Merzouga is a popular tourist destination located in the southeastern part of Morocco, known for its stunning Sahara Desert landscapes and massive sand dunes. One of the most iconic experiences you can have in Merzouga is taking a camel tour into the desert. Here’s our two camel trekking activities
ONE DESERT NIGHT – LUXURY OPTION
The camel trek departs from our accommodation in Merzouga at around 5 pm and includes stops along the dunes for pictures, a nice spot to catch the sunset, head down to the camp, ment tea and sweet cookies upon arrival, be showen to your beautiful ensuite private tent with private western bathroom and hot shower, dinner under the stars beside the bonfire, local music and dance, overnight stay.
Next day early morning wake up to watch the sunrise over the dunes, back to the camp for breakfast, camel ride return to Merzouga, end of the trek at around 9:30am
ONE DESERT NIGHT – NOMAD OPTION
The camp is in the middle of the dunes of erg chebbi, it’s a basic berber camp, nothing luxury, a nomadic berber tent with bedding and blankets, dunes in every direction.
We meet at our accommodation in Merzouga, go for an hour camel riding thru the dunes of erg chebbi, stops along the dunes, a nice spot for the sunset, check in your berber tent, dinner under the stars beside the bonfire, overnight stay.
Next day an early morning wake up to climb the dunes, no need to set your alarm clock somebody will wake u up, catch the sunrise, you have the choice to either have breakfast at the camp or back at the hotel, return by camels with the possibility to shower at the end of the tour, end of our services.
ABOUT CAMEL TREKKING ACTIVITIES
Camel trekking is a traditional way to explore the desert in and around Merzouga. You’ll have the chance to ride on the back of a camel, which is well-suited for traversing the sandy terrain. The tours are typically organized by local guides or tour companies.
The duration of camel tours can vary, ranging from a few hours to several days. Shorter tours are great for those who want to experience the desert without committing to an overnight stay, while longer tours provide a more immersive experience.
SUNSET AND SUNRISE TOURS
One of the highlights of camel tours in Merzouga is witnessing the breathtaking sunsets and sunrises over the sand dunes. Many tours are timed to coincide with these natural spectacles, as the shifting colors of the desert landscape create a mesmerizing sight.
For a more immersive experience, some camel tours include overnight camping in the desert. You’ll sleep in traditional luxury Berber-style tents, dine on local cuisine, and enjoy traditional music around a campfire under the starry desert sky.
WHAT TO BRING
When embarking on a camel tour in Merzouga, it’s important to bring essentials such as comfortable clothing, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a scarf to protect your face from the desert sun and wind. Be sure to bring a camera to capture the stunning views.
Camel tours in Merzouga offer a unique opportunity to experience the beauty and tranquility of the Sahara Desert. Whether you’re interested in a short ride to catch the sunset or a multi-day adventure, our tours provide a memorable experience
While enjoying a camel tour in Merzouga, it’s important to practice responsible tourism. Respect the local culture, wildlife, and environment. Leave no trace by picking up your trash and minimizing your impact on the delicate desert ecosystem.
BOOKING A TOUR
You can book camel tours through local tour operators, travel agencies, or even through camel guides in Merzouga. It’s a good idea to read reviews and choose a reputable operator that prioritizes the well-being of the camels and provides a safe and enjoyable experience for tourists.
Camel tours are generally safe, but make sure to listen to your guide’s instructions, especially when getting on and off the camel. If you have any health concerns or physical limitations, it’s a good idea to discuss them with the tour operator before booking.
This experience allows you to connect with the natural wonders of the desert landscape.
CAMEL TREKS INCLUDE FREE AND SECURED PARKING LOT FOR YOUR CARS AND BELONGINGS.