After breakfast we begin the drive to explore the tiny villages around Erg Chebbi dunes such as Hassi Labied, Merzouga and Khamlia. In Hassi Labied you will have a stop at a garden where you will view the canal irrigation system. From here we will continue the trail towards Merzouga.
Near Merzouga, you will have the chance to see Dayet Srji lake that forms in spring time which attracts flocks of pink flamingos and wildlife; Bird-watchers will enjoy this peaceful area. On our way to Kamlia we expect to meet locals showing their desert foxes. You may also encounter desert reptiles and mammals.
In Khamlia, known as the village of black people who were slaves coming from Sudan, you will be hospitably welcomed with a cup of tea (Whiskey Berber) while enjoying their spiritual Gnawa music. Leaving Khamlia our next stop is on the panoramic views of the golden dunes near the Algerian border. We may stop for a picnic lunch under the shadow of a tree before continuing to visit a Nomad family, who are living under Berber tent and who are taking care of their herd of cattle, goats and camels.
You will be introduced to the family members and getting to know about their way of life while enjoying the taste of a nice cup of tea. After this you will have the chance to visit the sites of the black volcanic rocks.
Continuing on, you’ll reach an amazing scenery where you will be surprised by the scene of the dunes in addition to the nearby lake (springtime). Back to your hotel for lunch and relaxing.
INCLUDED IN GUIDED 4X4 MERZOUGA TRIP:
Pick up from your hotel
Transport across Sahara dunes
Experienced English speaking driver / guide
Guided tour in Khamlia, Hassilabiad
Drop off at your hotel
Lunches and drinks
Entry fees for Monuments
MERZOUGA DESERT EXCURSION IN 4X4 ACROSS THE DUNES
Embark on a half-day guided 4x4 adventure in Merzouga and see many of the unique places around this beautiful city such as the El Khamlia village, the famous market and the sijilmassa ruins amongst many others. Come and make the best of your stay while in Merzouga!
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:
You will be picked up in your lodge or camping and hop on a 4x4 to start the visit of the area around Merzouga in the land of the Ait Khebach tribe.
Day trip start in the morning ,finishes in the afternoon same day. Pick up/ Meeting point : Merzouga. Drop off point : Merzouga