Morocco camel trek 3 days : how to choose ?

Sahara camel trekking tour Morocco

That’s it, you have decided to make camel trek Morocco 3 days. A Sahara camel trekking of 3 days has several advantages. First, the short duration of trekking in the Sahara allows you to have time to do other activities in the desert or elsewhere in Morocco. In addition, it is a cheap Morocco desert trek because of its duration and therefore very affordable for your travel budget. Not to mention that the desert camel trek of 3 days can already discover different faces of the desert and go on an adventure ! It’s about making a first acquaintance with the desert, to decompress, to have fun simply. Which program to choose for the Sahara camel trekking tour 3 days? Here are our tips.

Morocco camel trekking 3 days from M’hamid

If you have chosen to leave for your Morocco desert trek 3 days from M’hamid, several possibilities are available to you as to the chosen program. Remember that the journey between Marrakech and M’hamid is about 10h and it is about 5h from Ouarzazate. The duration of the trip is very similar to that to reach Merzouga.

What can you visit during your  3 days Morocco desert hike from M’hamid ?

You can opt for a combined Sahara camel trekking program. You will trek on the first day and sleep in the desert. The 2nd day you go to Erg Chegaga in 4X4. You will spend the day in Chegaga. On the third day, you return to M’hamid. In this program, the day in Chegaga and the camel ride in the largest dunes in Morocco are very popular. Like, moreover, the night at the bivouac Erg Chegaga.

You can also take a program that will take you to the dunes of Krayaat Jmal, then to the dunes of Erg Khnata, … you enjoy a multitude of landscapes in the desert … dunes and plateaus follow one another to make you discover the different faces of the desert. An unforgettable experience with two nights in the Sahara.

Or, leave for Ouled Driss and Lahnaniche, before continuing your camel trek Morocco 3 days to Oum Mazmou and return to M’hamid. Also know that you can visit Erg Lihoudi, go through Rass’n Khlal, … it is possible to customize your program. If you enjoy your stay in the Moroccan desert, you can extend it with one night in a desert camp in M’hamid.

Short Sahara camel trekking tour program from Merzouga

Erg Chebbi or the Merzouga dunes, are one of the must-see places to visit in the Morocco desert. Why is it so famous ? The dunes of Merzouga are, with the Erg Chegaga dunes, the largest of the Moroccan Sahara. And certainly the most remarkable ! At Erg Chebbi, we find dunes that can reach 150 meters high.

The village of Merzouga is located between the Algerian border and the Ziz Valley. To arrive at Erg Chebbi, you will pass by Rissani, formerly, oasis and important point for the caravans that crossed the desert of the Sahara. To reach Merzouga and make a Morocco camel trekking 3 days in Erg Chebbi, it will take about ten hours from Marrakech or Fez. If you leave Ouarzazate, it will take 5:30 to 6 hours of travel. Our advice is therefore to try to arrive the day before and sleep on the spot the night before your trek. You will then leave for a 3-day Moroccan desert hike in the Erg Chebbi dunes. You will enjoy breathtaking landscapes and the hospitality of your nomadic guides.

Overnight stays in desert camp or hotel in Merzouga are very popular. Moreover, whatever the chosen destination, M’hamid or Merzouga, know that it is possible to provide a private transfer or to travel by bus.

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Luxury camel trekking Morocco and classic desert hiking : what differences ?

luxury camel trekking Morocco

Did you know that the Morocco desert camel trek is also available in luxury formula ? You must certainly ask yourself what are the differences between the luxury Morocco desert trek and a classic Sahara camel trekking tour program… We give you the answer in this article. Who knows, maybe next time you go for a luxury camel trek in the Morocco desert !

Morocco luxury camel trek : more camels compose the caravane

During a classic Morocco camel trek, the caravan is made up of a number of camels equal to the number of participants, sometimes with one or two more camels. These camels are, in general, loaded with provisions necessary for the duration of the Sahara camel trekking. Camels also carry equipment and belongings of participants. The Morocco luxury camel trekking is distinguished on this point of the classic desert trek. In addition to the camels loaded with the necessary provisions and equipment, an additional camel is provided for each of the participants. It’s an uncharged camels.

Morocco camel trekking : private tents in both formulas

If you opt for the luxury trek in the Moroccan desert, know that you will enjoy a private tent for your nights in the Sahara. As part of a classic camel trek Morocco, the tent is also private. On this point, no difference between the two programs.

tajine Maroc, trek désert maroc luxeLuxury camel trek Morocco : varied meals

During a Morocco luxury camel trekking, you will have more choices as to the meal that will be served in the desert. You will have four or five different kinds of dishes (tajine, kebab, salads, …). As part of a classic trek the provisions are always sufficient and the food delicious. However, there are usually two kinds of dishes. The difference lies therefore only in the variety of meals and not in the quality. Some agencies will offer more varieties even for the classic Morocco desert hike.

Classic trekking programs or luxury Sahara tours : how to choose ?

The choice of your camel trek depends on the level of comfort you want to have in the desert and the price you are willing to pay for your Sahara camel trekking tour. You can book the Morocco luxury desert trekking tour to offer or afford to special occasions (birthday, or other).

Know that :

  • It is always possible to customize the itinerary of your hike in the Moroccan desert either as part of a classic trek or a luxury Sahara trekking program ;
  • Travel operators tailor meals to your diet in the setting for a classic Morocco camel trek and for luxury desert trekking (vegetarian, vegan, …).
  • You can opt for a classic Morocco desert hike and spend one or two nights in a luxury desert camp (usually the night before departure or the last night). Overnight stay in a luxury desert camp in the Morocco desert allows you to have all the necessary comfort. Spacious tent with quality bedding, rich decoration, private bathroom and shower. Not to mention the quality meals or the evening with traditional music !

It is also possible to combine the Morocco luxury desert trekking tour with one night in a luxury desert camp. Or with a night in a classic nomadic camp. It all depends on how you want to spend your time in the desert ! For a tailor-made luxury trekking program, contact us.

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