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Merzouga Desert, Merzouga

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Must see · Desert · Nature / Park
Venture out into the waves of sand at Merzouga Desert, one of the country's two Saharan ergs, or dunes created by the wind. The 50 km (31 mi) long and 5 km (3.1 mi) wide dunes can rise 350 m (1,148 ft) in places, with the undulating, barren landscape appearing like a moving golden sea. Berber camel caravans traipsing through the sand add to the iconic Saharan scenery. Many visitors arrange a Berber-led excursion into the desert, with an initial camel trek, followed by a night of traditional food and entertainment under the stars. To find out how to plan a trip to Merzouga, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • This desert is nice to visit during spring time, Our trip organized by Quiet Merzouga Desert, which we recommonde.  more »
  • Nice Sahara, and nice sunset and sunrise, also there is over 4 camps in the heart of Merzouga. You don’t want to miss it, my only complain are the flyers and mosquitoes...  more »
  • Merzouga during COVID 19 is very calm and no much people. It was best time to see Sahara desert. Its quite and nice  more »
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  • My man and I definitely got the cheap option on this tour guide so our experience wasn't the.mody glamorous. It was fun to see different sides of Morocco but would not book a tour again. Next time will come in my own car so I will have the freedom to explore more! The desert was beautiful during sunset and was fun to take pictures.
  • Great dessert view! Camel riding at sunset is a great experience. The luxury camp is really LUXURY!
  • Amazing place. Sand is like gold!! Is a lifetime experience that everyone has to go... We saw a lovely sunset and a beautiful sunrise!!
  • Spending couple of days here is enough to charge you with good health for the next year. The weather is so warm and dry that your body is extremely relaxed and stressless. Being buried under sand is a must try experience!!
  • Fantastic place. Riding a quad in the desert was one of the best experiences we've had, it was awesome.

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