Desert Tours Morocco

For some mysterious reason, we all have this romantic image in our heads of a vast sand desert of high dunes surrounding us. Our exciting options of desert tours Morocco are a great way of indulging in the country’s rural areas.

We are naturally drawn to the romantic idea of visiting a palm tree oasis and watching camel caravans in the distance, navigating like serpents as the orange glow of the sun in the sand fades away.

Our Morocco desert tours combine this vision into real unique experiences that spice up your Morocco private vacations.

We will even take you beyond your dreams as you yourself will be part of a sunset camel ride that stops further ahead at the luxury desert camp.

This is where you will sleep, under millions of stars that light up the dark Moroccan night sky.

Top 3 Unforgettable Morocco Desert Experiences

Desert camel ride

Desert camel ride morocco
Desert camel ride Morocco

Riding a camel through the sand dunes and watching the sunset: There’s nothing quite like the experience of riding a camel through the desert, taking in the stunning views as the sun sets over the sand dunes. It’s a peaceful and awe-inspiring moment that you’ll never forget.

Overnight in a luxury desert camp

Madu luxury camp
Overnight in a luxury desert camp

After a day of exploring the desert, imagine relaxing in a luxurious glamping tent under the stars, surrounded by the silence of the desert. It’s a unique and unforgettable experience that will leave you feeling peaceful and rejuvenated.

Berber villages and kasbahs

What to visit in route of 1000 kasbahs
Berber villages and kasbahs

Morocco’s desert region is home to many traditional Berber villages and ancient kasbahs, fortified structures that date back centuries. Exploring these villages and kasbahs with a knowledgeable guide is a fascinating and unforgettable experience that will give you a glimpse into Morocco’s rich history and culture.

Desert Tours Morocco

These are some examples and sample desert tours. We can design all types of itineraries taking into account your preferences.

Itinerary 1 (from Marrakech)Itinerary 2 (from Casablanca)Itinerary 3 (from Fez)
Marrakech: colorful souks, vibrant nightlifeCasablanca: stunning architecture, coastal charmFez: medieval city, ancient history
Ait Benhaddou: historic mud-brick villageRabat: political capital, cultural heritageMeknes: imperial city, Roman ruins
Ouarzazate: desert landscapes, film studiosMarrakech: Exotic, chaotic, and captivatingVolubilis: ancient Roman ruins, mosaics
Dades Gorge: rugged natural beauty, hikingOuarzazate: film capital, desert sceneryChefchaouen: Blue-hued, peaceful, and picturesque
Todra Gorge: dramatic canyon, rock climbingAit Benhaddou: historic mud-brick villageRabat: political capital, cultural heritage
Erfoud: gateway to the desert, fossilsDraa Valley: green oasis, traditional villagesCasablanca: Coastal charm, art deco architecture
Merzouga: Sahara desert dunes, camel trekkingZagora: gateway to the Sahara, historyMarrakech: iconic architecture, bustling souks
Azrou: Cedar forest with wild monkeysErfoud: gateway to the desert, fossilsAit Benhaddou: historic mud-brick village
Fez: medieval city, ancient historyMerzouga: Sahara desert dunes, camel trekkingOuarzazate: film capital, desert scenery
Meknes: imperial city, Roman ruinsAzrou: Cedar forest with wild monkeysDades Gorge: rugged natural beauty, hiking
Volubilis: ancient Roman ruins, mosaicsMeknes: imperial city, Roman ruinsTodra Gorge: dramatic canyon, rock climbing
Chefchaouen: Blue-hued, peaceful, and picturesqueVolubilis: ancient Roman ruins, mosaicsErfoud: gateway to the desert, fossils
Rabat: political capital, cultural heritageChefchaouen: Blue-hued, peaceful, and picturesqueMerzouga: Sahara desert dunes, camel trekking
Casablanca: Coastal charm, art deco architectureRabat: political capital, cultural heritageAzrou: Cedar forest with wild monkeys
Marrakech: Return and end of tour.Casablanca: Return and end of tour.Fez: Return and end of tour.

Note: These itineraries are just a sample and can be customized based on individual preferences and interests.

Map of locations in northern Morocco

Morocco family tours placeholder
Morocco Family Tours

Choose our desert tours Morocco services

Unique memories

Unique memories morocco

Customized itineraries

Best tours morocco

Secured payments

Secured payments

Trustful services

Trusted services

Expert knowledge

Best guides morocco

Call us to plan your adventure today!


Morocco desert tours highlights

Welcome to our Morocco Desert Tours page, where you’ll embark on the adventure of a lifetime deep into the heart of Morocco. With breathtaking landscapes to witness while crossing over the High Atlas Mountains, you’ll feel like you’re in a fairy-tale oasis when you reach the sand desert. You can even climb to the top of the sand dunes and feel like you can almost touch the stars!

But our tours don’t stop there. With your own private 4WD vehicle, you’ll explore UNESCO Heritage Sites, rural markets in Berber villages, hidden oases and valleys, old caravan routes, and fortified kasbahs in southern Morocco. If the magnetic sand ocean calls to you, you can take a stroll up and down the dunes, or get your heart racing with a ride on a desert buggy or an ATV.

As the sun sets behind the horizon, you’ll be guided by camels under the moonlight to a luxurious campsite, where glamping tents await you after a delicious Moroccan dinner under the constellations. Join us on an unforgettable journey that you’ll remember for the rest of your life!

