The main reason for so many to fly to Marrakech is to do a Morocco desert tour, and how to choose the proper budget shared Marrakech desert tour would be essential for a great shared Marrakech desert tour experience.

 Licensed Morocco tour company

First, you need to pick a tour organized by a licensed, insured tour operator, not just a transportation company that does it illegally. There are different ways to tell whether the company is licensed to organize Morocco desert tours; the main two are physical addresses, as illegal companies do not have physical addresses.

 Plan your Marrakech Sahara desert trip according to your timetable

Some will be confused about what group Marrakech desert tour to book, but to narrow your choice, the main factor is time: How much time do you have to spare for your desert trip? Some think one day can introduce them to the desert; this might be true, but only if they can afford a helicopter trip to Erg Chebbi or Erg Cheggaga. Otherwise, a day trip to Ouarzazate is not worth it, you’ll spend most of the time driving, and in the end, you’ll realize that it is not the desert.

 Group 2 day desert trip to Zagora from Marrakech

A 2-day Marrakech desert trip to Zagora would introduce you to the Moroccan desert for those who can spare two days. Please note that it is tiring, and long driving hours are involved, but the scenery is excellent: Tichka pass and the high Atlas Mountains, Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, Ouarzazate, Agdz and Draa Valley, then Tinfou dunes. Overnight at a nomad tent camp in Zagora with a camel trekking activity is included in this trip.

 Marrakech to Merzouga 3-day shared trip.

The next category of shared Moroccan desert excursions departing from Marrakech is a 3-day shared Marrakech desert tour to Merzouga and Erg Chebbi. This trip is the most popular among all Marrakech shared desert tours, it involves a night in Boumalne Dades and the second night in Erg Chebbi dunes with a camel trek also included. The downside of this incredible trip is the last day driving hours from Erg Chebbi to Marrakech.

Group 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes

For those combining the two historical cities of Marrakech and Fes and who would love to seize the opportunity to visit Morocco Sahara desert, this budget shared desert tour from Marrakech to Fes is ideal. You can join a small group of young travelers worldwide on an overland desert tour from Marrakech to Fes.

Private Morocco desert trips

For those who can afford a private Morocco desert tour or who come in a set group, a tailored trip would work even better for them, as there are other parts of the Moroccan desert not as popular as Zagora and Merzouga because of accessibility and the fact that they can not be included in an extensive tour of Morocco :

  • Erg Cheggaga can be combined with Foum Zguid via Iriki Lake in 4 days; a 4X4 is essential.
  • Other tours combining both Erg Chebbi and Erg Cheggaga can be tailored in 5 days or more
  • A combination of the Sahara desert and the southern oases along with Taroudant and the Atlantic coast to Essaouira can also be arranged privately for a week.
  • For those who combine both Marrakech and Fez, the best way to visit the Sahara desert is by doing a 3-Day Marrakech to Fes desert tour or a desert tour from Fes to Marrakech which can both last 3 or 4 days depending on your time. This trip is best made on a private basis.
  • Then there is the classic 3 days desert tour from Marrakech which will take you to Merzouga with the first night in Dades Valley and the second at a luxury Sahara desert camp in Erg Chebbi.

Marrakech Desert Trips specializes in tailor-made, private, and shared budget Morocco desert tours. I will be glad to assist you with your inquiries and questions regarding their private and shared Marrakech desert tours.