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Merzouga Desert

Address: Merzouga, Morocco
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Merzouga
Type: Deserts, Nature & Parks
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Stairs / elevator
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Type: Deserts, Nature & Parks
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Stairs / elevator

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Hollywood, Florida
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89 reviews 89 reviews
34 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

our quides brought us out to the sahara in this area. we visited a nomad family and observed how they live. then on the the camel camp. everyone got help and got on a camel for a little ride further into the desert. we stopped at this one dune and climbed (a little help was needed and given) i got... More 

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Beautiful but cold in winter. Worth going on top of a larger dune for sunset/sunrise views. Take extra cloths if you plan to sleep there.

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Muttenz, Switzerland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

On a 4x4 we drove from Marrakech to Merzouga with a few stops inbetween (Atlas Mountains, Ait Benhamou, M'Hamid). When we finally arrived on the second day after many hours of driving we were just stunned. We spent the whole day in the little desert camp exploring the infinitey of the desert, we sandboarded, of course did some camel riding.... More 

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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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316 reviews 316 reviews
142 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Our four wheel drive Nissan crossed the desert to the golden colored dunes. A quick change to a camel and we were on the way to the crest of a high dune in order to watch the sunset. Clear skies limited the colors but it was still a fun experience. The cameliers charge, of course. And they will make a... More 

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Funchal, Portugal
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50 reviews 50 reviews
34 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The silence of the desert is overpowering. The sunset with all that beautiful colours was amazing. The night was so hot that I slept in the terrace, under a fantastic dark but full of stars sky.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The premise of our travel through Morocco was quite good. Before reaching this place we had a good time there. Everything went quite bad the day after the night of the 30 December 2014 when myself and 5 other people of the same group realized that our wallets were emptied during the night while we were sleeping in our tents... More 

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Paris, France
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The Sahara is a great playground for adults and children alike. I highly recommend staying at Ksar Bicha and letting Ali set you up to explore it!

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Florence, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I rented a car in marrakech and drove to merzouga and the way back between christmas and 30 th december. No snow, no rain, it's a long way in desertic and mountain areas, but very exciting and without relevant problems. I don't suggest to sleep in the desert because it's really too cold, whilst the camel trip at the sunset... More 

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San Francisco, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Riding a camel into the Erg Chebbi dunes and spending a night in the Sahara--incredible stillness, sky awash in stars all the way to the rosy-duned horizon-- was one of the highlights for me of nearly 3 wonderful weeks in Morocco. Our camelteer whipped up a delicious dinner for us and made our camp warm and cosy. The camp we... More 

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Bucharest
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Sahara desert is outstanding. It' s colors, it's silence, the perfect view - you can all find them looking through the window of your hotel. Book a hotel very close to the desert- in the city there' s not so much to do. Also, bring some buzz along because there you won't find any. The perfect staying is for two... More 

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