Private tour

From Merzouga: Private 4x4 Dunes Tour incl. lunch

3.8 / 5

6 reviews

Activity provider:Explore Morocco Travel
Private tour

From Merzouga: Private 4x4 Dunes Tour incl. lunch

Activity provider:Explore Morocco Travel

From US$ 133.86 per person

This day trip is perfect for you if you want to make the most of your stay in this desert city. Visit the village of Khamlia, play traditional instruments, visit a Berber family in their home and ride through the desert scenery in a 4x4!

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Duration 6.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French
Pickup included
Your accommodation in Merzouga
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  • Explore the dunes around Merzouga in a 4x4 vehicle
  • Enjoy live desert music and play traditional instruments
  • Visit a Berber family in their tent for lunch
Full description
Start your visit to the area around Merzouga and the land of the Ait Khebbach tribe with pick-up from your accommodation in a spacious and comfortable 4x4 vehicle. Start your desert exploration with a visit to the village of Khamlia. Here, you'll enjoy the inhabitants' music and dance, and have the opportunity to try their instruments and learn to play some desert music of your own! Cross desert plateaus far away from concrete roads and visit a Berber family in their tent for lunch. Learn how they live in their tents with goats, sheep and working donkeys, as well as how to prepare a Berber pizza on the fire. Enjoy this delicious communal meal in their home. Afterwards, take a 4x4 down a gravel road to the Lake of Merzouga (also named Lake Tamezguida), which appears seasonally from November to May during the rainy season in  Middle Atlas. This is the best spot to see desert birds, and sometimes even flamingos! Return to your accommodation in Merzouga in the afternoon.
  • Private tour
  • Local guide/driver
  • Pick-up from your accommodation in Merzouga or max. 8 km from the center of Merzouga
  • Transportation in a comfortable 4x4 car
  • Lunch at a local Berber family or local Restaurant
  • Drinks
  • Tips for your guide
  • If your accommodation is further than 8 km from the center of Merzouga, you can meet your guide at a meeting point or contact us to organize a transfer

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Drinks
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Know before you go

  • Drinks and tips are not included with this tour
  • Comfortable shoes and sun protection are strongly recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 /5

based on 6 reviews

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May 17, 2022

You will be neatly picked up at your accommodation. Then you drive through Merzouga through the sand dunes of the Sahara. Then you stop for tea with a Berber family. Then you drive through the other part of the Sahara, which was also beautiful, and stop at a mine where minerals are mined. Lunch was top notch, especially the berber pizza was delicious. You will also stop at a Senegalese (of origin) enclave nearby, where traditional music is played. Unfortunately there was no water in the lake (early March) so there was not much to see there. Our guide was a local boy, very friendly and knew a lot about the area and the culture.

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March 11, 2020

February 20, 2020

Product ID: 67000