sahara Desert.
Heading out on Marrakesh desert tours promises the opportunity to experience a holiday quite unlike any other. Plus, you don’t have to have a lot of time, or a big budget, to embark on Marrakesh desert trips — you can take a tour for as little as two days, and for a relatively small cost.
If you’ve got lots of time to spare and want to spend as much time in the Sahara, however, we have also designed Marrakesh desert tours that last up to a week, and longer. This gives you all the time you need to explore one of the most magnificent wonders of the world, staying in beautiful and luxurious accommodation along the way.
There’s something for everyone wanting to experience the majesty of the Sahara Desert — everything from day trips from Marrakesh to longer spells in this most enthralling region of the world. It will be a holiday to remember long after you’ve left the towering dunes, dreamy vistas and warmth of the local people.
Here are our current Marrakesh desert tours, and pricing:
If you have little time but desire a glimpse and taste of the desert, this is an ideal two-day trip across the High Atlas Mountains and down the Dra’a valley to reach the dunes near Zagora.
Discover the kasbahs of Telouet, Ait ben Haddou, Amredhil and Tifoultoute and the two oases of Skoura and Fint with time to wander, chat to local people, perhaps to visit the film studios.
The famous Dades & Dra’a valleys plus the Erg Chebbi dunes = mountains, gorges, kasbahs, rivers, geology, oases, dunes, the unique night skies, sunset & sunrise, Saharan hospitality.
Cross the High Atlas Mountains, pass the oases & kasbahs of the Dra’a valley to Erg Lihoudi in Mhamid, continue to Chagaga’s expansive dunes, whose silence and majesty are breath-taking.
Enjoy the panoramas & kasbahs of the south, admire the famous gorges & valleys of Dades & Toudgha, pass oases & amazing rock formations, sleep in the red dunes of Erg Chebbi.
After the stunning views of the High Atlas, follow the ancient caravan route past the Dra’a valley’s oases to spend two magical nights in a bivouac of nomad tents in Erg Lihoudi and Erg Chagaga.
Marrakesh to Fes via the High Atlas Mountains, the valleys & gorges of the south with a camel ride & night in the red dunes of Erg Chebbi, and continuing across the Middle Atlas to Fes.
Marrakesh to Fes via the High Atlas Mountains, the Dades & Toudgha valleys & gorges, two nights in the red dunes of Erg Chebbi with a day in the desert with camels & a guide to cook
Superb panoramas, ancient kasbahs, welcome oases, the stunning gorges and valleys of Dades and Toudgha, amazing rock formations, majestic red dunes in Erg Chebbi all at a leisurely pace.
A slow-paced trip of mountains, kasbahs and oases, two nights in the majestic silence of Erg Lihoudi, Mhamid and Erg Cheggaga, dreaming in a sea of dunes and under a panoply of stars.
The High Atlas, the Dades valley and gorges, followed by the Dra’a Valley oases and the distant dunes of Chagaga, where the silence and extent of rolling dunes are majestic and overwhelming.
Journey through the arid desert to the refreshing sea air from the High Atlas Mountains, the Dra’a Valley oases and kasbahs, the remote Erg Chagaga, Taroudant and follow the coast to Essaouira.
Dunes, lakes, waterfalls – 5 daysMarrakeshThe High Atlas mountains to the Dra’a Valley oases, the red sands of Erg Chebbi, Toudgha gorge, then north to the waterfalls in Beni Mellal & Ouzoud, the clear, fish-filled lake at Ben L’Ouidane.
The High Atlas, Dra’a Valley oases, Erg Lihoudi dunes near Mhamid, the vast expanse of Erg Chagaga, Taznakht, the carpet town, Talouine, the saffron centre, Taroudant and a night in Imlil
Experience local culture with a Berber family homestay, a night in a traditional Kasbah, a nomadic tent and a family run auberge in a hidden oasis village, where the Saharan caravans came to rest.
Four Berber less touristy “T”s – Telouet, the famous hidden kasbah in the High Atlas, Tata, on the very edge of the Sahara, Tafraoute and its painted rocks, Taroudant, the “little Marrakesh”.
The High Atlas, valleys, gorges, amazing rock formations, oases, desert skies, ancient kasbahs, Berber villages, nomad tents, home cooking, camels, silence = the full majesty of the south!
Essaouira & Sidi Ifni, silver in Tiznit, painted rocks in Tafrouate, Taroudant, “little Marrakesh, saffron in Tilaouine, Berber rugs in Taznakht, dunes in Erg Chagaga, oases, kasbahs, mountain
The red Erg Chebbi at Merzouga, the vast silent Erg Chagaga and the great diversity of landscapes in the south; mountains, kasbahs, valleys, gorges, rock formations, dunes, oases
Panoramas on Tizi-n-Test & Tizi-n-Tichka in the High Atlas, Tilaouine’s saffron, Taznakht’s carpets, Chagaga’s majestic dunes, Erg Chebbi’s red sands, Toudgha & Dades gorges, famous kasbahs
The south’s full majesty: the High Atlas, Chebbi & Chagaga dunes, oases, famous kasbahs, breath-taking geology, Berber villages, Saharan nomads, great friendliness and hospitality