Merzouga Desert
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Hong Kong, China4,221 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Merzouga in the southern region of Morocco . It’s a small Moroccan town in the Sahara Desert, not too far from the Algerian border. It’s known as the door to Erg Chebbi, a huge stretch of sand dunes south of town. Merzouga has the largest natural underground body of water in Morocco so there have many desert camps. Some even have air conditioning inside. Unlike Dubai, the desert camps here are more primitive. But I like it raw! I can really feel tempeture difference between day and night. So if you decided to come in winter don't forget the bring a down vest, a down jacket, hat, and gloves.
I love the camp-Le Mirage that referred by Good traveling in Morocco tour agency. I stayed which has hot water, live music and dance, sunrise alert, lantern on the ground is very romantic. It's perfect to me. If you want to come over here to see the beauty of pinky orange sand dunes, I highly suggest you use Good traveling in Morroco. The price is reasonable and they have heart to give us the best experience. I highly appreciate it!
Written January 5, 2020
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Sonči
Vrhnika, Slovenia52 contributions
Feb 2020
We booked our one night desert trip with camels in our riad Mamouche. They were fantastic! Watching the sunset and sunrise, sandboarding and driving a quad, playing drums and dancing after dinner in the desert was something to remember for life. But have in mind that Merzouga desert is quite small (you always see or hear other camps), so if you want more time and peace, go to Zagora desert.
Written February 7, 2020
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MerzougaDesertMorocc
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us hope to see you back soon in Morocco, Especially in the Merzouga Desert! Please let us know if any services are needed for the next Visit. ✅WhatsApp 00212667609371 ✅INFO@MERZOUGADESERT.INFO ✅MERZOUGADESERT.INFO
Written April 24, 2022
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Sezer PAL
Istanbul, Turkey9 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Hi, Marketing is nice but what are the realities like for desert camps? If you try to book online (from booking or here) it’s not clear what is included. So I was wondering that before our arrival to Merzouga and didn’t book desert camping (glamping) without making everything clear. So here are the facts from our experience (if I am wrong on something please correct me in comments, I will edit my post)

1. Do not expect camp in deep desert. All camps are in border of town. Actually there are hotels/riads etc and they have exclusive or shared camp grounds few minute walk distance to the road. As I learned government does not allow any camp facilities in except the borders of desert. And logistically it’s very difficult to operate it (water, toilets, emergency transportation etc)

2. Sleeping in the tent is not like it seems in photos, actually it’s hot to sleep inside. (maybe it’s different in other seasons) It was september and I slept outside and it was nice, so who needs tent to turn around until morning? Alternatively sleeping in your hotel room but spending some night time in the desert could be a better option. The nice thing in the camp was dinner, music and being with people. No tent organization needed for this.

3. Going (relatively) deep in to the desert is only possible with camel tours or 4x4s. This is a must experience. Arranging a private tour with camels and a nomad guide maybe staying in your own tent, bringing some food could be a better to option over the glamping (I will try that next time)

So Glamping is an illusion in the desert to me. If you have a hotel room, private toilet and shower walking distance from camp grounds what’s the reason of spending money for a tent?
Written October 10, 2020
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MerzougaDesertMorocc
Hi sezerpal! Thankyou for this note, it is a pleasure to try to answer or clarify things that are Not clear in your experience! About Booking or Tripadvisor platfrom theres true reviews and opinions from original Travellers that the new visitors need to read before book online or pay for! one person in 100 visitors who claim, Are those who do not read before booking or the very cheap prices! 1.About the camps theres many camps are located where no civilization, and are closer to the Erg Chebbi Dunes! this is unrelated with the Moroccan border!!! Rather it with the environment and the preservation for all living creatures that live in the depths of the desert! (your provider is wrong) the next time contact us to guide you to a differents desert camps are full equiped. about transportation theres many ways to get to any camp in Merzouga! most camp owners have their own transportation for their services. 2.As I mentioned to you before is a Wrong choice! When you pay much, you lose a little bit that's all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. 3.To reach to the deep desert it's possible by camels and their guide for 2 nights or walking tour for 2 days with a local guide If you like adventure, there is a four-wheel drive vehicle quad/buggy/Ktm... As I mentioned to you before is a Wrong choice! Please don't try to mention the name of the property on reviews! if you want to review them search for the property name, each property have listing page on tripadvisor! for any qst contact us in private chat on tripadvisor platform! We hope you come back in future to share with you the best places! Rachid
Written April 24, 2022
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain10,154 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
The Christmas Day, we did an excursion to the Merzouga Desert with our guide, in Morocco. Really, we could visit an oasis, the gate to the desert in Merzouga, the Morocco National 4*4 Auto Museum, Du Gnawa (a place with Bereber Music), a French mine, a Nomad shop, a Nomad Camp (very interesting and nice!), an excelleent restaurant (Chez Ibrahim, where we could taste local food), the house of our guide (Thank you Salh!!!) and finally to do a walk with camels in Erg Chebbi region and sleep in a haima in the middle of the desert. Really a wonderful Christmas Day. We enjoyed a lot, all family, and eapeially my daughter, who liked very much to ride a camel! Top in the travel!!!
(see also Morocco National 4*4 Auto Museum, Merzouga deserttrip, Erg Chebbi Dunes, Restaurant Chez Ibrahim and Sahara Camel Trip)
Written February 9, 2020
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MerzougaDesertMorocc
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us hope to see you back soon in Morocco, Especially in the Merzouga Desert! Please let us know if any services are needed for the next Visit. ✅WhatsApp 00212667609371 ✅INFO@MERZOUGADESERT.INFO ✅MERZOUGADESERT.INFO
Written April 24, 2022
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Sulagna B
Clifton, NJ107 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
It was a childhood dream came true.. seeing the beautiful magical Sahara 🐫... we arrived there right at the sunset and it was one of the most beautiful things I have seen.. then the sunrise was beautiful too.. camel ride was fun with the group.. however the over night camping during winter especially in December or Jan is not an easy thing it was too cold we booked a Luxury tent but there was no sigh 😔 of it make sure you do a lot of research before booking it.. and be prepared for the freezing 🥶. However the camping drums fire and the local band were all an experience of a life time.. must do it but do it smartly and perfect place for sand boarding
Written February 11, 2020
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MerzougaDesertMorocc
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us hope to see you back soon in Morocco, Especially in the Merzouga Desert! Please let us know if any services are needed for the next Visit. ✅WhatsApp 00212667609371 ✅INFO@MERZOUGADESERT.INFO ✅MERZOUGADESERT.INFO
Written April 24, 2022
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iamface
East Sussex, UK1,348 contributions
Jan 2020
the dune itself is pretty and big enough esp for sunset and sunrise moment... however, no fix path for camel/4x4 etc...crossing. led the footprint or wheel trace spread onto sand which is extremely mess and ugly.....maybe too busy or not have good organize although it just impact photo taking but just think that not so pretty.

