Marrakech
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Our most recommended Marrakech Desert Safaris

  • Marrakech Quad Bike Experience: Desert and Palmeraie

    1. Marrakech Quad Bike Experience: Desert and Palmeraie

    This thrilling adventure promises the safest yet most fun tour of the best spots of the well-known desert. You will explore the Jbilets Desert which is known for its attractive lighting. Combining the history and fascinating nature of this amazing environment, this tour has been specially planned out to help you get rid of the worries of day to day life. Only 30 minutes from the center of Marrakech, travel with us to enjoy Moroccan realness- its hospitality, inhabitants, and wide-open spaces. You will also get to discover the Jbilets desert area and take in the great views of the Atlas Mountains. During this tour, we will take a break in a little village to stretch your legs, sip hot tea and enjoy Berber hospitality. At this point, the guides will be happy to show some of the best tracks & spots in the area. On request, this family-friendly half-day excursion can also be tailored to s...

    It was so fun an exciting! The guides were so kind and happy to help. The quad experience was incredible! I had so much fun. It was me and my sister and the pick up was on time and comfortable, even though there wasn’t air conditioning in the beginning, thankfully it was very hot so bearable. The guides at the desert were kind, entertaining and very pleasant. Our guide took the best pictures and I have so many lovely memories. Thank you for the highlight of my trip

  • Marrakech to Merzouga 3-Day Desert Safari

    2. Marrakech to Merzouga 3-Day Desert Safari

    Discover the edge of the Sahara Desert on a 3-day budget tour from Marrakech, and explore the dramatic landscapes of the Dades Valley and Kasbah of Ourzazate. Ride across the dunes of Erg Chebbi by camel, and sleep at a desert camp surrounded by high sand dunes. Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Tinghir After an early departure from the Marrakech hotel, your journey begins by crossing the High Atlas Mountains past one Berber village after another to the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou, famous for its Kasbah and fortified village, and previously used as a set for some famous Hollywood epics as well as a backdrop for some fashion magazines photo shoots. After some leisure time to explore the village with its Kasbah, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant, then continue your drive through Ouarzazate, known as the Gate of the Sahara and onto Boumalne Dades, admiri...

    This trip was well organized, so prompt and there has not been any waste of time. The driver was so professional, careful, and taking care of us. Even I booked another trip after this trip, I cancelled it because this trip was already enough to have many experiences from culture to nature from meals to adventure. So, very satisfied with this trip and highly recommend it!

  • Marrakech Desert & Palm Grove Quad Bike Tour

    3. Marrakech Desert & Palm Grove Quad Bike Tour

    Along the way, discover traditional Berber villages, see houses typical of the region, and meet some of the locals to discover their way of life, practically unchanged for more than 200 years. Halfway through your tour, stop for a cup of Moroccan tea and a snack with a local family. With your guide as translator, you can take the opportunity to talk to them about their customs and experiences as you share a moment together. Enjoy the silence and serenity of the Sahara before hopping back on your quad bike and continuing your rugged desert ride. Conclude your tour back at the base camp. Sit back and relax on the drive back to your hotel in Marrakech.

    Got picked up before time stated by the guide but this was not withing get your guide range. The driver was not the most pleasant, he interrupted twice when I was talking to my partner and i'd rather have him not listen in on my conversation. He had a very creepy aura about him and this made me stay quiet with my partner until I got to our destination. But that was the end of any downsides. From then onwards the guides were great and the experience as great. Met some great people and we had a brilliant time. I wished there was an option for 2 people sharing 1 quad as that is what I ended up doing but paid for two quads. Thanks to all the tour guides for their hospitality and to the man taking us there safely (although it was not the best experience).

  • Marrakesh: Full-Day Desert and Mountain Tour with Camel Ride

    4. Marrakesh: Full-Day Desert and Mountain Tour with Camel Ride

    The adventure begins with pickup between 8:30 and 9am from your hotel in Marrakesh. Head south towards the vast Agafay Desert, admiring the changing landscape along the way as the city gives way to luscious greenery. Arrive at the large village of Imlil located at the foot of the High Atlas Mountains, then pass through the incredible Kik Plateau. Next, embark on a 30-minute camel ride and soak up views of the surrounding landscapes. After your ride, enjoy a relaxing tea break and learn about local Berber culture, as well as their traditions, history, and way of life. Pass through several Berber villages on your way to the Amizmiz Valley, then arrive at Tinirt Village where you can have lunch at a traditional Berber house. After lunch, continue the tour to the Great Plain of Haouz, passing through the village of Ouled Mataa which was originally inhabited by Bedouin Arab tribes from the ...

