Solo Tour Guide Services
The best way to discover Merzouga is to hire a Solo Tour Guide, your private friendly tour guide. Apart from keeping you away from the scammers that may fall your way, he will be able to show you places that you would never visit on your own. A local insight that will make your holiday extra special. Make the most of your vacation.
Hassan comes from a berber family. With Hassan you too can experience the berber way of life. How they survive the sandy environment, how they cook and how they travel. Ever aware of your safety and needs, you are in safe hands. For Hassan has over 10 years organising trips throughout some of the harshest terrains of Morocco. Moreover you can visit places not often visited by other tourists for that true authentic venture. Get a taste of the desert and book Hassan.
Hassan is 27 years old, does not smoke and speaks English, Spanish French and Arabic.
Total cost for the guide services of Hassan for a full day of 8 hours = a non refundable deposit of USD 45 by paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 50 in cash to Hassan after his services. Total 95 US dollars.
Alternatively for the guide services of Hassan for half a day of 4 hours = a non refundable deposit of USD 20 by paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 30 in cash to Hassan after his services. Total 50 US dollars.
This does not include transport, entrance fees or any food & beverage costs.
How To Book A Solo Tour Guide
To book any of our Solo Tour Guides please go to the enquiry form.
Or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively whatsapp +94-76-630-1069.
Remember a Solo Tour Guide looks after your safety and welfare at all times.
Our other destinations in Morocco are Casablanca, Marrakesh, Meknes and Rabat.
Make the most of your stay in Merzouga and book one or more of these wonderful activities.
Highlights of Merzouga
Merzouga is a Sahara Desert town in Morocco. Close to the Algerian border, only 50 kms away. It is some 560 kms to the east of Marrakesh. By car, it would take you almost 9 hours to get there. Regarded as the gateway to Erg Chebbi desert it is a town ready for desert tourism. Not surprisingly Merzouga goes under the name of a “desert theme park”. Meanwhile Erg Chebbi is “a wonderland of sand”. Despite all this, Merzouga has the largest underground water supply in Morocco.
One of the highlights in the area is the Dayet Srji salt lake. Whilst it is often dry in summer, it can attract a whole range of migratory birds during winter. These include desert warblers, Egyptian nightjars and sometimes even flamingos. Consequently it is popular with bird watchers.
Typical of most deserts, there are various activities that are ripe for tourism. One such one is exploring the desert on an ATV Quad. Roaring on the sand in a group can be fun. Four wheel drive tours are also popular. And of course going on a camel trek is a must too. A typical desert trip to Marrakesh will take three days with part of it by camel.
You can also go on excursions to explore the Berber way of life. Sleeping in tents and enjoying the outdoor cuisine are all part and parcel of such adventures. Glamping – glamour camping – is also possible.
Whilst you are not likely to find many museums in the desert, one surprising museum is the Morocco National 4×4 Auto Museum. Expect to find a few crazy cars such as two jeeps into one, as well as vintage cars.
A pleasant excursion some 7 kms south of Merzouga you can find a gallery café. It is called Galerie Laoun, in Khamlia. The sign says “Chez les artistes”. There are paintings for sale as well as a few decorative items and a small café for refreshments at the back. A delightful little oasis in itself with real espresso coffee. It is ran by a French painter and her Moroccan husband.
Get the most of your vacation in the area with a Solo Tour Guide, your private friendly tour guide. A local insight into where to go and what to do.