Recent Searches
Clear
When are you travelling?
Select Dates
Price
US$0
US$500+
Duration
Time of Day
RatingClear
Specials

Travel update: We’re doing our best to help keep you safe and your plans flexible. Learn more.

Read More

Desert Tours from Marrakech

Desert Tours from Marrakech

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.

Read More
Select Dates
Today
Tomorrow
Did you know?You can reserve your spot today and pay when you're ready.
Learn more
Did you know?
You can reserve your spot today and pay when you're ready.Learn more

22 Tours and Activities | All Marrakech Tours

Sort by:Featured
Atlas Mountains Hot Air Balloon Ride from Marrakech with Berber Breakfast and Desert Camel Experience

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

star-4.5
Enjoy bird’s-eye views of Morocco’s deserts and the foothills of the Atlas Mountains on a sunrise hot-air balloon ride from Marrakech. Ride a 4x4 to the launch spot in the early morning and drift through the dawn skies over the desert valleys and hillsides just as the sun casts them in gold, orange and pink. Then, land safely back on ground to enjoy a tasty Berber breakfast and memorable camel ride. A flight certificate to commemorate your balloon ride is also included.
More
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$221.71
From
US$221.71

3-Day Sahara Desert To Merzouga From Marrakech

3-Day Sahara Desert To Merzouga From Marrakech

star-5
Marrakesh is surrounded by awe-inspiring natural sights, but heading to the Moroccan countryside takes serious planning. Skip the logistics with this hassle-free, in-depth adventure, which takes you through Saharan dunes, Berber villages, and stunning mountain landscapes. Get off the beaten track comfortably in an air-conditioned minivan, with all overnights and most meals included. Get an insider’s perspective on Southern Morocco, with a camelback ride and tasty tagine meals.
More
  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$119.84
Price varies by group size
From
US$119.84
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Marrakech Desert and Palm Grove Quad Bike Tour

Marrakech Desert and Palm Grove Quad Bike Tour

star-5
Enjoy a day of adventure in the desert as you ride among remote Berber villages, groves of palm trees and stark landscapes on this small-group excursion by 4WD quad bike. Join a guide and your group, limited to a maximum of just five guests, on this intimate ride into the rugged deserts just outside Marrakech, enjoying the austere terrain as you zoom through on your all-terrain vehicle. Then take a break as you stop by the home of a local family for Moroccan tea and a snack. This personalized small-group adventure also includes a safety orientation, helmet and goggles, bottled water and round-trip hotel transport.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$82.69
From
US$82.69
Taking safety measures

Moroccan Desert 3-Day Tour from Marrakech

SPECIAL OFFER

Moroccan Desert 3-Day Tour from Marrakech

star-5
Mark a voyage to the Sahara Desert off your bucket list with this 3-day tour from Marrakech. Stop by the kasbah of Aït Benhaddou, the city of Ouarzazate, and Atlas Studios, one of the largest movie studios in Africa. Along your way, experience life like locals do as you sip on traditional mint tea, hop on the back of a camel to trek across Erb Chebbi, and spend the night in a nomadic bivouac camp. Two nights of accommodations, as well as all transport and some meals are included with this tour.
More
  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$120.00
US$150.00
US$30.00 savings
From
US$120.00
US$150.00
US$30.00 savings
Taking safety measures

Marrakech Desert and Palm Grove Buggy Tour Including Berber Village

Marrakech Desert and Palm Grove Buggy Tour Including Berber Village

star-5
Go off the beaten track and explore Morocco’s rugged desert landscapes by all-terrain quad bike on this adventure excursion. Swap the hustle and bustle of city for the solitude and beauty of the desert, motoring with your guide along dusty trails under the shadow of soaring mountain peaks. Eenjoy vistas of arid riverbeds, natural palm groves, and primordial volcanic terrain, plus take a break for Moroccan tea and snack with a local family in a Berber village.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$80.29
Price varies by group size
From
US$80.29
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

2-Day Zagora Desert Tour from Marrakech

2-Day Zagora Desert Tour from Marrakech

star-4.5
Venture deep into the Moroccan countryside during this rugged excursion, with private pickup from Marrakesh. You’ll visit spectacular locations in the Atlas Mountains, without skimping on comfort. Hop a camel to reach your Berber campsite, and sleep under the stars. Your guide will be on-hand to guarantee an insider’s view of life in the mountains, from traditional dinners to picturesque castles. You’ll also have time to visit local handicraft shops.
More
  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$90.48
From
US$90.48
Taking safety measures

