Why should you visit the desert of morocco in 2023 /2024?

the beauty of the desert of Morocco

The Moroccan Desert is a breathtaking landscape. With its vast expanse of sand dunes and stunning sunsets, the desert is an unforgettable sight. The sand is incredibly soft and fine, and the sunsets are spectacular, with vibrant oranges and purples that fill the sky. The starry sky at night is imaginable you feel it a romantic moment, and the sound of the wind whispering through the sand dunes is calming and peaceful. The desert is also home to a variety of wildlife including camels, foxes, snakes, and birds, making it an ideal spot for wildlife watching. From the ancient cities of Marrakech and Fez to the sand dunes of the Sahara, the beauty of the desert of Morocco is truly aweinspiring.

Why do tourists prefer to visit the Sahara desert of Morocco?

The desert is the soul of Morocco. You may be used to spending your vacation in the big cities trying different activities such as shopping in big malls, nightlife, enjoying the sun of beaches, etc; overall, they are normal activities and a normal experience that anyone can have. However, the desert of Morocco gives you a vivid experience full of fun and adventure. The leisure activities that you can have among these endless desert experiences are unlimited. The beauty of the Moroccan desert goes beyond visitors’ expectations, and that’s why the desert in Morocco is one of the most popular destinations among tourists.

A desert tour is the best way to experience the beauty of the Moroccan desert, and tourists worldwide find it unique and exciting. Tourists love to spend their vacation in the desert enjoying its golden sand and admiring its beauty over the dunes.

From the endless activities that you can experience in the desert of Morocco: camel trekking, Sandbath (or sand shower), Sandboarding, Hiking in the desert, Yoga meditation in the desert, Quad & Bugy biking, 4×4 journeys, etc.

Adventurous desert tour from Marrakech – The best experience in Morocco in 2023/2024

Marrakech is a great destination for an exciting and adventurous desert tour. There are several tour companies that offer desert trips from Marrakech, taking you deep into the Sahara Desert for a unique experience. Options for desert tours include camel trekking, 4×4 tours, sandboarding, quad biking, and night camping in the desert. These tours can last from a few hours to multiple days, so there is plenty to choose from depending on how much time you have. A desert tour from Marrakech is an unforgettable experience and a must-do while visiting the city.

Is Marrakech a desert and why do most desert tours start from Marrakech?

Marrakech is not a desert. Marrakech is a city located in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco and it’s one of the most prestigious cities in Morocco. Marrakech is classified as the best destination in North Africa and one of the top sites in the world where you can spend a memorable holiday. Several worldwide celebrities choose to spend their vacations in Marrakech such as Cristiano Ronaldo who built a hotel in this charming city. Marrakech offers luxurious hotels and magnificent tourist facilities thanks to its high infrastructure.

Marrakech is the main gateway to Morocco’s Sahara Desert. It is conveniently located in the center of the country and is accessible by air, land, or sea. Marrakech is home to the closest desert to the city, the Erg Chigaga dunes, which are less than a two-hour drive away. Additionally, it is the closest major city to the Atlas Mountains. So, it is the ideal starting point for desert tours in Morocco.

Popular Desert tours from Marrakech

3-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

This 3-day tour from Marrakech to the desert of Merzouga always takes the road of the Anti-Atlas passing through the highway of Tizi N’tichka. On this desert trip, you can visit the fortified Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO Heritage Site, and explore the studios of Ouarzazate (the African Hollywood). Upon arrival in Merzouga, your desert experience begins with a camel trek to the high dunes of Erg Chebbi, watching the breathtaking sunset, and spending the night in a camp under the starry sky. You can also experience other desert activities including sandboarding, quad biking, or sand bath. The desert tour comes to the end when you admire the panoramic sunrise and trek the camel back to the village of Merzouga to leave for either Marrakech via the romantic road of Rose Valley or for Fes via the village of Rissani and Middle Atlas path.

3-Day Desert tour from Marrakech to Erg Chiggag

The tour from Marrakech to Erg Chigaga takes 3 days and 2 nights. Pick you up at 08:00 am, and then drive through the scenic high Atlas mountains (2260m) pass, you will enjoy the mountainous road and the spectacular Berber villages and Tizi-N’Tinfifite (1660m) pass, then reach Agdez, passing many villages and gardens. The road continues to M’hamid, where you can start your trekking experience with a local guide. After spending a wonderful night in a desert camp the next day you start hiking the Erg Chegag high dunes, try the camel trek and experience the desert lifestyle with a local family. On the third day of your desert tour from Marrakech to Zagora, you get back to Marrakech.

Note: these above-mentioned desert tours are just an example there are other long desert tours that start from Marrakech. As a tourist, you can customize a desert tour that suits your time, interests, and budget.  

Do I need a guide to experience a desert tour in Morocco?

Yes, it’s better to contact a local travel agency in Morocco, especially the ones based in the desert to experience a wonderful desert tour. A guide can be helpful in providing information on the area, safety tips, and local knowledge. And that’s exactly what Desert Space Tour offers to its customers. It’s a local travel agency made of a local team based in the desert with a long experience in customizing desert tours and hiking trips in the desert of Morocco. The best you know a site the less your risks are.

what is the best time to visit the desert of Morocco?

There is no specific time to visit the Moroccan desert and enjoy its charm. For those who may not support the hot sun, we recommend visiting the desert of Morocco during the spring and autumn months of March to May and September to November as the temperatures are milder and more comfortable for sightseeing and exploration. The adventure is worth the risk, however, your health and safety are first.