Auberge Les Pyramides

Ali Karaoui Ksar, Merzouga, 52202, Morocco

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    By the 'Dunes"


    Located at the southeast end of the village at the foot of the “dunes”
    You camp in the desert, And the main thing is that is a big tree and a few small for shade – most camping down there haven’t any…
    Clean toilets and hot shower.
    Also food was excellent but I had to order it from before- I was out of season- in good price.
    Very friendly people (photo)
    Me, caravan, dogs, electricity and hot shower it cost 2e per day!!!
    For more details check the web page

    Directions: Strait after the gate of the village for 400m then tern to the right for 200m and there you are.

More about Merzouga


signs to Khamlia between Merzouga and Taouzsigns to Khamlia between Merzouga and Taouz

more hotel sign postsmore hotel sign posts

piste road that runs up to Yasmina past Erg Chebbipiste road that runs up to Yasmina past Erg Chebbi

Erg Chebbi auberge off its piste roadErg Chebbi auberge off its piste road

Forum Posts

Is September too hot for the desert?

by Beatnink

We are planning to be in Merzouga around the 15th of September. Is that not too hot a time to venture into the desert on a camel trip? Thanks, Ron. Wellington, New Zealand

Re: Is September too hot for the desert?

by sarosa

It will still be hot in September, but a little less than June, July, August. But it will be ok. The most important item you need besides a lot of water is a turban and if you like to dress Moroccan style, they have very nice thin cotton cloths, which is best for this climate. The turban does a wonderful job, even if you sweat, it will keep the head cool and you will feel good and protected.

In Merzouga are a few hotels directly at the dunes with swimming pool, so you can cool down before and after the desert trip.

Don't hesitate to contact me for more informations.

Enjoy the trip.

Re: Is September too hot for the desert?

by Beatnink

Thanks for the reply and advice! Any recommendations on specific places to stay and who to go with for an overnight camel trip into the desert? Ron

Re: Is September too hot for the desert?

by angiebabe

Hi yes see our travel pages with tips on where to stay, what to see on Merzouga and Morocco! a very good choice of places to stay! Theres a rating and ranking system too which helps point out tips and pages that are helpful and to find the pages and tips that are

Id recommend staying out in the desert with nice management such as Kasbah Mohayut or Dunes dor, Timbuktu too is also an upmarket experience.

If you run late or something and need to stay in Rissani then Id recommend Hotel Asmaa or Hotel Enassra - go to the Rissani souk in the morning and perhaps the circuit touristique and the old palace museum - if a local tout wants to guide you thats usually a good advantage to take - will only cost about 20 or 30 dirham and can be an interesting way to meet a local and get to find the sights -
though you can still get out to the desert auberges in the dark - contact the auberge you want to stay at and they probably would meet you at their turn off signposts that are along the bitumen road towards Merzouga

and that reminds me - ignore any information that says the road to Merzouga or the desert is from Erfoud - even the latest edition of the Michelin is still incorrect in that department! - that is 4x4 piste and sand road - the access road has been bitumen for almost 10 years and runs from Rissani to Merzouga and on all the way to Taouz. This way anyone in any normal car can access the auberges and stay out in the desert without needing to be on a tour, have a guide or have a 4x4.

Also check the latest edition of Footprints - an excellent edition to get hold of - up to now my recommendations were the Lonely planet and DK eyewitness guidebooks

Travel Tips for Merzouga

High speed internet in the Sahara

by li-anne

You won't believe it, but in the very tiny village there is a modern internet cafe with high speed computers!
We had to wait here a couple of hours, and decided to updat our weblog about our morocco holiday.
These computers were high speed and well equiped. And we didn't had to pay much.

Changing Colours on the Dunes

by barryg23

The highlight of Merzouga is Erg Chebbi where there are many miles of beautiful Saharan Dunes. The Dunes stretch for 27 km into Algeria and though they pale in comparison to some of the bigger dune seas in other parts of the Sahara they are still very impressive. I think the most striking thing was the beautiful colours on the dunes. The best time to see these is at sunrise or sunset as the colours change quickly though at any time through the day it's an impressive sight.

The Weather in the area

by Redang

It's very important to check the weather before you visit that part of Morocco, athough, if you go in summer, you can bet it will be very very hot.

Check these sites for Er Rachidia, which is very close to Merzouga:

How to convert Farenheit into Celsius? Deduct 32, multiply by 5 and divide by 9. For example: How much is 76 Farenheit?

- 77 minus 32 = 45
- 45 by 5 = 225
- 225 divided by 9 = 25 Celsius

merzouga.camel treks.

by akikoline

everybody can reach merzouga from deferent famous cities in morocco;may contact this web site before leaving seems to helps you at least to know about tarifs and time.the closest city to merzouga is "rissani".the way to merzouga from that city will takes at least an half hour to arrive.the small white cars and taxis could bring you there for around 2 may also call your hotel before searching there.
the wonderful thing to do over there is to ride a camel over the dunes;wos an amsing trip;the most of hotels orgonise treks but i would highly recommend you a nice special guy for that subject"camel treks"omar is his name;a helpful person and a very serious guy;had an english web site which helps you too to get to the cheapest and clean hotels over there;may arrange a trip to take around all the "ergchebbi" you could contact him?his e_mail adress and his cell number is:0021268652285.
everythings wos fantastic and i will never forget.i didn't miss too much of the worth visiting places over there.i loved it. the best memory of merzouga is walking over the dunes and watching stars;riding a camel;meeting a kind and nice people.i missed sahara...may comeback another time...

Dunes 2

by johnsakura

The Erg Chebbi, the name of these sand dunes, is said to have some of the highest dunes in Morocco. Indeed, the dunes and the desert wildlife are impressive. Merzouga is an excellent base from which to explore the desert and bird-watchers will be enthralled with what they see. In spring, a lake forms near Merzouga which attracts pink flamingos. Other rare birds stop here during spring migration. The desert is also the year round environment for many desert reptiles and mammals.


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