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When should you visit the desert in Morocco?

When should you visit the desert in Morocco?

When should you visit the desert in Morocco?

Morocco is one of the best and beautiful holiday destinations in the world. It has a lot to offer and one of the most visited sites of this African country is the Sahara Desert. It is the largest hot desert in the world and attracts several tourists every year. With the current pandemic likely getting over and things getting back to normal, you can plan and think to head off to this exciting dunes destination.

Visiting the Sahara Desert on a 3 day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga is the best way to enjoy a splendid desert holiday. The desert is easily accessible from many cities in the country, including Marrakech.

Due to the changing weather conditions throughout the year, you may be wondering when is the best time to visit the desert? Here we are to help you understand the best times to visit this majestic desert.

Beginning of the year (January- March)

At the start of the year, it’s pretty cold but clear with blue skies. It’s very cold in Morocco during this time accompanied by hot weather.


It’s not too hot during the daytime but chilly at night. You can enjoy campfire nights in the desert. The weather is ideal and not too hazy but can be windy at times.


For some this time of the year is very hot during the daytime. Weather in Sahara and Marrakech can reach as high as 40C-45C. In the Sahara, it is very hot but still possible to sleep outside the tent while camping, under the myriad of stars, and have a wonderful meal.


Marrakech and Sahara are warm during this time but not hotter at night are the perfect time to spend here.

Christmas and holidays

It is usually different and fantastic as it is away from the unusual festive frenzy mood. It can be cold, but you can still have a beautiful time under the blanket of stars.

Best time to Visit

The best time to visit the Sahara desert is between May and October because the temperature is milder. During the winters, December and January, the temperature can be freezing making it hard to sleep. The worst time to visit the desert is June to September as during this time temperature reaches dangerous levels and heat is unbeatable.

While you are planning your next holiday in the desert, make sure to take assistance from a renowned travel expert in the region. Carry a lightweight scarf to wrap your head and protect from heat & blowing sand. Sunscreen is a must with sunglasses. Carry closed-toe shoes as the desert can be very hot and makes it easier to climb the dunes.

It will be hot in the desert during the day but the nights can be chilly and cooler. So don’t forget to carry your sweater and even a jacket to layer over top.

If you are planning to book Morocco desert tours as your next holiday in the Sahara Desert, let us know we can help organize a perfect holiday for your next trip.