One day Trip around Erg Chebbi Merzouga


1 day

Number of people

4 pax each Car

Suitable for

All ages



Tour Plan


On this one-day trip around Erg Chebbi Merzouga, you will experience the real Sahara. You will be picked up by your driver in a jeep and taken on a circular tour of the Erg Chebbi dunes. Along the way, you will get to see the contrast between the ocean of sand dunes and the stony black desert. You will also have the chance to meet some nomad families with their animals and see the abandoned mines of cobalt near M’fis.

In the evening, you will be invited to listen to Gnaoua music, which is a traditional music from the Sahara desert and black Africa. You will also experience the off-road’s drive and take spectacular pictures of the desert. At the end of the day, you will be taken back to your hotel.

Here are some additional details about the trip:

  • The tour starts and ends in Merzouga.
  • The tour is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
  • The tour includes transportation, meals, and activities.
  • The tour can be customized to your interests.


  • Professional driver / guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • 4×4 vehicle transport
  • Lunch
  • Khamlia Gnawa Music Entrance
  • Drinks during the excursion
  • Tips to the driver/guide.

Tour Plan

Stop 01 Erg Chebbi Dunes, Morocco

Start your one-day tour of Erg Chebbi, Morocco with a pickup from your accommodation in a spacious and comfortable 4×4 vehicle. Drive through the desert plateaus away from concrete roads and visit a Berber family in their tent for lunch. Learn how they live in their tents with working goats, sheep, and donkeys, and how to cook Berber pizza on the fire. Then enjoy a delicious common meal in their house.

This is a great opportunity to learn about the Berber culture and way of life. The Berber people are the indigenous people of North Africa, and they have a rich history and culture. You will learn about their traditional way of life, including how they live in tents, herd their animals, and cook their food. You will also have the chance to try some traditional Berber food, such as Berber pizza.

Stop 02 Explore the Music and Culture of Khamlia

Continue your one-day tour of Erg Chebbi, Morocco with a visit to the village of Khamlia. Khamlia is a small village in the Sahara desert that is known for its music and dancing. The people of Khamlia are of Gnawa descent, and they have a rich musical tradition. You will have the opportunity to enjoy the music and dancing of the locals, and you may even have the chance to try out their instruments and learn to play desert music!

This is a great opportunity to experience the unique culture and music of the Sahara desert. You will learn about the history and tradition of Gnawa music, and you will have the chance to see and hear it for yourself. This is a truly unforgettable experience that you will never forget.

Stop 03

Next, take a 4×4 on a gravel road to Lake Merzouga (also known as Lake Tamezguida), which appears seasonally from November to May during the rainy season in the Middle Atlas. This is the best place to see desert birds, and sometimes even flamingos!

You will have the opportunity to see a variety of desert birds, such as sandgrouse, larks, and warblers. You may even be lucky enough to see flamingos! This is a great opportunity to learn about the birds of the Sahara desert and to see them in their natural habitat.

After your visit to Lake Merzouga, you will return to your accommodation in Merzouga at the end of the afternoon.

Tour Map


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