Camel-trek in Merzouga
The sunrise tour begins in the early morning. It takes almost half an hour to reach the biggest sand dune of Erg Chebbi riding on a camel. Then we will trek on foot for about 260 meters to reach the top of the highest dune of Merzouga. Those who want to see a panoramic view. If you prefer to not climb the highest dune the nearby small dunes are also perfect to watch the sunrise. After having enjoyed the short time of sunrise we travel back to the village.
More information about Merzouga:
Merzouga the local tourist center, is located on the western lee of the dunes, together with some 70 or more hotels and auberges running north-south along the dunes. Many companies offer camel trips into the dunes, taking tourists on overnight trips to permanent campsites several kilometers into the erg, and out of sight of the hotels.
Merzouga is a small village in southeastern Morocco. About 35 km (22 mi) southeast of Rissani. About 55 km (34 mi) from Erfoud and about 20 km (12 mi) from the Algerian borders.
The village is known for its proximity to Erg Chebbi dunes. A most popular destination for tourists. It’s known as “a desert theme park”. Merzouga has the largest natural underground water in Morocco.
In 2006, Merzouga experienced devastating FLASH FLOOD. Displacing 1,200 and resulting in some deaths.