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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
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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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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, Dutch

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
  • Meals as indicated – B = breakfast, D = dinner
  • English-, French-, Spanish- and Dutch-speaking guide
  • Bivouac camp accommodation
  • Drum party
  • Water and tea
  • Sand boarding
  • Alcoholic beverages (when available)
  • Gratuities
  • Lunches
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

Hotel Kasbah Mohayut Hassi Labied Merzouga

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Important information

What to bring

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

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 217 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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From the hotel (with internal parking and free also for non-guests), you can reach the starting point with a minibus. We came across a very nice Berber boy, the strong point of the whole excursion, Mustafa: he fixed our turbans, helped us get on the dromedaries, answered all our questions during the walk, always with a smile; as sunset approached, he offered to take some photos of us from below (the most beautiful of the whole holiday). Then we stopped to wait for the sunset on a high dune from which we can also do sandboarding. Once at the camp, hot tea and biscuits were waiting for us, the rooms were ready and shortly after we were served an excellent and abundant typical dinner, which was followed by a gathering around the fire with the boys playing Berber music. We stayed to talk late with them, in the morning we left early to see the sunrise in the desert; once in the hotel we were able to have breakfast and a refreshing shower.

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March 15, 2020

Amazing experience, we rode the camels through the desert, we enjoyed the sunset and the sand boarding. They 2 boys guiding us (Mohammed and Mostafa) were really kind and well prepared. When arriving at the tends we had a lovely dinner with really good staff serving us. The best part was after dinner where we sat around a fire and we told stories and jokes with the all the guys working at the tends, they've been playing music too. We are really grateful for the experience they gave us. We're sorry if we don't remember all their names but we will definitely remember them as good and friendly people.

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February 23, 2020

Super! Everything well organized, great experience. The food was also very good, very nice! There was some confusion about the program; you don't know exactly how long each 'part' takes. As a tip for the organizers, I would like to say something about it now and then or tell something about the area. With a baby (1 year), support turned out to be the most convenient. All in all, great value for money!

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November 16, 2019

Product ID: 17851