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

4.4 / 5

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

From $90.27 per person

This day trip is perfect for you if you want to make the most of your stay in this desert city. Visit the village of Khamlia, play traditional instruments, visit a Berber family in their home and ride through the desert scenery in a 4x4!

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Duration 7 hours
Starting times 9:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 10:00 AM
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Spanish, English, French
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the dunes around Merzouga in a 4x4 vehicle
  • Enjoy live desert music and play traditional instruments
  • Visit a Berber family in their tent for lunch
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Small group tour
  • Local guide/driver
  • Pick-up from your accommodation
  • Transportation in a comfortable 4x4 car
  • Lunch at a local Berber family's tent
  • Drinks
  • Tips for your guide
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Comfortable shoes and sun protection are strongly recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0/5
  • Transportation
    5.0/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5
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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.

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March 11, 2020

Beautiful place, nice driver!

April 12, 2018

February 20, 2020

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