How to Have The Best Sahara Desert Tour Morocco

One good way to escape the cold of Europe and North America is to travel to sunnier places. Morocco and the Sahara can be the most magical destinations: The country and its culture are warm and wonderful, a world apart from western culture.

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Desert Camel Sand Pyramid Dry

Picking the right tour operator

Some tour operators simply leave it to inexperienced guides to organise the Sahara desert tour Morocco but it pays to choose experienced and reliable tour operators like Sahara Bliss. Company owner Aissam is from a long lineage of Tuareg nomads. He organises the tours in the Sahara from his experience of living the desert nomad life for fifteen years and fifteen years experience as tour guide and tour operator. You get so much more when you join Sahara Bliss desert tours. What does the tour operator offer? Look for an all inclusive arrangement in which the operator arranges the tour guides/driver, transport, accommodation, excursions and food. These travel packages give you the maximum freedom to just sit back, relax and enjoy the magical experience of your personal custom-made desert tour.

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Morocco road

Marrakech or Ouarzazate?

You could sign up for a Sahara desert tour starting from Marrakech or from Ouarzazate. The difference is the driving distance and time. Of course, if you start from Marrakech you get to drive across the scenic High Atlas Mountains and then the 3, 4 or 5 day Sahara desert tour Morocco that Sahara Bliss offers would be recommended. Fly into Ouarzazate and you cut down driving time to Zagora and Mhamid since Ouarzazate is located halfway across the route. The big advantage of booking a custom tour is that you can spend more time at interesting places on your way to the desert such as Zagora, Tamegroute and Tagounite before arriving at Mhamid. Another option from Mhamid is to travel deeper into the Sahara to the impressive Erg Chigaga dunes.

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Atlas Mountains

Destinations you don’t want to miss

Even a fortnight would be too short to visit all the recommended wonderful places. An extended five day tour will give you plenty of time to visit Ait Ben Haddou, the quintessential kasbah, the beautiful Dades Valley and the Rose Valley. Merzouga is from where your camel trek starts to Erg Chigaga. The Erg is where you truly enjoy the Saharan experience. Of course, there are other places to explore like the oasis area around Zagora.. Fes is also a must-see city when visiting Morocco since this imperial city embodies the culture and history of the country. Sahara Bliss offers 3 – 5 day desert tours between Marrakech and Fes. These tours are the perfect opportunity to explore both impressive ancient cities with a stay-over in the Sahara in between.

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Mosque Marrakesh Morocco Moroccan

Things to carry along

  • Travel light. With Sahara Bliss there is no need to take along foods and tents.
  • Make sure to wear loose fitting full body covering to protect against the sun and sand.
  • Do wear protective sunglasses, sunscreen and something to cover your head against the sun. 
  • Keep a bottle of water at hand along with light refreshments. You could pack in common medications and small tools like a torch.
  • Carry a small bag with you for your passport, valuables and camera.
  • Wear shoes that are comfortable for walking.

If you are interested in Sahara Desert Tour Morocco, Moroccan desert trips, morocco desert excursions or Morocco Sahara tour for your travel plans?

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Magical Morocco Sahara Desert Tours from Marrakech with Sahara Bliss

The Sahara in Morocco has a kind of beauty you will not find elsewhere. It is also warm and sunny in winter time in contrast to Europe’s freezing cold winters. So, escape the cold and dive into another world by going on a Sahara tour from Marrakech.

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Sahara Bliss Marrakech Sahara Tours

The right tour operator does make all the difference to your Morocco Sahara desert tours. Sahara Bliss Morocco Sahara desert tours from Marrakech are conducted by Aissam and Janna who are co-owners, founders and operators leading a team of local guides to offer you the finest experience. Pick from the most popular offerings that include three- to five-day Sahara Desert tours from Marrakech and desert tours from Marrakech to Fez and also two- to five-day desert tours from Ouarzazate. It is the experience the tour operators offer that makes all the difference. The places you visit in their company take on a new color and meaning. Other tours by other operators may go the same route but what you do and see in the company of Janna and Aissam and their excellent local guides stays fresh in your minds.

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The Sahara + Kasbah Tour

The Sahara + Kasbah tour typically lasts for 4 days but you can ask for a custom duration. You cover kasbahs which is the local word for settlement and that includes the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ait Benhaddou. This famous fortress-like medieval building will give you a glimpse into ancient Amazigh and Berber life and culture. Next destination is the Valley of Roses. This luscious green valley is during Spring time covered with an abundance of rose blossoms. With the annual three-day Rose Festival the abundance of roses is celebrated. After the three-day celebration the roses are harvested and transformed into the most luscious rose beauty products that Morocco is famous for. Next destination are the otherworldly rocks of Dades Gorges. These gorgeous sandstone and redstone rocks and cliffs will simply enchant you as the almost lunar landscape that they form together.

The desert experience

Long before the first ancient kasbahs were built as settlements in the valleys, the ancestors in the desert already lived their nomadic lives surrounded by stars and sand in the Sahara. Some of them used to cross the entire Sahara on camels with their caravans. Get a glimpse of this nomadic experience by spending some days in the Sahara. Your drive through the beautiful mountain landscapes ends on the edge of the Sahara with golden sand and blue skies. Get on your camel and ride over the dunes towards the place to set up the camp for the night under an orange-golden sky. Then it is time to light a fire and prepare the typical desert dinner for the night. Eat and enjoy the infinite stars above the Sahara dunes before you fall asleep in your nomad tent. Have a restful sleep surrounded by the infinite vastness of stars, sand and silence in the Sahara. Wake up to see the sun climbing the sand dunes in a magical sunrise and prepare for another day of experiencing the journey through the desert landscapes.

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Erg Chebbi | Morocco Desert Excursions

The ever changing beauty of Morocco

That a desert tour not only consists of visiting sandy places is something you will experience on the Marrakech-Fez tour. From Merzouga the drive continues to Efroud where we will enter a radically different landscape. The Ziz valley is luscious and green, lined with an abundance of date palms. From here the drive leads you to the Middle Atlas Mountains where we pass Ifrane, a ski resort during winter time, after which we head to Azrou with its dark green cedar forests. Morocco is a land of contrasts and Sahara Bliss guides you through the most colourful variations of beauty that this place on earth has to offer you. Enjoy this unique experience with one of the Sahara Bliss Morocco desert tours from Marrakech.

Are you interested in a Camel Trekking Excursions, personal tour in Morocco and/or the Sahara that matches your travel plans?

Get in contact with us below to receive more information about our programs and prices. We will get back to you within twenty-four hours with all the answers and information you need.

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(Call, text or WhatsApp – English, French) Phone: +212 630 524 036, or Email us at saharablisstours@gmail.com

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