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New Year’s Eve Tour in Morocco/ Special Package

New Year’s Eve Vacation in the Merzouga Desert, Morocco

New Year’s Eve in Morocco

Spending New Year’s Eve in Morocco is an amazing experience. Morocco offers a blend of vibrant cities, fascinating cultural traditions, and beautiful landscapes, making it a unique destination to celebrate the arrival of the new year. Here are some ideas to make the most of your New Year’s Eve in Morocco:

  1. Marrakech: Marrakech is a popular destination in Morocco and offers a lively atmosphere for New Year’s Eve celebrations. The city’s central square, Djemaa el-Fna, comes alive with street performers, food stalls, and live music. You can enjoy a festive dinner at a traditional Moroccan restaurant, watch fireworks, and immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere.
  2. Essaouira: This coastal city provides a more relaxed setting for celebrating the New Year. You can stroll along the beach, savor fresh seafood at local restaurants, and enjoy live music performances. Essaouira’s medina, with its narrow streets and charming shops, adds to the enchanting ambiance.
  3. Desert camping: Embarking on a desert adventure during New Year’s Eve can be a truly magical experience. Head to the Sahara Desert and spend the night in a traditional Berber camp. Enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner, listen to desert music around a bonfire, and witness the breathtaking starry sky. Welcoming the new year amidst the vast dunes of the Sahara is a unique and unforgettable way to celebrate.
  4. Casablanca: As Morocco’s largest city, Casablanca offers a cosmopolitan atmosphere for New Year’s Eve celebrations. You can find a range of upscale restaurants, clubs, and bars hosting special events. Consider visiting the iconic Hassan II Mosque, exploring the Corniche, or indulging in a luxurious dinner in one of the city’s fine dining establishments.
  5. Traditional riads: Many riads, traditional Moroccan houses converted into guesthouses or hotels, offer special New Year’s Eve packages. These riads often organize festive dinners with live entertainment, traditional music, and dancing. Staying in a riad allows you to immerse yourself in Moroccan hospitality and experience the country’s unique architectural style.

Remember to check local customs and traditions related to New Year’s Eve celebrations in Morocco. It’s advisable to make reservations in advance, especially if you plan to dine at popular restaurants or stay in specific accommodations. Overall, celebrating New Year’s Eve in Morocco promises a memorable blend of cultural experiences, festive spirit, and warm hospitality.

Overview of the New Year’s Eve Tour in Merzouga Desert:

We offer you special tours in Morocco to celebrate New Year’s Eve as you have never done before. The tours include the most attractions of Morocco that offer an incredible atmosphere for different types of celebrating events such as the New Year. The tours allow you to explore the Moroccan culture, witness the beautiful landscapes, learn about the history, live the adventure, and spend a memorable New Year’s vacation in the Sahara Desert of Merzouga. The most important day is the 31 December which is the day of the waited night of the coming new year when people celebrate with their families and their lovers. You will experience the camel trekking and admire the sunset and sunrise. Also, you will spend the night in a luxury camp offering an entry ticket to enjoy the New Year’s Party presented by the Gnawa (a type of Berber famous for their Berber Gnawa Music).

Highlights of the New Year’s Eve Vacation in the Merzouga Desert

  • Tour in Morocco starts wherever you wish (from Marrakech, Fes, Casablanca…)
  • Explore the most attractions of Morocco
  • Discover the desert of Merzouga
  • Experience Camel trekking
  • Admire the Sunset and Sunrise
  • Attend the New Year’s Eve Party at one of the Berber Camps and Enjoy the Gnawa Shows
  • Join the vibe of New Year’s Countdown with Fireworks
  • Spend the Night of New Year under the charming starry sky in the heart of Dunes
  • Discover the Famous Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou
  • End of Your New Year’s Tour in Marrakech

