Discover the peace and tranquility of life in the desert on this guided, Overnight tour from the village of Merzouga. Climb aboard a camel and travel across the sea of Erg Chebbi sand dunes.
DETAILED PROGRAM :
This trip begins in the evening , with a camel ride at night in desert. After an hour by camel to get the comfortable camp in middle of desert. The camels will be packed with foods, blankets and everything else which you will need. Spend the night in the camp in the middle of the Sahara. This is a great opportunity to take lovely pictures of the sunset and sunrise. Arrive at the camp just in time to walk to the high dunes of Erg Chebbi to see the sunset, during the night there will be a wonderful dinner, Berber music. Spend the night in nomad tents.
On the second day we explore desert deeply. We set for our desert adventure. We will travel towards the city of Erfoud known for its date palms and to the ancient city of Rissani that thrived from the 8th to 14th century. Today before our camel adventure we will also visit one of the typical villages of the region, Khamila where we have the opportunity to listen the black descendants of slave playing the Gnawa music so typical of this region. Then we reach the great “sand sea” of Merzouga, a beautiful area of fine, apricot colored sand stretches as far as eye can see. Here before the sun set when the weather cools down we head off into the vastness of the dunes on a camel caravan accompanied by a cameleers. You can ride your camel or walk alongside as you slip into the pace of the caravan led by our team and marvel at the awesome spectacle of the desert and solitude and silence that comes with it.
In the morning you will walk up to the dunes to watch the sunrise, eat breakfast. Later will ride the camels back to the village to take a shower in the guest house and relax.