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From Merzouga: Overnight Camel Trek over Erg Chebbi Dunes

1. 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.

3 days Sahara desert tour from Marrakesh with Luxury Camp

2. 3 days Sahara desert tour from Marrakesh with Luxury Camp

Day 1 : Marrakech – Ait ben haddou - Ouarzazate - Gorges of Dades pick you up from your Hotel in Marrakech at 7:30, and departure to Ait Benhaddou over the high Atlas Mountains; passing through the Tizi N’tichka pass (2260m), visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou and stop for lunch in a local restaurant. In the Afternoon we will drive to Ouarzazate and stop near the atlas film studios for a photo then continue to the city center for a panoramic view of the kasbah of Taourirt. After that you will head to Boumalne du Dades for a night.Dinner and overnight in the Hotel Day 2 : Gorges of Dades - Merzouga Desert - Berber camp Departure in the morning to go even further in the desert to Merzouga, on the road you will visit the valley of the thousand Kasbah, Tinghir, Gorges de Todra, Erfoud, Rissani and the magnificent oasis of Tifilalte, to finally reach erg Chabi in Merzouga. You will take a camel ride to admire the sunset and then join the bivouac where you will spend the night under the clear sky and full of stars. DAY-3 Merzouga Desert - Ouarzazate - Marrakesh Today, get ready for an early Erg Chebbi sunrise camel ride before you meet your guide. Drive back to Marrakech through the Volcanic landscapes of the Anti Atlas Mountains to the village of Nkob. Once in Ouarzazate, feel free to ask your driver to stop at the film Studios if you wish. You can have lunch at leisure in the city center. Early in the afternoon, continue your drive crossing the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi Ntichka pass. Your Private 3 days desert trip from merzouga to Marrakech will end at Marrakech City mid afternoon. 8h Drive

Merzouga Overnight Stay in a Berber Tent and Camel Ride

3. 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. 

From Merzouga: Private 4x4 Dunes Tour incl. lunch

4. From Merzouga: Private 4x4 Dunes Tour incl. lunch

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 afternoon.

4 Days Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga

5. 4 Days Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga

Nothing is more amazing than spending the night in a Bedouin desert camp.4 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga This gives you and the group you’re traveling with the ability to see the stars, watch the sun set and rise while riding camels, and view a large number of kasbahs. Find the tour you are interested in then contact us via E-mail to discuss your tour and check availability. Once the details of your tour (duration, route, and number of people) have been agreed, we will make a provisional booking, giving the dates and cost.

From Merzouga: An Overnight and camel ride over Erg Chebbi

6. From Merzouga: An Overnight and camel ride over Erg Chebbi

Day 1: Erg Chebbi Dunes- to the camp We will meet at our meeting poin where you will park your car. Then you will be picked up by 4x4 to do the camel ride. Ride your camel over the dunes and enjoy the stunning desert scenery. You will be welcomed with traditional tea and simle of the berbers nomads. You will be introducedyour private tent with private bathroom and shower. in the big tent you will enjoy best dinner in Morocco.After dinner, there will be a party around campfire with berber drums. At night you can have a night walk unded the starry sky before you fall asleep. Day 2: Back from Erg Chebbi Wake up early to watch the stunning sunrise and enjoy the quietness of the desert. After a fresh breakfast in the panorama watching the magnificent golden dunes, you pack up your bags to the meeting point. You have the option of 4X4 or camel.

Experience: Agafay Desert Dinner with Music and Fire Show

7. Experience: Agafay Desert Dinner with Music and Fire Show

Visit the Agafay Desert on a sunset tour from Marrakech. Discover breathtaking desert views with Berber villages and olive fields against the backdrop of the Atlas Mountains. Enjoy a camel ride and dinner under the desert stars. Get picked up from your hotel in Marrakech and take a minibus through the hills. After thirty minutes, you'll arrive at the camp, where you'll change into your Saharan outfit. Go on a 20-minute camel ride while admiring the desert scenery. Afterwards, sip on fresh mint tea and take in the sunset. After the sun has set, sit down to dinner under the clear night sky. Listen to music around a bonfire and take in the atmosphere as you enjoy your meal. When you're finished with dinner, you'll be dropped off back at your hotel in Marrakech.

From Merzouga: Rissani Bike tour + lunch with locals

8. From Merzouga: Rissani Bike tour + lunch with locals

- We will start cycling for 3 Kilometers to stop at the eastern part of the Oasis. There we will have a walk and learn everything about the palm grove. - Few kilometers more, we will visit the El Fida Museum, visit a local family for a traditional drink. - Then continue for 2 kilometers to discover Kasbah Mezguida and enjoy lunch with locals. You will enjoy a homemade meal and learn the cultural policy for eating and drinking. - We continue 4 kilometers to discover the 8th Century ruins of Sijilamasa. - We will continue the tour for the last 3 kilometers to visit the tomb of Ali, a religious and cultural site. - After a D Tour around the Tafilalet Oasis, we back the central town of Rissani. - We visit local market for berber whisky drink with locals before we end the tour….

