Excursions to Sahara desert

Nomad culture

Our desert camp in Erg Chegaga

Camel ride in the sand dunes

Sandboarding in the sand dunes

Under the starlit desert sky

Tours from Marrakech

The red city

Tours to the Moroccan coast

Atlas mountains

Magnificent kasbahs and architecture

Essaouira coastal town

Magical moments on your travel

Handmade craft ceramics












Tour operator with trips inside the magical kingdom of Morocco

Experience genuine hospitality, ancient history, rich culture and majestic nature in this contrasting country.

Join us for a Moroccan Adventure.


3 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Erg Chegaga dunes

The trip takes you over the highest pass in the Atlas Mountains and you visit the most famous kasbah in Morocco, Kasbah Ait Benhaddou. You pass Berber villages, Morocco's Hollywood city, ride camel into the Sahara sand dunes, try sandboarding, watch an amazing sunset and a magical starlit sky beyond compare. Eat well in our desert camp and sleep in a nomad tent, surrounded by the desert silence.

4 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Erg Chegaga dunes

The trip takes you over the Atlas Mountains, North Africa’s highest mountain pass. You visit kasbahs, oases, sleep in a desert camp, ride camel into the silent sand dunes, try sandboarding and drive 4x4 off-road in different features of Sahara. We follow ancient caravan routes, pass Berber and Nomad villages and visit the carpet capital of Morocco.

4 Days Tour from Marrakech to Sahara Desert and Coast

The highlights of the tour: Crossing the Atlas Mountains, visit Ksar Ait Ben Haddou, passing Berber villages, green date valleys and Ouarzazate city, called “The Gate to Sahara". Camel trek, sandboarding and sleep in a desert camp in Sahara. Visit a ceramic village and the carpet capital of Morocco. Stay in Taroudant, the “Grandmother of Marrakech” and the laidback fishing town Essaouira, with its long beach.

2 Days Desert Tour from M'hamid to Erg Chegaga dunes

Feel the freedom and silence of Sahara, enjoy a magical sunset over the sand dunes and a starlit sky beyond compare. Stay in a desert camp, try sandboarding down the dunes and get to know the nomads and their culture. This is an unforgettable experience!

We have 2 departures from M'hamid everyday, for minimum 2 persons.

See the video from Reiseperler on a Moroccan Adventure organised by Desert Candles, from Marrakech to Erg Chegaga and back to Marrakech.

Video from one of our travellers, Stéphane Hennick: Roadtrip from Marrakech to Erg Chegaga. The tour from M’hamid El Ghizlane to Erg Chegaga desert camp was organised by Desert Candles.

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My first trip to Marrakesh and not least to Sahara 🌞 🐪 I have been on an adventure beyond compare. Had to pinch myself in the arm every single day. Seen many wonderful places which should only be experienced. The feeling, smells and the whole atmosphere, indescribable. “In love” as we said to each other. Tip top travel guides who fixed and arranged everything for us. I just want to THANK YOU again for letting me experience this, and you are the reason why it was so great Solveig and Abdoul😀 I AM GOING BACK. I wish that everyone could experience the same as I have.

Lisbeth Rasch

I was on a group trip to Marrakech, Essaouira and Desert Candles’ camp in Sahara. It was a great and exciting trip with excellent drivers, guides and hotels. And the camp was super!!!

Siri Hope Nygaard

Thank you, thank you for an adventurous round trip in Morocco. A fascinating country with bustling life in Marrakesh to the quiet and peaceful Sahara. The nomad camp was more different then I expected, with proper beds and shower and toilet, very lovely. And the tasty food, not so different from Norwegian, but cooked in another way. And very nice drivers. This is a trip I can strongly recommend.

Kristi Skare

To be on a trip with Desert Candles was the best travel experience I have ever had. Although I should mention that I have only been on charter trips and a few bus trips to Eastern Europe. So even if I can be easily impressed, I would think that this trip is breathtaking even for people who travel a lot.

The flight to Morocco is not further away than a normal trip to a holiday in the sun. The advantage here is that you have better space, no nasty flight meals and you have free wifi all the way.

At the airport we were picked up in big, comfortable cars. Something we learned later on was a necessity when we were going into the desert.

A riad is a place that you automatically fall in love with and you just long to bring your dear friends and family there. It is like a small inn, with the greatest people in the world working there, and who wish to make your stay completely perfect.

The trip to Sahara is long and exciting. Just enough breaks underway for photo stops and toilet visits.

It is recommended to buy some potato chips and sweets from the kiosks/cafees along the way. Remember to share with you driver too. That creates a very special atmosphere. Remember, the driver is a stranger when you first get into the car, but by the time you arrive to Sahara, he is a good friend.

The camp out there is totally indescribable. Here you meet a small group of people who, before the first evening is over, you feel is your best friends.

The stars are so close, so close. The food here is the best we had on the whole trip. Camel ride, sand climbing, snowboard in the sand, the feeling of peace and quiet is so very unique out here. Campfire, sing-a-long, fellowship with new friends.

Sahara must be experienced and should be experienced via Desert Candles.

I am going back with my man, son, daughter-in-law, grand children and friends. In February 2018 we see you again.

Eva Annette Lintho