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“Amazing Experience”
Review of Merzouga Desert

Merzouga Desert
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USD 53.33*
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Excursion on camels and Overnight in oasis camp...
Ranked #3 of 29 things to do in Merzouga
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Baby buggy parking, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Visiting the desert of Merzouga and sleep overnight is one the best experiences I have ever had.
The trip from Marrakech is long, 9 hours driving aprox.
There is nothing else than sand dunes, so staying at the camp in the middle of the desert make the journey worths.
In order to get the camp, you will ride a camel for 40 minutes, which is such an experience.

You can do sand board in the dunes as well.
After 10 PM, the camp shut off the lights, and the darkness let you see the calestial vault over your head, the sky was so clear, that you look thousand of stars... simply unbelieavable!! Great experience.
The temperature gets cold at night, at least when I was there in november around 35 °F or 3 °C
In the morning you may want to wake up early to see the sunrise.

This is definitely a must see attraction in Morocco.

1  Thank EduardPM
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

As part of our family's trip to Morocco, we scheduled a visit to the town of Merzouga and used it as our starting point for a camel excursion and desert camping experience. Although I'm typically not an early riser, it was well worth the chill and sandy attire to get up before the sun and watch as it climbed up over the dunes. Truly a 'Lawrence of Arabia' moment. Additionally, the stars at night were so bright and beautiful. If the moon hadn't been out, we probably could have seen more stars than sky.

Thank Wendy M
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Majestic, high dunes, plenty to do, great activities and amazing food. What else do you need? oh the great camel rides too..lets not forget that.

Thank Shruto
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Really big sand dunes and beautiful colours. If you have never been to the desert this is one to see, especially if you are able to do it by camel back.

Thank apritchy
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

A night in the desert I will never forget. I'm not sure it was on my bucket list but when the opportunity presented itself I took it and so glad I did. Just do it!

Thank PearsonEllenR
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