the ultimate guide to a moroccan desert tour from marrakech or fes

the ultimate guide to a Moroccan desert tour from Marrakech or Fes

Summary of this Moroccan desert tour ultimate guide:

morocco is one of the best countries in the world, located in the Maghreb region of North Africa, and has a view of the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. the capital of Morocco is Rabat, and the largest city in Morocco is Casablanca. Morocco’s climate is similar to California. If we would like to talk about the economy in morocco the most important sector in the Moroccan economy is tourism, It is well developed with a strong tourist industry focused on the country’s coast, culture, and history. Marrakech attracted more than 11 million tourists in 2017, and win the most visited city in the world by TripAdvisor in the year 2015.

the Moroccan desert is one of the most visited places in Morocco after Marrakech, Essaouira and Atlas Mountains, there are some beautiful tours from Marrakech to Merzouga, Erg chigaga, Zagora, and Agafay.these tours rich with Excursion such as Camel riding, Quad biking in Marrakech, 4X4 riding in the desert and more we will discover all of them in the next of this article.

So after this introduction that we have to introduce where are Morocco and some information about our Country we will start our 4 best destinations and excursion in the Moroccan Desert, Sahara Tour.

1-Let’s start with The Private Moroccan desert tour from Marrakech

    Why a private tour in morocco?

the private and guided tours by locals, Travel agencies in Morocco, will give a memorable experience, because of many reasons, such as you will save your time,and not deal with organisation and driving from a city to another city, and try to find some good hotels, or good places to eat, so the guide or the agency will organize and set up all the need of your trip, beginning by booking hotels to find good places to chill and visit even in the city you’ve been hosted or towns around it,the guide also will provide you some great pieces of information about the Moroccan culture contains all the details, religion, art, fashion, a private desert tour, you will be safe on all the trips from the airport (the beginning of your trip), to the airport (the end of your trip). You will also interact with locals because Moroccans are Morocco’s greatest asset. Humble, joyful and hospitable, often deprived, they will always share the little they have with their guests. And also if you have a birthday or even a wedding you will celebrate it in morocco within private tours, in Merzouga or Zagora, the agency that you choose to organize your private tours will offer you birthday cakes, flower bouquets or bottles of Champagne and more it depends on your needs.

The utimate guide to a moroccan desert tours

    Private tour from Marrakech to Merzouga 3 Days trips

The 3 days trip from Marrakech to Merzouga is one of the most selling circuits in morocco by the united states, European tourist, you will discover the beauty of the Moroccan Sahara especially Merzouga.

Where is Merzouga? Merzouga is a small village in southeastern Morocco, about 35 km (22 mi) southeast of Rissani, about 55 km (34 mi) from Erfoud, and about 50 km (31 mi) from the Algerian border. (From Wikipedia).

The village is known for its proximity to Erg Chebbi, an erg and it is, for this reason, a part of the itineraries of many tourists visiting Morocco. It has been described as “a desert theme park”, and the Erg Chebbi as “a wonderland of sand”. (From Wikipedia).

In these three Days, you will sleep under the stars in a Merzouga luxury desert camp, and enjoy camel trekking in the Sahara, you will also visit the kasbah of ait Benhaddou, passing by Tizi Ntichka in the high atlas mountains, you will enjoy your lunch and breakfast in you luxury camp with locals or just with your family, then you will Visit the UNESCO preserved village of Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou.

Merzouga desert tours from marrakech

  Private Tour From Marrakech to Erg Chebbi

Erg Chebbi (Arabic: عرق الشبي‎) is one of Morocco’s several ergs – large seas of dunes formed by wind-blown sand. There are several other ergs such as Erg Chigaga near M’hamid. Technically all these ergs are within an area of semi-arid Pre-Saharan Steppes and not part of the Sahara desert which lies some distance to the south. (From Wikipedia)

Morocco Sahara desert trip to Erg Chigaga from Marrakech, Via Zagora M’hamid, is for the amateurs who admire the silence and the majesty of the desert, you will visit the Berber village of ait Benhaddou, and its Tresor the Kasbah, Ride a camel in Erg Chigaga and watch the sunset,you will also organize your events there such as wedding, birthdays..Etc.

Morocco desert tours from marrakech

  Private Desert trips From Marrakech to Zagora Desert

Zagora (Berber language: Tazagurt, Arabic: زاكورة‎) is a town in the Draa River valley in the Drâa-Tafilalet region of southeastern Morocco, Zagora is also noted for international events such as the Zagora Marathon and the Nomads Festival in M’Hamid. The weekly outdoor market (souk) is held on Sunday in the city center. Zagora has a hot desert climate.

In these 2 days trips from Marrakech to Zagora, Drive across the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi Ntichka pass, Visit the Berber village of Ait Ben Hadou, famous for its world heritage Kasbah, Ride your camel watching the sunset at Zagora desert Sleep under the stars at your luxury desert camp.

marrakech to erg chigaga tours from morocco desert trips

2-Shared Morocco Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes

Marrakech? Marrakesh is a major city of the Kingdom of Morocco. It is the fourth largest city in the country, after Casablanca, Fez, and Tangier. It is the capital city of the mid-southwestern region of Marrakesh-Safi. Located to the north of the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, Marrakesh is situated 580 km (360 mi) southwest of Tangier, 327 km (203 mi) southwest of the Moroccan capital of Rabat, 239 km (149 mi) south of Casablanca, and 246 km (153 mi) northeast of Agadir. (From Wikipedia)


Fez? Fez or Fes is a city in northern inland Morocco and the capital of the Fas-Meknes administrative region. It is the second-largest city in Morocco after Casablanca, with a population of 1.4 million (2014). Located to the northeast of Atlas Mountains, Fez is situated at the crossroad of the important cities of all regions; 206 km (128 mi) from Tangier to the northwest, 246 km (153 mi) from Casablanca, 169 km (105 mi) from Rabat to the west, and 387 km (240 mi) from Marrakesh to the southwest which leads to the Trans-Saharan trade route. It is surrounded by high grounds, and the old city is penetrated by the River of Fez flowing from the west to east. (From Wikipedia).

You will Admire the scenery of Dades Valley and the road of 1001 Kasbahs, Ride your camel for a dramatic sunrise view over Erg Chebbi dunes, Spend the night at your Sahara desert camp in Merzouga, Drive across the Middle Atlas Mountains with its cedar forests and watch Barbary apes.

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