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The Sahara Tours and Travels

About The Sahara

The world's hottest and largest sand desert occupies a third of the African continent and is one of the harshest environments on the planet. Conjuring up images of the Sahara you're likely to imagine rolling waves of soft sands creating rippled outlines stretching all the way to the horizon and blazing in hues of deep orange and rose pink. However, the Sahara is far more varied than that with rocky high plateaus and rugged mountain ranges, including the peak of Emi Koussi volcano standing at a height of 3,415 metres.

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In Morocco you can access the remarkable sand dunes of the Sahara desert at two key locations - from the town of Merzouga for the dunes of Erg Chebbi and from the small village of M'hamid for the more remote dunes of Erg Chigaga. The more popular option is Erg Chebbi, which can be reached in a 4-day return journey from Marrakech. Both locations provide visitors with the quintessential desert experience with camel trekking and overnight camps available.

The Sahara Tours

Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to The Sahara. Alternatively, if you would like to include a visit to The Sahara on a bespoke touring itinerary to Morocco, take a look at our tailor-made holiday planning section.

BudgetDjemaa El Fna | Marrakech | Morocco

Marrakech & Beyond

8 Days FROM £625
SignatureCamel caravan in the Sahara Desert | Morocco

Christmas in Morocco

8 days FROM £675
SignatureBerber man | Morocco

Totally Morocco

9 days FROM £885
SignatureStars Shining Over the Sahara Desert | Morocco

Morocco Meteor Shower

9 days FROM £940
BudgetFamily camel trekking | Morocco

Morocco Family Adventure

9 days FROM £730
SignatureSahara | Morocco

Rock the Kasbah

10 Days FROM £780
Independent

Imperial Cities & Deserts

10 days FROM £1,465
SignatureEssaouira's medina is one of Morocco's nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites

New Years in Morocco

11 Days FROM £885
BudgetView of the city | Chefchaouen | Morocco

Camels, Souks & Kasbahs

15 Days FROM £980
BudgetMeteor Shower | Sahara | Morocco

Geminids Meteor Shower

15 Days FROM £1,025
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