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Trips and Tours to The Sahara

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.

EssentialsDjemaa El Fna | Marrakech | Morocco

Marrakech & Beyond

8 Days FROM R12,900
SignatureCamel caravan in the Sahara Desert | Morocco

Christmas in Morocco

8 days FROM R13,900
SignatureBerber man | Morocco

Totally Morocco

9 days FROM R18,900
SignatureStars Shining Over the Sahara Desert | Morocco

Morocco Meteor Shower

9 days FROM R20,900
HandpickedFamily camel trekking | Morocco

Morocco Family Adventure

9 days FROM R14,900
SignatureSahara | Morocco

Rock the Kasbah

10 Days FROM R15,900

Imperial Cities & Deserts

10 days FROM R30,900
SignatureEssaouira's medina is one of Morocco's nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites

New Years in Morocco

11 Days FROM R18,900
EssentialsView of the city | Chefchaouen | Morocco

Camels, Souks & Kasbahs

15 Days FROM R19,900
EssentialsMeteor Shower | Sahara | Morocco

Geminids Meteor Shower

15 Days FROM R21,900
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