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Merzouga Overnight Stay in a Berber Tent and Camel Ride

1. Merzouga Overnight Stay in a Berber Tent and Camel Ride

Depart Merzouga, Rissani or the oasis town of Erfoud and travel by 4WD vehicle to a traditional Kasbah at the foot of the Erg Chebbi dunes. Depending on your time of arrival, rest with a refreshing mint tea. Then, follow your guide into the desert and ride a camel across the sands. Trek across the magnificent landscape watching the sunset as you go. Arrive at the desert camp after a camel trek of approximately 2 hours. Upon arrival, your camels will be tethered as you drink some more mint tea. Enjoy a delicious dinner in the desert wilderness, and then sit around a camp fire to hear the beat of the drums and the songs of the Berber nomads of southern Morocco. Wake early in the morning and walk over the sand dunes to watch the sunrise from just behind the Algerian border, about 50 kilometers from Merzouga. Ride your camel back to the hotel, where you can relax with a shower and enjoy breakfast. Drive back to the bus station or your hotel in Rissani or Merzouga for the end of the tour services. 

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From Merzouga: Overnight Camel Trek over Erg Chebbi Dunes

2. From Merzouga: Overnight Camel Trek over Erg Chebbi Dunes

Head into Morocco's Sahara Desert on a camel and watch the sun set over the Erg Chebbi Dunes. This overnight tour offers spectacular views and a chance to experience the desert nomad lifestyle. Eat a traditional Moroccan tagine, take part in a drum circle, and sleep in an authentic Berber tent. See pink flamingoes at an oasis near Merzouga, and search for desert reptiles and mammals as you trek. Day 1: Erg Chebbi Dunes– D Ride your camel over the dunes and view the stunning desert scenery. Enjoy a traditional desert welcome in the Berber tent where you will spend the night. Take a sunset camel ride, try sand boarding, and in the evening, enjoy a Moroccan campfire dinner and drum circle before falling asleep under the stars. Day 2: Erg Chebbi Dunes–B Watch the sunrise from Algeria as it catches the dunes, and enjoy a camp breakfast before heading back through the Erg Chebbi dunes to Merzouga.

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Marrakech to Merzouga: 3-Day Private Tour with Camel Riding

3. Marrakech to Merzouga: 3-Day Private Tour with Camel Riding

Day 01: Marrakech - Art Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Todra Gorges Start your Marrakech adventure bright and early with a convenient pick-up from your Marrakech located hotel. After a short meet and greet with your driver you will be on your to your first location. Cross the High Atlas Mountains until you reach the Tizi N Tichka's pass (2250 meter altitude). Continue on until you reach the Kasbah of Alt Ben Haddou, here you will marvel at the unique looking desert villages. Visit the magnificent Ksar (selected as a heritage listed site by UNESCO) before continuing on to Ouarzazate. In Ouarzazate you will have the chance to stroll through Taourirt. After your sightseeing you will continue on your travel until you reach Todra Gorges, here you will settle in for a relaxing sleep overnight and enjoy dinner under the stars.  Day 02: Todra Gorges - Erfoud - Merzouga Dunes Depart in the morning for day two of your adventure. Start your day by taking a short drive to the Merzouga dunes and witness an outstanding and picturesque natural occurrence. Enjoy a drive to the Palmeraie area, dotted with thousands of Palm Trees. Visit Todra Gorges and witness the breathtaking, panoramic views of the steep gorges that sweep across the desert landscape. Once you have finished walking amongst the gorges you will pass through Tinejdad and Erfoud until you reach Rissani where you will enjoy a lunch. After lunch you will be taken to visit the tomb of King of Alaouit (belonging to the current royal family).  Next you will visit Merzouga, where an exciting camel ride over the dunes of Erg Chebbi awaits you. Whilst on the back of a camel you will be able to marvel at the Sunset as it falls behind the dunes. Pitch a tent in the evening and spend the night under the desert night sky.  Day 03: Merzouga - Rissani - Nqob - Tammougalte - Ouarzazate - Marrakech After you have enjoyed a delicious breakfast, you will depart back to Marrakech on an alternative route. On the way you will stop by new locations you have not yet seen.  Drive through the Draa valley in Nqob. Pass through a desert landscape that many of the locals consider to be mysterious. As you drive through it you will get to see the beautiful Oases that seem to survive in this harsh habitat. Before reaching your final destination in Marrakech you will stop in Ouarzazate and enjoy a delicious lunch with panoramic views. After your lunch you will be returned to your accomodation in Marrakech. 

