The Moroccan Desert is one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations. The towering dunes of Morocco may be enjoyed in countless ways, one of which is through Private Excursions to the Desert, especially in Erg Chebbi and Erg Chigaga.
Sleeping under the stars in a bivouac-style desert tent and sunset camel rides are one of the few things to expect on Private Excursions to the Desert in Morocco! Riding horses, ascending sand dunes, discovering nomadic villages, and listening to traditional music around a roaring campfire are all possibilities. The Moroccan desert is a truly unforgettable experience from dawn to dusk.
Allow us to show you where you can enjoy Private Excursions to the Desert in Morocco. There are a plethora of options that you can choose from; so, make sure to choose wisely and join us ASAP so that you can satisfy your adventurous and gypsy sides!
Sahara Desert excursions
There are various methods to make the most of your desert adventure. The first step is to follow this sand sea. A walk among the dunes, regardless of the mode of transportation, guarantees a walk full of discoveries. Each peak has a rest spot where you may observe the views and sceneries of the Erg Chebbi.
To be more specific, the Erg Chebbi is located in Tafilalet, Morocco’s southeast, around 40 kilometers from the town of Erfoud and close to the Algerian border. Erg Chebbi is a location where ancient nomadic peoples used to live.
This vast natural reserve is now one of the most popular destinations for tourists who want to walk in the footsteps of local and nomadic people. Fans of wide-open areas will be thrilled, while professionals will be enthralled by the rock carvings and impressive ancient monuments.
The Erg Chebbi, which is vast and untamed, cannot be explored all in one day. This is why, camps with all the required amenities have been created. Still, this does not stop daring tourists from pitching their tents in the open air.
In the surroudings of Erg Chebbi lays the famous town of Merzouga. Sand dunes several meters high will surround you. The dunes are rather high here, making for great photography. In Merzouga, there are various desert camps. These tent campsites can be affordable or luxurious (depending on your budget). Either way, we will be putting you comfort first to give you a unforgettable overnight stay in the desert!
In Merzouga, you can go:
- Sunset / Sunrise Camel riding
- Sand Boarding
- ATV Quad Adventure
- Night Camping in an oasis across the dunes
Erg Chigaga Private Excursions to the Desert
Erg Chigaga, after the Erg Chebbi dunes, represents the most popular site for any tourist looking for an exciting, yet low risk, adventure in Morocco’s Sahara desert.
Desert comprises one of Morocco’s most magnificent sand dunes. It is around 500 kilometers from Marrakech, 310 kilometers from Ouarzazate, and 45 kilometers from the little settlement of Mhamid. We can confidently name it Morocco’s lovely Sahara desert thanks to its golden sea dunes and diverse Ergs. This vast Moroccan Sahara can only be experienced by Quad or 4×4 excursions or traditional camel trekking expeditions if you are looking for a true adventure.
Tented campgrounds with all the necessary comfort facilities are available in the Moroccan Sahara. A desert camp in Erg Chigaga can accommodate up to 50 people in the open air, making it the ideal location for stargazing or simply relaxing around over a fire in the wintertime.
In Erg Chigaga, there are various Desert Sahara campgrounds with all you need for a memorable night. You always have the option of riding camels from these campgrounds. Luxury desert camps give all the needs for comfort in the center of the dunes, where the only thing visible is the dunes on the distance.
While in Erg Chigaga, make sure to visit M’Hamid. It is the entryway to the desert in Morocco’s southeastern corner. It is the final oasis of the Draa Valley before approaching the heart of the Hamada’s dry vastness. Walkers, take notes: M’Hamid is an excellent starting point for numerous walks! You will be able to roam the Saharan desert plateaus or travel the route of a thousand kasbahs that will take you to the heart of the valleys and verdant gorges of Drâa.
M’Hamid is an excellent caravanning destination. It was settled during the Copper and Iron Ages, when the Sahara had not yet become a desert. Traveling around M’Hamid will introduce you to a vibrant place where the spectacular landscapes and warmth of the locals will leave you with wonderful experiences.
Torn on which Erg you should visit first in our Private Excursions to the Desert?
Both Ergs include camel riding, an overnight stay in a desert tent, and breathtaking scenery. Nonetheless, Erg Chebbi is simple to reach; a paved road connects the settlement of Merzouga to the dunes, allowing you to receive services and amenities such as post, bus, and hospital…
Erg Chigaga is Morocco’s most remote desert, requiring many hours of off-road driving to reach the camp. If you want to go “into the wild,” Erg Chigaga could be a better option. As mentioned above, it is the perfect location for Sahara trekking if you are interested in such wild and adventurous activities.
Whichever one you choose to explore, we will strive to offer you the best Private Excursions to the Desert. For additional information, do not hesitate to contact us.