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Merzouga Desert

Address: Merzouga, Morocco
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Merzouga
Type: Deserts, Outdoors
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children
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Type: Deserts, Outdoors
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children

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Leca da Palmeira, Portugal
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

It is the best place of Morocco to see the desert. You can see of everywhere the orange dunes of the Erg Chebbi. Choose a hotel with pool. Very cheap place.

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Essen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Beautiful landscape and nature, nice people,....... a place worth to see. Some waste is disturbing the nature-feeling, but anyway.... Merzouga Desert ist a must in everybodys life

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Hamilton, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Camels, dunes, the Berber culture. You see the dunes coming from miles away. You start seeing the old wells the Berbers dug and you know you are about to experience life the way it was a 1000 years ago.

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Keswick, Ontario, Canada
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75 reviews 75 reviews
22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The sand and dunes are amazing. It is so relaxing & quiet out there (there were a few motorcycles that rode past us, but not too many). There aren't many animals out there except a few birds. Unless you include a couple domesticated cats & dogs! It was a very worthwhile experience. Especially to see the sunset & sunrise over... More 

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Riga, Latvia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I have been in Morocco a few times now and I have always had a wonderful experience visiting this beautiful country with its hospitable people. The sun, desert and sand, camels and dates, meals in different off-road bistros, tajines and fresh orange juice, the colourful stands with handicrafts and snacks in market places, pomegranates right from the tree, mountains and... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Beautiful dunes. Pictures do not capture the color and peacefulness in the desert. We had guides take us on an overnight journey, which were one of the highlights on our trip to Morocco. To see the night sky in the desert brought every constellation to life. We even saw multiple shooting stars! Camping with our Berber guides was such a... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

the sand is like nothing ive ever seen or felt. SUCH a shame of the motorcycles and jeeps wrecking it and the nature that lives in it. ppl really should be ashamed. you will see their tracks and the dust created is found as far away as marsailles france. the government really needs to step up. so sad. and its... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

You have not been to Morocco, if you have not taken a desert tour! I never thought that seeing and being in the desert will leave such an impression on me! The desert tour was included in the 10 day itinerary made by our travel agency Igomorocco. Just after we had arrived to the hotel Kanz Erremal in Merzouga, from... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Perfect. Thanks to Mohamed and his team. We had a well organizet 3 day tour across the dessert. Our 3 day your started in Uoarzazate, we were picked up by the driver on the agreed time – 9 AM. Our driver was Ahmed. On our way to Merzuga we stopped many times to enjoy the scenery and we visited lots... More 

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Adinkerke, Belgium
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19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Wow, the sunrise here was excellent and we saw a lot of Camel caravans leaving the dunes after a night bivak. We also visited a part where there was a lot of fossils to be found and a lake that is only there for a few months of the year.

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