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5 Activities To Do In The Sahara Desert, Morocco
By April 9, 2024

5 Activities To Do In The Sahara Desert, Morocco

Unquestionably, the Sahara Desert ranks as our favorite region in Morocco. While it may appear as just sand and sky, it offers an array of surprising activities.

If the Sahara isn’t on your Morocco itinerary, we strongly urge you to reconsider. We suggest trimming your plans for Marrakech to spend more time in the desert.

Although the desert lacks standout attractions besides its sand dunes, it exudes a captivating allure. Its sheer magic lies in its vast expanse.

The Sahara offers one of the most authentic experiences in Morocco. Traveling here is a great way to learn about Berber culture in Sahara. While locals make a living from tourism, their way of life remains unparalleled in the country. Here are the top 5 things to do in Sahara Desert Morocco.

1. Camel trekking in the Sahara

Camel trekking in the Sahara stands out as a favored option for Sahara Desert tours, offering an immersive journey across the vast sands. Riding atop these remarkable creatures provides a glimpse into the nomadic lifestyle while traversing the rolling dunes.

Among the top destinations for camel rides in the Sahara lies the Erg Chebbi dunes. It’s advisable to choose a reputable tour operator to ensure the well-being of the animals. Opting for an overnight excursion is preferable for the camels, allowing them time to recuperate after the journey.

2. Desert Camping in the Sahara

Experiencing a night in the Marrakesh desert, sleeping beneath the stars, is an indescribable adventure. Only those who have ventured into the dunes on a chilly night, surrounded by countless stars, can truly grasp the depth of emotions it evokes. Departing from Marrakech, various desert itineraries lead to Morocco’s primary deserts: Merzouga, Zagora, and Agafay. Upon reaching the desert, you’ll stay in well-equipped tented camps offering comfortable accommodations, restroom facilities, seating areas, warm fires, and more, nestled in remote locations.

3. Experience either the sunset or sunrise in the Sahara

The serene splendor of the desert’s golden dunes stands unparalleled among natural wonders worldwide. Witnessing a Moroccan sunrise or sunset offers a singular experience, seamlessly integrated with various activities in the enchanting Marrakech desert. For instance, while camping overnight in the Moroccan desert, one can embark on camel or quad rides at dawn or dusk, amplifying the enchantment of the desert vista with its shimmering allure across the vast landscape.

4. Enjoy sandboarding

Sandboarding resembles snowboarding, but instead of white, cold powder, you slide on warm, yellow sand. Strap on the board for an exhilarating glide down rolling dunes, or opt for a seated or prone position if you’re less confident.

Prime locations for sandboarding in the Moroccan Sahara Desert include the Erg Chebbi and Erg Chigaga dunes, as well as the Tifnit Dunes near the coastal village of Tifnit.

5. Stargazing in the desert

In the Sahara desert, where light pollution is minimal and skies are clear, stargazing becomes an unforgettable experience. Lying on a blanket at your camp, sipping hot tea, you can marvel at millions of twinkling stars overhead. If fortunate, you might spot shooting stars! Switch off all lights and electronics, allowing yourself to be enveloped in the splendor of the night sky. It’s a deeply humbling encounter that fosters a sense of connection to the vastness beyond oneself.

Exploring the Sahara Desert is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. If you wish to take this unforgettable journey soon, reach out to our experts and they will be happy to help you plan your perfect Morocco Trip. We have a wide range of Morocco tours to choose from!