Sleeping

Merzouga has an excellent range of accommodation from humble, family-run guesthouse to lavish kasbah-style hotels. Many hotels are reached by pistes that run 1km or more east off the N13 tarmac road. Since they’re strung out over 5km between the village of Hassi Labied to the north and Merzouga to the south, book in advance and find out the exact location of your hotel. At some places you can sleep on a terrace mattress or in a Berber tent for Dh30 to Dh60 per person. Bring warm clothing for overnight trips in desert bivouacs as it can get very cold.