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Ksar Bicha,Hotel set in the sand dunes of Merzouga. Information on rooms,location,rates and dromedary excursions throughout the southern region of the country.

Accommodation, excursions and bivouac in the desert.

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.


At the gateway of the Sahara

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.


Extras

Swimming pool
Restaurant
Merzouga Bivouac
MERZOUGA Excursions
Sand baths
Camel Trekking

HOTEL KSAR BICHA - MERZOUGA

Ksar has double rooms with shared or separate beds, triple and quadruple rooms. All have air conditioning and bathroom with hot water. They are tastefully decorated in Berber style, En suite rooms arranged around two pretty, plant-filled courtyards.

Single room
50€ Room with half board
triple room
95€ Room with half board
Room for 5 people
130€ Room with half board
double room
70€ Room with half board
Quadruple bedroom
110€ Room with half board
Restaurant
Full menu 10€
Breakfast 5€
Drink 1€
Mechoui : the price depends on the number of people.
A deposit will be required for all reservations.
For payment we accept cash, bank transfer or credit card. Breakfast is included in the price

Details

Children under 4 years:free
Additional person per room : 20 EUR

Cancellation policy

30 to 15 Days : 20 % fee
14 to 8 Days : 30 % fee
7 to 0 Days : 50 % fee

The bivouac

To spend one night in the desert we offer 6 different programs

Bivouac in Merzouga

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 44, 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).

STANDARD DESERT CAMP You will mount your camel to cross the dunes and discover the secret of the sand sea our stop will be in next to one of the highest sand dunes in Morocco; enjoy the silence of the desert, appreciate the beauty of nature .attend the sunset; Diner and over night in a private Berber tent. Next morning after a lovely sunrise and breakfast we will return by camel to our hotel.

NB : the camel ride is about 2 hours and 2 hours return, it is possible to return by 4x4 at a surcharge of 60 / 4x4

The price is 50€ Per person and includes the following services:
  • Guide for the tour.
  • Night in Bivouac in half-booard.
  • Dromedary / person.
  • Camelman

50€ Per person in half board
WILD CAMP : (small camping tents) Wild Bivouac means freedom, adventure and romance at the same time; it's a return to simplicity; the focus on the essential and the simple enjoyment of nature; Sitting around the campfire, sleeping under the stars and experiencing nature. Usually; departure at the beginning of the afternoon (depending on the season) We carry our small tents on camels and we cross the Sand Dunes; our stop in the desert according to the customer's choice. Stop at least 1-2 hours before sunset to set up the camp before it gets dark ; enjoy a Moroccan campfire dinner before falling asleep under the stars. The next day, back on the way home after watching the sun rise over the dunes and had breakfast.
Possibility to extend your stay for a second night.

The price is 60€ Per person and includes the following services:
  • Guide for the tour.
  • Night in Bivouac in half-booard.
  • Dromedary / person.
  • Camelman

60€ Per person in half board
WILD CAMP : (BERBER Tente) Wild Bivouac means freedom, adventure and romance at the same time; it's a return to simplicity ; the focus on the essential and the simple enjoyment of nature ;Sitting around the campfire, sleeping under the stars and experiencing nature. usually; departuire at the beginning of the afternoon (depending on temperatures) We carry our Berber nomade tents on camels and we attack the Sand Dunes ;our stop in the desert according to the customer's choice . Stop at least 1-2 hours before sunset to set up the camp before it gets dark ; enjoy a Moroccan campfire dinner before falling asleep under the stars. The next day, back on the way home after watching the sun rise over the dunes and had breakfast.

Possibility to extend your stay for a second night.

The price is 80€ Per person and includes the following services:
  • Guide for the tour.
  • Night in Bivouac in half-booard.
  • Dromedary / person.
  • Camelman.
80€ Per person in half board
Bivouac by 4x4 Late in the afternoon departure by 4x4 to one of our private Bivouac; after 20 min of 4x4 trail in and nearby the sand dunes ( the highest dunes in morocco). Driven by an expert guide we reach the bivouac where you will have enough time to admire the sunset, dinner and night in Berber tents. The next day, back on the way home after watching the sun rise over the dunes and had breakfast.

