How to Plan a Desert Trip in Morocco

Picture yourself hundreds of feet high in the sand, atop a camel, surrounded by orange-red sand, while you watch the sun dip under a blue horizon. It is so quiet you can hear only the thoughts bubble up in your head. At night, a sprinkling of stars illuminate the night sky so vibrantly, you don’t need a flashlight to see. You eat delicious, spiced food from steaming clay pots and sit around a camp fire with a glass of wine. What I just described is not heaven. It is a trip to the Moroccan desert, and one of the best experiences I’ve ever had in my life. This guide will take you step by step to plan the perfect desert trip in Agafay desert Morocco

If you’re taking a trip to Morocco a journey to the Sahara desert in Agafay desert camp should be at the top of your list. It’s one of the most surprising, incredible places I’ve ever been, and I highly recommend it to everyone. There are a number of options and packages, and this post intends to help you plan your trip to the deserts of Morocco, step-by-step.

Our trip to Morocco was two weeks long. We spent the first week exploring the big cities such as Marrakech, Fes, and Casablanca. We knew that the desert was a long distance from the cities but were told the trip to the Sahara was unforgettable. If you’re like me, you might think a 9-hour trek to the desert seems far too long. I can assure you, the desert was the highlight of the trip, and is absolutely necessary to go to when Desert Agafay Camp. We booked our trip with Agafay desert Luxury Desert Camps and traveled from Marrakech to the desert by car. UPDATE! Agafay desert Luxury Desert Camps has offered my readers a 10% discount (!!!) when you mention “Helene.”

Want to plan a trip to the Sahara desert of Morocco? Believe me, you do. But the information out there on planning your trip to Morocco isn’t always easy to find. This post intends to give you detailed steps on planning your trip. Whether you want a complete Morocco desert tour or you’d like to have more of a DIY experience, a trip to the desert is one of the best ways to engulf yourself in Morocco.

A desert trip to Morocco is one of my favorite experiences. I’ve never felt so at peace and enchanted by the natural surroundings. If you are the type of person that has trouble relaxing (me!), wants to see incredible dunes, diverse landscape, and escape the city life then going to the Moroccan desert is one of the best adventures you can have. After the Atlas mountains disappear over the horizon you’ll spot the golden sand of the desert, truly one of the most breathtaking places I’ve ever seen in my life.

The Sahara desert dunes are shaped by the wind and are constantly changing to form new peaks and valleys. You’ll mix with the locals who are wrapped in white and blue headscarves as you’re whisked off into the sunset on a camel. If feels like a movie but it’s real life!

The cities of Morocco are intricate and unique but often crowded and noisy. The desert of Morocco is the ideal escape and the perfect way to experience the beauty of the Sahara.

Which dunes should you visit in Morocco ?

The Sahara Ergs refer to the shifting dunes in the desert. There are two Saharan Ergs in Morocco: Erg Chebbi and Erg Chigaga. Both situated in the remote south/south eastern desert region of Saharan Morocco beyond the Atlas mountain range. We ventured to Erg Chebbi which we found to look more beautiful of the two areas.

 

 

 

 

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