New Year’s Eve in Desert

New Year’s Eve in Desert is a great opportunity to reflect on everything that has happened in the last twelve months and wait for the coming year. Consider New Year’s Eve in the Sahara Desert for a truly unique and unforgettable celebration. A world away from fireworks festivals and crowded fireworks parties, Our New Year’s Eve Packages offer a unique opportunity to revel in the starry splendor of the world’s largest hot desert. In this most spiritual place, you will be free to meditate on your hopes and your past and future wishes, while enjoying a dazzling light show offered by nature itself.

Night Desert Camp,days from marrakech to desert,New Year’s Eve in Desert

At Desert Espace, we have created incredible tours in the Moroccan desert, just for New Year’s Eve in the desert. Whether traveling as a couple, group of friends or family, the New Year’s Eve in Desert will be a unique and inspiring experience. Our packages include authentic boutique accommodation in a traditional desert tent, including a toilet and shower, mattresses, sheets and plenty of blankets – ideal for snuggling under the stars.

New Year’s Eve in Desert

The time stops, the weather calms down, and the silence spreads out in the desert ! its not the calm that comes before the storm, but it’s the the silence of the dunes before starting the spectacular night of the New Year’s Eve between the arms of the vast desert. The night in witch the light of the camp fire and the stars are fighting the darkness of the Sahara while the music of the drums, castanets and guitars is saying loudly that its not a normal night pushing at the same time all the friends and couples to the square of dancing.

You will receive a traditional Moroccan green tea flavored with mint, and offered delicious biscuits and dates palms to perk you up for the party ahead. We offer complete catering for our New Year desert trip, including a four-course dinner consisting of Soup, Salad, Tagine and Couscous (a vegetarian option is available) and a dessert…

New Year’s Eve in Desert,night in desert

Depending on our guests’ needs, we can also make this astounding celebration an extension of your evening desert tours, where in you can take to the endless stretches of dunes, with an adventurous ride in a 4×4 vehicle. If you wish to give an exotic twist to your New Year’s Eve in Desert, We suggest you Here some Tours which can let you spend your New Year’s Eve in Desert.

The Deserts of Morocco

The Deserts of Morocco,when we talk about desert, we have in mind images of huge sand dunes, as far as the eye can see, mirages, perhaps, and “nothing”. These large colored dunes are found little in Morocco. There are only two ergs, the famous Erg Chebbi, next to Merzouga, and Erg Chigaga, further south, near M’hamid. If Chebbi is the highest and most extended, Chigaga is more isolated, since it takes about 45 minutes of 4×4 to reach it, while Merzouga is really “at the edge of the road”.

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The deserts of Morocco ; Dunes of Desert Merzouga
Going to the dunes is a dream come true. Whether sporty and hiker, or a little less sporty (but still) and let yourself be carried by the amble of his dromedary, it feels like “in a picture”. By rolling in the sand to hit the dunes, we replay movies and comics, letting ourselves go to the pleasure of a fast and safe descent.

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Deserts of Morocco; Dunes of Desert Merzouga
We prefer these deserts to sand dunes, their landscapes are more varied, always bitter, arid, often dark, like the almost black peaks of Djebel Saghro, or our oasis, just next to Serdrar, where fossils set in shale and black marbles outcropping, so numerous that one has the impression of walking on a presentation in a museum of natural history. Browse under a crushing sun, a heavy dodger of late spring these plains where, a few hundred thousand years ago, skipjack, small fish wriggled in a sea now extinct, it is a special experience, which allows to touch the point at which the “nothing” that is the desert means a disappearance.

There, in this Hamada of Drâa, in prehistoric times, passed gazelles and elephants. It may not have been a lush jungle, but it was a rich, green region whose inhabitants have left their mark in rock carvings. Today, the river Drâa will disappear under the sand, not flowing freely to the Atlantic, absorbed by a thirsty land. The oases of Drâa are a wealth. They dot the largest palm grove in the world, islands of lush green, almost aggressive, planted along the course of the river, in a yellow and red landscape that extends to the Atlas.

