At the gateway to the Sahara,on the edge of the Erg Chebbi,the highest sand dunes in Morocco,the Ksar Bicha Palace offers a pleasant base from which to discover the desert. Run by charming, extremely friendly Moroccan family Oubassidi ;Traditional earth building with attractive features, simply furnished Responsibly managed and good value.
We also offer different excursions to the dunes (with or without camels),to discover the desert with options of overnight stay in standard or luxury nomads' tents. One day trek with camels (walk or ride) Whatever your dream, we can arrange it. Treks include all meals, desert bivouac with mattresses and bedding, camels!, and guide ;and For the more adventurous, camel treks of up to seven days' length may be arranged.
Children under 4 years:free
Additional person per room : 20 EUR
30 to 15 Days : 20 % fee
14 to 8 Days : 30 % fee
7 to 0 Days : 50 % fee
Hotel set in the sand dunes of Merzouga. Information on rooms, location, rates and dromedary excursions throughout the southern region of the country A friendly, family-run kasbah, this is the favourite base to see the Merzouga dunes of the Sahara desert.
Superbly located, right alongside the Merzouga sand dunes
Fabulous views of the dunes from the roof terrace
En suite rooms arranged around two pretty, plant-filled courtyards Accessible by picturesque routes from either Fez (7 hrs) or Skoura/Ouarzazate (5.5 hrs)
Run by charming, extremely friendly Moroccan family, one of whom, Ali , has a degree in English ,french , spanish ,deutsch and italien.
Traditional earth building with attractive features, simply furnished
Responsibly managed and good value
Accommodation: Options to stay in either standard en suite rooms or suites
Meals: Good quality Moroccan dishes. We quote for half board but lunches or picnics are available at very reasonable prices.
Activities: Excursions to the dunes by camel or 4×4, with options of overnight stay in standard or luxury nomads' tents. One day trek with camels (walk or ride): departure around 9 a.m. to a small oasis where you will have lunch, return to the hotel after sunset in the sand dunes. For the more adventurous, camel treks of up to seven days' length may be arranged. As well as trips to the sand dunes, we recommend you visit the Marmar marble works near Erfoud, where a superb black fossiliferous rock is polished and sold. Bird-watchers will enjoy this area, especially the lake Serji, when it has water (usually in the winter).
Ksar Bicha offers also an insight into the way of life of the Berbers ; hiking for several days in the desert, moving from one oasis to another, and meet nomadic families from different tribes that keeps the secrets and the wisdom of the desert.
Ksar Bicha offers also simple Excursions to see the Sunset and Sunrise or to spend a full day trip in the Desert by came.
Excursion by camel to see the beautiful sunrise over the dunes : 15€ per person
Excursion by camel to see the beautiful sunset over the dunes : 15€ per person
FULL DAY :
Full day trip into the desert by camel : 35€ per person
Starting 1 hour before the Sunrise driving over the dunes to reach the foot of one of the largest dunes. return after attending the Sunrise.
Starting 1 hour before the Sunrset driving over the dunes to reach the foot of one of the largest dunes. return after attending the Sunset.
Departure at any time , we begin with a visit of Merzouga oasis then you drive (by 4x4 ) towards the lake sirji then to Mirdani village ( old ruined village ) with a stop in M'fis , the place of the coal and cooper mines from where most of the people in merzouga used to make their living . One interesting day , all the driving will be in and nearby the sand dunes ( the highest dunes in morocco ) .after Mirdani village you carry on to meet the bidouin families in kem-kem hamada enjoy tea with them then drive back to ksar bicha hotel in merzouga
Day of open spaces and desert, made for adventure lovers ; lovers of solitude and open spaces. This is a type of trip with a 4x4 that mostly goes over the dunes and contains some bits of off-roading ; traversing dry wadis, rocky tracks, bringing a touch more mineral in the landscape of desert plateaus rich with it's beautiful landscapes.
(a must have for anyone who wants to learn or improve their off road driving skills!)
After breakfast, departure to the village of Sahara Taouz ,visits Taouz rock carvings dating from Roman times, with a stop at the village Ouzina and Remilia oases, then down to Wadi Ziz by the old track of Paris Dakar ,traversing dry wadis, rocky tracks, bringing a touch more mineral in the landscape of desert plateaus rich with it's beautiful landscapes. back along the west bank of the Wadi Ziz to Merzouga.
After breakfast , Departure by 4x4 to reach the safsaf Oasis.This full day excursion will take you deep into the hamada of kem kem( plateau),up to Tissradmine oasis and over to Azerkam oasis, you will head towards Safsaf ,it 's one of the most beautiful oasis in the south of morocco, have lunch and in same time you will see how the nomad prepare the lunch meal called Madfouna (cooked under the hot sand, it is a kind of berber pizza) ,in on the way to Merzouga, a chance to meet the differents nomads tribes that keeps the secrets and the wisdom of the desert .
Sand bath is an ancient Berber technical to cure chronic diseases and joints diseases, muscles and tendons.
For the preparation of a sand bath, just an experienced person supervises the operation by digging a hole to measure the size of the patient with a depth generally not exceeding 20 cm.
the hole remains open for half an hour to absorb a good amount of heat.
Sand baths are beneficial especially for people suffering from rheumatic pains. However, the fact of taking a sand bath without prior medical consultation can turn into a tragedy especially since many deaths were recorded among patients with heart disease.
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