Desert tours in Morocco. There is nothing quite like endless sand on the horizon with only the sound of your breath to accompany you. The Sahara Desert is a once-in-a-lifetime experience don’t miss it while you are touring Morocco.
Covering nearly three-quarters of Morocco, the desolate sand dunes of the Sahara Desert are easily accessed from Marrakech, Fes, Agadir, and Ouarzazate. With the rolling dunes and arid terrain that marks the beginning of the great Sahara, comes fascinating nomad cultures and little snippets of the vital role that this part of Morocco played in the Silk Road.
Whether you are looking to do a day trip from Marrakech or an extended Morocco desert tour, what you will experience here will be way beyond your expectations.
Here are some things to think about while planning your trip to Morocco:
ERG CHEBBI AND MERZOUGA:
The spectacular sand dunes of Erg Chebbi is known for their huge expanse of dunes and is, therefore, the most popular, and Merzouga is a small town like the other villages near Erg Chebbi desert and its populated with hotels and restaurants. Merzouga is perfect for those looking for a Morocco Sahara desert from Marrakech to Fes or vice versa.
For those looking to explore the desert a little more, the Erg Chebbi is something that you can not miss while on a desert tour in Morocco. The tallest dune in Merzouga, the Erg Chebbi is a one-hour walk or camel ride from the town. The view from the dune offers a panoramic view of the mountains in the distance towards Algeria and the seemingly endless dunes of Merzouga. You’ll see the luxury camps dotted across the orange dunes and stretch out into the distance.
Zagora is the easiest to access for a short trip in Morocco such as this 2 days from Marrakech to the Zagora desert, although not quite as impressive as Erg Chebbi. While day trips from Marrakesh to Zagora are not possible, you will be able to visit these dunes in just two days.
The landscape of Zagora is a dry stone desert, so it does not offer the sand dunes like in Erg Chebbi, however, the landscape and experience is still impressive. Zagora Desert provides the opportunity to get in touch with Berber people and live a nomadic life. Around Zagora, you’ll have the chance to see camel caravans which are still used as a means of transport for the Berber people.
Zagora is well-known among history buffs for a poster featuring a camel and a nomad reading “Timbouctou 52 jours” which can still be seen in the town. The sign marked the starting point for Saadian caravans’ quest to conquer the city and the beginning of Zagora’s cosmopolitan feel as traders continued to stop their caravans in the town.
BOTH ERG CHEBBI AND ZAGORA DESERT :
Morocco desert tour can be to Erg Chebbi and Zagora desert with Eco desert Morocco team, for those like desert safari and off-road experience.