when i go further the the sand is much better and just think if good organize would be more pretty in whole dune. overall the shape of dune is quite beautiful and the sunlight also fit but just mess by wheel trace only.
Written February 20, 2020
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MerzougaDesertMorocc
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us hope to see you back soon in Morocco, Especially in the Merzouga Desert! Please let us know if any services are needed for the next Visit. ✅WhatsApp 00212667609371 ✅INFO@MERZOUGADESERT.INFO ✅MERZOUGADESERT.INFO
Written April 24, 2022
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Michèle B
Normandie6 contributions
Nov 2019
I had the most stunning experience in Mergouza starting from Hassi labiad. We slept under a nomad tent, met berber people and had very cheerful relationship with them. The landscape is extraordinary, the dunes and the sunset are amazing. This is a very special place and the guide Youssef is excellent, passionnate and happy to share his culture and show more about his people. A wondeful time not to miss
Written January 3, 2020
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MerzougaDesertMorocc
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us hope to see you back soon in Morocco, Especially in the Merzouga Desert! Please let us know if any services are needed for the next visit. ✅WhatsApp 00212667609371 ✅INFO@MERZOUGADESERT.INFO ✅MERZOUGADESERT.INFO
Written April 24, 2022
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saul g
Tel Aviv, Israel1,119 contributions
Apr 2022
If you have the time to go from Fez to Marrakech via the desert - Just do it !!!
No words can describe the the beauty of the dunes and the feeling you get while riding a camel , at dusk , looking at the red sunset in the west .
WE were lucky to get a room at Riad Chebbi , on the main road, only a few steps from the amazing dunes (see separate review).
Highly recommended
Written May 17, 2022
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MerzougaDesertMorocc
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us hope to see you back soon in Morocco, Especially in the Merzouga Desert! Please let us know if any services are needed for the next Visit. ✅WhatsApp 00212667609371 ✅INFO@MERZOUGADESERT.INFO ✅MERZOUGADESERT.INFO
Written July 29, 2022
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Emily S
Basel, Switzerland13 contributions
Feb 2020
We had a great time in Erg Cheebi desert of Merzouga. We spent a night here as a part of 10 days in Morocco. We really enjoyed the amazing landscape and took nice photos at the sunset time. We highly recommend spending one night here!
Written September 22, 2020
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MerzougaDesertMorocc
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us hope to see you back soon in Morocco, Especially in the Merzouga Desert! Please let us know if any services are needed for the next Visit. ✅WhatsApp 00212667609371 ✅INFO@MERZOUGADESERT.INFO ✅MERZOUGADESERT.INFO
Written April 24, 2022
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jake2771
Concord, MA278 contributions
Mar 2020 • Family
Driving into the desert felt surreal. The dunes are gorgeous and the landscape is incredible. The backdrop changes on a daily basis as the wind shifts the dunes. The colors are gorgeous against the blue of the sky. Now comes the incredible sad part as is true with much of
Morocco—trash, litter and plastic is seen in many places. They blame it on the tourists but I think it is likely everyone. There seems no effort to pick it up.
Written March 19, 2020
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MerzougaDesertMorocc
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us hope to see you back soon in Morocco, Especially in the Merzouga Desert! Please let us know if any services are needed for the next Visit. ✅WhatsApp 00212667609371 ✅INFO@MERZOUGADESERT.INFO ✅MERZOUGADESERT.INFO
Written April 24, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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