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Sahara Desert Camel trek 3 Days

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Atlas Mountain Trekking

  • Locations

    Marrakech, Morocco

  • Activities

    Adventure, Desert Tour

  • Price
    From: $300 USD per person
  • Duration

    3 days

  • Avg Distance

    1000 km

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    8 AM

  • Starting Location


  • Price Includes

    All meals meals during the trip. Privte transport to and from Marrakeh . English-speaking guide. Camel Ride. Accommodations. Hotel pick up and drop off.

  • Notes

    A minimum of 2 people per booking is required.


  • Camel trekking is an activity in which you are taken on a camel excursion into the Sahara Desert
  • A trip in Moroccan Sahara desert is definitely an experience everyone should have at least once in their lifetime.
  • Experience traditional meals at local cafes and made by local people.

Trip Info

Camel Trekking is an activity in which you are taken on a camel excursion into the Sahara Desert. The Moroccan desert is beautiful and traveling to such a destination is a once in a lifetime experience. Best of Merzouga invites you to discover the Dunes of Erg Chebbi, also known as the Dunes of Merzouga.

Erg Chebbi & Ait Benhedou Tour Itinerary : 3 day 2 Night Trip

Day 1 : We Depart from Marrakech at 0900h in modern, air conditioned transportation. We travel over the Atlas mountains, enjoying the magnificent views of the surrounding countryside below and we visit the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou. This journey takes approximately 3 hours. From there, after our break, we continue to Ouarzazate (approximately 1 hour or so) for lunch break & sightseeing. Lunch is available in the local cafes. After lunch, we continue along the route of The Dades Valley to reach our guesthouse where we will stay for the night. The guesthouse offers Private ensuite rooms and an evening meal and breakfast are included.

Day 2 : The next morning we continue along the Dades valley, visiting Dades Gorge, Todra, Todra Gorge and other interesting sites, making our way to Merzouga. At Merzouga we explore the village and meet our camels who will take us for 1 and a half hours into the dunes to reach our desert camp at Erg Chebbi. Each person rides their own camel. The Camel trek is usually just prior to sunset, so that you may enjoy the sun setting over the landscape from the top of the dunes. Once we arrive at the Desert camp, we are greeted with a cup of delicious hot minty tea and we spend the evening under the stars, on the dunes and beside the warmth of the fireside. We enjoy a locally cooked meal of Tagine or couscous (vegetarians are catered for with vegetable tagine), a drum party and story swapping. The camp has toilet facilities. Those that wish to can sleep directly under the stars, but there are Bivouacs for everyone. The stars in the desert are a great opportunity to see as there are no artificial lights around and you can fully appreciate the glory of the skies above.

Day 3 : Wake up early, just prior to sunrise, we have a 1h30 camel ride at sunrise to explore the area further and we head back to Merzouga on our Camels. When we reach Merzouga, have breakfast & have the opportunity to shower and then we begin our journey through the stony desert and over the Atlas mountains, with plenty of stops for photos, exploring and lunch as we return to Marrakech. The usual arrival time in Marrakech is between 17:00hrs and 18:00hrs.

Your adventure awaits!

Atlas Mountain Trekking

We are jamal and lhoussine idali. we are responsible for this team .we are certified mountain guides training center of Tabant. And ensures many years of driving groups in all regions of Morocco. during the treks we Accompanied by our team , who also has acquired skills and experience .. our cook and our guides according the tour, we offer a high quality service , in fidelity to the project defined in the respect for nature and the environment . while participating in our discipline, safeguarding cultural heritage, natural and human. Whether you are couples, families with children regardless of age, educator with teenagers in trouble, mini homogeneous groups, a works council, a sports or cultural, a European mountain guide, we are your continuous listening and responding promptly to any requests or special classica.

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