Camel Trekking

Camel Trekking tours to the Dunes of Erg Chebbi from the edge of the Desert

Moda liked his style of life doing caravans and the easyness of life. He wanted to show this and the beauty of the desert to others who have never had the chance experience what he has. Moda began to organize tours from his familly auberge in 1997 and he has been doing it ever since. Here is a list of tours available which begin from the edge of the desert to the dunes of Erg Chebbi:

1) Camel Trek "Classic"- 1 night in Erg Chebbi

Tour:

This trip begins after a relaxed lunch (depending on when you arrive). The camels will be packed with food, blankets and everything else which we will need. The trek will start right into the desert, where it is completely secluded. The path we take willl lead us to a small oasis right in the middle of the dunes. This is where we willl spend the night. It will be a magical night when the sky is clear of cover and stars sparkle and shine with intensity. After a wonderful dinner, we will build a campfire and play drums and sing the songs of the Berber, Toureg and southern Moroccans. In the morning you can get up early take a walk over the sand dunes and watch the sunrise from just behind the Algerian border, which is about 50km from Merzouga. You will be given the opportunity of take nice pictures before and after breakfast and then you will be brought back to the auberge which is where the tour ends.

Duration: 1 night Price includes:

  • Rented camel and guide
  • Bottled water
  • Nomad tent with matress and blanket for the night
  • Dinner and Breakfast
  • Night drum party

2) Camel Trek "eXtreme Sport" - 2 nights in Erg Chebbi

Tour:

This trip begins after a relaxed lunch (depending on when you arrive). The camels will be packed with food, blankets and everything else which we will need. The trek will start right into the desert, where it is completely secluded. The camp is located beside aproximatly a 120 meters high dune, which is where you will be spending hours of fun sandbording. During the first night, there will be a wonderful dinner around a campfire. In the morning, after having breakfast we will have around 2 hours to reach our next destination. We will stop for lunch next to a desert tree 'Tamarist' for about 1 1/2 hrs. In the shadow of this tree, we will have our lunch. After lunch we head towards the home of a Touareg family with whom you will spend your second night and share some time with. Next day we take you back to the village after having your breakfast. *Note, this tour can be done in reverse. The first night is spent with a Touarey family and the second night is spent at the oasis. Sandboarding with take place on day 2 after departure from the Touarey family.

Duration: 2 nights Price includes:

  • Rented camel and guide
  • Bottled water
  • Nomad tent with matress and blanket for 1 night
  • 1 night with a Berber nomad family
  • 2 Dinners and 2 Breakfasts and Lunch
  • Sandboarding the dunes

3) Camel Trek "Experience" - 2 nights in Erg Chebbi

Tour:

This trip begins after a relaxed lunch (depending on when you arrive). The camels will be packed with food, blankets and everything else which we will need. The trek will start right into the desert, where it is completely secluded. The path we take willl lead us to a small oasis right in the middle of the dunes. This is where we willl spend the night. It will be a magical night when the sky is clear of cover and stars sparkle and shine with intensity. During the first night, there will be a wonderful dinner around a campfire. In the morning, after having breakfast we will have around 2 hours to reach our next destination. We will stop for lunch next to a desert tree 'Tamarist' for about 1 1/2 hrs. In the shadow of this tree, we will have our lunch. After lunch we head towards the home of a Touareg family with whom you will spend your second night and share some time with. Next day we take you back to the village after having your breakfast. *Note, this tour can be done in reverse. The first night is spent with a Touarey family and the second night is spent at the oasis.

Duration: 2 nights Price includes:

  • Rented camel and guide
  • Bottled water
  • Nomad tent with matress and blanket for one night
  • 1 night with a Berber nomad family
  • Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch

4) Camel Trek "Nomad" - 3 nights in Eg Chebbi

Tour:

This trip begins after a relaxed lunch (depending on when you arrive). The camels will be packed with food, blankets and everything else which we will need. The trek will start right into the desert, where it is completely secluded. The path we take willl lead us to a small oasis right in the middle of the dunes. This is where we willl spend the night. It will be a magical night when the sky is clear of cover and stars sparkle and shine with intensity. During the first night, there will be a wonderful dinner around a campfire. with a drum party. In the morning, after having breakfast we will have around 2 hours to reach our next destination. We will stop for lunch next to a desert tree 'Tamarist' for about 1 1/2 hrs. In the shadow of this tree, we will have our lunch. After lunch we head towards the home of a Touareg family with whom you will spend your second night and share some time with. Next day after having our breakfast with the Touaregs we head towards another small oasis which is in the middle of the desert. Before reaching the camp we stop on the way for lunch. Your 3rd night will be spent with a Berber nomad family living at this particular oasis. During dinner we will hav a fantastic drum party. After breakfast we travel back to the village or to the auberge. Each day will involve between 90 minutes to 2 hours of either riding a camel or walking along side one.

Duration: 3 nights Price includes:

  • Rented camel and guide
  • Bottled water
  • Nomad tent with matress and blanket for 1 night
  • 1 night with a Touareg family
  • 1 night with a Berber nomad family
  • Dinner and Breakfast x 3, Lunch x 2
  • Night drum party