Desert Camel Trekking
Spending your day on a camel trek is a wonderful way to introduce you not only to the mysterious land of Morocco, but also to a traditional mode of Nomadic life. Camel trekking takes you directly into the heart of the marvelous Sahara Desert of Morocco. Along your way to the deep desert, you will see outspreading and high yellowish-orange sand dunes, oases of sweet-dates’ palm trees, Atlas mountain peaks, the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs, the ‘Moroccan Hollywood’ or Ouarzazate. The scenery of sunrise and sunset will be impressively unforgettable moments you can spend in the land of the nomads. Of course, you will also spend your time riding camels travelling around the desert of Merzouga and the blue sky is vast and clear in the day and filled with millions of blinking stars at night. The best time of year for camel trekking is from September to February.
Sunset/Sunrise desert Camel trek:
Your trip begins around 5 pm before the sunset. It takes almost half an hour to reach the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi on a camel ride. You will be accompanied with a guide who knows well secretes of Sahara and footpaths that leads to the high dunes, oasis, and camps. In order to have a fabulous view overlooking the outspreading dunes, blue Mountains, and palm tree oases, you will have to climb to the peak of the highest dunes where you will experience peace, tranquility, and joy of life of simplicity, then back to the hotel around 8 pm. For the sunrise camel trekking, the journey takes around 30 minutes to reach the highest dune of Merzouga before the sunrise. Near your hotel, you will mount your camel and start trekking ahead across the dunes, all you will see is a vast sea of yellowish-orange sand without the sound of waves, and all you can hear is the footsteps of your camel shattering the complete silence of the Sahara. Absolutely, you will appreciate the mystery and tranquility of the desert. After spending cherished moments on the dunes and camel trekking in the early morning, we will go back to the hotel or camp, have a local Berber breakfast, and mint tea.
Overnight camel trek (Desert camping night):
In the afternoon two hours before the sunset, you should be ready to take a camel trek and then spend an overnight in a Berber camp in the heart of the Sahara desert. The entertainment in the camp attracts people from all over the world and consists of Gnawa dance, henna, traditional costumes and other activities. The evening ends with a spectacular belly dance show before you can go back to the hotel if you wish.
Day/Night camel trek & nomad sightseeing:
We will take you to the oasis in the middle of the dunes where we will spend the entire night, have dinner and spend the night around a campfire in nomad tents. In that magical night, you will see the lights over the dunes with all their shine and intensity. In the morning, after the breakfast in the camp, we will ride the camels to visit nomad people and have lunch with them. Then we will head back to leave the camels and take our sand boards. We will climb to high dunes where we will have sand boarding, then walk back to the camp where we will spend night. In the next morning, we will ride our camels back to Merzouga town after the sunrise, where we will have a chance to have a delicious breakfast and take a shower in the hotel.
Join Great Morocco Experience to discover the magic of Morocco, the Sahara desert, old Kasbahs and the beautiful Atlas mountains, oases covered with lush palms, and Berber villages. A wild landscape made of canyons and the Sahara desert with its yellowishorange dunes and millions of blinking stars.
What is included in this day tour?
– Pick-up and drop off in your accommodation.
– Air-conditioned Transportation (4*4 jeep, mini-bus, bus)
– Fuel for the car
– English or Spanish speaking driver/guide
What is not included?
– Entrance /activity fees
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Our tours are available all over the year. Our tours can be adapted according to your needs and requirements, the starting and end points are up to you. Should you need more information, don’t hesitate to contact us.
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