20 ideas to explore the desert in Morocco:

  • Take a camel trek through the dunes of the Sahara desert
  • Camp overnight in a traditional Berber tent under the stars
  • Visit the ancient ksar of Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Take a 4×4 off-road tour of the desert
  • Explore the Draa Valley, a green oasis in the desert
  • Visit the fortified village of Rissani, the gateway to the Sahara
  • Take a hot air balloon ride over the desert at sunrise or sunset
  • Hike in the Todra Gorge, a dramatic canyon carved by the Todra River
  • Visit the Dades Gorge, known for its rock formations and stunning landscapes
  • Take a guided tour of the Erg Chebbi dunes, the largest in Morocco
  • Learn about traditional Berber culture and crafts from local artisans
  • Watch the sunrise or sunset over the desert from a high dune
  • Take a quad bike or dune buggy tour through the desert
  • Visit the ancient ruins of the Roman city of Volubilis
  • Take a day trip to the picturesque town of Tinghir, known for its palm groves and old town
  • Visit the underground water system of the Khettara
  • Learn about the history and culture of the Sahara at a local museum
  • Take a horseback ride through the desert
  • Learn how to make traditional Moroccan cuisine with a cooking class in a local village
  • Experience the beauty and tranquility of the desert on a yoga or meditation retreat

Experience the Moroccan desert in a special way

  1. Take an unforgettable journey deep inside Morocco, where stars meet the sand dunes and where a camel is your pathfinder under the moonlight.
  2. Enjoy a luxurious stay in the Sahara desert in a comfy glamping tent and have dinner under the stars.
  3. Travel in a private vehicle and take a guided tour of the UNESCO Heritage Site of Ksar Ait Benhaddou.
  4. Explore rural markets in Berber villages, hidden oases & valleys, explore old caravan routes, and fortified kasbahs in the southern parts of the kingdom.
  5. Cross over the High Atlas mountains and explore the vast landscapes and sand dunes of the Sahara, try fun activities such as camel trekking, desert buggies, or ATV rides.
Morocco desert tours

Desert Tours Morocco from Marrakech

Morocco Desert Tours are short guided trips of 3, 4 to 5 days or more, that depart from Marrakech, Fez, Ouarzazate, or Agadir. All these desert tours include at least 1-night camping in the Sahara desert, mostly Erg Chebbi, which is a popular desert destination in Morocco, alternatively to Erg Chigaga which is considered remote and wild dunes of Morocco. All our Morocco desert tours can be customized to suit your requirements in terms of accommodations from mid-range to luxury camps and top-end riads, time frame, pick up & drop off locations as well as flexibility. As a local tour operator, we run the Morocco desert tours on daily basis so do not hesitate to e-mail us your dates or call our Tripadvisors to design your itinerary.

Morocco desert tours with Erg Chebbi: Erg Chebbi or Merzouga are the dunes located in the southeast of Morocco, a 9 and 5 hours drive from Marrakech, and Ouarzazate, respectively. The Erg Chebbi dunes are the ideal desert area in terms of location: If you wish to combine southern and northern Morocco in a limited amount of days, the easy access from cities such as Fez, Marrakesh, and Ouarzazate and the wide choice of accommodation from luxury hotels & camps to cheaper auberges (Inns) in the dune line. All this makes Erg Chebbi dunes a notable desert destination in Morocco.

During a Morocco desert to Erg Chebbi on a Marrakech desert tour, one can spend a single night in the middle of dunes under the nomad Bedouin tents in a camp or a well-equipped hotel at the dune line of Erg Chebbi in the Merzouga area. A camel trek is a must-do activity, and it could be a short sunset camel ride or an overnight camel trek for 2 hours with a sunset and night in Bedouin nomad tents in a camp located in an oasis. The next morning, you are invited for a beautiful sunrise on the dunes before you get back on a camel to the hotel to refresh and head to the next destination: Fez, Marrakech, or elsewhere. Extended Merzouga camel treks with a local desert guide/camel driver are available over 2 to 3 days of wandering inside the Erg Chebbi dunes. These activities can be included as part of your Private Morocco Desert Tour.

Morocco desert tours with Erg Chigaga: Erg Chigaga are the sand dunes located in the south of Morocco close to Mhamid and Foumzguid, an 8 and 5 hours journey from Marrakech and Ouarzazate respectively. They are the remote sand dunes of Morocco and could be a great fit for round trips Morocco desert tours departing Marrakech, Essaouira, Agadir, or Ouarzazate. During a Morocco desert to Erg Chigaga, one can stay a night or two in a nomad tented or a luxury desert camp and take a sunset camel ride.

Quick facts

Quick questions:

What is the best desert in Morocco?

Erg Chebbi and Erg Chigaga.

Can you visit the Sahara desert in Morocco?

Yes of course, and we are specialists in this type of excursion and multi-day trips.

Is the Sahara Desert worth visiting?

The Sahara Desert is among the best tourist spots in the world. If you consider yourself a traveler, you can’t skip it.

What are the best tours in Morocco Sahara?

It all depends on you, how long you have, and your personal preferences. Maybe a 10-day desert tour is probably the most optimal to book.

We currently offer:

  • Morocco desert tours from Marrakech
  • Morocco desert tours from Casablanca
  • Morocco desert tour Ouarzazate
  • Best Sahara desert tours from Marrakech
  • Morocco desert tours Tripadvisor
  • Morocco desert tour prices
  • Morocco best Sahara tours
  • Marrakech desert trips
  • Marrakech desert trips
  • Days desert tour from Marrakech
  • Desert tour marrakech to Fes
  • Morocco Sahara desert tours
  • Marrakech to Merzouga day
  • 3 day camel trek Morocco
  • 4 day camel trek Morocco
  • riding camels in Morocco
  • Morocco camel ride
  • camel rides in Marrakech
  • trek morocco

Don’t hesitate to contact us for further information about our services.

Follow us on Instagram