Recent Searches
Clear

Travel update: We’re doing our best to help keep you safe and your plans flexible. Learn more.

Read More

Erg Chebbi Tours

Erg Chebbi
The Erg Chebbi is a majestic sand sea in Morocco’s desert that spans about 17 miles (28 kilometers) and boasts dunes that reach heights of about 525 feet (160 meters). Conveniently near the town of Merzouga, this is the Moroccan Sahara’s most popular desert camping destination.

The Basics
A visit to Erg Chebbi offers an opportunity for a variety of adventures, from desert driving classes to camel rides, all-terrain vehicle safaris, and sandboarding (dessert snowboarding). You can also book an overnight safari; accommodations range from army-style tents to luxurious affairs with draperies and en suite bathrooms. Opt for an overnight adventure from Merzouga or visit as part of a multi-day journey between Fez and Marrakech or a round-trip from Marrakech.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • In summer, the desert sand can burn your feet, so make sure to wear close-toed shoes.
  • Desert adventures can be great fun with children old enough to handle heat and long road trips. Camel guides will often request that younger children ride with them for safety. 
  • Morocco is a challenging destination for travelers who use wheelchairs, and Erg Chebbi’s rolling sand dunes are no exception.
How to Get There
Erg Chebbi begins about 5 miles (8 kilometers) from the town of Merzouga, in the Morocco Sahara, and rolls towards the Algerian border. You can reach the area by taking a domestic flight to Errachidia, which is about 75 miles (120 kilometers) north of Erg Chebbi, but most travelers opt for the scenic overland journey from Marrakech, or catch a bus to Merzouga from Marrakech or Fez.

When to Get There
Temperatures can reach well over 104°F (40°C) in July and August, making even the nights uncomfortable: spring, fall, and the winter holiday season are the most popular times to visit. Opt for a visit between mid-January and late February if you want to enjoy the desert at its least crowded, but be aware that nighttime temperatures can drop close to freezing during this time period.

From Marrakech to Merzouga and Erg Chebbi
To get to Erg Chebbi from Marrakech, you’ll likely travel via the Tizi-n'Tichka Pass, a spectacularly winding road that runs through the High Atlas mountains. Along the way, you’ll also pass the Kasbah of Aït Ben Haddou, a red mud fortress that is a UNESCO World Heritage site; Ouarzazate, Morocco’s film capital; and the Todra Gorge, then returning by way of the Draa Valley.

Address: Erg Chebbi, Morocco
Read More

34 Tours and Activities to Experience Erg Chebbi

Filter
Select Dates
Today
Tomorrow




Did you know?You can reserve your spot today and pay when you're ready.
Learn more
Did you know?
You can reserve your spot today and pay when you're ready.Learn more
Sort by:Featured
Sunset Camel Ride in Sahara Merzouga Desert Erg Chebbi Dunes

Sunset Camel Ride in Sahara Merzouga Desert Erg Chebbi Dunes

star-5
Explore the Moroccan desert during a sunset camel trek from Merzouga. On this private tour, you'll ride a camel to the dunes of Erg Chebbi and hike to the top of the highest dune for panoramic views across the desert. On the way back to Merzouga, you can stop to admire the village gardens if you wish.
More
  • 2 hours
From
US$15,18
From
US$15,18

One night camel trekking in Merzouga Desert and Luxury Camp

One night camel trekking in Merzouga Desert and Luxury Camp

star-5
This is what tourists come to join from all over the world it is Great experience that you love and it will be the best part trip all over Morocco we will make your dream come true you will see the real desert of Morocco and spend Great night in Luxury Camp. With breakfast and shower. Then take camel back to the meet point where the tour end with us
More
  • 1 day
From
US$79,26
From
US$79,26

Sunset By Camels In Erg Chebbi Dunes

Sunset By Camels In Erg Chebbi Dunes

the sunset trip start at 17:30 afternoon and end after sunset,one hour by camel to get the high dunes for sunset and picture and staying there till the sun hide then one hour back,
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$23,66
From
US$23,66
Taking safety measures

