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Erg Chebbi

Rissani 52450, Morocco
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Ranked #1 of 17 attractions in Rissani
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Although I served in the Peace Corps for two years not two hours from the sight, I never visited the dunes while I lived there. What a mistake--they are absolutely not to be believed--enormous golden dunes that are as incredible as you might have heard. A highlight of my many times spent in the beautiful Kingdom of Morocco.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

These dunes are the beginning for the classic sahara setting you picture through hollywood imagery. It takes a little while to truly get back into the dunes and get some sense of being part that type of desert setting so I suggest camels or the quad bikes that are available. We did both. Morning and evening are a must because... More

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Evanston, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Our first overnight glamping in the Sahara was a big splurge for a half-century birthday trip. We opted for a private camp experience and insisted our guide go with us on the dromedary ride into the dunes and toward sunset. I was so glad he did, as he suggested sandsledding, which wouldn't have occurred to us Midwesterners. (Also, our guides... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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74 reviews 74 reviews
43 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

A visit to Morocco would not be complete with out a visit to the dunes on the edge of the Sahara. great photography as the light changes on the dunes. you can go for off-road trips into the desert or go for a camel ride. Not to be missed.

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Shizuoka, Japan
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

It was an unforgettable life experience of our family to see the sunset in beautiful dunes. It was about an hour camel trekking from the hotel to the Berber tent. Remember to take some warm packs, clothing, wet tissues and a torch. It might be cold and is really dark. You need a torch to go out for the restroom... More

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The dunes are truly impressive. You only ride in about 45-60 mins by camel, but once you're amid the dunes it really gives the feeling of being in the middle of the desert. Only by climbing to the top of the tallest dune can you see the town. Every hour, from sunrise to sunset to the dead of night, are... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We did a 4 day trip to Sahara going from Marrakech with Sahara Tours. We went through the Atlas Mountains via Tizi Tichka Pass onto towards the old heritage site Ait Ben Haddou, then to Ouarazatze to look at the Atlas Studios and the Taourit Kasbah as well...from there onto Dades Gorge where we stayed in a hotel overnight. Early... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

It's a once in a lifetime opportunity - Camels in the Sahara with Berber hospitality. If you've gone to the trouble of getting to Morocco, you MUST visit Erg Chebbi and spend the night in the desert. I warn you it's a great deal more tame than you might imagine, but charming nonetheless. We had a driver/guide that made the... More

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Riding a camel in the dunes is genuinely fun. Yes, it is all touristy, no one is riding camels in the dunes for an authentic purpose or anything (although riding the camel is much easier than trying to walk in the sand dunes, which is really tiring after a while), but touristy or not, this was a highlight of our... More

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Reno, Nevada
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Do the camel ride in and stay the night in the Dunes its unforgettable! Erg Chebbi is by far one of the most incredible places I've ever been, and all of my friends are obsessed with the pictures we took there.

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