Morocco camel rides, camping, trekking, Merzouga Erg Chebbi desert tour.
Camel rides in Morocco, trekking and camping in Merzouga Erg Chebbi desert
Camel rides in Morocco-Camel trekking in Merzouga Erg Chebbi Sahara desert.
Camel rides and 1-day camping in Morocco desert.
Camel rides in Morocco are usually seen as the highlight of Morocco desert tours. Therefore, we always try our best to offer the best Morocco camel trekking and camping in the desert of Merzouga.
1-night Morocco camel trekking in the desert usually starts with your arrival at the center of Merzouga. Thus, you should try your best to arrive early in order not to miss the sunset. Firstly, we offer you a place where to leave your car or any heavy luggage. Secondly, we take you in our car to the camel where your wonderful trip starts. Our camel men will be there waiting for you, you ride the camel and head to the camp. However, on the way, they would make many stops to allow you to take and have some pictures. Depending on your arrival time, If you have arrived early, that means you will watch the sunset from the camp. Yet, if you arrive late, the camel men would stop on the way and let you enjoy the beautiful views.
With your arrival at the camp, you will be welcomed and served a cup of mint tea. After that, you will have the chance to sit and relax or go on a walk through the dunes. However, you can take the sandboarding and go skiing. When the night comes, you will enjoy a traditional Moroccan meal as dinner. Next, you go outside next to the campfire where our team has got ready to play the drums for you. The Berber music under the starry sky is a lifetime experience. The night ends with this friendly and joyful atmosphere. Finally, in the morning after having breakfast, we take the camels again back to the starting point.
Camel rides and 2 days camping in Morocco desert.
If it happens that you have reached the Merzouga desert and want to spend two nights with the locals, we have the best plan for you!
Day 1: camel rides and camping in Morocco desert.
We offer you a set of activities and things to do that will definitely amaze you and make your desert experience unforgettable. In general, our two days in the desert starts with your arrival. It is advised that you arrive early in the evening in order to catch the sunset. We meet you in a certain meeting point and lead you to leave any heavy stuff, in case if you have some. Then, we leave to do the camel ride.
We cross the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi and enjoy the views of the dunes heading to do Morocco camping in the desert. Camel rides are the best thing that you should not miss when visiting Morocco. When arriving at the Berber camp, you will be welcomed with a fresh cup of tea. After that, you will have free time to climb the dunes and discover the area, you can also take the sandboarding and do skiing. You climb the dunes and watch the sunset in a beautiful and unique view.
When the night arrives, you will be served a delicious Moroccan traditional meal. Then, our team will make the campfire getting ready to play drums and entertain you. Definitely, the Berber music under the starry sky is another experience.
Day 2: Merzouga desert tour.
The second day of our trip is going to be a desert tour in the desert of Merzouga. However, there are two different plans to discover the desert surroundings. Firstly, some tourists like to discover the desert in a traditional way, so they do a small circuit with the camels. With this plan, you will go to discover the Nomads life as the main thing of the trip. Moreover, if the weather is warm and clean, you might extend your Morocco camel ride to discover more other places like M’Ifiss. However, tourists don’t choose this tour that much anymore, and they choose the second plan with the 4×4 because it allows them to see many other places.
The second plan with the 4×4 is the most wanted and booked desert trips of all Merzouga desert tours. In general, it starts with picking you up from the camp and heading to visit the Berber Nomads. These people are the ingenious citizens of Morocco and they still live the simple traditional Moroccan life under tents. If you got the chance you will see their herd. Some of these Nomads have more than 7 members and sometimes more than one wife. After visiting these people, we leave to M’ifiss passing by some of the fabulous Panoramas that allow you to see the desert from a different gaze.
Thereafter, we take you to Khamlia, another unique place that you will discover. This small village is located not far from Merzouga and is home to Gnaoua people. We will spend about half an hour discovering their lifestyle and listening to their music. Usually, we have lunch at one of the restaurants in the area. Then, we continue to discover some other places such as the Oases. The night in riad, hotel, or a Berber camp.
Morocco camel rides-3 days trekking and camping in Merzouga desert.
