Morocco

2 day trip from Marrakech to the Sahara desert - Part II

2 day trip from Marrakech to the Sahara desert - Part II

After having spent a full day travelling from Marrakech, it was time to continue my journey to the Sahara desert. As we crossed the Atlas Mountains, the green vegetation of the previous day would start turning into arid land as we approached Merzouga, the door to the desert.

Check out the second and final day of my trip, with stops at the Dades and Todra Gorge before spending the night with the berbers in the middle Sahara desert!

2 day trip from Marrakech to the Sahara desert - Part I

2 day trip from Marrakech to the Sahara desert - Part I

There are few more isolated places in the world than the Sahara desert. Despite its scorching days and freezing nights, many travellers dream of venturing into this sea of sand dunes to ride a camel and enjoy the Berber hospitality.

During my last visit to Morocco, I joined a two day trip to the Sahara desert from Marrakech to live this experience first-hand. Check out the first day of my trip, in which I would visit the High Atlas Mountains, Ait-Ben-Haddou and the Dades Valley!

Marrakech: highlights of the Red City

Marrakech: highlights of the Red City

Gorgeous mosques and gardens, a beautifully preserved medina, the Sahara desert only some steps away… Marrakech is not only the main cultural hub of Morocco, but it has also become one of the most popular destinations in the country. And for a reason!

If you’re interested in experiencing the Moroccan culture first-hand, Marrakech is certainly your go-to place. Read more to discover what are some of the highlights that you can enjoy in this fascinating place!