Everything You Need to Know About Visiting the Sahara Desert – questions about desert

How far is desert from Marrakech

Everything You Need to Know About Visiting the Sahara Desert – questions about desert

Morocco desert

Morocco is a Northern African country, having the border with Spain in the north, Algeria to the east and Mauritania to the south.

From a geographic point of view, Morocco spans from the Atlantic Ocean, to mountainous areas (Atlas Mountains and Riff), to the Sahara desert.

Is there a desert in Marrakech?

While most of southern Morocco is an arid region, if you are looking to find the “real” Sahara and live the desert experience (rolling sand dunes with very little vegetation), you will need to travel a far distance away from Marrakech. The 2 closest desert areas from Marrakech are Erg Chebbi , near Merzouga, and Erg Chiggaga near Mhamid (Zagora region).

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How far is desert from Marrakech?

Merzouga is 550 km far away from Marrakech, a road that takes about 10 hours by car or by bus, Since the distance is so vast and the road could be tired, you’ll normally spend a night in a hotel half way through the journey.

marrakech to merzouga desert distance

How do I get to the Merzouga Desert?

It is many options to go visit desert.You can choose a hotel or riad in Merzouga as your base. But if you arrived in Marrakech or Fes, day trip to the Sahara Desert it’s not enough, because both city is far away from desert . Our agency offer organized tours from Marrakech to visit Merzouga or Zagora, 3 days desert trip from Marrakech to Fes, 3 days desert trip from Marrakech to Merzouga and 2 days desert trip to Zagora from Marrakech. All tours offers spectacular views and a chance to experience the desert nomad lifestyle.

Do people live in the Sahara Desert?

In desert, you will find very friendly arabs and berbers peoples. If you are interesting to discover their life and exotic culture, you can choose Go Marrakech desert trips Agency and explore that.

What do you wear to the Sahara Desert?

Packing Advice for Women and Men:

  • comfortable pants/trousers OR jeans
  • Underwear that are briefs not a thong
  • Long sleeve, loose fitting top.
  • A long scarf that you can wrap around your face to protect from sun and sand.
  • Sunglasses.
  • A hat
  • Socks.

Can you visit the Sahara Desert?

An Incredible Experience in the Sahara Desert.

Actually, Merzouga is a small village in south eastern Morocco, where many accommodation points are located. Merzouga is near Erg Chebbi, and ergs is the main attraction in the desert, a vast desert dune remodeled by wind. Depending on the time of day, the color of the dunes varies from pale yellow, golden yellow, making the fabulous experience dessert. Camel ride, dinner with berbers around the fire, the multitude of stars in the sky, traditional music, the moon from the sky, sunrise and sunset will make you incredible experience!

The one night tour is for people who have a limited time to see the desert and, in most cases, you’ll visit the sand dunes in Zagora. These dunes are much smaller and less impressive than Erg Chebbi

What is the best time of year to visit the desert?

When To Go – In most cases, spring and autoumn are the best times to visit the desert. It just goes, without saying, that it’s too hot in the summer. In the Sahara desert temperatures can be very cold in the winter and consistently in excess of 45 grade in the summer and early autoumn.

What would you bring to the desert?

What is the best gear to bringon a desert hike?

  • Gookinaid or a similar powder to help replenish electrolytes and prevent hyponatremia. I also bring salty pretzels or nuts which are good for snacking on during the day.
  • Brimmed hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Lightweight cotton shirt
  • Down jacket and wool hat
  • Extra water.

What can you do in the Sahara Desert?

7 Things to do in the Sahara Desert (Besides Riding a Camel)

Ride a quad bike. The Sahara Desert is one of the most idyllic places to wind down and enjoy nature at its finest, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun too! …

  • Desert Spa Day
  • Stargazing
  • Sand surfing
  • Sit around the camp fire
  • Spot wildlife
  • Watch the sunset (or sunrise!)
  • Make fabulous photos and memories!

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  • Marius Iuga
    August 20, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    The informations are verry useful! I can”t wait to see Morocco!
    Thank you!

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