Desert Safari In Jaisalmer

Desert Safari In Jaisalmer

  • Jaisalmer
  • Rajasthan
  • India
  • Time Required Around 4-5 hrs
  • Entry Fee Per Person INR 500 to INR 2500

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Desert Safari In Jaisalmer, Jaisalmer Overview

Surrounded by the mighty Thar Desert, Jaisalmer is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Rajasthan, the land of Maharajas. Dubbed as the golden city, Jaisalmer boasts of spectacular dunes that are quite popular for desert safaris among tourists around the globe.


Boasting some of the most beautiful desert camps in Rajasthan, Jaisalmer is undoubtedly the best place to enjoy a desert safari. A desert safari tour in Jaislamer is undoubtedly an experience of a lifetime where one gets to spend an exciting night in beautiful camps that are equipped with all modern amenities for guests. Besides, a full day desert safari by camel or jeep and comfortable accommodation, desert camps in Jaisalmer bring you the added advantage of relishing a lavish authentic Rajasthani dinner along with living traditional folk dance performances.


Popular locations for desert safari in Jaislamer


Sam dune: When it comes to desert safari, the most popular location is the Sam Sand Dunes located 45 km away from Jaisalmer. Characterized by 40-60 meter tall dunes, this region is a pure desert with no vegetation. Sam is the most popular place for a camel ride and overnight desert safari in Jaisalmer. Riding through the rolling dunes of the Thar desert on a camel back while enjoying the picturesque view of the sunset could be one of the most enchanting experiences of one’s lifetime. Dune bashing is also one of the fun activities offered by the place.


Khuri dune: Locate amidst the mighty desert hills, Khuri is another popular destination for desert safari in Jaisalmer. Located at a distance of 40 km south-west of Jaisalmer city, Khuri is less crowded and peaceful compared to Sam. Opt for a traditional camel safari in Khuri to have a closer look into the rural and rustic dessert life of local people. This desert region is also quite popular among tourists for bashing into the dunes and off-roading.


The two types of desert safari in Jaisalmer


• Camel safari: Comprising all popular attractions in the desert, the camel safari is the most sought after and thrilling activity as you plan for a desert safari in Jaislamer. Touted as one of the best safaris that you can take in the dunes of the golden city, an adventurous camel safari allows you to explore the royal and rustic essence of Rajasthan closely. Typically, a camel safari includes a transfer from Jaisalmer city to the camel point in the desert to enjoy a camel ride into the dunes followed by a traditional dinner at the camp with local music and performances. A complete full day camel safari takes around 5-6 hours and it is divided into two sessions-morning and evening.




Kuldhara- An abandoned village, the desert wildlife, the stunning view of the sunrise are not to be missed. Enjoy the stunning view of the sunset behind the dune, night stay at the desert camp with food and music.


• Jeep safari: Taking you across the unexplored beauty of the Thar Desert with much ease and comfort, jeep safari is the most sought after activity after camel safari. Compared to camel ride, jeep safari is faster, smoother, and adventurous and can penetrate to deeper locations in the deserts. To enjoy the thrill of speed on an open-top jeep in the desert, book your preferred desert safari now.

Places covered jeep safari; Fossil Park or Desert National Park, Sam Sand Dunes, Padholi Sanctuary, Buffet dinner with dance program at a desert camp.


Traveler tips:


• Wear a hat and carry a pair of sunglasses to protect yourself from scorching sunlight.

• Carry water bottles to be hydrated all-day

• Take a small kit of emergency medicines, a torch, and toilet paper.

• As the night gets very cold in deserts, carry full sleeves warm clothing if planning an overnight desert safari.

• Keep your camera’s battery fully charged, you will find plenty of great shots to capture

• For a peaceful time with your loved one pick Khura dune or a private dune over very crowded Sam dunes.


Best time for desert safari


The best time to visit Jaisalmer for desert safari would be anywhere from September – March as this is the winter season. If you have the option to choose a day of the month for desert safari, go for full moon night or the night before and after the full moon to cherish the spectacular beauty of the Thar desert.


Popular adventure activities to do during a desert safari in Jaisalmer

• Quad biking

• Paragliding

• Hot air balloon safari

• Dune bashing


Desert safaris tour package in Jaisalmer can be customized as per your requirement. From half-day camel safari for travelers on tight-schedule, camp stays with camel ride, 1 hour Jeep safari tour to Jeep safari with dinner, dance, transfers & camp stay, there are plenty of options to choose from as per your budget and preferences. If planning to enjoy an iconic vacation in Rajasthan, the desert safari in Jaisalmer is an important tourist activity to consider.



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