Camel Trekking Excursion Overnight Desert Camp Merzouga Desert Erg Chebbi Dunes

Camel Trekking Excursion Overnight Desert Camp Merzouga Desert Erg Chebbi Dunes

star-5
Explore Morocco’s Erg Chebbi dunes—and spend the night under the stars in a Berber-style desert camp—on this overnight tour from Merzouga. Begin with a camel ride across the sand; upon arrival at your camp, take in the sights, try sandboarding, and settle down for a traditional tagine dinner and sweet mint tea. The next day, wake up in time to see the sunrise, and enjoy breakfast before departing.
More
  • 15 to 20 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$70,07
From
US$70,07

Quad Riding in Sand Dunes Merzouga Erg Chebbi Desert

Quad Riding in Sand Dunes Merzouga Erg Chebbi Desert

star-5
We one of the unique quad biking company that will show you the area with expert guide, who will give all information about the locals and places you are visiting. We are the second company offering this activity in the Sahara desert with 100% of satisfactions. The tours we offer(from one hour to 5days in the wild sahara desert) are the best to explore the real desert far from other tourists. Our tours start where others end.
More
  • 1 hour
From
US$60,63
From
US$60,63

Luxury Camp in Merzouga Desert with Camel ride

Luxury Camp in Merzouga Desert with Camel ride

star-5
Spend the night in Morocco's Sahara Desert without sacrificing comfort with this luxury overnight tour. Set off from Merzouga—the gateway town to the Erg Chebbi dunes—by camel or four-wheel drive. Walk across the rolling dunes, try sandboarding, and go stargazing. You’ll bed down for the night in a roomy tent complete with private showers and toilets.
More
  • 18 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$112,39
From
US$112,39
Taking safety measures

Merzouga Dunes and Berber Culture Private Day Trip with Lunch

Merzouga Dunes and Berber Culture Private Day Trip with Lunch

star-5
Experience the giant dunes of Merzouga and local Berber culture on this private day trip from Merzouga town. Board a private 4x4 and cross the dune-filled desert to meet the Ait Khebach Berber peoples. Listen to desert music; visit a family tent to learn about the nomadic lifestyle and savor a Berber pizza; and watch for flamingoes and other birdlife at Lake Tamezguida. Private guide, lunch, and return hotel or camp transfers included.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$88,73
Price varies by group size
From
US$88,73
Price varies by group size

sahara desert tour and camel trek and Camping

sahara desert tour and camel trek and Camping

star-5
Day 1 As you rock from side to side on top of your dromedary, experience how the Bedouin have travelled for centuries through the desert. During the one-hour journey, you will have time to take incredible photos of the sun setting over the golden coloured dunes of the Erg Chebbi. Once you get to the desert camp, sit back while you sip on a Moroccan mint tea. Then, before you enjoy a delicious dinner, you will have time to explore the nearby dunes by foot to enjoy the striking landscape. After sampling a filling Moroccan dinner, you'll enjoy a performance of traditional Berber drum music. Day 2 After a restful night under the star-studded desert sky, it won’t be hard to wake up at dawn to marvel at an incredible sunrise over the differently shaped sand mounds. Then sample a healthy breakfast and have a refreshing shower before hopping on your camel to travel back to Merzouga.
More
  • 12 hours
From
US$76,45
From
US$76,45

2 Hours by 4x4 in Merzouga Region,Visit The Nomads,Gnawa Music.Panoramique View,

2 Hours by 4x4 in Merzouga Region,Visit The Nomads,Gnawa Music.Panoramique View,

We start the private trip any time in the day derrection to Gnawa music , In village of black people from Mali and Sudan ,After listening to thier music our adventure will contunue , crossing Desert track direction to ' Mefes mines ' After 30 mnts we will drive in desert stones it will be fantastic ,Midday we stop the car for tea in nomade land ,You will experience how the people can live in desert with sandstorm in summer with very warm weather,After lunch we will come back to the guest house.the total 2 hours, Includ:4x4 For 2 Hours,Water,Driver Guide,The Visits Fee,
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$35,49
From
US$35,49
Taking safety measures

