Camel walking through the Erg Chebbi sand dunes

Erg Chebbi Tours and Travels

About Erg Chebbi

There are few other sites in the country that compare to Erg Chebbi. Consisting of giant red sand dunes that tower up to 150m in some places, these natural phenomena give visitors a good sense of the grandeur of the Sahara Desert. Located in an area known as Merzouga, the Erg Chebbi dunes line Morocco's border with Algeria. While climbing to the top of one of the dunes is challenging, to say the least, the reward of endless vistas over the vast expanse of desert that lies before you is truly worth fighting for.

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Popular ways to explore Erg Chebbi include taking a 4x4 and driving through them, riding on the back of a camel or braving it on foot. Which ever method you choose, you are guaranteed the trip of a life time. Once the stars begin to twinkle, a number of tent camps, scattered throughout the sandy region, are ready to accommodate weary travellers. Camps usually provide a sumptuous and hearty meal, comprising a number of authentic Moroccan dishes, and comfortable sleeping areas.

One of the best things to do on your excursion through Erg Chebbi is to watch either the sunrise or sunset (or both). When the final throes of the sun's light paints the sand a vivid orange and then deep red, travellers will be incapable of doing anything other than gasp. During both the day and night, various wildlife can be found including a range of reptiles, desert foxes and desert hedgehogs. With its striking scenery and other-world ambiance, Erg Chebbi is not to be missed by anyone travelling in Morocco.

Erg Chebbi Tours

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Erg Chebbi Hotels

If you are planning a Erg Chebbi holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

La Belle Etoile Erg Chebbi

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Deluxe Camp

Surrounded by beautiful Erg Chebbi sand dunes in the Sahara Desert, La Belle Etoile is a simple desert camp offering a truly unique experience. The tents are made out of camel skin and beds are comfortable and typical of those used by the nomadic people. Delicious meals are served in the camp and evenings are spent enjoying the sounds of the tam-tam and the traditional music whilst guests stargaze around the camp fire. The camp is situated in the desert and provides the perfect base to experience the beauty of this stunning region.

Portes du Desert Erg Chebbi

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Riad

Les Portes du Desert has the feeling of a large home, with a mix of styles and comfortable rooms. The spacious courtyard and glistening outdoor pool are perfect for relaxing after a long day in the fierce heat of the desert. The quaint and familial dining room hosts spectacular meals on a daily basis, each one consisting of a range of local dishes, prepared with love by the hotel's chef. Les Portes du Désert is a new Hotel on the bottom of the dunes of Erg Chebbi just 2km out of Merzouga Village.

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