Merzouga desert tours

Visit Erg Chebbi

Merzouga desert tours – discover Erg Chebbi the most beautiful dunes in the Moroccan Sahara

If you are looking for excursion during your Morocco holidays or the best places to visit during your Morocco travel, you have certainly put Merzouga on the list.

Merzouga or Erg Chebbi is famous for its high dunes, some of them reaching 150m! Merzouga is a very beautiful place in the Sahara covered with golden dunes. Visit Erg Chebbi to discover the Morocco desert !

Moreover, you can spend a night in a Merzouga desert camp. And enjoy the sunset in Erg Chebbi along with a camel ride. The Merzouga desert tours from Marrakech with Sahara camp overnight are perfects to visit Erg Chebbi. But there are also Fez to Merzouga desert trips and Erg Chebbi excursions from Ouarzazate and Casablanca. You can also try the sandsurf, do quad biking, buggy ride in Erg Chebbi or a camel trekking.  

Merzouga desert is one of the places to discover during your Morocco holidays. Ready for a Sahara desert adventure?

Erg Chebbi desert trip

3-day Marrakech to Merzouga desert tours

How to get to Merzouga from Marrakech? It’s possible to plan a 4×4 Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour. The most popular tour is a 3-day Merzouga desert trip from Marrakech. All the long of the trip you will discover the Kasbahs and typical villages. You will pass by the Atlas mountains, Ouarzazate, the Oasis of Skoura, the Valley of Roses. The first night is planned at the Dades Gorges. On the second day, after crossing the Todra Gorges and Erfoud, arrival in Erg Chebbi. You enjoy camel ride in Merzouga and the night is spent in a Morocco Sahara desert camp. The full program of this Merzouga desert trip is available bellow.

3-day Marrakech to Merzouga trip

2-day Ouarzazate to Merzouga trip

The Merzouga desert tours from Ouarzazate are short trips to Erg Chebbi. The 2-day Ouarzazate desert tour is perfect to spend a night in the Morocco desert. There are many Erg Chebbi desert camps and also Merzouga luxury camps. This Erg Chebbi tour from Ouarzazate 2 days is a nice Sahara experience. A 3-day Morocco desert trip from Ouarzazate to Merzouga is also available.

2-day Erg Chebbi tour from Ouarzazate  

Fez to Merzouga desert tours

If you want to start a Merzouga desert trip from Fez, it’s better to plan a 3-day Morocco desert tour. The first day of this trip to Erg Chebbi is rich of visits. The journey takes about 8 hours. The landscapes are very varied. From the green mountains (snowy) of the Middle Atlas to the golden dunes of the Sahara at Erg Chebbi. You will pass by Ifrane, Azrou, Midelt, and Erfoud. On the second day, this Merzouga desert tour makes you discover the Todra Gorges and the Dades Gorges if you want to finish the trip in Marrakech.


The Merzouga desert trip from Fez program can be customized. If you have more time for your Sahara holidays, we recommend you a 7-day Erg Chebbi tour from Fez. You will spend more time to visit places on the itinerary and enjoy a longer stay in a Sahara desert camp. You will also discover the big dunes of Erg Chigaga. It’s a trip for those who like desert!


All of our Morocco desert tours to Erg Chebbi are tailor-made. We mainly organize private Morocco Sahara experiences. 

Fez desert tour

Merzouga desert tours et camel trekking

Camel trek Merzouga 3 days : a short adventure trip in the Sahara

Hike to the Oasis of Merzouga
The camel trek in the desert of Merzouga begins with a walk to the oasis. The Merzouga desert trek continues in the beautiful sand dunes. You will arrive at the Oasis of Merzouga at the end of the day, at the right moment to enjoy the beautiful sunset at Erg Chebbi, on the big dune high of about 150 m. After dinner, an evening around a campfire is planned, during which you can listen to the rhythms of the drums. You will spend the night in the Merzouga desert, in a wild camping.

Merzouga Oasis and Aznigi Desert
On the second day, the Morocco camel trekking in Merzouga continues to the desert of Aznigi. At noon, picnic in an oasis. The hike in the Morocco desert will then take you to Aznigi. A typical Berber dinner is planned and the meeting with nomads with whom you will share the meal. You will spend a second night in Erg Chebbi, sheltered under a tent or directly under the stars.

Aznigi desert – return to Erg Chebbi
During this Morocco camel trek in Merzouga, you will visit some villages: first Tamardanit, then Mifiss (and its old mines), then Gnawa. The discovery of the Merzouga desert ends after a break with traditional tea.


What activity to do in Erg Chebbi ?

Quad biking in Merzouga

Quad biking in the Morocco desert is incredible! Do you want to try a Quad bike in Erg Chebbi? Is a different way to discover the Merzouga dunes. One hour tour, half-day quad excursion or a day Erg Chebbi quad tour are available.

Camel ride in Merzouga

The camel tour is one of the most popular activities in the Morocco desert. You can enjoy one hour camel ride at Erg Chebbi for the sunset, for example. If you are doing a Merzouga desert tour, camel ride is already included in the program. It’s a very appreciated experience by travellers. 

4×4 Merzouga desert tours

A day 4×4 excursion in Erg Chebbi is one of the atractive activities you can opt for during your Sahara stay. More than adventure experience, this Morocco desert excursion is the opportunity to meet nomads and know more about their lifestyle and traditions. The 4X4 Merzouga tour includes lunch or tea with locals. 

Sandsurf at Erg Chebbi

The high dunes of Erg Chebbi are ideal for sandboarding activity. 


Merzouga desert tour

What places to visit near to Merzouga? 

Visit Erg Chebbi is already impressive but know that the surroundings of Merzouga hide nice suriprises. There are many places you can visit during your Merzouga desert tour. The trip to the Sahara is an opportunity to discover more about the culture, the wild life, the history…

The village of Khamia – Kasbah of the Gnawas

It’s the place to visit if you enjoy a Sahara stay in Erg Chebbi. You will have the opportunity to discover the traditional Gnawa’s music. 


Erfoud is known for its fossils and also of being the capital of the date in Morocco. Don’t forget to taste dates and to enjoy the Festival celabrated in October. 

The city of Rissani

On the road to Rissani, you can visit the Fossil and the Mineral Museum. You will pass through Rissani on your trip to Merzouga. At Rissani, you can also go visit the Souk which is one of the biggest in the surroundings ot Merzouga.

The Dayet Srij Lake

It’s the ideal place to observe migratory birds. The best period for this visit is in September.


The fans of history have to make a stop at Taouz to discover rock carvings dating from the prehistoric times.