The price is 75€ Per person and includes the following services:
  • Night in Bivouac in half-booard.
  • Well prepared 4x4 with avec Driver-Guide
  • 75€ Per person in half board
SUPERIOR CAMP with 4x4 & Camels In a quiet and secluded area at the east side of the Erg Chebbi Dunes '' The Highest Dunes Morocco '' we put at your disposal very comfortable luxury tents. The 15 tents are equipped with toilets and showers, and King size beds double; Tuins or family tents; There you can attend colourful sunrise and sets , go for wonderful dromedary -rides, and enjoy absolute serenity, relax and meditation. Departure by 4x4 around 16:00 and return after sunrise and breakfast.

The price is 100€ Per person and includes the following services:
  • Bivouac by 4x4 with driver guide.
  • Night in a Luxury Bivouac in half board
  • Dromedary / person. To attend the sunrise
  • Camelman


For the more adventurous, camel treks of up to seven days' length may be arranged.

We provides professional services in Airport transfers between (marrakech ,errachidia, ouarzazate, fes )and merzouga desert. journeys to other cities in the great south of morocco. 100€ Per person in half board

Hikes and cameltrekking

Different programs can be offered depending on the date and duration of the hike

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.

Camel Rides

Day 1 : MERZOUGA -BOUYERD
Arrival in Merzouga, In the afternoon , at 16h00, you will mount your camel to cross the dunes and discover the secret of the sand sea .our stop will be in a small oasis .enjoy the silence of the desert , appreciate the beauty of nature .attend the sunset . Dinner and overnight in a private Berber tent. At the foot of one of the highest dunes of Erg Chebbi.

DAY 2 : BOUYERD - KEM KEM - BOUYERD
It is an interesting day, after that we have turned around the erg Chebbi ,today we go to met nomads from different tribes that keeps the secrets and the wisdom of the desert, enjoy lunch with a nomad family in kem kem hamada, continuation to reach bicha camp in the middle of the sand sea , 2 nd night in bicha camp

DAY 3 : BOUYERD -MERZOUGA
Breakfast with the nomads, then you ride your camel to cross back the dunes of Erg Chebbi to Merzouga with a stop in Merzouga oasis to discover the Berber irrigation system .arrivee at the hotel around 10:00 .fin our services

The price is 110 € Per person and includes the following services :
  • 2 Nights (+ Bivouac Camel) In Halfboard.
  • Camel each + Camelman
  • Lunch (picnic)
DAY 1 : MERZOUGA -BOUYERD
Arrival in Merzouga, In the afternoon , at 16h00, you will mount your camel to cross the dunes and discover the secret of the sand sea .our stop will be in a small oasis .enjoy the silence of the desert , appreciate the beauty of nature .attend the sunset . Dinner and overnight in a private Berber tent. At the foot of one of the highest dunes of Erg chebbi.

DAY 2 : BOUYERD - KEM KEM - BOUYERD
It is an interesting day, after that we have turned around the erg Chebbi ,today we go to met nomads from different tribes that keeps the secrets and the wisdom of the desert, enjoy lunch with a nomad family in kem kem hamada, continuation to reach bicha camp in the middle of the sand sea , 2 nd night in bicha camp.

DAY 3 : BOUYERD - MIRDANI -ERG ZNIGUI
After breakfast we head to Merdani (old ruined village) then to Erg Znigui with a stop in M'fis, the place of the coal and cooper mines from where most of the poeple in merzouga used to make their livings. O/N in Erg Znigu.

DAY 4 : ERG ZNIGUI - MERZOUGA
Breakfast, then you ride your camel to cross back the dunes of Erg Chebbi to Merzouga with a stop in Merzouga oasis to discover the Berber irrigation system .arrivee at the hotel Diner and overnight .fin our services

The price is 210 euro Per person and includes the following services :
  • 3 Nights in( bivouac + Camel) in halfboard.
  • Camel each + Camelman
  • Lunch (picnic)
  • 1 night in Ksar bicha hotel in Halfboard
DAY 1 : MERZOUGA - ERG ZNIGUI
After breakfast in Merzouga, amount your camel to start the treck, cross the hamada(black stone desert) towards 'Khamlia' the village of black people, originally from Sudan, KHAMLIA, to meet with some families who appreciate you lunch then continue to the Znigui, night with Berber nomads.

DAY 2: ERG ZNIGUI - J'BEL BEGAA.
After assisting the sunrise and breakfast , you will mount your camel to cross the dunes of Znigui then a flat desert towards Begaa oasis. arrive at begaa mount ; meet the berber families of this remote village. drink tea as always with them . O/N begaa oasis..

