Due to his location between sea and desert and its easy accessibility from Europe, Morocco has without a doubt all the assets to attract tourists from all over the world, why not to take the adventure and discover this wonderful country?
Morocco is also considered as an affordable destination with a particularly pleasant climate thanks to its geographical position, you will find varied landscapes during your stay here in Morocco.
So are you ready to make a real change of scenery far from all the constraints of modern life? allow us to take on desert tours in Morocco to discover the stunning landscapes of the Moroccan Sahara. Trust us, you will fully enjoy the pleasure of roaming some of the most beautiful tracks.
The desert roads of Morocco are without a doubt beautiful and offer incredible panoramic views. They also connect many lost villages in the valley, so it is very common to cross peasants in carts and even nomads on donkeys.
Desert tours are the destination that will please everyone, in the family, in love or between friends, the desert tours in Morocco will satisfy all the desires of escaping to a new world full of authenticity and simplicity. By getting there you will have the opportunity to discover the Sahara’s rich culture without forgetting to relax.
Here is probably the most authentic and unique experience you will live during your desert tour in Morocco: hiking in the desert. You have different starting points near Zagora. After the desert gate, another world is opening up to us. The first desert is Erg Lihoudi. We can say that it is a unique feeling of sleeping in the middle of nowhere, rocked by the wind caressing the tamarisks and the stars that line the sky as a night light.
If you are looking then for great outdoor activities and a unique feeling of sleeping in the middle of nowhere, rocked by the wind caressing the tamarisks and the stars that line the sky as a night light, you can not miss the Desert tours!
In the following lines, we will present to you the most wonderful places to visit on desert tours.
The best desert tours itinerary.
the road between Marrakech and Merzouga via Ouarzazate is one of the most beautiful desert tours in Morocco. Dotted with points of interest, this route will take you on a journey through nature and time. Between mountains, palm groves, valleys, kasbahs and villages with ancestral traditions, you will be totally dazzled by this circuit. to be done by car taking all its time.
Between Marrakech and Ouarzazate, a winding road winds the mountains of the High Atlas, offering breathtaking landscapes of mountains of all colors, picturesque villages, green palm groves, and centuries-old Kasbahs.
Points of interest on the road between Marrakech and Ouarzazate
-The Tizi n’Tichka pass: the Tizi n’Tichka pass, is the highest point on the road, between Marrakech and Ouarzazate culminating at 2260m. The panorama is dazzling. If you are lucky, the peaks of the mountains will be snowy offering a contrast of beauty.
–The Ounila Valley: A few tens of kilometers after passing the Tizi N’Tichka pass, a junction of the main road will take you through the Ounila Valley. The path is longer and more stony to reach Ouarzazate, but the landscapes are well worth the detour. If time permits, stop to visit the Kasbah of Telouet. Then take a break for a short hike to the Tazleft Caves. Continuing on the road, you will see Tamdaght kasbah, which is very fond of the filmmaker because of it’s particular aesthetic, it will make your desert tour unforgettable
–Ksar Ait Benhaddou: This ancient fortress classified World Heritage by Unesco is a MUST. Location of several Hollywood movies, this site will make you travel in the imaginary. Allow at least half a day for a guided tour and take the time to have lunch on a beautiful terrace overlooking the valley.
-Cinema studios in Ouarzazate: 3 big movie studios in Ouarzazate, Kanzaman, Atlas Studios, and CLA Studios welcome visitors who want to immerse themselves in the sets of their favorite films.
-The oasis of Fint: A bouquet of greenery around a wadi, the oasis of Fint near Ouarzazate charm the visitors by its authenticity and its natural beauty. To do: A mule ride, a good tajine and why not a night homestay before continuing the road trip to Merzouga.
Points of Interest on the route from Ouarzazate to Merzouga
The road between Ouarzazate and the Dades Gorge is called the road of 1000 kasbahs. An excellent tour for a road trip dotted with traditional villages, oases, gorges and you guessed it … kasbahs. Take the time to admire the beauty of the region by spending the night in the villages before continuing the long journey to the desert of Merzouga.
-Palmeraie and Kasbah of Skoura: An oasis of 50km² of labyrinths of palm, olive and almond trees in the middle of the desert, the palm grove of Skoura is an enchanting place. Spend the night here to visit the palm grove, the beautiful kasbah and meet the locals.
-Valley of Roses: Along the M’Goun River, you will drive through the valley of Damascus roses whose flowering period extends from April to June. A festival of roses “Moussem” is organized every year in May. This is the time to take a shopping break to stock local products of all kinds with rose, almonds, figs and all kinds of essential oils.
-Dades Gorge: The road trip continues along the Dades river. The landscapes on this road are beautiful. Of course, Ksars and Kasbahs dot the road. Several hiking trails allow visitors to discover the fabulous rock formations, palm groves, and villages of the region.
-Tinghir Palm Grove: The Mellah area of Tinghir Village is the place to go for groceries. Do not miss the spectacular view from the top of the Kasbah Glaoui and visit the impressive irrigation system of the palm grove!
-Gorges de Toudra: The Todra Gorges are very popular with hikers but also by climbing enthusiasts. A refreshing break to make during this road trip.
-The village of Imilchil: A Berber wedding festival is held every year during the month of October, an opportunity to live an extraordinary cultural experience in Morocco.
-Khettara Wells in Erfoud: Get on well by car for the continuation of the long road trip to Merzouga. More stops before arriving at Erfoud. Take a short break to visit the Khettara galleries on the road, subterranean wells dating back to the 7th century.
-Merzouga and Erg Chebbi: You have arrived at the village of Merzouga, the door of the Sahara Desert in Morocco. Most hotels offer dromedary excursions to the famous Erg Chebbi sand dunes, and even the opportunity to spend the night in bivouacs in the desert.
The desert is a landscape full of things to discover in Desert Tours Morocco. We are sure to offer you a program in good standing that meets your exact expectations for a desert tour rich, varied and especially authentic, contact desert tours Morocco now and leave us the rest.