Overnight camel trekking Merzouga desert

Join the magic overnight camel trekking Merzouga, do the camel ride and go camping at nomad tents.
Overnight camel trekking Merzouga desert itinerary's overview:

Overnight camel trekking Merzouga Desert is an unforgettable blend of excitement and tradition. This night camel tour is an opportunity to take a camel ride in the desert, watch Sunset & Sunrise over the golden sand dunes of Erg Chebbi (Merzouga) and spend an extraordinary night in a standard or luxury tent.


Camel ride & 1 Night


Hotel/Riad in Merzouga


Returns to the original departure point


2h Before Sunset


Private tour



Overnight camel trekking Merzouga desert summary:

  • 1st: Hotel/riad in Merzouga >>  Camel trekking,  Sunset, and sandboarding >> Night in Berber camp [7 Km].
  • 2nd: Desert camp >> Camel ride >> Hotel [7 Km].
1 night and camel trek Merzouga desert highlights:

Overnight camel trekking Merzouga deser itinerary:

  • Day 1: Hotel ” Camel trekking ” Sunset and sandboarding ” Camping in the desert:

Camel trekking in Merzouga spending the night in the desert and watching the sunset in the middle of the dunes is a truly unforgettable experience. This overnight camel trek in Merzouga starts in the late afternoon (16-17 depending on the season) from the Kasbah hotel to the Merzouga desert camp in the middle of the dunes to experience the magic of the desert. It takes about 1 hour 30 min to reach the desert camp, which includes a stop to relax and climb the dunes to enjoy wonderful sunset views, take pictures, and enjoy sandboarding.

As soon as you get there, you will have a traditional desert welcome with mint tea in the Berber tent where you will spend the night. In the evening, you will enjoy a delicious Moroccan dinner. Afterward, enjoy a campfire and drum circle vibes of entertainment and fun before falling asleep under the bright stars inside a private tent of your choice. You will leave your main luggage in your car or at our guesthouse and carry only a backpack for the overnight trip.

  • Day 2: Camping ” Camel ride ” Hotel:

Unusual morning in the middle of the Sahara desert and the Erg Chebbi; the highest and most impressive sand dunes in Morocco. Early in the morning, a date with a beautiful sunrise worth waking up to see the sand dunes. Then, a hearty breakfast will be waiting for you, and a hot shower at the camp before returning to the Kasbah hotel in the village by camel again or in a 4×4 car as an alternative. Your Merzouga overnight camel ride ends here at our guesthouse with many memories, feelings, and perhaps a new outlook on life.

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Additional information about this overnight camel ride:
Frequently asked questions:
1- How to get to Merzouga from Marrakech and Fez?
  • Transport from Marrakech to Merzouga desert:

The bus (Supratours) leaves Marrakech to Merzouga every day at 8:00 AM and arrives in Merzouga around 9:00 pm.

  • Transport from Fez to Merzouga desert:

The bus (Supratours) leaves Fez to Merzouga every day at 19:00 in the evening and arrives in Merzouga around 06:00.

Note: One of our team will be waiting for you at the bus station in Merzouga.

  • For more information about the "SUPRATOURS" bus, please visit their official website: Supratours.
  • If you come to Merzouga in a rental car, we will be waiting for you at our guesthouse in Merzouga.
  • For more information on transport in Morocco, visit this article: Transport in Morocco.
2- Do I need to bring a sleeping bag?

You will not need a sleeping bag on our overnight camel ride for both options (standard and superior), you will stay in the desert camp which provides all the bedding you need, including real beds, pillows, and sufficient blankets.

3- How long does the camel ride in the Sahara last?

On our camel trek to Merzouga and spend a night in the Sahara, we travel there by camel for an authentic Berber experience. The night camel ride lasts about an hour and a half (1h 30min), including a stop to watch the sunset and enjoy sandboarding (if this is an activity you are interested in).

4- What is the difference between the standard and superior desert camp?
  • Standard camp: tents are private with shared and separate toilets and showers.
  • Superior camp: tents are private with private bathroom, toilet, and hot water inside each tent.
5- Is there a way to spend the night in the desert without using Camels?

Yes, for those who want to spend the night in the Sahara but don't like to ride camels, we offer a transfer to and from the desert camp in our 4WD as an alternative to camels at no extra charge, of course.

6- Is there a place to charge the phone and camera in the Camp?

Yes, no worries during your overnight camel trek in Merzouga at our desert camps, we use solar panels and of course, there is a place where you can charge your phone and camera.

7- What clothes and special items should I bring?

Daytime temperatures in Morocco are generally quite warm. You'll need comfortable, loose-fitting, cool clothing. Evenings tend to be cool, especially in winter, so bring a jacket or light coat.

Desert temperatures vary from cool at night to very hot during the day, but you should cover up to avoid sunburn.

Bring sunglasses, a hat, and sunscreen. Wear comfortable walking and sandboarding shoes, such as trainers. Long sleeves and long trousers or skirts are appropriate for the night camel ride in the desert. If you are still confused, feel free to contact us at any time, we will be happy to provide you with many more details.

8- How to book this camel tour for 1 night?

Book for free! To book any tour, we usually ask for a small deposit to be paid through our Paypal. The rest of the payment is paid in cash to your driver/guide at pick-up.

The deposit payment is free of charge, in case you wish to pay the full amount or half, in order to avoid carrying a lot of cash, it is possible to do so via Paypal.

To pay the full amount by Paypal, there will be an extra 5% to cover Paypal fees.

What is your cancellation policy?

For a full refund, please cancel at least 15 days prior to the activity date. In case you cancel less than 15 days in advance, the deposit is non-refundable, but is still available for use if you reschedule your trip in the future.

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