Desert and Palm Grove Camel Ride from Marrakech Including Moroccan Tea and Snack

Desert and Palm Grove Camel Ride from Marrakech Including Moroccan Tea and Snack

star-5
Escape to the desert outside Marrakech for a 2-hour small-group camel ride set among the rugged North African terrain. Don your protective head scarf and jump aboard your camel for a ride amidst natural groves of palm trees and the ever-changing light of the desert sky. Then take a break in a Berber village to enjoy some friendly hospitality, accompanied by Moroccan tea and a pancake snack. This small group trip, limited to just 16 guests, also includes air-conditioned round-trip hotel transport, a multilingual guide, bottled water and a protective head scarf for the sun.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$35.35
From
US$35.35
Taking safety measures

Overnight Desert Tour from Marrakech to Zagora

Overnight Desert Tour from Marrakech to Zagora

star-5
Travel from Marrakech to Zagora on an overnight desert tour into Morocco’s Sahara. Rise over the High Atlas Mountains on the famous Tizi n’Tichka pass, and explore the atmospheric city of Ait-Ben-Haddou, whose kasbahs glow orange in the morning light. Take in the palmeries of the Draa Valley then climb aboard a camel for a sunset trek in Zagora’s desert. Wake for sunrise in the dunes, take a morning camel ride and explore the beautifully restored Taourirt Kasbah in the Berber town of Ouarzazate.
More
  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$299.60
Price varies by group size
From
US$299.60
Price varies by group size

2-Day Zagora Tour from Marrakech Including the Atlas Mountains, Camel Trek and Desert Camp

2-Day Zagora Tour from Marrakech Including the Atlas Mountains, Camel Trek and Desert Camp

star-4.5
Enjoy a true desert adventure complete with camels, Berber villages and UNESCO World Heritage sites, during this 2-day trip from Marrakech to Zagora. Get off the beaten path in Morocco for an exploration of its stark deserts, unique local culture and fascinating historical sites. Join a camel trek and spend the night in the Zagora Desert under the stars. You’ll also get a taste for Berber village life and discover ancient history at sites like Ouarzazate and Kasbah Aït Ben Haddou. A guide, some meals, accommodations, activities and round-trip hotel transport are also included.
More
  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$101.86
From
US$101.86
Taking safety measures

3 Days Desert Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga

3 Days Desert Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga

star-4
If you’re pressed for time while visiting Morocco but still want to be able to see many of the country’s highlights, then this 3-day tour from Marrakech is perfect for you. Pack in camel rides, a night camping under the stars, and a morning desert sunrise with stops in and sightings of cities such as Merzouga, Ait Benhaddou, and Ouarzazate.
More
  • 3 days
From
US$119.84
Price varies by group size
From
US$119.84
Price varies by group size

2-Day Private Desert Tour from Marrakech to the Dunes Of M'hamid

2-Day Private Desert Tour from Marrakech to the Dunes Of M'hamid

star-5
Head into the desert on a 2-day private tour from Marrakech. Visit old Moroccan palaces, see the Atlas Mountains, and the Draa Valley on your way to the dunes of M’hamid. Reach the desert camp by camel where your traditional Berber tent and campfire dinner is waiting for you. Get a glimpse of the Berber lifestyle during your time in Morocco on this desert tour.
More
  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$335.55
From
US$335.55

Moroccan Sahara Desert 3-Day Private Guided Tour from Marrakech

Moroccan Sahara Desert 3-Day Private Guided Tour from Marrakech

star-5
Spending a night in the Sahara Desert is an unforgettable experience for visitors to Morocco and this three-day tour lets you travel further and explore more along the way. Visit UNESCO-listed Ait Ben Haddou, the Valley of the Roses, and the Dades Valley; stop at traditional Berber villages around the Todra Gorge; then take a camel trek through the Erg Chebbi dunes—the highest in Morocco—and sleep beneath the desert stars at Berber campsite.
More
  • 3 days
From
US$359.52
From
US$359.52

4-Day Small-Group Tour from Marrakech to Fez via the Desert

4-Day Small-Group Tour from Marrakech to Fez via the Desert

star-5
Take a 4-day tour through the High Atlas Mountains from Marrakech to Fez with a small group. Visit many attractions along the way including the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, the Rose Valley, the Dades and Todra Gorges, and an overnight tent stay in the Sahara Desert with a camel ride. Enjoy a more personalized experience with a small group of no more than 6 guests.
More
  • 4 days
From
US$500.00
From
US$500.00

2-Day Atlas Mountains with Desert Camp Private Tour from Marrakech

2-Day Atlas Mountains with Desert Camp Private Tour from Marrakech

star-4
Discover the peace and tranquility of life in the desert on this private, 2-day safari from Marrakech. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Centre Ait Benhaddou, plus the towns of Ouarzazate, Zagora and M'Hamid El Ghizlane. Sleep in a nomad desert camp, pass through Berber villages, see Africa’s majestic Atlas Mountains and watch the sun rise and set on the back of a camel. Also, visit the Draa Valley (to witness Morocco’s longest river), the Erg Lihoudi dunes and much more. Accommodations, lunch and dinner around a campfire are also included.
More
  • 2 days
From
US$275.63
From
US$275.63

