Camel Trek at Sunset to Overnight in the Desert
Camel trek, with a desert guide, across the sand dunes at sunset when the vast blue sky turns red with the after-glow and then fills with stars or a full moon. Sleep in a desert camp and wake early to climb a dune and sit, in the pre-dawn stillness, to watch the magical moment when the sun seems to sit on the horizon before it slowly rises above the desert floor. Camel trek back through the dunes to breakfast and shower before continuing on your way. Or pause, for a day or two, and relax to the pace of desert life …
Deserts of Morocco offering Camel Treks with a Desert Guide
The best Ergs (sand seas) in Morocco are the Erg Chebbi and Erg Chegaga. Both sand seas are accessible in a vehicle and attract clients wanting the adventure of camel trekking with a Berber desert guide to sleep under the stars in a nomad-tented camp or glamping in a luxury camp.
- Erg Chebbi (close to the Berber villages of Merzouga, Khamlia and Hassilabed) is a good choice if you are touring from Marrakech and Fes or between the two cities. These dunes can also be reached from Tangiers, Chefchaouen, Casablanca and Meknes.
- Erg Chegaga (close to the Berber village of Mhamid) is a good choice if you are travelling from Marrakech, Ouarzazate or Agadir and the dunes can also be reached from Casablanca.