3 days in the desert are probably one of the unique ways to discover the desert. In general, it allows you to see and discover many different places and spots in the best way. So, If you are tending to explore the desert in a good way, our 3 days are the best plan to do that. We offer you the best Morocco camel rides, trekking in the desert of Merzouga besides a desert tour with both the camels and 4×4 to well discover the desert surroundings.
Day 1: Morocco camel trekking and camping in Merzouga desert.
The first day starts with your arrival and our meeting at a certain agreed point. We take you to our guesthouse where you can leave your car or any heavy stuff. Right after, we take the camels and drive through the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi. Definitely, the views are just outstanding. Watching the color of the dunes changing on the back of the most strongest and patience desert Animal is absolutely what makes our Morocco camel rides the highlight of all the country activities.
Depending on your arrival. If you arrive early, it means that we will catch the sunset from the camp. However, if you arrive a bit late, we will catch it on the way. In general, we usually watch the sunset from the camp. With the arrival at the desert camp, you will be served a cup of meant tea. After that you will have free time to walk around, climb the dunes and watch the sun going down and dunes’ color changing in a quiet and silent atmosphere.
The desert night is another experience. At first you will be served a Moroccan traditional meal as dinner. While having dinner, our team will be making the campfire and getting ready to play drums. We invite you outside and the music starts. It will be an unforgettable experience with locals under the stars.
Day 2: Small discovery Merzouga desert tour with the camels.
The second day of our journey in the desert starts after having breakfast. You can have a shower in the camp before taking the camels. We ride the camels again and head to discover the Berber Nomads. We cross the dunes and some hills to arrive at these people that are the original citizens of Morocco and North Africa in general. With these Berbers, you will discover the real simple life of Moroccans. They are known for their hospitality and having the passion of sharing their culture and traditions with others. Here, we will spend some time and sit under the tents to feel the real taste of these people’s life.
Usually, our journey stops here and our Camelmen takes you back to Merzouga or the camp. However, if the weather is good and not that hot, or if you want you can extend the trip and go to discover M’Ifiss’s mine of kohl. This latter is a place that was settled by the France colonialization. It is one of the biggest sources of kohl and Barite rocks in the Southeast of Morocco. However, when France left, this place was abandoned for years. Yet In the last years it was brought to life again and some people from the area started using it.
In while after discovering the place, we could take the camels and drive to have lunch or simply go back to the camp directly. Finally, when we leave the camels, you will have the chance to choose whether you want to spend the night in a hotel or go back to the camp. The evening is another chance to climb the dunes and watch the beautiful sunset again.
There are many activities that you can do such as Atv Quads or buggies rides in the desert.
Day 3: Discovery Merzouga desert tour with the 4x4.
On the third day of our wonderful journey in the desert, we will take the 4×4 and drive to discover more places. Usually, we start by visiting the Moroccan national auto museum, a place where you will see many different old and new 4×4 cars. This latter is owned by an Emirati. Further, we take you to Khamlia to listen to Gnawa music and dance in their rhythm. This small village is not like the other villages in the area. It is settled by a different culture which gives the desert more richness and prosperity. The Gnaoua or Gnawa is said that they came from different places such as Mali and Gabon…
In a while, we will be leaving to Galb Nass or People’s heart in English. One of the famous panoramas in the area. Thereafter, we will drive through the dunes heading to Tissrdmin. The road that we are going to take is quite unique and only 4×4 cars can drive in it as it is most of the time filled with dunes. We will arrive at the famous village of Tissrdmin that is known for some of the biggest Oases in Merzouga. Furthermore, it is considered one of the main resources of fossils in the area. If we got the chance, we will go on a visit to Erfoud where they have small shops of making and exporting fossils.
Morocco camel rides-4 days trekking and camping in Merzouga desert & picnic to Medjakh.
You are in Merzouga desert and looking to spend 4 days discovering this gorgeous town and its areas with the eyes of Berber guides living in the area. Touring In Morocco offers 4 full days with camel rides and picnics. Even more, you will discover the traditional souks and spend the night at Berber nomad camps.
Day 1: Arrival and camel ride for the sunset then back to the hotel in Merzouga:
Once you have reached Merzouga using your transportation or our tours from Fes, Marrakech, Casablanca, and Tangier. Our staff will meet you at the gorgeous town of Merzouga and welcome you with a warming tea to restore from the drive.
