Yoga and meditations

This yoga and walking trip is open to everyone, whatever your level. Scalable courses for beginners and those with years of experience have been designed. Fueled by everyone’s energy, benevolence and the beauty of the landscapes, this trip offers you a unique opportunity to recharge your batteries and deepen your practice in the best conditions.

You will practice every morning (hatha yoga) before breakfast and in the late afternoon (hatha yoga – yoga nidra) and in the evening there will be meditation around the fire.

Cooking class

Our half day or full day Merzouga Berber cooking class will allow you to learn how to prepare a traditional Moroccan starter and main course. At the end of each session, the apprentice chefs enjoy their own creations in the magical setting of Berber house. Our cook is pleased to offer the participants a nice meals with dessert at the end of the cooking class..

We invite you to discover the rich flavors, aromas and colours of traditional Moroccan cuisine. You will learn best recipes handed down for generations. If you truly want to understand the culture of Sahara in Morocco, a cooking class in Merzouga is one of the best things to do while in Sahara desert.

Henna

What is henna?

Henna is a type of plant that grows in the Mediterranean area. The leaves of the henna plant are ground to form a fine powder, which is then mixed with water to create a thick mud-like paste. Artists use a brush, stick, or fine plastic nozzle to apply the paste to the skin, creating intricate patterns and designs on various parts of the body. It is common to drizzle a mixture of sugar with either lemon or lime juice over the completed design to help seal the pattern and enhance the color. Some people wrap plastic film around the design for a few hours to encourage longevity. The paste hardens and eventually cracks and falls away from the skin, leaving behind the colorful pattern on the skin. Henna designs can last for several weeks. In Morocco, it is most common for people to decorate their hands and feet with henna.

Henna can also be used to color the hair and nails. Muslim men may also dye their beards with henna.

Traditional hammam & Massage

Enjoy this ancient traditional ritual and discover the magic of the hammam.

Traditional Ritual (1hour 45‘) 

Hammam + scrub whit black soap + body mask whit rassoul + scrub feet + soap + shampoo + shower + 1 hour massage.

The steps of the hammam

After a passage in the Tepidarium, a humid room where the temperature is generally 36 °, useful for acclimatizing, follows the cleansing of the body with the savon noir, this step in fact defines the purifying phase. We then move on to the Calidarium (45 °) where the powerful action of the humidity of the steam promotes sweating and makes the skin radiant. The steam bath favors a significant loss of liquids (ideal for those suffering from water retention), so it is advisable to rehydrate, in fact in the structures there is always a relaxation room with herbal teas, mint tea and fruit which can be accessed at any time .

Now the skin is ready to receive the gommage, the exfoliating phase, performed vigorously with the kassa glove and then the body wash; in this step there are various treatments to choose from: from draining and detoxifying massages, to hair wraps, up to masks and face treatments, for which natural raw materials are used such as Shea Butter, Aleppo Black Oil-based Soap of olive, 100% pure Argan oil, sweet Almond oil and Ghassoul.

It ends with an immersion in the Frigidarium (28 °) tub of cold water that closes the pores and has a strong toning effect.

In the Arab world, the rite is initially imbued with religious significance, as a purification practice that allows one to get closer to God and, as well as a ritual of well-being, it is intense as a place of aggregation.

Today, when we think of similar places, atmospheres of a thousand and one nights come to mind, oriental settings, a timeless and evocative place made of harmonious scents and sounds that makes us immerse ourselves in another culture and in a state of pure relaxation where the ancestral properties of water take on a special meaning of psychophysical well-being combined with the concept of deep cleansing.

 

 

 

Camel excursion for seeing sunset

The Sunset Camel Ride in Merzouga is an occasion to discover the peace and timelessness of life in the desert on this guided sunset tour from the village of Merzouga. Climb aboard a camel and travel across the sea of Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Then watch a stunning sunset in the middle of the Sahara Desert.

Merzouga Sunset Camel Trekking Tour begins at around 5:30 pm. It takes almost half an hour to reach the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi Merzouga riding a camel. Then, we will leave the camels at about 80 meters to reach the highest dune of Merzouga.

At Merzouga Trip, we offer suitable Sunset Camel Trekking tours for all categories: groups, families, Students, Couples, or a group of friends getting together to have a fun day out.

Visit nomad families and dar gnawa

Be with a herder and experience the Nomad Life in Morocco in this fascinating day activity on the outskirts of the Oasis of Tafilalet. Feel the tranquility of nature around the desert, how simple the Nomads live and the daily challenges they defeat to sustain in this vast desert where they are the Lords.

Quad bike

Our Merzouga desert quad tours are suitable for everyone, even beginners or professionals, for groups, families, special events or for a group of friends to have fun in the desert dunes. You can visit Erfoud, Rissani, Khamlia, Hassilabiad and Taous

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Bring your camera to capture the amazing desert landscapes.

 

 

Trekking

Trek or hike in the Moroccan Sahara, sleep under the stars in the middle of the desert; It’s no longer a dream, it’s a reality…
Do you dream of traveling differently, of finding inner peace, of harmony, of listening to the sound of silence? Does the beauty and spirituality of preserved and authentic nature appeal to you? Are you passionate about the magic of the desert, wide open spaces and nomadic life?

Authentic trek Morocco, a local organization with its guides passionate about adventure and exchange, invites you to live this unique journey, this authentic experience, which will give you that little extra bit of soul that will make your trip in the desert unforgettable and you will will give the irrepressible desire to come back!

Visit rissani

Rissani is a town in eastern Morocco, in the Er-Rachiddia region. It is a cultural destination in Morocco boasting beautiful examples of early Moroccan architectural styles and noteworthy palaces, temples, and monuments, such as the mausoleum of Moulay Ali Cherif, third great-grandfather of the Alaouite Dynasty of Morocco. While some buildings and religious sites do not allow access to non-Muslims, most of the sites are just as spectacular to view from the outside. Rissani is best known today as a leather producer. High-quality leather is produced by the locals, made from goatskins that are carefully tanned with the use of Tamarisk bark.

Have dinner or lunch with nomad families

Some tribes in Morocco still follow the Nomadic style of Life. In fact, in the desert region close to Tafilalet Oasis there are dozens of Nomad families living from herding goats and camels and keep moving from one area to the other looking for water, food for their animals,​ and weekly market souks where they sell their animals to buy their necessities of vegetables, spices, sugar,​ and other needs…

On​ this exciting day,​ we will go to meet them and experience their simple life of cooking, herding, weaving,​ and searching for​ water.

The activity includes lunch in open nature or in the bedouin tent with a local family.