(Last Updated On: March 28, 2018)

Sahara desert trip gallery.

Sahara desert trip gallery

Sahara desert trip gallery.

Welcome to my Sahara desert trip gallery. Over the years, I’ve been lucky enough to tick off so many things from my bucket list and now I’ve accomplished something I’ve wanted to do ever since I was a child – the Sahara desert!

I will be writing up a post regarding my trip very soon. But first, I wanted to give you a sneak peek and share my Sahara desert trip gallery with you all to get your juices running.

I did a tour!

Regular reader will know, I normally travel long-term, however my trip to Morocco (Don’t miss my post on the Marrakech Medina) was just a short holiday, and I don’t like doing organised tours. I prefer to travel independently however because of the time restrained I decided to do an organised tour for 3 days and 2 nights. – My tour was organised with IgoMorocco.com after a recommendation from fellow travel blogger Lana from who do I do (Shes more a luxury travel blogger.)

The 3 day, 2 night tour was broken up with stops along the way on the first day,more stops and a sun set camel ride into the desert on the second day and sunrise camel ride out the next day before a long drive back to Marrakech.

This gallery is broken into two parts – the journey with the stops and the Sahara desert.

Atlas mountains – Ait benhaddou – Dades Gorge Valley – Todra Gorge

The first day was broken up by taking in the Atlas mountains, Ait benhaddou and an over night stay in the Dades Gorge valley. The next morning before arriving in the Sahara desert there was a quick little tour of Todra Gorge.

(Click on pics to enlarge.)

The main event: the Sahara Desert.

You know being a long term-traveler, experiencing and seeing all the things I have over the years, some have escaped my memory as they just weren’t that memorable. Some thing’s were over-hyped, too touristy, or just a let down in some-way.

However, you’ll be glad to know this was not the case with the Sahara desert. I can honestly say I have never felt so peaceful or relaxed in my life than I did venturing through the desert dunes. You may laugh but I think I even found my zen out there!

I am in no means a professional photographer so my pictures may not do the desert justice but I hope these pictures inspire you to make the trip and experience something truly breathtaking.

*WARNING* – You are about to be exposed to copious amounts of sand!

 

I hope you enjoyed this gallery and it wasn’t too sandy!

Don’t forget my written post on the Sahara desert will be available soon.

If you’re planning on going to Marrakech soon you may like the Marrakech gallery.

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  1. Wow, that has been on our bucket list for about 6 years now. Were you ever in a place where you couldn’t see civiliazation? Like totally just sand in all directions? And did you spend the night inside the desert? If so, was it crazy cold?

  2. Ooooh, can’t wait to see your full post on this! The tour actually sounds like my kind of thing, especially as recommended by a luxury travel blogger ? pictures are amazing, I’ve never been to the Sahara, but definitely something I’d like to do in the future! x

  3. We heard some great things about Morocco and definitely want to visit some day. The colors in particular we want to see especially the city of blue. How could one not find there Zen in the Sahara. It is you, the sun, the sand, the moon, the stars and camels. The perfect place for relaxation. Great post!

  4. Awesome, evocative pictures. I really like the way you have the daytime and nighttime desert shots offering such a vivid contrast. Excellent stuff! I would love to go to the Sahara Desert – went to the Atlas Mountains when I was in Morocco, but no further. Next time!
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  5. I absolutely loved this. You have a great eye for the composition of the pictures, and they are stunning. As others have said, the shadows of the camels created brilliant pics, as did the textiles for contrast. And I particularly loved the way the sunset closed down your gallery at the end. Thanks for making my eyes happy.

  6. I love the pictures with the reflection of the camel on the golden sand! Honestly, having seen so much of the desert landscape, it kind of burns my eyes now to see brown haha. But there’s something about miles and miles of sand, with no vegetation or houses or people. And I am not a fan of camel rides but I do love clicking their pictures. And a sunset over the sand dunes is perfect, isn’t it!

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  7. Oh you’re making me drool right now! I’m heading to Morocco in a few months and don’t have much planned yet, but a tour with Igo Morocco looks absolutely amazing! Especially that sand dune/camel ride experience. It looks amazing!

  8. Visiting the Sahara is also on my bucketlist, I would love to get to Morocco at some stage! Totally understand what you’re saying about a lot of travel experiences these days being over hyped and over touristy – I actually don’t know if I want to travel to the pyramids of Egypt because I’m worried the modern reality will ruin the romanticized idea of the experience for me. But so glad to hear that the Sahara exceeds the hype! That really is a copious amount of sand! Thanks for sharing your gallery, amazing photos! Can’t wait to read your posts soon!

  9. Your post brings so much memories back in the late ’90s when this song called Snow on the Sahara by Anggun was one of my favorite songs. Made me want to visit the Sahara Dessert and now your pictures just brought me back to the time I first asked my mom if we can go to the Sahara. I can understand how you find peace in this place, I think I’d find my zen in here too.

  10. Love all the pictures, they inspire us even more to visit! The Sahara Desert seems truly a great place to see. We’re a desert couple from Arizona, so this is definitely something I’d enjoy and something high on my list of places to see.

  11. I am totally loving your photography here. This brings back memories when I hit up the Sahara in Tunisia for a few days. Amazing experience.

  12. I first read in detail about Sahara desert in two volumes of Paula Constant’s walking the Sahara Desert. She did it on foot and all by herself. It was incredible to read her but your images bring life to the imagery I read in her books. Yes, there is lot of sand but I guess there are as many stars that you can see from there.

  13. So good to know that the Sahara is not over-hyped and really is as exciting as you would think! Definitely a bucket list trip and I enjoyed the desert and camel photos!

  14. What a great way to see the desert and see everything – I never got to do this when I visited Morocco and would have loved to see some of the amazing towns, castles and historical sites along with those beautiful sand dunes and camel rides.

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