The desert safari durations vary depending upon the pancake you choose, that is, the type of safari that you are interested in. The durations range from a few hours to long hours. For the morning package, late afternoon or evening package, and the overnight package as well as the customizations that you make, the duration of the safari keeps changing. Also, note that the time allotted for each activity might vary and can also be altered if you are willing to pay more.
The morning desert safari usually lasts for around 4 to 5 hours with the pickup time between 8 to 8.30 am and drop-off time from 12 to 12.30 pm. If you are picked up in the late afternoon the duration is 6 to 7 hours with the pickup time from 2.30 to 3 pm and drop-off time from 9 to 9.30 pm. Evening safaris also last for 6 to 7 hours during which you will be picked up by 4 to 5 pm and dropped off by 11 to 12 pm.
The overnight desert safari has the longest duration of around 16 to 18 hours. For this safari, you will be picked up by 2.30 to 3 pm or 4 to 5 pm and dropped off by 8.30 to 9 am or 10 to 11 am. There is also an option for even short safaris that last for around 4 hours like a dune buggy safari for which you will be picked up between 8 to 8.30 am and dropped off between 12 to 12.30 pm. As aforementioned, you can change the duration of each activity included in the desert safari by paying more.