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Camel Trekking in the Moroccan Sahara, night in desert
And there, the mountain takes over, also increasingly dry and arid, because of the hand of the man. The villagers have gradually exhausted the Moroccan forests, for their daily needs of firewood, for the construction of the enclosures. The ways of nomadism are difficult. But landscapes like the circus of Jaffar are extraordinary …

Go to meet the Desert

To discover the desert, you have to take your time. It takes more than a few hours’ trip for the body to begin to dry out, feel the effects of aridity and dust, so that the eye is at the sparkling brightness. You have to spend a few nights, to fully enjoy a sky filled with stars as we do not see anywhere else. And above all, it takes a few days, for the “nothing” of the desert to produce its effect. Gradually, the little details around you, a simple grass, a small insect that roars a few minutes, and you would never have noticed, takes on an unsuspected importance. This is the magical effect of the desert, to open you to the world.

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Visit M’Hamid El Ghizlane; night in desert sahara
After a few days in the desert, when we return to the oasis, what could pass in the eyes of the tourist for a few strands of dusty grass, a muddy ditch, becomes a spring meadow, and a river.
The departure of the excursions
From Marrakech, it takes 4 days to really go to the desert , and it is a minimum. Below, we make the road to spend two or three hours in dunes.
The summer period is rather to be avoided, unless we particularly like the heat. It sounds obvious, but it’s very hot in the desert, summer. So – especially if you’re traveling with kids – take plenty of water, and plan small trips.

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Morocco Camel Trekking & Night in the Desert

Morocco Camel Trekking & Night in the Desert, really is the highlight of any trip to this fascinating North African country. Not only will you experience the immensity of the Sahara, and possibly the most beautiful sunrise in history, but you will also get a taste of the local nomadic culture at the same time.

While most travelers, make their Camel trip from Merzouga to visit the Erg Chebbi Dunes, it is also possible to travel further south from M’hamid ,and spend the night at a camp in the Erg Chigaga Dunes. Whichever you choose, the excursions are very well organized, and while the camps are basic, they give you a fantastic taste of the nomadic life in the desert! Here we gather information, to help you plan your Morocco Camel Trekking & Night in the Desert.

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The camel trip and the most popular night in Morocco, is a one-night excursion, which starts in the middle of the afternoon and ends in the middle of the next morning. Your personal camel guide will meet you at the traditional Riad / Kasbah hotel in Merzouga or M’hamid, where you spent the previous night (or where you stayed the night before), and introduce you to his camel.

Morocco Camel Trekking & Night in the Desert; Camel Trekking in the Moroccan Sahara

After jumping aboard your “Desert ship”, you will leave for the desert camp to spend the night. Most trips will be made late in the afternoon, about 1 hour and a half before sunset, so you will not do a camel trek in the heat of the day and experience more atmospheric lighting. Camel treks are usually only a few kilometers and take about 1 1/2 hours in total. If you leave early in the day, keep in mind that the light is hard and the heat can be intense, and being on the camels for long periods can be a bit uncomfortable.

Camel Trekking in the Moroccan Sahara

Once you arrive at the camp, your guide will show you his traditional nomadic tent, equipped with all the bedding and plenty of blankets for the cold winter nights. The camps are comfortable but basic, and although there is potable water available for brushing and washing, it is limited in the desert, so use it wisely! Most camps will serve Moroccan mint tea upon arrival and you will have time to walk through the sand dunes while the cook (usually your camel guide) prepares dinner.

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Dinner is normally a meat-based tagine, rice, fruit, and mint tea, as well as soft drinks that are available for purchase. Some nomad camps have traditional musical instruments that the staff will play (or you can play) and the evening can be as social or as quiet as you want. Do not forget to head out for some incredible stargazing (and perhaps some long exposure night shots), with no light pollution to hinder your view!

