Merzouga Overnight Stay in a Berber Tent and Camel Ride

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40 reviews

Merzouga Overnight Stay in a Berber Tent and Camel Ride

From $48.14 per person

See the majestic dunes of the Merzouga desert on an overnight stay at a Berber tent in Erg Chebbi. Go to sleep under a canopy of stars and wake to a magnificent sunrise. Cross the desert sands on the back of a camel, hear traditional folk songs and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Arabic, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Ride a camel across the Sahara Desert
  • See the sunset from the desert dunes of Merzouga
  • Spend the night in a Berber camp at Erg Chebbi
  • Try desert activities such as sand boarding
Full description
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. 
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off at your hotel or the bus station
  • 1 night in a desert camp
  • Camel ride
  • Dinner and breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
COVID-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • 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
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Vegetarian options are available
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 40 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.0/5
  • Transportation
    4.0/5
  • Value for money
    3.8/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5
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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.

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February 29, 2020

wonderfull experience

the camel tour was so much fun, we where with a very big group (studytrip) and it was all arranged very well. Especially the overnight stay was perfect. We took the matrasses out of the camp on the sand hill and watched stars the whole night, the people there where very relaxed! Thank you for the experience!

July 21, 2017

Great and unique experience

Sahara desert was much more impressive than I imagined. Berber guys who took us to tents and back were nice and were not pushy for tips (refreshing) The guy at the compound before we left with the camels ripped me of for Jalaba (traditional hooded robe). Sold it to me for quadruple the price. Sleeping at the tents was definitely unique and the sunset/sunrise within the desert was breathtaking. Overall it was well worth the money, time and effort. No visitor to Morocco should skip the Sahara desert experience.

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January 21, 2017

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