    Fantastic experience! Perfect one day trip outside of Marrakech, getting to see an Argan Oil Cooperative (Not mentioned in the description—so glad we got to do it!), the Atlas Mountains, a waterfall, the desert…the camel ride was a little bit of a letdown (they took you in a circle around the ranch area, with all the camels tied together, and a guide leading it, but the guide didn’t talk at all or give interesting data about the camels; we just walked, very slowly, in silence in a big circle) but still cool to see the camels and ride. Abdul was a fantastic driver/guide for the day. Fun, funny, knowledgeable, and kind. Ibrahim was also a good guide for the hiking portion. The vehicle was also nice and comfortable. Bottled water was said to be included, but was only received at lunch; it would have been nice to have in the car and/or for the hike. We would totally choose this tour again!!

  • Marrakech: Half-Day Desert Quad & Dromedary Tour

    5. Marrakech: Half-Day Desert Quad & Dromedary Tour

    After being picked up at your hotel, you will be driven to an otherworldly arid landscape where your adventure will begin. Your guide will provide you with all the necessary instruction and equipment, including nomadic dress, for your dromedary tour. Upon your dromedary, see what life is like outside the bustle of Marrakech. Visit a Berber village and enjoy a tea break in the desert. Experience the hospitality and authenticity of Morrocans. Then dismount, put on your helmet and gloves and speed through the desert on top of your quad bike. Race among the palms underneath the vast blue sky and discover an open and thrilling world that awaits just outside the big city.

    The quad ride was fantastic, the guide looked after everyone and made it easy for everyone to have fun. The stop in the berber village included a tasty mint tea and a nice pastry as a snack. Just regarding the camel, they couldve treated the animals a little better, as one was in visable pain when we got on & off. During the ride it was fine just at these moments it made us feel a little uncomfortable. With a little more loving treatment it wouldve been 5 stars easy!! Thanks for the tour guys!

  • From Marrakech: Day Trip to Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou

    6. From Marrakech: Day Trip to Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou

    Start your day trip with pickup from your Marrakech accommodation from 7-8 AM. Hop inside your air-conditioned car and soak up the scenery as you travel into the Atlas Mountains. Your first stop will be at a small village called Ait Ben Barka near the amazing natural areas surrounding Toufliht. Explore the area with your driver and learn about the schedule for your trip, and the sights that you will see on your trip. You'll take a little break to enjoy the beauty of this natural landscape and get excited for the next part of your journey. The second stop on your tour will be the Tizi n'Tichka pass, 7,415 feet above sea level (2,260 meters).  Your third stop will be at Atlas Film Studios at Ouarzazate. This is the largest film studio in the world, famously featured in the TV series Game of Thrones. You will have the opportunity to visit the studios to explore on your own. You'll be abl...

    This was the best day of our stay in Marrakech. We loved our host, he was so nice and friendly. We visited beautiful places during the day. Absolutely recommend this trip.

  • Full-Day Agafay Desert Quad Adventure from Marrakech

    7. Full-Day Agafay Desert Quad Adventure from Marrakech

    This tour provides a bit of everything, from adventure to amazing mountainous landscapes and great food in a traditional Berber setting. Enjoy a full-day excursion at the foot of the Atlas Mountains. You’ll travel from your hotel or riad in Marrakech to Lalla Takerkoust Lake. Discover the beauty of this lake that stretches for 7 kilometers. Ride through wonderful eucalyptus forests and lush hidden canyons to the Agafay Desert. A Yamaha quad and all the necessary equipment (goggles, hood, helmet, and raincoat) are provided and will be in excellent condition. Your professional and attentive guide will be with you the whole day, adapting the pace and route to the level of the participants. Savor a delicious lunch prepared by a Berber family and be warmly welcomed into their home. Experience a traditional way of life that hasn't changed for hundreds of years. Cross through the Agafay Des...

    It was a full day quad biking in the desert with a lunch in a desert camp. The bikes were very safe and it seemed the company had all the equipment needed to feel safe!

  • Marrakech: Camel Ride in Palm Groves with Tea Break

    8. Marrakech: Camel Ride in Palm Groves with Tea Break

    The palm groves of Marrakech are the perfect place to get away from it all and explore the scenic surroundings of the Red City. Enjoy the experience of a 1-hour camel ride through the green groves and the countryside around the site. During this 2-hour adventure your ride will also take you through the nearby villages and you’ll have the opportunity to experience the traditional lifestyle of local people. Along the way you'll stop for a break with some time to relax and enjoy delicious Moroccan tea and admire the views of this charming setting.

    The local travel provider Marakesh Travel services helped with the mixup of our tickets. The driver and the van was exceptional. Anas the camel rider made us little camel souvenirs which was a nice touch.