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It is a good idea to sleep early, as you will wake up in the pre-dawn hours for a magical sunrise in the Sahara Desert! Your guide will wake you up with enough time to cool off, and walk along the nearest sand dune, to see the first rays of light on the horizon. After absorbing this surreal experience, you will walk (or slide) back to the camp for a traditional mint tea, before packing your belongings and ,the camel trip back to the city from which you started.

Camel Trekking in the Moroccan Sahara, night in desert

Most Camel rides through Morocco and night excursions in the Desert, include a breakfast buffet at the hotel upon your return, and access to hot showers if you wish!

Give yourself time, dedicate yourself to a TWO-night stay in the Sahara desert:

If you can schedule two nights of accommodation, consider staying with one of the nomadic Berber families in the desert for one of them.

Instead of rushing the experience with just one camel trek in the afternoon, and one night in the desert, upon returning at dawn the next day, we recommend that you allow two full days. Who knows when you will return to the Sahara desert again! This gives you time to absorb the experience, chat with your local guide about your traditional lifestyle and capture some spectacular images. You may even have time to do a sand boarding!

Night in Bivouac Desert Sahara: Merzouga - Erg Chebbi; Morocco camel trekking

Morocco Camel Trekking & Night in the Desert tour, is all part of your Morocco private tour package. But if you are booking locally in Merzouga or M’hamid, request a private tour if possible. This will allow you to go at your pace, stop for photos when you want, and not have other travelers getting in your shots.

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Camel Trekking in the Moroccan Sahara at night

The exclusivity of just you, and your loved ones, exploring the camel sand dunes, is preferable to a large group of tourists who click, (and leave their traces in the perfect pattern of the dunes!). If a private tour is not available, opt for a small group adventure.

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Escape to the Desert: South Morocco

 Escape to the desert; South Morocco:Once you leave the plain where the city of Marrakech rises to the desert, the landscape changes radically. In fact, the fastest route passes through the largest Moroccan mountain range, the middle Atlas.

The metamorphosis of the landscape is at the same time gradual and impressive, from the arid plains we pass to a view full of shrubs to finally reach the imposing forests…

The intermediate stages of this long transfer, which will take you to bypass the Atlas, are at the numerous kasbahs, old palaces of sultans who, like the castles of our latitudes, were the nerve center of rural life and offered defense to the mercantile streets.

Here the joint work between the orogeny and hydrology has created a breathtaking panorama where the rugged landscape of the bare rock merges with the green of the lush palm groves that rise in the valleys, thanks to small watercourses.

This is a magnificent example of the Draa and Todra valleys, so do not miss the chance to stay one night in the Kasbah Taborihte hotel located in the palm grove of the latter.

Draa and Todra valleys

Draa and Todra valleysDraa and Todra valleysAfter two days of traveling you arrive at the small town of Rissani at the gates of the desert, you will not find anything luxurious and elegant, very few Western tourists, local people call themselves “people of the desert”.

 

Rissani, Morocco Rissani, MoroccoHere life is essential, we live on commerce and crafts. The current market is what remains of the place that for centuries has been a meeting point and bargaining for the Berber, Bedouin and nomad caravans who arrived there after crossing the desert.

As we understand the transfer to the desert is short, in less than half an hour you get to the hotels that rise at the foot of the majestic dunes. These are also the starting point for excursions ranging from the most classic walk, to the 4×4 or quads.

If you decide to face a night in the desert after about an hour and a half dromedary you arrive at the equipped camp where you will dine and sleep (if the season allows you to sleep absolutely outdoors). Some of the dunes that surround the field, almost a hundred meters high, lend themselves very well as observation points to admire the setting and the sunrise.morocco-desert- SunriseDesert MoroccoWhen you see all that immense space dyeing red, you will understand that the desert is much more than a sea of sand. The most evocative show, however, will still have to take place: it is, in fact, when the lights go out that the sky lights up and shines with its own light, billions of stars are there to remember when they were the only means to indicate the way to who traveled in a place without reference points. Paths traced not in the beaten earth, but in the darkness.

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