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Desert Tours from Marrakech

By Viator, February 2018

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The Sahara Desert looms large in the imagination of the traveler in Morocco. And anyone who's been to see this natural wonder will tell you that it's an absolute must for any visitor to Marrakech. Here are some option for what to do and how to visit.

Camel Rides
One of the best (and most traditional) ways to experience the Moroccan desert is by camel. A camel ride through the palm groves of Marrakech and into the desert can take as little as a few hours, and often includes a stop at a local Berber home for mint tea and a snack.

Hot-Air Balloon Rides
Gazing down at the desert and foothills of the Atlas Mountains from a hot air balloon gives you an idea of the size and scope of the vast Sahara Desert. This bucket list–worthy experience is a great way to kick off a day in Marrakech or further exploration of the desert.

Buggy and Quad Bike Tours
For a desert-style adrenaline rush, opt for a tour of the desert and palm groves by buggy or desert quad bike. These small-group tours by all-terrain vehicle allow you to safely take in the stark landscapes of Morocco in as little as half a day.

Desert Camping
Experiencing the Moroccan desert beneath the stars is a completely different experience than by day. Those who have a night to spare will be rewarded with a camping trip into the desert, which often includes a camel trek from M’hamid into the Merzouga dunes of the Zagora Desert to a Bedouin desert camp, a sunset over the dunes, and a traditional Moroccan dinner under the stars to the tune of local folk music.

Multi-Day Tours
The beauty and diversity of the Moroccan desert warrants more than just one day of exploration. On a multi-day trip, you might explore the UNESCO-listed kasbah of Ait Benhaddou or the cinematic city of Ouarzazate, stop at Atlas Studios (one of the largest movie studios in Africa), camel trek across the Erg Chebbi dunes, or take in the scenic beauty of the Dades and Todra gorges.

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Atlas Mountains Hot Air Balloon Ride from Marrakech with Berber Breakfast and Desert Camel ... 
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Atlas Mountains Hot Air Balloon Ride from Marrakech with Berber Breakfast and Desert Camel Experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 162 Reviews

A must for Marrakech visitors, this morning tour takes you soaring over the foothills of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains on a sunrise hot air balloon ride. Touch ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $238.59
Private Tour: High Atlas and Agafay Rocky Desert Day Trip from Marrakech, Marrakech, Balloon Rides
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Private Tour: High Atlas and Agafay Rocky Desert Day Trip from Marrakech

Discover the High Atlas Mountains, Agafay rocky desert and the beautiful surrounding valleys and areas on this full-day tour from Marrakech, in order to ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $322.10
Moroccan Desert 3-Day Tour from Marrakech, Marrakech, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Moroccan Desert 3-Day Tour from Marrakech

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 47 Reviews

Get ready to experience the magic of the Sahara and share a 2-night tour with a small group.

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $275.00
Desert and Palm Grove Camel Ride from Marrakech Including Moroccan Tea and Snack, Marrakech, ... 
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Desert and Palm Grove Camel Ride from Marrakech Including Moroccan Tea and Snack

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Step off the beaten track to explore rural Morocco in style on this 2-hour camel ride from Marrakech. Wrap your included protective scarf around your head, ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $41.75
2-Day Zagora Tour from Marrakech Including the Atlas Mountains, Camel Trek and Desert Camp, ... 
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2-Day Zagora Tour from Marrakech Including the Atlas Mountains, Camel Trek and Desert Camp

4 star rating: Recommended 64 Reviews

Delve deep into the High Atlas Mountains and discover the best of rural Morocco on this 2-day desert tour from Marrakech to Zagora, with a camel trek and ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $101.40
3-day Desert Safari to Merzouga from Marrakech, Marrakech, Overnight Tours
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3-day Desert Safari to Merzouga from Marrakech

This 3 days Sahara to Merzouga Erg Chebbi expedition is an enriching tour of southern Morocco and is one of the best things to do in and around Marrakech. ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $107.37
Marrakech Desert and Palm Grove Quad Bike Tour, Marrakech, Multi-day Tours
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Marrakech Desert and Palm Grove Quad Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 40 Reviews

Explore the rugged desert, wild palm groves and rural Berber villages outside Marrakech on this tour by 4WD quad bike. Meet your guide, master the controls of ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $77.54
Marrakech Desert and Palm Grove Buggy Tour Including Berber Village, Marrakech, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road ... 
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Marrakech Desert and Palm Grove Buggy Tour Including Berber Village

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 25 Reviews

Step off the beaten track and discover rural Morocco on this 4-hour desert and palm grove buggy tour from Marrakech. Swap the city souks and bustling Medina ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $77.54
2-Day Private Desert Tour from Marrakech to the Dunes Of M'hamid, Marrakech, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road ... 
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2-Day Private Desert Tour from Marrakech to the Dunes Of M'hamid

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Your private tour from Marrakech. Discover the Atlas Mountains, the old Moroccan palaces (kasbahs), the Draa valle and experience the desert lifestyle night ...  Read more

Location: Marrakesh, Morocco
Duration: Flexible

From USD $334.03
3-Day Sahara Desert Private Tour: Merzouga from Marrakech, Marrakech, Overnight Tours
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3-Day Sahara Desert Private Tour: Merzouga from Marrakech

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

This private 3 day camel trek will take you into the heart of the Moroccan Sahara Desert. You will cross through the Atlas Mountains via the stunning ...  Read more

Location: Marrakesh, Morocco
Duration: Flexible

From USD $387.71

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