Camel Trekking

Camel Trekking in Morocco

Our overnight Camel Trekking in Morocco is an experience you will never forget and one which we hope will bring something unique to your adventure. Bereber Excursion offers a Desert Tour beginning at Merzouga Village and venturing into the heart of Morocco's largest dunes, Erg Chebbi. The experience includes traditional music and drumming, excellent cuisine and sleeping in the desert beneath a stunning canopy of stars in our traditional nomadic camp!

1 Night in The Desert at Merzouga

This tour begins in evening at a hotel near the sand dunes. The camels will be packed with food, blankets and everything else we will need. The trek will proceed into the desert for 1:30min. We will spend the night in an equipped camp with drum music in the middle of the Sahara. There are great opportunities for photography. When we arrive at the camp we walk to the high dunes to see the sunset. It will be a magical night if the sky is clear and stars sparkle and shine with intensity. During the first night, there will be a wonderful dinner around a campfire. We will spend the night in nomad tents. In the morning we will ride the camels back to Merzouga, where breakfast and a shower will await you at the hotel.

Included :

  • A room in the hotel to leave some of your luggage and take a shower upon return
  • Parking for you car (if you have one)
  • Nomad tents (Desert camp)
  • Dinner and breakfast
  • Camel each (Camel ride for 1 hour, 30 minutes)
  • Bottled water
  • Sandboarding in the dunes

2 Nights in The Desert at Merzouga

This trip begins in afternon, we organise the camel ride for the night in desert from a hotel near the sand dunes, The camels will be packed with foods, blankets and everything else which we will need. The trek will start right into the desert for 1:30min, We will spend the night in an equipped camp with drum music in the middle of the Sahara. This is a great opportunity to take lovely pictures of the sunset and sunrise, when we arrive at the camp we walk to the high dunes to see the sunset. During the first evening, there will be a wonderful dinner around a campfire, and we will spend the night in nomad tents. The next day after breakfast in the camp we will ride the camels to pay a visit and have lunch with nomad peoples. After lunch and a bit of time to relax with the nomad peoples, we will ride the camels back to the camp. When we reach the camp, we leave the camels and enjoy a little sandboarding on some of the higher dunes. We and also visit a oasis in the dunes walk back to the camp after sunset. Early the next morning we will ride the camel back to Merzouga after sunrise. You’ll have breakfast and a shower in the hotel in Merzouga.

Included :

  • A room in the hotel where we organise our desert trips to leave some of your luggage & -shower
  • Parking for your car if you have one
  • Nomad tents (Desert camp)
  • Dinners and breakfasts
  • Camel for each guest
  • Guide
  • Camel ride to spend the two nights in the desert & lunch with nomad peoples
  • Bottled water
  • Sandboarding in the dunes

3 Days Trekking in The Desert at Merzouga

Depending on arrival time to Merzouga, this trip begins after a leisurely lunch. Camels are loaded with food, blankets and all the effects needed for this trip that will take us through the desert. This route will allow you to discover a small oasis hidden in the dunes where we spend the night. If we are lucky and the weather is clear we can enjoy a starry night. During the first night, and after a good dinner, spend some time around the campfire. In the morning we will have a good breakfast before travelling almost 2 hours to reach our next destination. We will stop for a half hour lunch under the shade of a Tamariz, a typical desert tree. After lunch, we will continue our journey to a Touareg family where we spend the night and interact with them. The next morning, after breakfast with the family, we will move to another small oasis located in the desert where the next camp is inhabited by a nomadic Berber family. There ia below and after breakfast, return to the village and hotel. On this tour assumes an average of 90 minutes to two hours or walk in single file, or camel ride every day.

Included :

  • A room in the hotel where we organise our desert trips to leave some of your luggage & shower
  • Parking for your car (if you have one)
  • Nomad tents (Desert camp)
  • Dinner and breakfast
  • Lunch with a Nomad family
  • Visit Merzouga oasis
  • Overnight in Nomad tents (Desert camp)
  • Camel/person
  • Guide
  • Bottled water
  • Sandboarding in dunes

Camel Trek : Sunset or Sunrise in The Desert of Merzouga

The Sunset tour begins around 5:30pm. It takes almost half an hour to reach the sand dunes of Erg chebbi on top a camel. Then, we will leave the camels in about 80 meters to reach the highest dune of Merzouga. For those who want to see a panoramic view they must climb to the top, it will takes them another 10 minutes. If you prefer not to hike up the highest dunes, the area around the camel “parking” is perfect to watch the sunset. After having enjoying that short time we travel back to the village. This tour includs a stop at the garden where you will have a short explanation about the canal system. The Sunrise Tour starts early as it takes 35 minutes to reach the highest dune of Merzouga. This tour also includes a visit to the garden on the way back. For this tour you don’t need to set the alarm clock. Enjoy your night and we will come around for a wake-up call.

INFORMATION

How To get to Merzouga

From Marrakech to Merzouga desert (Erg chebbi sand dunes)

The bus (Supratours) departs from Marrakech daily at 8.00 morning and arrives at Merzouga around 21:00.

Transport From Fes to Merzouga desert (Erg chebbi sand dunes )

The bus (supratours) departs from Fes daily at 19:00 at night and arrives in Merzouga at 06:00 the next morning.

How will we find you in Merzouga?

We organise our desert tours from a hotel near the dunes in Merzouga. If you are coming to Merzouga by a rental car we’ll be waiting for you in this hotel in Merzouga. Contact us for directions. Or, if you are coming by bus, we'll meet you at the bus station in Merzouga. For more information about “SUPRATOURS” (bus) go to: http://www.oncf.ma For more information and enquiries, please contact us.

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