Merzouga

With silence so intense that you can hear your heartbeat as it rushes blood through your veins, you’ve come to the perfect place for a peaceful retreat. The minute you step foot on the soft golden dunes of the Sahara Desert, you’ll be transported to another world, another time.

Eastern Morocco
31.0802° N, 4.0134° W

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We have over 20 years of experience crafting a Moroccan experience perfectly tailored to our guests needs. These are our most common itineraries, to be used as starting points in developing yours.

Sahara Desert

Experience the vast expanse of the Sahara

With silence so intense that you can hear your heartbeat as it rushes blood through your veins, you’ve come to the perfect place for a peaceful retreat. The minute you step foot on the soft golden dunes of the Sahara Desert, you’ll be transported to another world, another time.

Luxury Desert Camp

Stay in a luxury desert camp

Tucked away among sand dunes of the Sahara, these luxury desert camps cater to your every need. Whether it's a romantic honeymoon getaway or an adventurous family vacation, the camp will add a perfect balance of comfort and wonder to your desert experience.

Stargazing in the Sahara

Sleep among a million stars

Take in the peacefulness of the Sahara as you lay under a spectacular blanket of stars. With little light pollution and privacy among the dunes, the desert night sky is truly a spectacle like none other and is not to be missed.

Tea with Berbers

Sit for tea with a Berber family

The way of life for the Berber people here have remained remarkably unchanged since the Bronze age. Many are nomadic, still periodically moving their family camps through the desert in pursuit of the ever-elusive water supply - a practice that has sustained their ancestry for millenia.

Sit for a warm pot of mint tea with a Berber family, and you'll  get a glimpse of their simple and honest way of desert life. If you’re lucky, you just might be welcomed into a stranger’s home to shelter from a storm, greeted with tea, stories, and almond paste snacks. You may enter empty handed (bringing gifts for the host is encouraged), but you will most certainly be leaving with new friends, a full stomach, and your own stories to tell your friends back home.

Camel Ride

Traverse the desert in an authentic Berber caravan

Traverse the desert the traditional way - your guide will lead you through the winding dunes as you sit atop your very own Berber camel caravan. To add an extra special touch, ask to have your caravan readied at sunrise or sunset. The desert sun is simply spectacular, but can be quite hot during mid-day.

Gnawa culture

Listen to authentic Gnawa music

The Gnawa, an ethnic group in Morocco and Algeria, is renowned for its hypnotic trance-like music. Most notably,the Gnawa use these songs, marked by low-toned rhythmic patterns, in various spiritual and healing rituals. While you’re in the desert, you can visit the Gnawa community and listen to a musical performance.

Desert Auberge

Desert palaces with a Berber touch

Charming and earthy interiors, a beautifully decorated courtyard, and traditional Berber touches everywhere you look. You’ll experience true Berber hospitality, including a home-cooked meal under the stars and some enchanting Berber tunes guitar lullabies.

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We have over 20 years of experience crafting a Moroccan experience perfectly tailored to our guests needs. These are our most common itineraries, to be used as starting points in developing yours.

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