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Erfoud and Merzouga

Towards Morocco’s south-eastern border with Algeria, the rocky canyons and spectacular gorges tumble into the Erg Chebbi – huge wind-sculpted sand dunes measuring up to 350m high. Welcome to Morocco’s Saharan desert! This is one of the country’s most captivating corners, a sea of ever changing sand that evokes the romantic mystery of North Africa. Gateway to the Sahara, Erfoud and Merzouga are two small oasis villages that offer a range of facilities and desert adventures, the perfect starting point for a camel trek. As the sun sets, stretching shadows deep across the dunes, visitors can head off into the Sahara in the time-honoured way to reach distant tented camps. Here, you can enjoy a night amidst traditional Tuareg nomads under a dazzling night sky, sheltered on all sides by mountainous dunes – a wonderful finale to any Moroccan itinerary!