merzouga camel ride

Merzouga camel ride

A day Sahara camel tour in Merzouga

Merzouga camel ride

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This Morocco desert tour starts in the morning. You leave from Merzouga towards the golden dunes. On foot or on the back of camels, you advance in Erg Chebbi. You gradually discover the landscapes of the Sahara revealing in front of you… Enjoy the calm and silence of the desert.

Merzouga camel ride tour: the Sahara at the pace of the caravan

In the morning, you walk about 2h to 2h30 in the desert of Merzouga. You are accompanied by a local guide and the camel’s caravan. This excursion in the Sahara makes you visit the dunes of Erg Chebbi and rocky plateaus (hamadas). As you go, you discover the different faces of the desert.

Around noon, you stop at an Oasis for lunch. Enjoy a picnic in the middle of the desert to spend a pleasant time away from it all… This is undoubtedly one of the highlights of this Merzouga camel tour.

After this break, you continue your hike in the Sahara. The caravan advances in the desert in the footsteps of camels. Taste tea prepared over the fire by your guides. Otherwise the sunset over the dunes of Erg Chebbi is beautiful, so you spend this time in the desert before returning.

Finally, this Merzouga day camel tour ends in the afternoon.

Night in a Merzouga desert camp

The Erg Chebbi camel trip can also end in a Merzouga desert camp for the night. The overnight in a Merzouga desert camp allows you to sleep in the Moroccan desert. It is undoubtedly one of the most original experiences you can have during your stay in Morocco.

Traditional music playing by nomads around a campfire and the starry sky add so much charm to the night in the Moroccan desert.

Luxury camp in Merzouga
Moreover, those who prefer to have more comfort for the night in the Morocco desert, can opt for a luxury camp in Erg Chebbi.

Erg Chebbi or Erg Chigaga for a camel excursion?

Merzouga is an ideal place for a day Sahara camel trip. For longer hikes, the starting point will rather be M’hamid.

  • Merzouga day camel tour
    Departure at 8.30/9 AM.
  • Multi-activities Merzouga day tour

    Enjoy a Morocco desert excursion with different activities in Merzouga: camel ride, quad tour or buggy biking!

    Duration of the quad tour: 1 hour, 2 hours or half a day. Thrills are guaranteed in the great dunes of Erg Chebbi!

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  • How to get to Merzouga?

    Here are some ideas for organizing your transport to Erg Chebbi.

    First, a rental car allows you to do the trip by yourself.

    You can take a bus, either from Marrakech, Fez or Ouarzazate.

    The Fes bus makes the trip at night and you will be in Merzouga around 7AM.
    Leaving from Marrakech, you can be in Merzouga rather in the evening, around 8PM.

    We can organize a private 4x4 transport from Marrakech, Fès, Ouarzazate, Agadir, so you can enjoy many visits during the trip.


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