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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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.

Erg Chebbi Tailor made suggestions

Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Erg Chebbi.

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Our OTG Adventure takes you to the true heart of adventurous destinations. Whether camping in the Okavango Delta, staying in rustic accommodation in the Peruvian Amazon or camping under the Saharan stars in Morocco, this range forsakes just a little bit of the comfort of OTG Signature Range, ensuring we deliver you the best value possible for your holiday.

OTG Adventure takes you straight into the centre of where it’s all at, typically using local transport or overland style vehicles and stay at simple, clean and locally-owned guest houses, haciendas, eco-lodges and simple hotels to maximize the opportunity to interact with the locals.

Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights OTG Signature
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On The Go's Signature group tours place local interaction and authenticity at the heart of your cultural travel experience. Upping the comfort stakes, this range is a clear cut above our OTG Adventure range.

Appealing to a wide age demographic from the 20s to 60+, we maximize your days with excitement and awe and then bring you home to a comfortable 4* hotel with western amenities, air-conditioning, WiFi and, where appropriate, a swimming pool. Hotels can sometimes be of 3 or 5 star standard too, ensuring you get the best value for your holiday.

Visiting all the main attractions you’ll be accompanied throughout by our highly qualified English-speaking local guides too. Group size is typically 18 with a maximum for 28, apart from festival tours, where group sizes can be larger due to the one-off nature of these events.

Tailored To Suit You OTG Independent
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On this range you won’t be joining other travellers, but will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks.

The OTG Independent range gives you all the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around the world.

Accommodation on Tour

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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