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Travel Guide of Merzouga in Morocco by Influencers

Merzouga is a small village in southeastern Morocco, about 35 km southeast of Rissani, about 55 km from Erfoud, and about 50 km from the Algerian border.

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Travel Tips for visiting Merzouga

If you pass in the Moroccan South-East, do not miss Merzouga. You will discover sand dunes as far as the eye can see, in the heart of the erg Chebbi, the first real pre-Saharan erg. On the other side of the dunes, there is a rocky desert that leads to the Algerian border. In recent years, the site has experienced a spectacular development, as evidenced by the proliferation of hostels at the foot of the dunes.

Thanks to its wild beauty, Merzouga was once chosen as the location for several scenes in the blockbuster movie 'Aquaman'. Traveling to Morocco to Merzouga, you will experience close to the life of the Berber nomads. From Merzouga you can move to the surrounding villages for fun African-style experiences.

The best time to travel Morocco to Merzouga is from March to June and from September to December every year. If you love festivals, you should definitely come to Merzouga on July 30 because this is when the locals celebrate in celebration of the Ascension Day. You will not be able to ignore the feeling of adventure on the backs of camels. Camel riding is also the best way to explore the lands around Merzouga town. Two attractive tourist destinations for you to explore are Taouz (20km from Merzouga) or Rissani (35km northwest of Merzouga). This place both helps you understand more about the indigenous culture and has a lot of interesting activities.

There is also an extremely unique experience in Merzouga that any visitor must try once. That is sand bath - a very interesting activity to help you have moments of relaxation. You will be completely buried except for the head. In the supine position for 10 minutes, you will be protected from the sun by the staff and given water to cool off. After 10 minutes, you are taken out of the sand bath with your body drenched in sweat. Immediately the staff will wrap blankets to help you cool down. After resting for about 30 minutes to 1 hour, you will have a warm bath and massage with refined camel fat. Sand bath is a very famous form of health tourism here with the effect of treating back pain, rheumatism, cardiovascular, overweight treatment, skin diseases... There are many interesting places in this world but surely Surely traveling to Morocco in Merzouga will bring you an extremely magical experience.

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Merzouga

Where can I stay in Merzouga ?

Merzouga is a small town, so there are quite a few guesthouses or hotels for tourists. Make a reservation before the trip to avoid the case that the room is full. Highly recommend Africa Luxury camps, or you can stay at Desert Heart, Desert Berber camp.

After landing at Moulay Ali Cherif airport, you continue to travel by tourist car about 100km north to reach Merzouga.

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