At first, either our Moroccan travel guide or a member of the team will accompany you to the traditional hotel. In other words, you will see how beautiful are the panoramic views from your accommodation.
After relaxing a bit, you will get transferred to the place where you will do what is famous as the lifetime Moroccan camel ride. At the top of the tallest sand dune called Lala Merzouga, it reached 150m in height. To go all the way to the top, you will need to hike as you will finish with the camels down. It will take you about 30mins to get to the top where you will see amazing views. For instance, the lake of Srij and all the surrounding villages to Merzouga. Including also the oasis of Hassi Labied.
After the sunset, you will get back by camels to your hotel in Merzouga to spend the night and take a refreshing shower.
Day 2: Sunrise with a Quadbike and a picnic in Sefsaf & camping:
In the early morning, you will wake up for the gorgeous sunrise by quad bikes for about 1 hour. After that, you will get back to the hotel for breakfast. After that, your 4WD driver will come to pick you up for our Merzouga desert tour to reach Sefsaf for the picnic.
Sefsaf is a place very close to the Algerian borders. What makes it famous is the beautiful desert landscapes and as it is one of the calmest places for picnics. From Merzouga, you will drive for about 2 hours to reach where the nomads live. Tents made out of camel leather and can afford rain but not the wind. You will get to know where these people cook their food, where they keep their herd and the member of the family who takes care of the herd. They are very known for their generosity. Therefore, they welcome tourists always with tasty herbs tea. Also, some of their traditional food like pitta bread. In addition, you will ascertain where they make carpets using camel’s leather.
After the nomads visit, you will continue your Merzouga desert tour by driving for about 1 hour to reach the small village of Tisrdmine. A calm place where a tribe of Berbers lives. Then, you will resume getting a rest at M’djekh with its palm trees. Lunch is going to be in the area, making you the tasty Berber pitta bread.
Eventually, you will reach Sefsaf and set your tents to spend the night and enjoy dinner with fire.
Day 3: Back to Merzouga town and visiting Merzouga’s souk:
In the early morning, you will wake up before the sunrise to take a light breakfast, then drive to reach a famous place in Merzouga close to the nomads. In this area, there is a man who is ready to serve tourists or passing caravans of camels the best types of Berber pitta bread. Lunch is planned for you to enjoy it in that lovely area.
After lunch, we will continue our Merzouga desert tour to reach one of the popular hills called Gelb Nass, or the people’s heart. It is where you will get some panoramic views of the desert camps and the Erg Chebbi desert.
On the way, you will visit the Gnaoua tribe’s village and discover their music, where they came from. Even more, how they focused on music as a way to show their culture.
Subsequently, we will drive back to the town of Merzouga to visit its souk. Before that, you will get to the hotel to relax and take a shower as an optional thing.
One of our local guides will pick you up at the hotel where you will visit and discover all parts of the souk and the agricultural lands.
At first, you will be taken to see the spices of Merzouga at one of the popular shops. Secondly, you will get the chance to try Berber clothes for free at one of the shops in the area.
Thirdly, you will visit the oasis where they grow many things like apricots, figs, and surely palm trees.
Eventually, get back to the hotel to spend the night.
Day 4: Erfoud fossils and Morocco’s Merzouga camel ride to the camp:
On the last day of our Morocco’s camel trekking and Merzouga desert tour, you will visit the famous city of Erfoud. It attracted many archeologists to come to discover its hidden gems. Erfoud is very famous for the companies’ fossils extractors from the mountains. Million years ago, Merzouga desert, Erfoud, Rissani, and nearby areas were a very wide sea. Therefore, hiking those mountains can lead you to discover many interesting things. For instance, things are written on rocks, bones, Ammonites, and more.
On our Erfoud and Merzouga desert tour, we included a visit to one of the popular companies. When we arrive, they will show you all the operations of getting rocks soft… Also, you will have the chance to take some souvenirs with you like camel stones, and other house decors.
Erfoud is one of the most famous cities in Morocco for producing high qualities of dates. Every year, they organize a festival to celebrate the seasons of dates. Therefore, you are welcome to try some fresh dates.
After having lunch, you will get back to the hotel to relax and restore. After that, your driver will pick you up to start the adventure on the camels. On the way, you will watch the beautiful sunset and then reach the camp.
