8 Days from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert

Camel ride for a night in the desert

Camel ride for a night in the desert. A night camel ride in the desert of Merzouga is a popular and memorable experience for many travelers visiting Morocco. Merzouga is a small village located in the southeastern part of Morocco, known for its stunning sand dunes and Sahara Desert landscape.

First we start with an afternoon trip, we organize the camel trip at night in the desert from a hotel near the sand dunes, the camels will be packed with food, blankets and everything we need.

Camel ride for a night in the desert

Arriving in Merzouga: You would typically arrive in the village of Merzouga, which can be reached by road from nearby towns like Rissani or Erfoud. Alternatively, you can also book a tour that includes transportation from cities like Marrakech or Fes.

Meeting your guides: In Merzouga. You will meet your local guides who will provide you with all the necessary information about your camel ride and desert experience. They will introduce you to your camel and give you some basic instructions on how to ride it.

Camel ride into the desert: Once you’re ready, you’ll mount your camel and start your journey into the desert. The camel ride takes you through the mesmerizing sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, the largest dune area in Morocco. As you travel deeper into the desert. You’ll witness the changing colors of the sand and the vastness of the Sahara.

Sunset over the dunes: One of the highlights of the experience is watching the sunset from the top of a high dune. The ever-changing hues of orange and gold create a breathtaking scene as the sun dips below the horizon. Be sure to have your camera ready to capture this magical moment.

Dinner in the desert camp

Traditional Berber camp: After sunset, you’ll continue your camel ride to reach a traditional Berber camp located in the heart of the desert. These camps are usually equipped with comfortable tents and basic facilities. You can expect a traditional Moroccan dinner, which often includes tagine (a slow-cooked stew), freshly baked bread, and mint tea.

Evening activities: After dinner, you can enjoy various activities around the camp. This may include traditional music and dance performances by the local Berber guides, stargazing in the clear desert sky. Or simply relaxing by the campfire and sharing stories with fellow travelers.

Overnight stay: You’ll spend the night in the desert camp, sleeping in a comfortable tent furnished with mattresses and blankets. The experience of spending a night in the Sahara Desert, away from city lights, offers a unique opportunity to appreciate the tranquility and vastness of the desert landscape.

Back to Merzouga village

Sunrise and return: Wake up early in the morning to witness the mesmerizing sunrise over the dunes. The soft light illuminating the desert is a sight to behold. After breakfast at the camp, you’ll ride your camel back to the village of Merzouga, where the tour usually concludes.