4x4 excursion to Safsaf Wild Oasis with traditional Berber picnic

4x4 excursion to Safsaf Wild Oasis with traditional Berber picnic

star-5
The Saf Safari Oasis is about 45km to the northwest of Merzouga by track. The track will take us through the hamada (black, stony and arid desert), rivers of sand, dry rivers (depending on the time of year they will have more or less water) and mountainous tracks of stone and rock. We will cross extensive esplanades where nomadic settlements abound, with vegetation from the African savannah, fields of acacias and small scrub. In the tour we will cross other oases, among which we can highlight the Tisserdmine, where we will make a stop to observe the fossil deposits. The Oasis of Saf Saf is buried in a narrow mountain gorge ... very close to the border with Algeria. It is spectacular after the rainy season as it collects the water that comes down from the mountains, bringing life to the Saf Saf Waterfalls that continue their way to the south, through the narrow channel of the river that runs between palm trees forming small sandy beaches perfect for bathroom.
More
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$309,29
per group
From
US$309,29
per group

Camel Trek With Private Tent In Desert Departing From Merzouga

Camel Trek With Private Tent In Desert Departing From Merzouga

star-4.5
Ride a camel into the Moroccan desert on an overnight trip from Mergouza, and sleep beneath Saharan stars. Set up a traditional nomadic camp in the sand and watch the sun slip away behind Erg Chebbi’s towering dunes. Dine fireside on regional specialties and take in the haunting sounds of Berber music; climb the dunes for a desert sunrise, then mount your camel for an hour’s ride out of the sand, and back to Mergouza.
More
  • 18 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$53,24
From
US$53,24
Taking safety measures

1 Night Camel Trekking Tour in Merzouga Desert Camp

1 Night Camel Trekking Tour in Merzouga Desert Camp

star-5
Overnight Camel trek Merzouga is an experience you will never forget it, Camel ride & spend a magical night in the deep desert in nomadic tents. simple desert camp, excellent cuisine and sleeping in the desert beneath a stunning canopy of stars in our traditional nomadic bivouac
More
  • 1 day30 minutes
From
US$65,07
From
US$65,07

Dünenfahrschule / off-road training

Dünenfahrschule / off-road training

star-5
Together I drive with you into the area. My specialty is driving in the sand. Beginners and advanced learners find ideal conditions in Morocco to build and consolidate a solid off-road knowledge and skills. For the offroad driving school, you should bring your own SUV. Learn to drive your vehicle properly and assess off-road situations. Once you've learned, it pays off in traffic and avoids damage to the vehicle.
More
  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$309,29
per group
From
US$309,29
per group

Quad Biking in Desert Dunes Merzouga Erg Chebbi

Quad Biking in Desert Dunes Merzouga Erg Chebbi

Situated near the border with Algeria, the Erg Chebbi dunes are among Morocco’s most picturesque desert destinations. On this exhilarating tour, get started on your quad bike with the help of a professional guide, who will help you feel safe and comfortable behind the wheel. Speed across the vast rolling dunes, which reach heights of over 500 feet (150 meters).
More
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$79,11
From
US$79,11

Luxury Night in Erg chebbi Desert With Camel Ride,All Included No Extra Fee

Luxury Night in Erg chebbi Desert With Camel Ride,All Included No Extra Fee

star-5
1 Night in desert by camel ! One hour by camel to get the comfortable camp in middle of desert ,The trek will start right into the desert in 16:30min , We will spend the night in comfortable camp in middle of the Sahara,this is a great opportunity to take lovely pictures of the sunset and sunrise , when we arrive at the camp you will walk in the dunes of erg chebbi to see the sunset , It will be a magical night when the sky is clear of cover and stars sparkle and shine with intensity, in the night there will be a wonderful dinner With silence of desert , In the morning you will walk up to the dunes to watch the sunrise ,after that you come back to the tents to eat breakfast , Later we will ride the camels backing to my village to the guest house. -includes - Parking for you car (if you have .. - Nomad tents (Luxury Desert camp) - Dinner and breakfest . Camel each,and 4x4 in case you don't want the camels,Bottled water
More
  • 17 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$112,39
From
US$112,39
Taking safety measures

 Erg Chebbi Dunes: Sahara Desert Overnight Camel Trek from Merzouga

Erg Chebbi Dunes: Sahara Desert Overnight Camel Trek from Merzouga

Explore Saharan dunes on an overnight camel trek to Erg Chebbi from Merzouga, and sleep beneath the desert stars. Travel to a Bivouac camp on camelback, and sip sweet mint tea in a traditional tent; see the sunset over the dunes, eat a fireside dinner and fall asleep to the haunting sound of Berber drums. Take in the crisp dawn air as you watch a Saharan sunrise, before mounting your camel to leave the dunes.
More
  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$121,34
From
US$121,34