When arrived, you will try Sandboarding(optional), and hike the amazing sand dunes of Erg Chebbi.
As a conclusion, the staff will set the campfire and make you enjoy a Berber music show under the starry sky.
If you are interested in the 4 days Morocco’s camel trekking and Merzouga desert tour or you are willing to customize it to different places, contact us.
Morocco camel rides- 5 days trekking and camping in Merzouga desert:
Among our Morocco desert tours and camel trekking in Merzouga desert, we organize a trip of 4 nights, 5 days. If you are willing to spend 5 days discovering Merzouga desert and nearby places, this is surely the right plan for you. We included many interesting things to discover. For instance, visiting the souk of Rissnai, Merzouga’s attractions, and Erfoud fossils.
Day 1: Arrival & Morocco’s Merzouga(Erg Chebbi) camel trekking to the desert camp:
Upon your arrival in Merzouga either with our tours or your transportation, our staff will welcome you with at the town. To start with, you will get some fresh mint tea to restore and relax at the hotel. Next, you will be picked up by our professional driver to ride camels. Trekking with camels in Merzouga or Erg Chebbi for about 1h and 30 minutes.
On the way, you will take a break for the sunset at one of the tallest sand dunes in Erg Chebbi. After some lovely pictures, you resume the camel ride to arrive at the camp. There, you will try sandboarding and hike the sand dunes.
After dinner at night, you will enjoy a Berber music show and admire the starry sky
Day 2: Rissani’s souk visit & Khamlia village then back to the hotel:
The second day of our Merzouga desert tour and camel trekking in Erg Chebbi is a visit to a very popular city in the south of Morocco. After breakfast at the traditional hotel, your driver will come to pick you up to start the tour. We will drive for about 1 hour to reach the lovely souk. To start with, we will see the spices and get some explanations about them and where they came from.
In the past, Rissani was a place of breaks for the caravans came from southern Mali, Gabon… They brought spices with them and sold them for the citizens of Rissani or Sijil Massa.
After discovering things about spices, you will move to try the Medfouna or Rissani’s pitta bread for lunch.
After lunch, we will drive back to Merzouga and take a break at the hotel.
In the afternoon, your driver will take you to Khamlia’s village to discover the traditional music of Gnaoua people. They came in the past from countries like Gabon, Southern Mali, and Nigeria. At the present time, a tribe of them lives near Merzouga in a village called Khamlia. Our visit will be to discover how they made music a way to express their culture. We will get to know their history, the tribe’s leader, and where they make a festival every year.
Eventually, get to the hotel to relax and spend the night where our Merzouga desert tour ends.
Day 3: Merzouga desert (Erg Chebbi) tour to discover the attractions & sunset with camels & back to the hotel:
On the third day of our Merzouga desert tour, you will start after breakfast at the hotel. A tour around Erg Chebbi to discover its attractions. Firstly, we will take you to visit the National Auto Museum owned by an Emirati. Inside, you will ascertain the old cars, including old Japanese, Chinese, British cars. Not to mention, he has some new International electric cars.
After the museum visit, we will get to Khamlia village to visit another tribe of Gnaoua and come upon with their history and traditions.
After visiting this tribe, we will continue to reach M’Ifiss and discover the mines of Kohl and Baryte rocks. A place was owned in the past by the French administrator. When arrived, a hike to a popular hill is required to see a panoramic view of the old village and the sand dunes.
Thirdly, we will ahead to visit the nomads, see where they keep the herd, and where they cook. Morocco in the past was known as a tribal country. That is to say, nowadays there are still some several ones in different cities and desert lands. The Berber nomads in Erg Chebbi are different tribes, living far from each other. They always have a member of the family who goes to look after the herd. Other ones, take care of bringing water from the well.
In a part of where they live(the tent), the grandmother uses camel leather to make carpets in a traditional way. She offers them also for visiting tourists and the ones who are willing to take a souvenir.
At final, having lunch at the village of Khamlia and get back to the hotel to spend the night.
Day 4: Picnic & camping in Sefssaf (Erg Chebbi) and visiting other nomads:
As mentioned we offer a desert tour in Merzouga(Erg Chebbi) to reach Sefssaf for a lifetime desert picnic.
