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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
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meet at Hotel Kasbah Mohayut. When you arrive, you can park your car at the hotel parking. Go to the reception area and ask for Koro. Show him your voucher, then you can rest at the garden or swimming pool of the hotel 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.

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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 262 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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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

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.

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October 19, 2022

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.

October 17, 2022

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