Best Desert Destinations

Ever wanted to explore a desert? How about ride on a camel? Or what about climb sand dunes in a buggy? Maybe explore sulfuric acid hot pools? Well AurTravel has some great diverse desert destinations that make for amazing vacations!

Dallol, Ethiopia: Deemed the hottest place on earth (on average), Dallol has an average temperature of 94 degrees Fahrenheit. It is breathtakingly beautiful and at the same time a bit intimidating as it is also commonly referred to as “Hell on Earth”. It gets its nickname because of the fluorescent yellow and green steaming hot sulfur pools. Just one step in the sulfuric acid and the sole of your shoe would melt in less than seconds; a very powerful natural phenomenon that travelers come from far away to tour. There are great guided tours that take you through the famous desert safely and with lots of fun information and activities along the way.

Atacama, Chile: Being the driest desert in the world means you might want to pack some water with you on this visit! San Pedro de Atacama is a nearby town with plenty of tourist accommodations. There are many great natural phenomenon’s to witness within this desert! It is one of the best stargazing locations on earth. Get an early start and visit El Tatio Geysers, the world’s highest geyser field. Avid adventurers will enjoy climbing the sand dunes in Valle de la Muerte.

Namibia, Africa: This desert destination is perfect for those looking for a place with little to no tourist activity. The lodges are some of the most beautiful hotel/resorts you will ever see! Take a train ride on The Desert Express which covers 220 miles. Visit Kolmanskop, a once thriving diamond mining town, but now an eerie ghost town. Etosha National Park offers some of the best wildlife viewing in Africa. Make sure a trip to Skeleton Coast is on your itinerary. There are many adventure outfitters that offer various trips.

Erg Chebbi, Morocco: Ever wanted to take a tour of the desert by camel? Here’s your chance for a truly authentic experience! There are multi-day trips through the desert where you can stay in tents in the middle of the desert. There are two towns nearby the desert with hotels available for tourists: Merzouga and Hassi Lybied.

If you interested in a unique and exciting vacation to a desert around the world, call AurTravel at 402.891.6909. Our travel experts are ready to create the perfect trip for you.


Debbie Lee, AurTravel
Debbie Lee, AurTravel

Debbie Lee – Certified Travel Consultant (CTC); Certified Sandals Specialist (CSS); College of Disney Knowledge 2018 Graduate. Debbie has been in the travel industry for more than 25 years and has held various positions. Her responsibilities at AurTravel  include coordinating both  leisure & business travel. Outer Banks, NC and Disney World are favorite and frequent vacations for her and her family. Some of Debbie’s travel highlights come from living in Ankara, Turkey for two years and finding exciting places to travel each weekend.

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