CAMEL TREK IN MERZOUGA TO DESERT CAMP ERG CHEBBI IN SAHARA RIDE
Camels are an integral part of life in Moroccan desert.
We have our own camels on site, cared for by an expert team who ensure that these creatures also enjoy 5* facilities. Rising into the air on a camel for the first time is unlikely to be forgotten and, sitting atop one of these strangely lovely creatures, you’ll soon adopt the gentle rocking motion.
Experience tells us that a 25 minute ride out into the distant dunes is sufficient for most first-time riders.
CAMEL RIDE TO DESERT CAMP ERG CHEBBI
Camel Trek 1 Hour
Camel Trek 1.5 Hours
Camel Trek 2 Hours
Camel Trek overnight
Camel Trek overnight
This trip begins in the evening; we organize the camel ride for the night in the desert from our hotel near the sand dunes. The camels will be packed with food, blankets and everything else which we will need. The trek will start with a 1 hour and 30 minute ride by camel into the desert. We will spend the night in an equipped camp with music played on traditional Berber drums in the middle of the Sahara. When we arrive at the camp we walk to the highest dunes to see the sunset. This is a great opportunity to take lovely pictures of the sunset and sunrise, the next morning. It will be a magical night, when the sky is clear of cover and stars sparkle and shine with intensity. During this evening, there will be a wonderful dinner around a campfire, listening to the drums and we will spend the night in nomad tents. In the morning we will ride the camels back to Merzouga, you’ll have breakfast and a shower in the hotel in Merzouga.
Camel Trek sunset / sunrise Sunset Tour:
The Sunset tour begins around 5:30pm. It takes almost half an hour to reach the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi riding on top a camel. Then, we will leave the camels, travel by foot 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 take 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 enjoyed this short time we travel back to the village before dark. This tour includes a stop at a garden where you will have a short explanation about the canal system of the desert. Sunrise Tour: The Sunrise Tour starts early and takes 35 minutes to reach the highest dune of Merzouga. This tour includes a visit to a 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.