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From Merzouga: Full-Day Small Group 4x4 Dunes Tour

4. From Merzouga: Full-Day Small Group 4x4 Dunes Tour

Start your visit to the area around Merzouga and the land of the Ait Khebbach tribe with pick-up from your accommodation in a spacious and comfortable 4x4 vehicle. Start your desert exploration with a visit to the village of Khamlia. Here, you'll enjoy the inhabitants' music and dance, and have the opportunity to try their instruments and learn to play some desert music of your own! Cross desert plateaus far away from concrete roads and visit a Berber family in their tent for lunch. Learn how they live in their tents with goats, sheep and working donkeys, as well as how to prepare a Berber pizza on the fire. Enjoy this delicious communal meal in their home. Afterwards, take a 4x4 down a gravel road to the Lake of Merzouga (also named Lake Tamezguida), which appears seasonally from November to May during the rainy season in  Middle Atlas. This is the best spot to see desert birds, and sometimes even flamingos! Return to your accommodation in Merzouga in the late afternoon.

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What people are saying about Merzouga

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

It was the best experience of my life! Earlier in the day they contact me via whatsapp asking if I needed any help getting to the hotel. The hotel where we waited for the sun to go down was excellent, it had a swimming pool available and the rooms and bathrooms for taking a shower and getting ready were very well equipped and beautiful, It was the same hotel that served a excellent breakfast in the next day. In the desert, the experience was incredible, almost 2h riding a camel with an excellent guide telling us the desert's curiosities, we watched the sunset playing sandsurfing. The camp was beautiful, well decorated tents equipped with metal beds, very big and good bathrooms. The food was traditional from Morocco and was delicious, there was also mint tea, enough water for everyone and a beautiful performance of Berber songs!The next day we watched the sunrise from a beautiful dune and rode a camel again for over an hour. I couldn't expect anything better, thank you so much!!

You will be neatly picked up at your accommodation. Then you drive through Merzouga through the sand dunes of the Sahara. Then you stop for tea with a Berber family. Then you drive through the other part of the Sahara, which was also beautiful, and stop at a mine where minerals are mined. Lunch was top notch, especially the berber pizza was delicious. You will also stop at a Senegalese (of origin) enclave nearby, where traditional music is played. Unfortunately there was no water in the lake (early March) so there was not much to see there. Our guide was a local boy, very friendly and knew a lot about the area and the culture.

Amazing experience, we rode the camels through the desert, we enjoyed the sunset and the sand boarding. They 2 boys guiding us (Mohammed and Mostafa) were really kind and well prepared. When arriving at the tends we had a lovely dinner with really good staff serving us. The best part was after dinner where we sat around a fire and we told stories and jokes with the all the guys working at the tends, they've been playing music too. We are really grateful for the experience they gave us. We're sorry if we don't remember all their names but we will definitely remember them as good and friendly people.

Fun activity with everything there: ride a drommedaris, walk up the dunes and watch sunset, to the camp with food, music. Sleeping in the camp. Comfortable beds in a room with Moroccan rugs on the wall and floor. And watch sunrise in the morning, have breakfast and return to the drommesaries. And not to forget extremely nice staff, adequate and atmospheric.

Great excursion! The guide is friendly and welcoming. Sleeping places in the camp are comfortable. The dinner for us was very big and delicious. I am glad that in the morning they are taken to the Kasbah, where you can take a shower and have a quiet breakfast!