20 Best Things to Do While on a Morocco Desert Tour

If you’re seeking an adventure that transcends the ordinary, Morocco’s desert tour is an unmissable journey that promises a tapestry of unforgettable experiences. From the thrill of sandboarding in Erg Chebbi to the tranquility of sleeping under the stars in Merzouga, each moment in the Sahara is a treasure waiting to be discovered. Join us as we explore the 20 best things to do on your private Morocco desert tours, ensuring an adventure that will linger in your memory for years to come.

Stargazing in Erg Chebbi: Witness the Milky Way Unveiled

Stargazing in Morocco Sahara Desert

Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the starry night sky in Erg Chebbi, devoid of any light pollution. Marvel at the breathtaking sight of the Milky Way, an enchanting spectacle that will leave you spellbound.

Sandboarding Adventure: Glide Down the Majestic Dunes

Sandboarding in Erg Chebbi dunes
Sandboarding in Erg Chebbi dunes

Feel the rush of adrenaline as you sandboard on the towering dunes of Erg Chebbi, with boards available for hire at various Merzouga hotels. It’s an exhilarating experience that will surely leave you craving for more.

Sunrise Serenity: Wake Up to Nature’s Spectacle

Sunrise watch in Erg Chebbi dunes
Sunrise watch in Erg Chebbi dunes

Start your day with the magical sight of the sunrise in the desert, where the golden rays paint the sands in a surreal palette. Immerse yourself in the morning’s tranquility as the desert comes to life.

Sleep Under the Stars: A Night to Remember

Merzouga Sahara Desert Camp
Merzouga Sahara Desert Camp

Indulge in the charm of the Sahara by spending a night under the starry sky in Zagora, Erg Chebbi or Erg Chigaga. It’s an intimate experience that will leave you feeling one with the timeless beauty of the desert.

Explore Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou: Step into Hollywood’s Backdrop

Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou UNESCO World heritage village
Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou UNESCO World heritage village

Discover the UNESCO World Heritage site of Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, known for its appearances in various Hollywood blockbusters. Take a stroll through history as you explore the intricate mud-brick architecture and the enchanting alleys.

Todra Canyons Exploration: Walk Through Nature’s Splendor

The lush green oasis of Todgha
The lush green oasis of Todgha

Immerse yourself in the oasis of Todgha, where a serene stream leads you to the spectacular Todra Canyons. It’s an experience that will make you feel one with the wonders of nature.

Dades Gorges Scenery: Sip Mint Tea with a View

Dades Gorges snaky road panoramic view

Marvel at the breathtaking scenery of Dades Gorges while sipping mint tea at a hilltop café terrace. Let the stunning rock formations and the rugged beauty of the canyon mesmerize you.

Draa Valley Drive: A Journey Through Nature’s Abundance

Draa Valley lush green date palm oasis
Draa Valley lush green date palm oasis

Take a scenic drive along the picturesque Draa Valley, where you’ll encounter lush oases, historic Kasbahs, and abundant date palm plantations. It’s a journey that encapsulates the natural splendor of the Moroccan desert.

Tam-Tam Drumming: Embrace the Rhythms of the Desert

Berber nomads playing drums next to the desert camp bonfire.
Berber nomads playing drums next to the desert camp bonfire.

Join the local nomads at your camp for an evening of Tam-Tam drumming around the campfire. Let the rhythmic beats and warm hospitality create an unforgettable ambiance that embodies the rich cultural heritage of the Sahara.

Nomadic Encounters: Share Tea and Stories

A Berber nomad family in Morocco Sahara desert

Savor the warmth of Saharan hospitality by sharing mint tea with a hospitable nomad family. Listen to their fascinating stories and gain insight into the timeless wisdom woven into their nomadic lifestyle.

Valley of Roses Harvest: Immerse in Fragrant Delights

A man harvesting Damascus Roses in Dades Valley
Harvesting Damascus Roses in Dades Valley

Embark on a journey through the Valley of Roses, where the annual Damascus rose harvest takes place in April and May. Witness the distillation process that produces the aromatic rose water, an essential component of Moroccan culture.

Jbel Saghro Exploration: Uncover Ancient Remnants

Jbel Saghro Massif
Jbel Saghro Massif

Embark on an adventure through the volcanic peaks of Jbel Saghro, where you can collect fossilized stones that tell the story of the desert’s geological history.

Amridil Kasbah Museum Visit: Dive into Berber Heritage

Kasbah Amridil in Skoura Oasis
Kasbah Amridil in Skoura Oasis

Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the Berbers by exploring the Museum Kasbah of Amridilin Skoura Oasis. Discover the intricate architecture and lifestyle of the local community.

High Atlas Mountains Drive: A Scenic Passage

Crossing the High Atlas Mountains between Marrakech and the Sahara desert
Tizi N’Tichka Pass

Embark on a picturesque journey through the High Atlas Mountains, including the breathtaking Tizi Ntichka Pass at 2260 meters above sea level. Enjoy panoramic vistas that capture the essence of Morocco’s rugged beauty.

Fossils Museum Exploration: Delve into Ancient Mysteries

Erfoud desert fossils
Erfoud desert fossils

Discover the geological wonders of the region by visiting one of the renowned fossils museums in Erfoud and Rissani. Explore a diverse collection of fossilized artifacts that offer a glimpse into the Sahara’s ancient past.

Camel Trekking Adventure: Experience the Essence of the Sahara

Sunset camel ride in Morocco Sahraa Desert
Sunset camel ride in Morocco Sahraa Desert

Embark on an iconic camel trek across the mesmerizing sand dunes of Erg Chebbi or Erg Chigaga. Let the rhythmic sway of the camel transport you to a world where time stands still and the desert’s enchantment comes to life.

Ouarzazate Atlas Film Studios Visit: Step into Cinematic History

Ouarzazate Atlas Film Studios
Ouarzazate Atlas Film Studios

Immerse yourself in the world of cinematic grandeur by visiting the Ouarzazate Atlas Film Studios, renowned for its role in bringing legendary biblical epics and iconic movies to life. Relive the magic of timeless masterpieces in the very setting where they were created.

Sunset Spectacle: Witness Nature’s Canvas

Sunset in Erg Chebbi desert
Sunset in Erg Chebbi desert

Marvel at the awe-inspiring sunset over Erg Chebbi or Erg Chigaga dunes, where the shifting sands and vibrant colors create a breathtaking panorama. It’s a moment that encapsulates the essence of the desert’s timeless allure.

Unveil the Mysteries of Ancient Waterways in the Moroccan Desert

Moroccan Desert underground canalization system
Moroccan Desert underground canalization system

Among the captivating wonders nestled within Morocco’s Sahara desert is the renowned “. As you embark on a 3-day desert tour or more, you’ll likely encounter some. Yet, the most remarkable ones, where you can even venture down and witness the underground tunnels, lie near the village of Melaab, between The Gorge of Todgha and Erfoud.

Berber Pizza Delight: Taste the Flavors of the Desert

Medfouna: Traditional Berber Pizza prepared by Moroccan nomads
Medfouna: Traditional Berber Pizza.

Indulge in the culinary traditions of the desert by savoring a delectable Berber pizza prepared by local nomads in the hot sands. Let the flavors of this authentic delight tantalize your taste buds and leave a lasting memory of your Sahara adventure.

Embark on a Morocco desert tour with us and immerse yourself in the wonders of the Sahara. From exhilarating adventures to cultural encounters, each experience promises to be a chapter in a story that will stay with you long after the journey ends.

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