3-Day Desert Experience from Marrakech

3-Day Desert Experience from Marrakech

star-3.5
While short excursions can provide a glimpse of Morocco’s desert environments, multi-day tours offer much greater insight into Berber and nomadic traditions. With this adventurous multi-day tour, explore the High Atlas region, stopping at kasbahs, Berber villages, and a film studio, along the way. Spend the first night in a riad in the Dadès Gorges, and the second at a desert camp in Merzouga.
More
  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$115.05
From
US$115.05

Agafay Desert Trip from Marrakech

Agafay Desert Trip from Marrakech

star-5
Set out from Marrakech into the Agafay Desert on a full-day trip through the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Take in the verdant arc of Takerkouste Lake and explore the market town of Amizmiz; pause for a glass of mint tea then head off-piste to narrow valleys that shelter traditional Berber villages. Discover the mountain community of Imi n’Tala, walk to a nearby village for lunch in a local home, and wind along isolated tracks towards the rocky expanse of the Agafay Desert.
More
  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$111.86
Price varies by group size
From
US$111.86
Price varies by group size

Private 2-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech

Private 2-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech

star-4
Zagora lies at the heart of the Sahara Desert and is the gateway to the Er Chigaga dunes. On this overnight tour, enjoy a completely personalized experience with a private trip just for your group. Journey from Marrakech through the Atlas Mountains; visit sights such as the Kasbah of Ait Benhadou, Ouarzazate, and the Draa Valley; then take a sunset camel trek through the dunes and camp out at a traditional desert camp.
More
  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$319.97
Price varies by group size
From
US$319.97
Price varies by group size

Zagora & Kasbahs 2 Day Desert Tour from Marrakech

Zagora & Kasbahs 2 Day Desert Tour from Marrakech

star-4
Explore Morocco’s stark desert landscape on an overnight trip from Marrakech to Zagora, and sleep beneath the stars in a luxurious Berber camp. Explore the twisting passes and ancient kasbahs of the High Atlas, take in the rustling palms of the Draa Valley then ride a camel into the Zagora’s high dunes for a desert sunset. Dine beside a crackling fire as local musicians play Sahrawi melodies; ride early for a spectacular Saharan sunrise, steer your camel out of the dunes and start the winding, scenic road back to Marrakech.
More
  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$82.69
Price varies by group size
From
US$82.69
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Desert Experience Private Guided Tour From Marrakech

Desert Experience Private Guided Tour From Marrakech

star-3
Make an easy escape from bustling Marrakech on a private, 2-day tour into the Sahara Desert. This personalized excursion includes round-trip 4WD transport with a personal driver, traditional meals, and luxury accommodation at a camp in the dunes. Gain insight about the Draa Valley and the city of Ouarzazate, with all the details worked out for you. 
More
  • 2 days
From
US$335.55
From
US$335.55

Private Tour: High Atlas and Agafay Rocky Desert Day Trip from Marrakech

Private Tour: High Atlas and Agafay Rocky Desert Day Trip from Marrakech

star-5
Experience the High Atlas Mountains, terraced valleys, Takerkoust Lake, and the Agafay Desert on a full-day, private tour from Marrakech for up to six people. Customize the day to your interests while getting a personalized overview of the dramatic scenery, Berber villages, and agriculture in central Morocco.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$323.57
per group
From
US$323.57
per group

4-Night Desert Experience from Marrakech

4-Night Desert Experience from Marrakech

star-5
Sleep beneath the Saharan stars on a 4-day desert experience from Marrakech, and discover Morocco’s ancient cities and stunning landscape. Climb a winding High Atlas pass, and explore glowing kasbahs and lush palmeries. Follow the desolate Dadès gorge to a Berber tent at the Mergouza dunes, and wake to sunrise in the deserts. Get a camel’s-eye view of the dunes and take in the vivid scenery of the Drâa Valley; discover a Koranic library then experience the iconic kasbahs and towering fortifications of Ouarzazate and Ait-Ben-Haddou.
More
  • 5 days
From
US$599.20
From
US$599.20

8-Day Camel Trekking Tour in the Moroccan Sahara Desert from Marrakech

8-Day Camel Trekking Tour in the Moroccan Sahara Desert from Marrakech

Trek through the Sahara Desert on camel back during this 8-day tour from Marrakech. With your knowledgeable local guides and friendly, hardy dromedaries, depart Marrakech to the south and head through the tree-lined terraces and Berber villages of the Tichka pass. Continue through palm groves, tamarisk trees, oases and mountain passes in Zagora, Abidlia and Erg Elmhazil. As you journey, enjoy hearing cultural and historical commentary from your local guides. Sleep in hotels and comfortable tents out under the Arabian sky. Nightly accommodation, meals and use of all equipment is included.
More
  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$1,600.00
From
US$1,600.00


icon_solid_phone
Book online or call
(888) 651-9785
(888) 651-9785