Trips & Treks
Book the best Morocco desert trips run on a daily basis from Ouarzazate to the Sahara desert. Depending on how many days you have for your desert tour, you can make it to Mhamid dunes, Merzouga or Erg Chigaga dunes, all destinations offer a great desert experience. While most of our tours return to Ouarzazate, you may choose to end elsewhere (Fes, Marrakech, Agadir…etc). While on a Morocco desert tour from Ouarzazate, you can choose to stay in a standard nomad camp with private tents and shared bathrooms but if you are looking for a luxury experience, we highly that you book a glamping tour package with an ensuite private tent with all comforts you will need. Camel rides are part of our desert trips from Ouarzazate, however, they are optional should prefer to avoid it for a reason or another.
Morocco Desert Trips
from Ouarzazate To Erg Chebbi
from Ouarzazate that include Erg Chebbi run on a daily basis, these tours include an overnight in a Sahara Desert camp under the tents or a sunset/sunrise camel ride and a night at the hotel in an A/C ensuite room at the dune line. Our Ouarzazate Desert Tours & Camel Treks range from 2, 3 to 4 days tours as follow:
Erg Chebbi Sand Dunes 2D/1N: If you are limited in time this an ideal option to spend a night in the popular sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, to experience a camel trek at sunset time and live like a nomad in Berber camp with tents made from camel and goat wool. Go on a walking tour in Todra canyons and also enjoy the scenic drive along the Draa valley and the Saharan landscapes. For more details see: Erg Chebbi 2D/1N Tour
Erg Chebbi Sand Dunes 3D/2N: Besides riding a camel in Erg Chebbi desert and night in tents, there are many sites along the way to see and explore, such as Dades Gorges, Todra Gorges, Berber Village of Tamtatoucht and Amelago area. If you choose this option, you will be to spend the first night in a hotel in a remote area either Dades Gorges, Todra or Tamtatoucht or the desert itself in a hotel with a pool at the dune line and why not walk and spend more time on sites. For more details see: Erg Chebbi Sand Dunes 3D/2N
South Oasis Route & Erg Chebbi Sand Dunes 4D/3N: If you adventurous or a photographer, this trip is probably what you need to take to experience the hidden off-roads and Saharan landscapes in south-eastern parts of Morocco:
Day 1: Ouarzazate to Dades Gorges via the valley of Roses and Skoura Palmary
Day 2: Dades Gorges to N’kob village via Tizi N’tazazzert
Day 3: N’kob to Erg Chebbi via Foum M’harch, Ramlia, Ouzina and Taous
Day 4: Erg Chebbi to Ouarzazate via Todra Gorges.
Morocco Desert Trips
from Ouarzazate To Erg Chebbi
Morocco desert trips from Ouarzazate that include Erg Chigaga or M’hamid run on a daily basis, these tours include an overnight in a Sahara Desert camp under the tents, no hotels are available at Erg Chigaga dunes which are (60km off-road) 2 hours drive from M’hamid where hotels/Inns are available. Our Ouarzazate desert tours & Camel Treks to Erg Chigaga range from 2, 3 to 4 days tours as follow:
M’hamid or Erg Chigaga Sand Dunes 2D/1N: If you have limited time this an ideal option to spend a night in the popular sand dunes of Erg Chigaga or first sand dunes after the village of M’hamid, to experience a camel a trek at the sunset time and live like a nomad in Berber camp with tents made from camel and goat wool. Erg Chigaga is 6 hours drive from Ouarzazate and M’hamid is only 4 hours.
Erg Chigaga Sand Dunes 3D/2N: As explained before, Erg Chigaga sand dunes are 6 hours drive non-stop from Ouarzazate, so we recommend an option of 3 days and 2 nights if you plan to go to Erg Chigaga and break the long journey at one of the days. If you choose this option, you will be to spend the first night in a hotel at M’hamid and the second night camping out in Erg Chigaga sand dunes. This option will let arrive earlier to the dunes and enjoy the wilderness of the Moroccan Sahara desert. For more details see: Erg Chigaga 3D/2N Tour
Frequently Asked Questions
Both Ergs offer a real desert experience, while Erg Chigaga is less touristy and more remote as sand dunes, Erg Chebbi remains the more visited destination of Morocco. Our Morocco desert trips are run to both sand dunes over 2 to 5 days, we invite you to consultant our travel advisor to customize your experiences.
We highly recommend the 3-day tour to Erg Chebbi which includes the Dades valley, Todra, Ait Hani and Amellagou remote Berber villages and Ighrem of Goulmima beside the sand dunes of Merzouga and Draa valley.
A Morocco desert trip from Ouarzazate is available and recommended all year round with the exception of Erg Chigaga between mid-June, July and the first twenty days of August. So basically you can take a tour to Erg Chebbi all year round but not Erg Chigaga, the reason is that it’s too hot. The best time for a desert tour is from February to mid-may and September to late November. December is freezing but the lights are incredible for a photoshoot.
Both options are available and recommended, we advise you to stay at the luxury desert camp in winter mostly if you are traveling with kids. For a more authentic experience, staying at the nomad camp is definitely a great way to get a taste of nomad life.