Merzouga Sunset Camel Ride & Desert Overnight

One of the most quintessential Moroccan experiences is a sunset camel ride through Erg Chebbi in Merzouga, combined with an overnight in the desert. Most visitors enjoy this experience when traveling to the Sahara from one of the country's imperial cities, such as between Merzouga and Marrakech or Merzouga and Fes.

Erg Chebbi is an extensive set of dunes covering almost 14 square miles (35 sq km), with some peaks rising over 650 feet (200 m). The color and shape change depending on the time of day and the wind, which is especially enriching just before sunset.

Upon arrival near Merzouga, you'll enjoy a camel ride through the dunes, reaching your camp just before sunset. After settling into your tent, climb up the nearest dune to watch the sunset display its color show across the sands. Head back for dinner and a night by the campfire, enjoying traditional Berber music from the locals. Before climbing into bed, savor the stars strewn across the unhindered night sky.

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Itineraries with Merzouga Sunset Camel Ride & Desert Overnight

Morocco Grand Tour: Casablanca to Marrakech - 12 Days

This complete 12-day tour covers Morocco' best, from cultural stops in historic cities to desert exploration in the Sahara and surrounding desert. Explore medieval medinas, lively souks, ancient ruins, and old kasbahs. You'll trek along long-forgotten caravan routes, ride a camel over colossal sand dunes, and cool off in an oasis at the bottom of a gorge.

Marrakech & Grand Tour of the Sahara Desert - 6 Days

Discover the beauty of Morocco with this 6-day itinerary focused on Marrakech and the desert. Begin in bustling Marrakech and explore the medina's souks, fondouks, madrasas, palaces, and secret gardens. Cross over the High Atlas mountains and explore the vast landscapes and sand dunes of the Sahara. You'll wander medieval markets, marvel at palaces and mosques, and explore ancient kasbahs and desert towns.

Luxury Escape to the Sahara - 11 Days

Adventure your way through Morocco like royalty on this eleven-day trip that pampers you in luxury as you explore centuries-old medinas and breathtaking natural wonders. Glamp in the Sahara, stay at your own private kasbah on an ancient trading route, and cool off at exquisitely appointed riads that will be your oasis from city life. Connect with locals, learn about traditions, and enjoy the glamour of the Moroccan royal treatment.