DAY 3: BEGAA - MIRDANI
Early in the morning we will greet the berber families in begaa, then head to merdani(old ruined village) with a stop in M'fis, the place of the coal and cooper mines from where most of the poeple in merzouga used to make their livings. O/N ruined village of merdani..

DAY 4: MIRDANI - PLATEAU DE KEM KEM
One of the most interesting dayday , all the riding will be in and nearby the sand dunes ( the highest dunes in morocco). stop in the oasis of ikniwn (twin) for lunch, tea, and then continue the trip to meet the Bedouin families in the hamada kem-kem. night in nomad tent.

DAY 5: KEM KEM - OASIS DE MERZOUGA
Breakfast, then you ride your camel to cross back the dunes of Erg Chebbi to Merzouga with a stop in Merzouga oasis to discover the Berber irrigation system .arrivee at the hotel Night in Ksarbicha .fin our services

The price is 270 euro Per person and includes the following services :
  • 4 Nights in( bivouac + Camel) in halfboard.
  • Camel each + Camelman
  • Lunch (picnic)
  • 1 night in Ksar bicha hotel in Halfboard
DAY 1: MERZOUGA - ATROUS
After breakfast in merzouga , amount the camel to start the treck, cross the hamada(black stone desert) towards atrous( name of a mine place). O/N atrous open area.

DAY 2: ATROUS - ERG ZNIGUI.
After your breakfast in this lovely area, ride towards the the village of the black people, originally from sudan, Khamlia, to meet some families with whom you will enjoy the lunch then carry on riding to reach , znigui, the home of some berber nomads. O/N znigui dunes.( tent)..

DAY 3: ERG ZNIGUI - J'BEL BEGAA.
After assisting the sunrise and breakfast , you will mount your camel to cross the dunes of Znigui then a flat desert towards Begaa oasis. arrive at begaa mount ; meet the berber families of this remote village. drink tea as always with them . O/N begaa oasis.

DAY 4: BEGAA - MIRDANI
Early in the morning we will greet the berber families in begaa, then head to merdani(old ruined village) with a stop in M'fis, the place of the coal and cooper mines from where most of the poeple in merzouga used to make their livings. O/N ruined village of merdani..

DAY 5: MIRDANI - PLATEAU DE KEM KEM
One of the most interesting dayday , all the riding will be in and nearby the sand dunes ( the highest dunes in morocco). stop in the oasis of ikniwn (twin) for lunch, tea, and then continue the trip to meet the Bedouin families in the hamada kem-kem. night in nomad tent.

DAY 6: KEM KEM - OASIS DE MERZOUGA
Breakfast, then you ride your camel to cross back the dunes of Erg Chebbi to Merzouga with a stop in Merzouga oasis to discover the Berber irrigation system .arrivee at the hotel ;Night in Ksarbicha .fin our services

The price is 320 € Per person and includes the following services :
  • 5 Nights in( bivouac + camel) in halfboard.
  • Camel each + Camelman
  • Lunch (picnic)
  • 1 night in Ksar bicha hotel in Halfboard

Camels Excursions

Ksar Bicha offers also simple Excursions to see the Sunset and Sunrise or to spend a full day trip in the Desert by came.

SUNRISE :
Excursion by camel to see the beautiful sunrise over the dunes : 15€ per person

SUNSET :
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



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4x4 Excursions

Apart from camel trips we also organize 4x4 trips to see sunrise or sunset, a1/2 day tour of the dunes or a full day trip in the desert with a driver guide ;this allow you to drive deep into the desert and met local Bedouin community and nomads from different tribes that keeps the secrets and the wisdom of the deser

80€ By 4x4
SUNRISE

Excursion by 4X4 to see the beautiful sunrise over the dunes

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.

80€ By 4x4
SUNSET

Excursion by 4X4 to see the beautiful sunset over the dunes

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.

80€ By 4x4
Afull day trip in the dunes

Excursions Tour of the Dunes(around the dunes)

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

200€ By 4x4 (4 places)
Excursion  Tour of the Dunes (in the Dunes)

Excursion Tour of the Dunes (in the Dunes)

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!)

150€ By 4x4
1 day trip

1 day trip - Discovery of South of Erg Chebbi

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.

150€ By 4x4
1 day trip

1 day trip - Discovery of north of Erg Chebbi

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 baths

A week to ten days boost your immune system

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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  • Merzouga
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