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Erg Chebbi

Address: Rissani 52450, Morocco
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Rissani
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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San Francisco, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Erg Chebbi is an awesome sight not to be missed in the South of Morocco, with amazing sunsets and sunrises - as if the sky was on fire. The colors of the dunes were absolutely amazing, kaleidoscope-like colors of beiges, peaches, browns and oranges. Do take the camel ride to the top of the dunes for sunrise. However, in the... More 

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94 reviews 94 reviews
17 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is the place where you can truly experience the desert that you see in the movies. Undulating sand dunes, camels gracefully pacing accross the sand, silence and a night in a million star hotel. Most desert is not like this - it's mostly endlessly flat, stony and boring, but a few places, like Erg Chebbi make the fantasy real.... More 

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Sudbury, MA
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We used the services of Sahara Sightseeing in October 2014. We three were on our own in Fez, Volubilis, and later Marrakesh and Essaoira, but in the middle used Sahara Sightseeing to plan a three day trip for us into the Sahara, the Atlas Mountains and the Dades Valley. We were picked up at our riad in Fez. We had... More 

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Prince George, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Our overnight camel trek into the desert.......AMAZING! Even at 50 Degrees!! This was an ovenight trip into the Sahara, a must do if your going to Morocco!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This trip to Erg Chebbi was my long dream... I am very fascinated with the desert. We took the evening trip Fes to Merzouga. It's a 9 hours travel and we arrived in Merzouga 6:00 in the morning. Youssef our guide met us in the bus terminal. He was very friendly speak English well a great guide and he make... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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New York City, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
48 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Visited with my family back in December. Our guide drove us with a 4x4 which was an experience in and of itself. Once at the dunes we climbed up and sat down to watch the incredible desert sunset. Afterwards we rode some camels to our camp a couple kilometers away in the dark that was illuminated by billions of stars.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
44 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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