When we think about the possibility of spending a night in the desert, it may seem crazy. The first thing that comes to mind is fear and lack of water. Nothing more different from reality than this.
This is an experience recommended by National Geographic in this article and we can live without any problem. We can suggest the possibility of enjoying one or two nights in the desert. Our favorite tour is to start from Aït Ben Haddou and go by road to the Todra Gorges. From there we will go to Merzouga, where we will have the possibility to enjoy the night and the tranquility of the place staying in hotels, located at the foot of the dunes, and that can offer you all the comforts to make your stay as pleasant as possible.
We will arrive to Merzouga in the afternoon, and we will enter the dromedary towards the Sahara desert to watch the sunset. Occasionally, there is the possibility of sleeping in the camp located within the dunes, where we have different haimas, some with private bathrooms. Whether we choose the camp inside the dunes, as if we stayed in the haimas or hotels, all what we have to do is prepare ourselves to enjoy the sound of silence and the stars.
After dinner, it is usual to enjoy a musical show offered by the nomads, in which we can dance to the rhythm of their timbales. We can also stay in the haimas or go see the stars in the big dunes. In the early morning it is possible to go to the dunes on foot, in a dromedary or using quads or 4X4 vehicles to see the sunrise.