Marrakech
Desert Safaris

Enter your dates to find available activities

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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

Other Sightseeing Options in Marrakech

Want to discover all there is to do in Marrakech? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Marrakech

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 5,494 reviews

We spent 4 excellent days in the company of Haziz and Hassan during our stay towards Merzouga. They always made sure to best meet our expectations as well as our comfort during our stay in Morocco (very good choice of hotels and restaurants). I highly recommend going with them as they managed to improve our stay: Haziz is an excellent driver with whom we feel safe and Hassan always makes sure to propose the right activities for us. Needless to say I highly recommend going with "Get Your Guide" !

The local travel provider Marakesh Travel services helped with the mixup of our tickets. The driver and the van was exceptional. Anas the camel rider made us little camel souvenirs which was a nice touch.

In addition to visiting the Sahara, the tour allows for nice perspective on Berber lifestyles in the Atlas region. Our guide, Abdou, went out of his way to make sure we saw interesting things. Thank you!

Great tour for someone on a short timeframe in Morocco. You do a lot of road but the guide/driver was great. Brings you to truly local experiences and is very flexible!

The guide was excellent ,the tribal clothes were comfortable and protected us from sun’s rays. It was a great experience.