Morocco Camel Ride in Merzouga – 1 night Sahara desert camping

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❖ Highlights: Morocco Camel Ride & Overnight in Merzouga Desert Camp

Morocco Camel Ride & Overnight in Merzouga Desert Camp is A Popular And exciting activity
  • Exclusive Desert Tented Camp: Stay in a luxurious tented camp and enjoy dinner and breakfast amidst the stunning desert surroundings.
  • Live Berber Music: Be enchanted by live Berber music under a starlit sky, creating a magical atmosphere.
  • Sunset and Sunrise over Erg Chebbi: Witness breathtaking sunsets and sunrises over the magnificent dunes of Erg Chebbi, a visual spectacle to cherish.
  • Discover Berber Lifestyle: Immerse yourself in the traditional Berber culture, gaining insights into their way of life in the Sahara.
  • An extraordinary overnight experience in Merzouga awaits, offering a perfect blend of comfort, cultural immersion, and awe-inspiring natural beauty.

❖ Detailed itinerary: Morocco Camel Ride & Overnight in Merzouga Desert

Camel Ride & Overnight in Merzouga Desert Camp

Embark on a fascinating journey that begins in the enchanting late afternoon, around 4 pm. Regarding your luggage, it will be expertly transported by a 4WD vehicle to Merzouga Desert Camp, your delightful abode for the night. Guided by an experienced camel guide, you will gracefully mount your camel, commencing an unforgettable trek towards your evening’s sanctuary. Moreover, as you ascend a nearby sand dune, an awe-inspiring spectacle awaits—a radiant desert sunset painting the sky and dunes with hues of gold. Consequently, delight in this mesmerizing vista before continuing to the camp, where a night filled with wonder under the Saharan stars awaits you.

Upon arriving at the camp after sunset, a warm welcome awaits you. Additionally, savor the essence of hospitality in the Merzouga desert with a cup of refreshing mint tea, symbolizing the grace of this remarkable oasis. Subsequently, retreat to your Bedouin-style tent, thoughtfully furnished with modern amenities, including a private bathroom and shower. Relax and relish in the tranquility that surrounds you.

Feast upon a delectable Moroccan dinner, freshly prepared to satiate your appetite. Furthermore, as the night unfolds, immerse yourself in the rhythms of Berber drumming beneath the celestial canopy of Saharan stars. Allow the enthralling melodies to transport you to a realm of serenity. Afterward, revel in the joy of desert melodies, dancing to the mesmerizing tunes, accompanied by the gentle crackling of the campfire.

With the new day, embrace the dawn’s arrival, capturing the magical moment as the sun ascends above the horizon. Prepare yourself for a thrilling adventure in the sand as you partake in sand boarding, a captivating sport that lets you glide across the undulating dunes. Additionally, you have the option to join an ATV or Buggy tour, exploring the captivating landscape of Erg Chebbi sand dunes.

After freshening up and enjoying a delightful breakfast at the camp, bid farewell to this enchanting desert haven. Embark on a camel ride back to the village of Merzouga, cherishing the memories and experiences that will forever linger in your heart.

Camel trek & Overnight in Merzouga Desert Price Includes:

    • Parking for your car 
    • Overnight in a Desert camp (Private Tent)
    • Meals: Dinner & breakfast
    • Camel Trekking with an experienced Camel guide
    • Sand-boarding in the Erg Chebbi dunes (Optional)

Good To Know About Ethical Camel Ride in Morocco Desert:

    • The overnight camel trekking Merzouga is our most popular Desert activity, and we offer it any day of the week all year round.
    • Vegetarian and Vegan options are available, simply inform us upon request, and we will gladly accommodate your dietary needs.
    • Get confirmation at the moment of booking.

◈ Morocco Sahara Desert Tour's FAQ

Morocco Camel Ride in Merzouga Desert

+ How long is the Camel ride in Erg Chebbi Sand dunes?

The camel trek is about an hour, with a break in the heart of the desert in order to witness the sunset. If you prefer to walk, then you can walk alongside our camel caravan, but bear in mind that walking in the sand can be tiring.

Whether you choose to embrace the adventure of a camel ride or opt for the convenience of a 4×4 transfer, the choice is yours. Erg Chebbi’s enchanting desert camp awaits, promising an unforgettable getaway amidst the breathtaking dunes.

+ Do I need to bring a sleeping bag to the Desert?

You don’t need a sleeping bag since there’re well-equipped Desert camps provides all the bedding you need including pillows, blankets and even a private bathroom in the tent if you need to take a shower (Luxury camp).

+ What are the activities in Merzouga Desert?

