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Morocco Desert & Safaris – On Normad tracks through the Sahara

You are familiar with the fascination of the Sahara from numerous films and are attracted to it? Then you can arrange your holiday in Morocco with breathtaking desert tours and explore the Sahara on the back of a dromedary. On off-road tours lasting several days, you will spend the night in romantic desert hotels or in lonely nomadic tents if you want to make your experience particularly authentic.

Where your eye goes: sand dunes and endless vastness

View on the sand dune Erg Chegaga near Mhamid in the desert of Morocco, Sahara

View on the sand dunes of Erg Chegaga

Tamegroute is one of the most popular destinations in southern Morocco. In the Draa Valley you can expect religious sights, which are used by the population from the nearby Zagora and from the whole country. A visit to the small desert town of Merzouga will take you into a completely exotic world at the foot of the sandy dunes of Erg Chebbi. Like a Normade you can wander through the desert landscape, look into the starry sky at night and be inspired by the atmosphere.

Mhamid – Where the road ends and the Sahara begins

In the very south and at the end of the street is the small oasis town of Mhamid. Actually this place is called M’hamid El Ghizlane, but the locals pronounce it with the first name. Through the palm-fringed Draa valley you reach the small desert town, from where your view sweeps over magnificent palm landscapes and the sand dunes lying on the horizon. You feel a sense of freedom as you wander through the country like a normade and spend your nights under the world-famous starry sky of the Sahara. The desert is not only sand and endless expanse, but also a place where green oases emerge practically from nowhere and appear to you like a mirage.

Hikes and trekking tours for adventurous people

Morocco desert and safaris, starry sky over the desert in Morocco

Starry sky over the desert in Morocco

A desert tour never gets boring. Already in Marrakesh you can start your tour, which leads you to the most beautiful places of the desert landscape. A scenic highlight are the fairytale shimmering colors that appear in the sunlight in all possible nuances of red, orange, gold and yellow. Ouarzazate and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ait Ben Haddou are popular destinations to visit on your trip from Marrakech to the desert. If you are going on a trip of several days, you should know that the nights get very cold. While during the day you feel the burning desert sun over Merzouga and M’hamid on your skin, you should close your sleeping bag tightly at night. Desert tours are pure adventures and experiences that you will never forget.

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