Merzouga Desert, Merzouga

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#1 of 60 in Nature in Morocco
Venture out into the waves of sand at Merzouga Desert, one of the country's two Saharan ergs, or dunes created by the wind. The 50 km (31 mi) long and 5 km (3.1 mi) wide dunes can rise 350 m (1,148 ft) in places, with the undulating, barren landscape appearing like a moving golden sea. Berber camel caravans traipsing through the sand add to the iconic Saharan scenery. Many visitors arrange a Berber-led excursion into the desert, with an initial camel trek, followed by a night of traditional food and entertainment under the stars. To find out how to plan a trip to Merzouga, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Amazing experience, thanks to Brahim from Morroco Tours for organising this. I highly recommend everybody to do it!  more »
  • Immerse yourself in the dunes of Merzouga is a truly unique experience! The trip from Marrakech is a bit long, but worth it.
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  • A magic place to spend a night in, looking at the stars and enjoying the silence.
  • I just loved it! It's sooooo beautiful
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