  • Camel Trekking: Enjoy a camel ride through the majestic Sahara desert, immersing yourself in the serene landscape.
  • Sand-boarding: Slide down the sandy slopes of the dunes on a sand-board, experiencing the thrill of this desert sport.
  • Desert Camping: Spend a night in a desert camp, where you can relax, enjoy traditional Moroccan cuisine, and marvel at the starry night sky.
  • Quad Biking: Embark on an adrenaline-filled quad bike ride across the desert, exploring the sandy terrain and experiencing the exhilaration of off-road riding.
  • Dune Buggy Rides: Hop on a dune buggy and embark on an adventure across the dunes. These off-road vehicles offer a thrilling and fast-paced experience in the desert.
  • Off-Road Adventures: Embark on off-road excursions in 4×4 vehicles, exploring the rugged desert landscape, visiting hidden oases, and discovering remote areas not easily accessible by regular vehicles.

How to get to Errachidia (Closest Airport to the Desert)?

The best way to get to Errachidia is to take a direct flight from Casablanca, departing at 23:30, you can expect to arrive at your destination by 00:30.

+ How far is Merzouga Desert from Marrakech?

It takes around 9–10 hours drive to get to Merzouga desert from Marrakech, approximately 563 kilometers (350 miles). But it’s possible to break up this long journey with overnight stops, either in Ouarzazate or Dades Gorge along the way.

+ What should I pack for a desert tour?

It’s recommended to pack comfortable clothing suitable for warm weather during the day and cooler temperatures at night. Essentials include sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, a scarf for protection from the desert wind, comfortable shoes for walking, and a small backpack for personal items. It’s also advisable to bring a camera to capture the stunning landscapes and memorable moments.

+ Is Wi-Fi available in the desert Camp?

Wi-Fi availability in the desert camps can vary depending on the specific camp you choose. Some desert camps may offer Wi-Fi access to their guests, while others may not have this facility available.

+ How far is Merzouga Desert from Fes?

The majestic Merzouga Desert lies at a distance of around 463 kilometers (287 miles) from the vibrant city of Fes. Embarking on this enchanting journey from Fes to the mesmerizing Merzouga sand dunes unveils a tapestry of awe-inspiring sceneries and captivating stops, creating an unforgettable adventure for travelers. Prepare to be enthralled as you traverse this remarkable distance, immersing yourself in the beauty of the landscapes that unfold before your eyes.

+ How many days do I need in Fes? 1 or 2 Days?

To fully experience Fes, it is recommended to spend at least two to three days in the city. Begin with a guided tour of the Medina, exploring its hidden gems and iconic sites like the Karaouine Mosque, Al-Attarine Madrasa & Chouara Tannery. Take a day to navigate the Medina’s souks and immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere. If time allows, consider a day trip to the blue city of Chefchaouen, located approximately 200 kilometers away. This picturesque town offers stunning views and a charming ambiance. While two days are sufficient for a basic visit, extending your stay allows for a more immersive and leisurely exploration of Fes.

+ How many days do I need in Marrakech? 2 or 3 Days?

The number of days you need in Marrakech is at least 2 days to fully explore and experience the city’s rich culture, history, and attractions. Discover 10 best things to do in Marrakech

125 Reviews ★     Authentic & Genuine Reviews from our Travellers

An unforgettable Merzouga Camel Trekking Experience

We spent one night and had a wonderful experience. Riding dromedaries was so much fun! The food was so tasty, the tent was spotless and had a wonderful dune view. Moreover, the staff was great and very kind. Overall, I highly recommend this place to anyone who wants to have an unforgettable desert experience!

Santiago A 〉 5 out of 5 〉 Group Traveller 〉 June 21st, 2023


Incredible Morocco Camel Ride in Merzouga Desert

We had the best time with Said our camel guide! The Camel tour was about an hour and worth the money, and the food in the desert camp was excellent. In addition to that, we had so much fun throughout the entire trip. I would definitely do this trip again, and also, I recommend Said as guide! He is the best guide

Olivia 〉 5 out of 5 〉 Couple Traveller 〉 June 15th, 2023


So memorable night in the desert including Camel ride & Romantic Dinner

Our camel guide Mustafa was so helpful and wanted to ensure we had an enjoyable time. The Sunset & sunrise in the majestic Sahara Desert, Camel riding and dinner under the starry sky, so memorable experiences. Moreover, he is a very experienced guide and professional, and also a great photographer. Thanks for everything, Mustafa!

Isla 〉 5 out of 5 〉 Group Traveller 〉 June 7th, 2023


So charming Erg Chebbi dunes, fun, safe and worth visiting!

We had an amazing time Camel trekking! Highly recommend Said, he was very friendly and made sure we had a good time in the desert! On the other hand, an incredible experience, he was very informative on fun things to check out while in Merzouga. Furthermore, the luxury camp was so beautiful, provided Yummy Food, shows and the workers there were very helpful and attentive! I just can’t put into words the wonderful time we had as a family and the memories we made together! Read More Morocco tour’s reviews

Grace 〉 5 out of 5 〉 Family Traveller 〉 May 27th, 2023

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