Marrakech Desert Safaris
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How many days should you plan for a Marrakech desert tour?

Tours of Marrakech's picturesque desert vary in length from a single afternoon to an adventurous five days. To help you pick the right option, here are some of the best things to do on each.

1 day

Enjoy a camel tour through Marrakech's rural palm groves, race over the dunes on a quad bike, or even do both! Either way, be sure to stop for tea at a traditional Berber village.

2 days

Take in the scenic delights en route to Zagora - among them Aït Benhaddou, an ancient city that has been the backdrop to Hollywood movies from "Lawrence of Arabia" to "Gladiator."

3 days

Trek out to the Sahara's famous windswept dunes at Erg Chebbi or Erg Chigaga, spotting wildlife by day and camping Bedouin-style beneath the stars at night.

4 days

From Aït Benhaddou, detour through Ouarzazate – "Door of the Desert" – and continue over the Atlas Mountains through the historic village of Tamgrout and Irqui National Park.

5 days

Take in all of the above and throw in hikes along the breathtaking Todgha and Dadès Gorges, as well as smaller pleasures like flamingo-watching and traditional music shows!

Planning Your Visit

How much does it cost?

Marrakech desert tours and safaris start at around €50 for an afternoon, with prices reaching closer to €1,000 for all-inclusive day trips lasting four to five days. Discount deals can be found if you book online, but be sure to compare comfort factors like transportation, accommodation, and food, especially for longer tours.

What's the weather like?

Marrakech swelters through hot and humid summers that can reach upwards of 104°F. However, despite the desert landscape, it experiences seasonal rains through its damp and mild winters.

What people are saying about Marrakech

Amazing experience and lovely welcoming staff.

He a great afternoon, picked up at 3 from hotel, went to the desert, got on the quads and had a really good blast for 2 hours (very good value for money) sat down and had traditional tea and pancakes, (HAMZA) was a great guide and very welcoming! Was there to help anyone who needed it and made sure we all had a great time, followed on to the camel ride afterwards was very relaxing and they were all treated with kindnessAnd well behaved camels! To anyone who thinks they are misstreated, we would 10000% recommend this tour!

Highly recommended tour. Best thing to do in Morocco

Mustafa and the rest of the guides made this tour special. It was a stunning experience showcasing the natural wonder of the country and it's people. It's pricier than others available however the quality is far superior to other options.

Marrakech to Merzouga 3-Day Desert Safari Reviewed by PRANEETH, 05/10/2019

ATV was a blast and absolutely phenomenal. Camel ride can be shorter

Timeline of day: - We were picked up at our hostel by a van and the driver contacted me on the phone number given on whatsapp (make sure you have internet connection) to confirm pickup spot and time. - We were driven to the ATVs in a group of about 12-15 people and given our ATVs with helmets. - After basic ATV training, we rode the ATV around the rugged terrain. The ATVs are powerful and much better than expected as the terrain has numerous rocks and ditches but the machine handled it perfectly. - We had 3 quick stops while riding the ATV and in total it was about 1.5 hours. ABSOLUTE BLAST. DEF RIDING AN ATV AGAIN - Had light snacks and mint tea before heading for camel rides - Camel rides felt too long and uncomfortable as a 10 minutes ride would have been fine but it last about 45-60 mins which we did not enjoy. - Overall, would 100% go again just for the ATVs as it was that much fun. Camel rides were meh

Marrakech: Half-Day Desert Quad & Dromedary Tour Reviewed by Devansh, 05/04/2019

Brilliant experience. Would recommend to everyone.

I must mention Kamel and his cousin ( sorry may be spelled incorrectly) , the quad bikes leaders. Very professional and friendly. They even offered us food and tea at the end. Unforgettable experience.

Marrakech: Half-Day Desert Quad & Dromedary Tour Reviewed by Nikolay, 04/27/2019

Spectacular and very well organised experience!

My boyfriend and I really enjoyed the trip. It was very (!) well organised and Aziz (#2) was very welcoming and helpful. Account for a long time in the car - but it was worth it as you get to see the beautiful Atlas Mountains, enjoy the camel rides, stay in a lovely camp (with showers!) and visit 2 historical cities. The value for money is super high! We are very happy that we went!

From Marrakech: 2-Day Zagora Sahara Desert Tour Reviewed by Cecilia, 03/30/2019