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Morocco Camel Trekking & Merzouga Sahara Camping Tours
Morocco Travel Holidays offers unforgettable camel-trekking in the Sahara Desert, choose from one of our various offers.
Sunset Camel Trek Tour:
The Sunset tour begins around 5:30 pm; it takes 30 meters to reach the dunes. Once we do we’ll continue by foot for about 80 meters to reach the highest dune of Merzouga desert. It takes an extra 10 minutes for a panoramic view. If you prefer not to hike up the higher dunes, the area around the camel “station” is perfect for enjoying the sunset. This tour includes a stop at the garden, where you will have a short explanation about the canal system, before returning to the village.
A visit to the Moroccan Sahara desert is definitely an experience everyone should have at least once in their lifetime. It is a journey well worth the effort and you will have fond memories to last you forever.
Imagine yourself on a camel ride, trekking through the rolling orange Sahara desert of Erg Chebbi Dunes. There is nothing around you and all you can hear are the footsteps of the camel on the soft sand. The sky is vast and clear in the day and filled with millions of bright stars at night. It is a very peaceful experience, one raley known to most of the Western World.
The dunes of Erg Chebbi near Merzouga is 30 miles (50km) south east of Erfoud and has the highest and most spectacular sand dunes in Morocco. These golden dunes dramatically 50m from the desert floor. They run in a line almost perfectly north/south to the village of Merzouga and beyond, and mark the western fringe of the Sahara Desert, dividing Morocco from Algeria, ONE of the must wurth visiting places while in Morocco, give it a go and include at least one night in the desert, tours are available from Marrakech, Fes and Merzouga.
The dunes of Erg Chigaga (Erg Chegaga) near M’hamid is in the south of Morocco, over the Atlas Mountains and pass Zagora. Erg Chigaga is also part of the Sahara desert and more difficult to get to than Erg Chebbi. Only you can get there by 4×4 and our agency offer this morocco desert tour with guarantee.
Our tours are available from Marrakech and Fes.
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What is camel trekking?
Deep in southeast Morocco, lie two sets of Saharan Ergs, or sand dunes. Measuring around 22km by 5km, the Erg Chebbi dunes form an intriguing island in the otherwise flat and rocky desert that marks out the Moroccan portion of the Sahara Desert.
Can you ride camels in Morocco?
Known as 'Ships of the Desert', camels have been an important creature in Morocco for hundreds of years. Many tourists look forward to getting up close and personal with the iconic animals on a trip to the kingdom, with people enjoying camel riding experiences all around the country.
Can you ride camels in Marrakech?
The majority of camel rides take place in the Palmeraie or Palm Grove. You can reach there easily via taxi or horse-drawn cart from either Jamaa el-Fna Square or the area of Majorelle (taxis and caleche are located nearest to the Koutabia, or at the end of Rue Yves Saint-Laurent)