Towards Morocco’s south-eastern border with Algeria, the rocky canyons and spectacular gorges tumble into the Erg Chebbi – huge wind-sculpted dunes measuring up to 350m high. Welcome to Morocco’s Saharan desert.

One of the country’s most captivating corners, a sea of ever-changing sand that evokes the romantic mystery of North Africa. Gateway to the Sahara, Erfoud and Merzouga are two small oasis villages that offer a range of facilities and desert adventures, the perfect starting point for a camel trek. As the sun sets, stretching shadows deep across the dunes, visitors can head off into the Sahara in the time-honoured way to reach remote tented camps. Here, you can enjoy a night amidst traditional Tuareg nomads under a dazzling night sky, sheltered on all sides by mountainous dunes – an incredible finale to any Moroccan itinerary.

Erfoud Hotels

Dar Hassan$$$

Riad Dar Hassan is a splendid hotel sheltered in the heart of Merzouga, Morocco. It is a special place to stay because of its unique location, surrounded by the breathtaking dunes of the Sahara Desert. The hotel offers guests the opportunity to experience the beauty and tranquillity of this magical place while providing comfort and luxury. With its warm and welcoming atmosphere, Riad Dar Hassan is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a day of exploring the wonders of Merzouga and why w...

Dar Hassan Morocco

Kasbah Tizimi$$$

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