Luxury Affordable: 2-Day Sahara Escape from Fez to the Dunes

9. Luxury Affordable: 2-Day Sahara Escape from Fez to the Dunes

Embark on an enchanting 2-day luxury desert excursion from Fez to the captivating Sahara. Traverse the majestic Atlas Mountains, ride camels across golden dunes, and immerse yourself in the cultural tapestry of Morocco. Experience the comfort of a luxury desert camp, savor traditional cuisine, and create cherished memories of this extraordinary journey. Day 1: Depart from Fez and embark on a scenic drive through the awe-inspiring Atlas Mountains. Admire the beauty of Berber villages nestled amidst stunning landscapes and capture panoramic views of this picturesque region. Arrive at the desert gateway and prepare for an exhilarating camel ride into the heart of the Sahara. Traverse golden sand dunes, embracing the serenity of the vast desert. Witness a breathtaking sunset over the dunes, a truly magical sight. Reach your luxurious desert camp, designed to provide a seamless blend of traditional Berber aesthetics and modern comforts. Relax in well-appointed tents and indulge in a delectable dinner of authentic Moroccan cuisine prepared with fresh local ingredients. Gather around the campfire, enchanted by the melodies of local musicians, and immerse yourself in the captivating ambiance of the desert night. Day 2: Awaken to the awe-inspiring beauty of a Sahara sunrise, as the desert reveals its warm golden hues. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, energizing you for the day's adventures. Bid farewell to the desert and commence your return journey, marveling at the ever-changing landscapes unfolding before you. Reflect on the unforgettable experiences and cherished memories forged during your desert expedition as you make your way back to Fez or Marrakesh, depending on your preference. Appreciate the unique charm and cultural richness of Morocco that accompanied you throughout the journey. At the conclusion of this remarkable 2-day desert excursion, you will be dropped off at your Fez or Marrakesh accommodation. Alternatively, you can choose to be dropped off at a central location in Fez or Marrakesh, allowing you the freedom to further explore the city and its rich history at your leisure. Book now and embark on this exceptional luxury desert journey to discover the magic of the Sahara. Immerse yourself in breathtaking landscapes, partake in authentic cultural experiences, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Please inform us during the booking process whether you would like the tour to end in Fez or Marrakesh.

Marrakech: Day E-Bike Tour & Atlas Mountains

10. Marrakech: Day E-Bike Tour & Atlas Mountains

Day e-biking tour in Atlas mountains with us ! Explore Berber villages and Valley outside busy Marrakech. full-day e-bike tour adventure as you paddle through the Atlas Mountains where the picturesque scenery leaves you breathless. enjoy spectacular views of the Atlas Mountains and surrounding scenery as you race down a trail picked to fit your ability level. Feel confident following your expert guide. At lunch, stop for a picnic in a Berber house with a breathtaking view, drinking enough water to quench your thirst. With a new burst of energy, set off down the trails again. Bring a camera to take some memorable photos of beautiful valleys, dramatic waterfalls, and the panoramic views from the high crest, before cycling back to your pickup point and returning to your hotel.

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4.3 / 5

based on 250 reviews

We would do it again the same way. We were at the hotel around 3 p.m. and were allowed to use the pool until it started. At 5 p.m. we were picked up and driven by jeep to the camels. There it was a good 1.5 hours on the camels in the desert. We stopped in between to take photos and try sandboarding. The camp and shared bathroom was clean and the bed very comfortable. Dinner was a lot - plus 1.5 liters of water. In the evenings there was music around a campfire. Since our group didn't want to drum along, the guides put everything away. Too bad - we would have liked to have listened for a while longer. The next morning we went to the dunes to watch the sunrise, then we went straight back to the hotel. Here we had breakfast and the opportunity to take a shower.

Everything was just as described, was a lot of fun & was well organized. Unfortunately, the camp itself is pretty much on the edge of the desert, which I thought was a pity, but otherwise it was very nice and I can only recommend it. The camel ride etc. was yours “deeper” in the desert.

This was amazing! We are a family of 6 and everyone in our group would give this experience a 10/10. Camel ride was so fun! Sunset, gorgeous. Dinner, good. Fire and music, entertaining. Sleeping arrangements, comfortable and staff…very kind. Would recommend 100%.

everything was very well organized, the guides are very pleasant, the meal is plentiful and the landscape is magnificent.

Very nice and special experience. All included, as provided in the description. Guide Said was extremely nice.