Camel ride or 4x4 private transfer available to reach our desert camp!
Standard desert camp in Merzouga
Dinner and breakfast included
Nights in desert with Berber music, traditional Berber hospitality
ACTIVITIES IN MERZOUGA DESERT CAMP
We organize everyday
Sand-boarding in Merzouga desert
Sand-bath in Merzouga desert (summer months)
4x4 driving in dunes of Merzouga
Quad-driving Merzouga desert
Camel trekking in dunes
Merzouga sand bath in summer months
The sand bath in Merzouga in the Sahara desert is an ancient Berber treatment for curing ailments affecting the joints, muscles and tendons. It is best performed during the hottest months of July and August. Prior to taking a sand bath as a form of treatment, it’s advisable to seek the advice of a medical doctor. Those suffering with blood pressure or other heart related ailments are advised against taking a sand bath due to the intense heat.
For the preparation of the bath, a hole is dug in the sand the size of the person taking the bath and about 20 cm deep. The hole is left open for half an hour to allow the desert heat to penetrate into the sand. Once sufficiently hot, the person lies in the hole and is “buried” in sand, obviously leaving the head free. The person spends typically from 10-30 minutes in the bath, during which water is available for quenching thirst!
ENJOY LUXURY MERZOUGA DESERT CAMP
Riad Ouzine offers to all our guests or groups/individuals to stay in luxury Merzouga desert camp for 1 or more nights.