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Merzouga Desert

Merzouga, Morocco
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Merzouga
Type: Deserts
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Stroller parking, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children
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Jurmala, Latvia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I enjoyed to see the desert sky with a huge amount of shining stars and moon...enjoyed riding a camel...enjoyed green-mint tea...it was so amazing to hear:"no,no there is no meat in food,just chicken".Some of our or co-travelers were vegetarians. And we saw a sand lizard "poisson des sables"! I was happy about it.

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Miami, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The feeling when surrounded by the dunes is one of the most amazing experiences i've had in all my travels. No picture can do justice to the variation in colors of the sand that you can experience when there...

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Milan, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A night in the desert, under the stars.... Just do it! We had an awesome time there, we also climbed a pretty high dune after dark, and from the top the sight was something special.

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Birm
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We visited the Merzouga Desert (Erg Chebbi) on camel back. We took snowboards with us to go sand boarding down the dunes and it was so much fun. Only some of the companies take the sand boards and if you like that sort of adventure I'd highly recommend the experience! We also were brought to a nomadic berber family's camp... More

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Buffalo, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We had an amazing time touring the outskirts of the desert and had a once in a lifetime experience riding camels into the desert and sleeping in tents. There are a bunch of tour companies that take trips into the desert so do your research before choosing one. Amazing sunset and sunrise!

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

When I was in Elementary school, I saw the picture of the desert on our history book, I never thought that one day I will be standing In front of this amazing structure. great experience!

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Manila, Philippines
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

If you get the chance, do it once in your life. This place is so worth it an do try to stay overnight to experience the desert.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is the desert as we all imagine it: an endless sea of sand. If you have the chance, try to take a walk in the dunes at early morning, you will love the colours and the silence of this magic place.

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Nairobi
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Do both of these! Sandboarding is hard work because you have to climb every hill that you board down, but stunning and so much fun. Do it only on cloudy days as otherwise hot hot hot! Quadbiking is friction awesome, especially at sunrise and especially after rain as you drive into the desert with no other tracks to be seen... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Hi all, I know everyone wants to have an experience riding a camel in the desert. I have just been to Morocco and had to ride a camel on my trip to the desert. Sadly the experience wasn't worth it. Most of the camels looked old and tired. The camel behind me was making loud noises during the trip. My... More

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