3 Days - Desert Experience Merzouga from Marrakech

3 Days - Desert Experience Merzouga from Marrakech

Day1 We leave Marrakech to Ouarzazate at 7H00 of morning , crossing the High Atlas by the Tizineck n'Tichka (2260 m ) through several Berber villages. We Stop by the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou to visit this charming village the we continue towards the palm grove of Skoura to visit the Ameridile kasbah , Continuing our trip through the Valley of Roses , the village Kelaa and the Dades Valley. Day2 Morning departure to Erfoud via Tinejdad and several Berber villages to a stop at Marble fossils in Erfoud. After the continuation of our adventure trip to the impressive dunes of Erg Chebbi Merzouga. we continue our trip with dromedaries to attend the sunset in the dunes. You will spend the night in the tents of nomads in the Sahara desert to enjoy the silence with a sky full stars Day3 the sunrise over the dunes . After breakfast. return to the hotel by the camels .back to Marrakech
More
  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$449,55
From
US$449,55

Sahara Activities Package: Quads, Camel Riding, Sandboarding, Camp Overnight

Sahara Activities Package: Quads, Camel Riding, Sandboarding, Camp Overnight

We will take for one hour quad biking/camel riding to the desert camp where you will have your overnight in tents with shower/toilet inside, including the dinner and breakfast, local drumming music around the fire. During this trip, you will have a chance to try sand boarding and enjoy stars. Next day, either you will ride the camels back to the starting point or the quad biking(one way is the quads and the other way in by camels).
More
  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$293,83
From
US$293,83

Private Transport From Fes To Marrakech Via Merzouga Desert 4 Days Driver Guide

Private Transport From Fes To Marrakech Via Merzouga Desert 4 Days Driver Guide

Our driver guide will come to your hote,riad,airport in Fes to pick up you at 08:00 morning to start your 4 days trip to Marrakech via Merzouga desert,.
More
  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$94,64
From
US$94,64
Taking safety measures

4 Days Private Transport From Marrakech To Fes Via Merzouga Dunes , Driver Guide

4 Days Private Transport From Marrakech To Fes Via Merzouga Dunes , Driver Guide

4 days trip from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga dunes, with private transport and driver guide, The driver guide will pick up you from your hotel or riad or airport at 08:00 morning, Welcome to Morocco
More
  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$94,64
From
US$94,64
Taking safety measures

Marrakech Desert Tours

Marrakech Desert Tours

star-5
Camel Trekking Desert camp Private Tour Driver english speaking Visit Ait benhaddou Todra gorges
More
  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$496,07
From
US$496,07

Excursion Camel Ride To See The Sunrise By Merzouga Desert

Excursion Camel Ride To See The Sunrise By Merzouga Desert

A visit to the Sahara desert is definitely an experience everyone should have at least once in their lifetime. It is a journey well worth the effort and you will have fond memories to last you forever. Imagine yourself on top a camel, trekking through the Sahara desert. There is nothing around you and all you can hear are the footsteps of the camel on the soft sand.
More
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$21,92
From
US$21,92

3 Days Desert experince Merzouga from Marrakech

3 Days Desert experince Merzouga from Marrakech

pickup and drop-oof at your hotel in Marrakech Private transportation with professional driver Atlas Mountain Kasbah Ait benhaddou Rose valley Dades and Todra gorges Camel ride experience on sunset dinner arrounf camp fire in the desert Night a desert camp
More
  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$442,86
From
US$442,86

 Kasbahs & Desert adventure from Marrakech for 4 days

Kasbahs & Desert adventure from Marrakech for 4 days

star-4
Discover the varied splendors of Morocco and see its major sights and cities. On this private four days tour you’ll see the High Atlas Mountains, oasis and Merzouga desert, Ouarzazate and Telouet village. Enjoy sunset while riding camels, see Berber villages, and stay in a desert camp. Discover a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou. This experience will be memorable for the rest of your life.
More
  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$504,76
Price varies by group size
From
US$504,76
Price varies by group size

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What's the best way to experience Erg Chebbi?

icon_solid_phone
Book online or call
(888) 651-9785
(888) 651-9785