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Address: Rissani 52450, Morocco

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Stunning Wonder of the World

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2014
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New York City, New York
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We traveled by camel to Erg Chebbi and hiked to the top. Erg Chebbi is the highest dune in Morocco. You don't have to do a camel trek to reach it, but it does get you most of the way to the top. It looks like you can drive to the dune, too, and hike the whole way. We arrived... More 

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