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Erg Chebbi is one of Morocco's several ergs – large seas of dunes formed by wind-blown sand. There are several other ergs such as Erg Chigaga near M'hamid.

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About this place

The Erg Chebbi, also called the Dunes of Merzouga, is a vast expanse of sand dunes about 20 km long and 5 km wide. Located in the southeast of Morocco in the heart of the Sahara desert, this tourist mecca offers an unforgettable experience in the desert. The sand dunes can reach 150 meters high, offering a wonderful spectacle.

A nice desert experience 

Former place of passage of nomadic peoples and caravanners, Erg Chabbi has now developed around tourism. Several camps allow travelers to spend the night in the desert and thus attend majestic sunrises and sunsets. Access is easy from the village of Merzouga. A paved road allows vehicles to get closer to the dunes. You will then have to continue your progression on foot, in a quad, in 4X4, or on camels. The temperature variations between day and night can be important. In winter, it can go down to 0°C. Therefore, you should have the appropriate equipment and a suitable sleeping bag. You should also bring glasses, a hat and covering clothes to face the heat and the swirls of sand.

Some tips to know before visiting this region

The distances between Erg Chabbi and the other Moroccan cities being important, it is advised to make a stopover of at least two days. If you don't want to sleep in the middle of the dunes, many accommodations are available in the village. Take the opportunity to visit the Morocco National 4X4 Museum. Finally, you can go to the Dayet Srij Lake located just next door, or observe the rock engravings of Taouz, 20km south of Merzouga.

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When is the best time to go to Erg Chebbi ?

To enjoy your stay in Morocco, it is advisable to travel in the spring and autumn, particularly in April, May, and October. This way, you can avoid rainy or hot periods. 

The landscape is very beautiful and the color of the dunes changes according to the daylight. It's like a miniature Sahara. And the sunset is very popular with tourists.

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