Enjoy the sound of silence in the desert and mountains, Open the eyes of landscapes that are constantly being renewed, giving the view of all the colors of the country: vast evergreen forests, lush valleys of pink oleanders, wide horizons where the blue sky dives into the ocean blue, deep canyons and mountains colorful, red rocks shaped by wind and then the desert, in all shades of gold.
The Sahara Desert is a magical and captivating place, and one of the many flames of fascination with Morocco. Far from the noise and the roar of big cities, and the lifestyle that their inhabitants rub shoulders there every day, some have made the desert their world of predilection, a world without limits and a vast space where it is still possible to hear the whispers of freedom. The desert is a destination for lovers of unspoiled nature and its magic, for those who cherish simplicity and authenticity. This Sahara desert, with a limitless horizon, its oases, Kasbahs and villages, mythical dunes, has always captivated the hearts of tourists. Directly from a world of serenity and tenderness, where time relives its endless past with its turbulence, where Nomads live on the pastures by moving their tents, Morocco Shiny Days invites you to pack your luggage and take your ticket to explore this unique world. These Marrakesh Desert tours are a must for novice and experienced travelers who still have not discover one of the world’s natural wonders. If you are one of those travelers, who decided to see firsthand the indescribable beauty of the Sahara Desert, Morocco Shiny Days will help you plan an unforgettable journey. The Sahara Desert is the largest desert in the world, it lies within the borders of eleven states, but Morocco is one of the handful of countries where you can still visit Sahara without problems.
Sand areas of the Sahara are called Ergs, and they are only 25% of the total area of the desert. There are two major Ergs in the Moroccan Sahara: Erg Chigaga and Erg Chebbi.
You can make the Desert trips either from Marrakech or from Fes; both are picturesque journeys with many interesting points of interest along the way.
Erg Chebbi is relatively easy to reach from both Fes and Marrakesh. Our very popular Marrakesh desert tours starts in the town of Merzouga, east of M’Hamid. It contains a well-developed tourist infrastructure, is less remote, and has a more touristy feel. But it is here you have a chance to see a really brilliant collection of eternal dunes, the largest dunes in Morocco (up to 150m high).
Erg Chigaga, on the other hand, is harder to reach. It is the largest and widest desert in Morocco with dunes around 60m high. It is less developed, less touristy, and offers an unspoiled charm. Our Marrakesh desert tours begin in the village of M’Hamid, from where you will be taken along the picturesque 40-kilometer route to the heart of the Moroccan Sahara – Erg Chigaga. One must travel from Marrakech to M’Hamid where the road ends, then continue via 4×4 all-terrain vehicle.
Your exact desert destination and the length of your stay is a choice based on your personal preferences. Our team will be happy to work with you and advise you on the best option for your Marrakesh Desert Tours – the trip of a life time.