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3-Day Sahara Desert To Merzouga From Marrakech
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3-Day Sahara Desert To Merzouga From Marrakech

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Traveling into Morocco’s southern desert and landscapes from Marrakech requires considerable research and planning. Avoid the effort and go with a guide to benefit from insight and navigation you’d miss if alone. This 3-day group adventure winds through the Atlas Mountains, Berber villages, and the Todra Gorges; and includes a camel ride and night in the Sahara’s Erg Chebbi dunes, with accommodation, most meals, minivan transport, and hotel transfers included.
$123.32 per adult
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Khamlia wrote a review Apr 2020
Stockholm, Sweden14,898 contributions134 helpful votes
Erg Chebbi is just the desert in Morocco but many people believe it is Sahara. It is wrong, however, that the Sahara begins first in Algeria or in Western Sahara. In any case, the dunes Erg Chebbi are fantastic, they play with many different colors from red to white, gray etc, depending on the light and the weather. If it is sunny the color is red but if it is thunderstorm for example or approaching rain the color changes to white or gray. Sand dunes are high up to 150 m in some places, wide 5-10 km and long 25-30 km. Today there are no camps in sand dunes and I think it works well so that people do not destroy the environment. But you can take a camel ride around there and enjoy the trip or you can just walk on foot. It's fun even though it's harder to walk in the sand.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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AlbertSalichs wrote a review Feb 2020
Manresa, Spain8,032 contributions729 helpful votes
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Erg Chebbi Dunes are in Merzouga Desert, in Morocco. In fact, this part is the most beautiful in the Merzouga Desert due to here you can see the real desert with sand and dunes. We came here with my 4 years old daughter and we did a 1h 30min walk on a camel. It was a wonderful experience for my 4 years daughter (and also for me). In this time we enjoy a lot with the walk, the sunset (fantastic!), the wonderful views of desert and the natural border with Argelia and obviously taking a lot of photos. Really one of the top moments in the travel. Also, we walk until our haima in the desert and we stay alone during all walk, so it was very quite and magic (we seem the 3 Wisemen!) ;-) (see also Merzouga Desert)
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Marvin G wrote a review Dec 2019
Ogdensburg, New York813 contributions248 helpful votes
Erg Chebbi Dunes is where the rock and stone desert that covers most of Morocco gives way to the sandy dunes that we normally associate with the Sahara. In the north of the country the rocky land is white in color while in the south, it is black. However, the sand dunes are the color that you would normally associate with desert sand. it ebbs and flows and shifts with the wind that paints the surface with ripples like wind driven water near the shore. It is this beautiful work of nature that one must behold.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Kirk E wrote a review Nov 2019
Santa Fe, New Mexico966 contributions591 helpful votes
To immerse oneself in the vastness of the Erg Chebbi -- the highest and longest stretch of unbroken sand dunes on earth -- is to gain just a small appreciation of man's insignificance. Even the shortest distances here seem immense; the silence is profound and the landscape existential. The best way to experience the grandeur is on camelback, preferably to one of the many luxury camps that dot the periphery, then to spend the evening gazing at the heavens and wandering onto the sands to witness a resplendent sunrise.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Cavydad wrote a review Dec 2017
Camarillo, California2,203 contributions722 helpful votes
Sand, sand, everywhere and not a drop to drink. Massive, beautiful sand dunes. Do attempt to climb the sand dunes. Beautiful views from the crest and an understanding why they are called a sea of sand.
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Date of experience: April 2017
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Response from Rachid A, Manager at Erg Chebbi Dunes
Responded Feb 12, 2018
Dear Cavydad Thank you very much for your review on TripAdvisor and for taking your time sharing your experience with our team We are pleased that we were able to ensure a memorable moment We hope to be able to be welcoming you again, in a future! Best regards Rachid Aalla
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