Starting Location


Starting time

Around 08:00 am

Tour’s Duration

4 Days/ 3 Nights

Ending Location


Itinerary of the New Year’s Eve Celebration in Merzouga Desert

Day 1: 29/December: Marrakesh – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazat – Rose Valley – Dades Gorges:

Our team will meet you at the airport or at your Riad. The road trip starts by driving towards Kasbah Aitbenhadou via the highest pass in Africa Tizi N’ Tichka (Altitude 2260 m ) while enjoying the superb views of the giant High Atlas Mountains with the panoramic Berber villages. We continue the journey to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Aït Benhaddou. Situated on a hill along the Ouarzazate River, This beautiful example of southern Moroccan architecture has been used as a backdrop for over 20 famous movies including Lawrence of Arabia, Game of Thrones, The Mummy, and Gladiator. We pass by Ouarzazat one major Berber city in southern Morocco known as the Hollywood of Africa and by the rose valley and overnight in a hotel in the Dades Gorges.

Day 2: 30/December: Dades Gorges – Todra Gorges – Erfoud – Rissani – Merzouga:

After breakfast in your hotel, we leave the Dades Gorges and head to Todra Gorges via Tinghir and the lush valley of Todra where you will have a little hike along the narrow and high cliffs of Todra. In the afternoon we arrive at Merzouga desert where you get ready and accompanied by a camel guide to go for an authentic camel trek experience of around 90 minutes where you can catch the sunset in the heart of the Erg Chebbi dunes and spend a memorable night with millions of shiny stars, enjoy a Berber dinner, drum party and sleep in a traditional nomadic tent or a luxury tent.

Day 3: 31/December: New Year’s Eve Night in Merzouga Desert:

That day is the waited big day of the last night of the year and the night of New Year’s Eve. We will attend the breathtaking sunrise before having our breakfast, then we prepare to celebrate the New Year in the Sahara desert in Merzouga. We will have a journey to the small Berber Gnawa village called Khamlia where we will meet Blak locals from Mali and Soudan. Lunch here. Then, we will ride camels on an adventure crossing the erg Chebbi sand dunes, this is a great opportunity to take awesome pictures of the sunset.

When we arrive at the luxury camp we will leave the camels and we will Celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Desert of Merzouga. We will purchase a ticket to enter the camp and attend the Berber Gnawa music show and the Berber folklore (Ahidous). They will serve us dinner and then the party begins. We will dance and enjoy the vibe as it’s the last day of your life not of the year! At 12:50 midnight, the audience will start counting to the New Year and be ready to shoot the fireworks. The party will be continued until sunrise. You will admire the charming starry sky and the Gnawa music with the Berber traditions; New Year’s Eve in the Merzouga desert is really an extraordinary one. People always travel to New York to spend the New Year there but after a long time of attending such events like this in New York it’s become more popular and used and those who love to live adventures and go through new experiences look for a different way to celebrate the New Year. Merzouga Desert is the best choice for those who are looking to spend an unforgettable New Year Vacation. 

Day 4: 01/ Janvy (new year): Merzouga – Ait Benhaddou – Telouet -Marrakech:

Today we will enjoy the beautiful desert sunrise in Merzouga. Then we ride camels back to the village of Merzouga. Arrive back in Merzouga and take a deep sleep to refresh before we leave for Marrakech. Finally, we continue to Marrakech passing the Tizi ‘n’ Tichka mountain pass, and the New Year tour finishes in Marrakech. Hence the end of your New Year’s Eve vacation in Morocco.

Tour Include :

  • English-speaking driver
  • Private 4×4 with AC
  • Accommodation
  • Desert Camp
  • Camel trekking (1 for each person)
  • Sandboarding in the dunes (if you’re interested)
  • Fuel
  • New Year’s Eve Party in the Desert

Not included :

  • Flight ticket
  • Drinks
  • Lunches
  • What is not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance to the monument

All the above-mentioned are not included in the price.

New Year’s Eve Tour’s Map