  • Marrakech: Camel Ride in the Oasis Palmeraie

    9. Marrakech: Camel Ride in the Oasis Palmeraie

    Escape the bustling souks, streets and palaces of Marrakech, and climb on the back of a camel to ride through the beautiful Palmeraie on the outskirts of the city. Although the real desert is too far from the city center, about 20 minutes drive away lies an oasis of manicured gardens, sweet-scented orange trees and palm groves that make ideal terrain for a spot of light camel riding. A driver will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to meet the camel handlers and their trusty beasts. They will then guide you into the Palmeraie and on through authentic villages and green palm groves. Discover how the locals live outside the city center. And end with a fresh mint tea in a typical nomadic tent.

    The guide was excellent ,the tribal clothes were comfortable and protected us from sun’s rays. It was a great experience.

  • 2-Day Desert Excursion from Marrakech

    10. 2-Day Desert Excursion from Marrakech

    Imagine yourself passing through overwhelmingly beautiful valleys and past red flat mountains. See yourself going higher and higher into the Atlas Mountains along with a private guide, spending several days getting to know the sights and sounds of this very special place. This two-day tour will bring you from Marrakech through the Draa valley, across to Ouarzazate and back. On the first day of the tour, you'll depart early in the morning and immediately witness some of the beauty that Morocco has to offer. You'll be stunned by the valleys and hills as you travel 7400 feet up in your air-conditioned vehicle. You'll quickly arrive at the ksar (fortified city) of Ait Ben Haddou, located along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech. You may get the feeling that you've been here before; Ait Ben Haddou has served as the backdrop for films such as “Lawrence of Arabia”, “Time...

    HONESTLY: it was súper amazing! Mustapha (Musti) was our 26-year-old guide and he was truly incredible! The trip is long, but the views and all the stops are 100% worth it. We were just a group of 6 in a airconditioned van. Compared to other tours with over 8 people, this was just perfect!! All people from our group were between the age of 22 and 28, which resulted in a great atmosphere. Even though you don’t really have the ‘famous sand dunes’, the views, sunset and sunrise are AMAZING. DEFINITELY WORTH EVERY EURO!

Planning Your Visit

  • How much does it cost?

    Marrakech desert tours and safaris start at around €50 for an afternoon, with prices reaching closer to €1,000 for all-inclusive day trips lasting four to five days. Discount deals can be found if you book online, but be sure to compare comfort factors like transportation, accommodation, and food, especially for longer tours.

  • What's the weather like?

    Marrakech swelters through hot and humid summers that can reach upwards of 104°F. However, despite the desert landscape, it experiences seasonal rains through its damp and mild winters.

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What people are saying about Marrakech

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 5,494 reviews

Fantastic experience! Perfect one day trip outside of Marrakech, getting to see an Argan Oil Cooperative (Not mentioned in the description—so glad we got to do it!), the Atlas Mountains, a waterfall, the desert…the camel ride was a little bit of a letdown (they took you in a circle around the ranch area, with all the camels tied together, and a guide leading it, but the guide didn’t talk at all or give interesting data about the camels; we just walked, very slowly, in silence in a big circle) but still cool to see the camels and ride. Abdul was a fantastic driver/guide for the day. Fun, funny, knowledgeable, and kind. Ibrahim was also a good guide for the hiking portion. The vehicle was also nice and comfortable. Bottled water was said to be included, but was only received at lunch; it would have been nice to have in the car and/or for the hike. We would totally choose this tour again!!

We had an awesome day!! Our driver Hassan was incredibly friendly and gave us some great information as well as served as an awesome DJ throughout the day! The hike in Imlil was fantastic, great views and a very attentive guide, Ibrahim, who always made sure everyone was fine and gave us enough time to catch our breaks. Lunch in a local restaurant was accompanied by an amazing view of the Atlas mountain and the dromedary ride in traditional Berber clothes did not disappoint! Absolutely would recommend! 10/10 price-performance ratio

The driver Mohammed was really nice, and he drove very safely. The guides were great and funny during the trip, they share a lot about their culture and personal life or opinion so it was good to exchange with them. And of course, we enjoyed to be in the Sahara with the camels who are in good health, and loved. Even if the road can be exhausted, if you want to have stars in your eyes thanks to these wonderful safari desert, goooo!

This trip was well organized, so prompt and there has not been any waste of time. The driver was so professional, careful, and taking care of us. Even I booked another trip after this trip, I cancelled it because this trip was already enough to have many experiences from culture to nature from meals to adventure. So, very satisfied with this trip and highly recommend it!

It was really an unique experience that you must have it once in a lifetime. We were lucky to have Said as our driver. He was a very kind man who teached us a lot about Berbers culture, and the history behind all of the places we visited. I definitely recommend him not only as your driver but as a tour guide. Shukran Said!