A trip to the desert in Morocco is not complete without a camel trek in the dunes. For those who are fascinated by the caravans which crossed the African deserts between mythical cities transporting wanted products like salt, this is the opportunity to feel like a nomad for a few moments.
The sunset tour begins around 5 pm. It takes almost half an hour to reach the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi on top of a camel. Then, we will leave the camels and in about 80 meters you will reach the highest dune of Erg Chebbi Merzouga. For those who want to see a panoramic view, they must climb to the top. The hike to the top will take you 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 enjoying the sunset, travel back to the village, stopping by the gardens (depending on your wish).
The sunrise starts around 5 am. We need about 30 minutes to reach the place near the highest dune of Merzouga on feet or on a camel’s back. There, for about 30 minutes you may enjoy the birth of a new day. This tour includes a visit to the garden on the way back with a short refreshing breakfast (bread, cheese, and olives) and traditional Berber tea there, and a short explanation of the canal system. For this tour, you don’t need to set the alarm clock. Enjoy your night and I will come around to wake you up.