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From Merzouga: Overnight Camel Trek over Erg Chebbi Dunes

Activity provider: Camel Safari Morocco

From Merzouga: Overnight Camel Trek over Erg Chebbi Dunes

Activity provider: Camel Safari Morocco

From US$ 68 per person

Experience Morocco with a camel trek through the dunes of Erg Chebbi Desert on this overnight trip through the Sahara. Try sand-boarding and drumming, then enjoy traditional tagine and sweet mint tea before camping under the stars in a Berber tent.

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Duration 1 day
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Experience

Highlights
  • Ride a camel as you trek over Morocco's Erg Chebbi Dunes
  • Play a drum around the campfire after feasting on a traditional Moroccan tagine meal
  • Sleep under the stars and watch the sun rise over the dunes of the Sahara Desert
  • Experience the lifestyle of desert nomads as you sip tea and share meals with Berbers
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Camel ride
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Live guide
  • Bivouac camp accommodation
  • Drum party
  • Water at dinner time
  • Tea
  • Sandboarding
  • Alcoholic beverages (when available)
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch

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Meeting point

Meet at the Hotel Kasbah Mohayut. Ask for Koro at the reception and show him your voucher. Feel free to rest in the hotel garden or swimming pool until departure time. Koro will drive you, via the hotel Jeep, to the camel park, where you will meet your guide and start your camel trek. If you are driving, you can park in the hotel's parking lot. 

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 273 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Available on January 9th. I fully enjoyed the Sahara Desert and enjoyed dancing to Berber music without thinking. Dinner was also palatable and delicious. My husband and I had stayed at the meeting place, Hotel Kasber Mohayut, the day before, so we were able to relax in the shared space until the meeting time. It was very cold in the desert in January with a temperature of 4°C, so warm clothes are recommended. I couldn't take a shower at night, but it looked like I could take a shower the next day after breakfast. There was a toilet with a western-style toilet seat in the camp. Our guide took some pictures for us during the camel ride. I gave him some tips.

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January 10, 2023

Incredible and unique experience, from camel riding in the silence of the dunes to singing under the starry sky. We specially chose this tour starting from Ait Ben-Haddou. I recommend bringing warm clothes both for the night (the tents are covered in thick fabrics but nothing airtight) and for the next morning, as you go out at dawn and the air is far from hot! An added value was the hotel chosen as a base: before the guide arrived, they made us sit in the lounges by the pool and the day after, upon returning, they offered us a rich breakfast and the opportunity to take a shower. In short, the experience was worth the hours of driving!

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November 20, 2022

The tour started punctually at 5 p.m., before that we were able to rest in the hotel. First we were brought to the camels by jeep, which took about 10 minutes. Then the camel ride started over the dunes, about 1.5 hours, where we watched the sunset and could try sandboarding. Then we rode about 20 minutes to the desert camp. The camp was clean and had its own toilet and running water. Everyone had a private tent with a large bed. Dinner had 4 courses and was delicious and typical of Morocco. Before bed we sat around the campfire listening to the drums and chants of our guides and stargazing. The next day we got up early to see the sunrise, we could do that either by car or camel. Back at the hotel there was a delicious breakfast buffet. Overall a great tour that I can definitely recommend. The guides were very fond of animals, which was important to me.

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October 23, 2022

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