The dunes of Erg Chebbi is a strikingly strange natural formation. On the top of the flattest area you could imagine, suddenly a long mountain of sand rises. This mountain is surrounded by flat and desolate nature on all sides, and you could end up wondering if it really is real. Locals have long talked of the myths and legends of these beautiful dunes.
One legend tells us that the dunes of Erg Chebbi were created by God as a punishment to the locals of nearby Merzouga after they refused to give shelter to a woman and her child during a local festival. A sandstorm came, and buried the village of Merzouga as it was then.
The rich orange colours blend across the undulating sands and footprints of animals that survive in this seemingly barren landscape can be seen etched in the sand. Sparse grass tufts are sprinkled throughout the dunes. The colours of the sand change as the sun sets and a myriad of stars sparkle across the Saharan night sky.
To get you started with planning your holiday to Erg Chebbi, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to Morocco
Tailormade Holidays to Erg Chebbi
On the Go are expert at planning holidays in Morocco — tailored to suit your individual requirements. Please have a look at some of the tailormade itineraries below that we have created for our clients which include Erg Chebbi.
Camping out in the Sahara Desert is an incredible experience, enabling you to sit on top of a dune to watch the setting sun, sit around a camp fire for dinner and lie back and see the stars. No alcohol.
Les Portes du Desert has the feeling of a large home, with a mix of styles and comfortable rooms. This is a dry hotel but alcohol can be ordered.
For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!
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