Morocco Tour Organizer provides the best destinations in the country; it offers plans, itineraries, and suggestions to different tourist attractions. In order to spend your holiday in Morocco, our travel agency presents you with the various places for which the kingdom is known, including mountains, forests, historical cities, tourist and archaeological villages, deserts, and seas.
Considered to be one of the most visited places in Morocco, the desert of Merzouga is always present in the itineraries. Easily accessible from the Merzouga, the village is the place to see the dunes of the Sahara Desert in Morocco. Merzouga is located far from major Moroccan cities; 560 kilometers from Marrakech and 460 from Fez. The highest dunes of Erg Chebbi reach a height of 150 meters. Rising up to 150m in places and altogether it spans an area of 28 kilometers from north to south and up to 5-7 kilometers from east to west, these giant sand hills, line the Algerian border. Upon examining the history of the town and its inhabitants, it is believed that the region was in the past
uninhabited and constituted a transit point for merchants heading to, or coming from, “Timbuktu” in Mali, as it belongs to a desert bloc, “Erg Chebbi”, which has a unique natural, ethnographic and historical characteristics. It was the arrival point of the Saharan trade convoys (the gold-slave trade) that linked the Mediterranean basin with the countries of sub-Saharan Africa. The local population of the area now is mixed between Arabs and Amazigh (Ait atta), The Ait atta is a large Berber tribal confederation of Southeastern Morocco. More specifically, the majority of Amazigh people who live in the Merzouga area belong to the Ait Khebbash tribe.
Merzouga in summer:
Merzouga in the summer is famous for the huge numbers of local tourists who visit the area to enjoy the amazing views of the sands and mostly for treatment. The sand bath in the Merzouga Desert is an ancient Berber treatment for rheumatic diseases, the quality of the sand and its continental climate and the high temperature helps to benefit from vitamin D, which helps to strengthen the bones, and the presence of the town in an area high from the sea 3000 meters helps visitors to benefit From the scorching rays of the sun that provide them an important cure for rheumatic pain.
Because of the golden sand dunes and beautiful places in the Merzouga desert, it attracts a lot of tourists all throughout the time of the year. Morocco Tour Organizer organizes many and different activities for those who want to explore nature, the culture and enjoy the adventures in the Sahara sand dunes of Merzouga. Here are some of the recommended activities that take place in different places among Merzouga area:
Camel trekking and spending a night in the middle of the desert:
As one of the main reasons for which Merzouga is known, the camel trekking adventure is surely one of the best experiences
you can have in the desert. Riding a camel in the middle of the Sahara Desert allows you to see the amazing views of the desert, attend a magical desert sunset above the dunes and finally spend a night in the camp in a well-organized tent, in which dinner is served and drums music is played around a campfire. That is absolutely a sporting chance to experience the Bedouins lifestyle.
Desert excursion by 4WD vehicle:
In order to deeply explore the desert, a tour of Erg-Chebbi sand dunes is needed. The tour takes place in the morning and visits plenty of interesting places, such as the nomad families who live in the harsh desert in the edges of the dunes, the abandoned French village in M’Fis, and a mountain showing a panoramic view of the region a clear sight of the transition from the sand dunes to the harsh rocky desert. The tour also explores the villages nearby including Hassi Labied and Khamlia, the latter is known for the Gnaoua Music sung by the locals.
Sahara ATV Quad experience:
Quad biking in the sands of the desert is another great experience to sufficiently enjoy the stay in the desert of Merzouga. Guided by one of our professional and experienced guides, he will provide you with detailed information about the experience to make your adventure unforgettable and more exciting.