In the morning after breakfast at the hotel, we will star the tour in Erg Chebbi by visiting a nomad family. From there, we will take you to try the Berber pitta bread for lunch. Next, drive for one 1 hour and arrive at Sefssaf. Your driver will make sure to take you to the best spot where you will camp and have dinner.
In the morning, you will prepare the Berber tea and have breakfast, then get back to Merzouga desert to relax and spend the night.
Day 5: Erfoud fossils discovery tour and Quadbiking in Erg Chebbi for the sunset:
On the last day, we will take you to discover the city of Erfoud. It is famous for the name of the city of fossils. Every year, archeologists who own companies in the city come for discovery purposes. Theys ay, million years ago, all the land of Erfoud, Erg Chebbi desert, Rissani, was a wide sea. Therefore, in the mountains, you can find plenty of types of rocks. For instance, Ammonites, Baryte, and more.
With us, you will be taken to one of the most famous companies for extracting bones. They will show you how it works with all the operations of getting the stones soft. Even more, you will have the chance to get some souvenirs, like stones of dromedaries, egg stones, and plates.
Eventually, you will get back to the hotel to have lunch and relax. After that, you will try Quadbiking for the sunset where our 5 days, 4 nights Morocco desert tour & camel trekking in Merzouga desert ends.
Morocco camel rides for the sunset and the sunrise:
Touring in Morocco provides the best Morocco camel rides to catch both of the stunning sunset and sunrise. Without any doubt, we have the best plans and the best guides. As we were born in the desert, Morocco camel trekking in Merzouga was a thing that we loved to practice. Our team is always ready to offer you the best camel tours to watch the sunset and sunrise.
Morocco camel rides for the sunset.
Our camel rides for the sunset are one of the most booked activities in the desert of Merzouga. Firstly, to start the trip, you will need to contact us early in the day or days before arriving in the desert. We will meet you at a certain point and drive you to our place where you can leave your car or any heavy stuff. After that, we will leave to ride the camels. Our well-experienced team will help you to ride and explain how you can safely get and ride on the camel. Besides, they would make any stops as much as you want to have some great shots along the way. We will drive heading to the biggest dune we can reach.
When arriving at the place where we will stay, the camels will stay in their parking and we climb for a short time as they can’t do that in high places. On the top, you will be offered a blanket so that you can relax and enjoy the charming views. Undoubtedly, what makes this experience really unique is the silence that the desert offers, and as much as the sun goes down you will see the dunes’ color changing. We will catch the beautiful sunset and take some beautiful pictures then take the camels back to the place where we started from.
Morocco camel rides for the sunrise.
The sunrise camel ride is one of the best camel rides that you can do. As at this time not many people could get up to catch the sun. So, it is going to be more quiet and silent. We will wake up early in the morning and take the camels heading to the best place for watching the sunrise. When arriving, our team will lead you to climb to the best spot of the dune and offer you a blanket to set on. With the sun coming up, the views change and become more and more beautiful. You will have a lot of time to enjoy, relax, and take some pictures. Finally, we will drive back to the place we started from. Undoubtedly, we would make stops to take some pictures on the camels. Our tour ends with dropping you off at an agreed point.
FAQ about camel rides in Morocco, camping, and trekking in Merzouga desert.
Camels are very well treated in Morocco. Considering Morocco camel rides the highlights of every Moroccan desert trip, owners care so much about their camels especially in the Sahara desert.
Riding camels in Morocco is an activity every tourist coming to visit should experience. Journeys to spend nights at desert camps are visitors' dreams. Therefore, if you are willing to visit Morocco, you should definitely visit the Sahara desert and try that.
Most of the camels in Morocco are native to the kingdom. Caravan routes came from Southern Mali, Gabon... by camels to trade in Marrakech and Europe, they left hundreds of camels. Thus, there are camels in Morocco that are not native to the last-mentioned. Also, many immigrated from Algeria in the past 20 years.
The Sahara desert in Morocco is one of the safest and crimeless places in Morocco. Tourists can camp in the heart of the Sahara desert and everywhere without getting any kind of bothering and insulting. Not to mention, locals in the Sahara desert are very generous offering visitors the best experiences.
Camel rides in Morocco are the best activity visitors can try. Companies offer them at very good prices starting from 20€ for each, including enjoying the sunset or sunrise.
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