A Guide to the Desert Destinations of Morocco

The vast and mystical Sahara Desert of Morocco beckons adventurers with its awe-inspiring landscapes and enchanting allure. Within this arid expanse lie some of the world's most captivating dunes and oases, each boasting its unique charm and experiences. In this blog, we embark on a journey to explore the differences between two prominent dunes, Erg Chebbi and Erg Chegaga, and venture further to discover the hidden gems of Zagora, Mhamid, and Agafay Desert.

  • Erg Chebbi Dunes in Merzouga
  • Erg Chegaga Dunes
  • Mhamid Desert
  • Agafay Desert.
Erg Chebbi Dunes

Erg Chebbi, the northernmost dunes in Morocco, is the more popular destination of the four. Hotels line the edge of the desert, giving travelers the option of spending the night in the comfort of a traditional hotel room and then exploring the nearby desert by day. A 30-minute camel ride from the desert’s edge renders the hotels out of view and can make you feel like you have entered the heart of Erg Chebbi’s vastness. Those who prefer to bypass the camel ride can opt to enter the desert by foot or hire a 4×4 driver—either option offers an opportunity to admire the sloping views in daylight and return to the hotel by evening. Travelers who wish to spend the night in the desert can accomplish a sense of solitude after journeying only a few kilometers. When morning comes, campers can continue their adventures in the desert or wander back to a hotel for breakfast and a hot shower.

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Erg Chegaga Dunes

The Erg Chigaga dunes, located further south, reside off of a road less traveled. In fact, they’re located over 60 kilometers away from the nearest, lightly traveled road. Those opting for an Erg Chigaga excursion should expect a rustic experience, without access to nearby hotels. Visiting these sands by camelback requires a few days of travel through a rocky desert landscape before reaching the towering dunes.Erg Chigaga Desert Tours provide a rustic yet comfortable experience, this less-frequented destination requires more time to reach

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Zagora Desert

Nestled as the "Gateway to the Sahara," Zagora reveals its captivating charm through the embrace of lush date palm groves and a tranquil desert landscape. While it may not boast towering sand dunes like its counterparts, this enchanting town captivates travelers with its picturesque oases, creating an idyllic destination for those seeking a serene and laid-back desert experience. Prepare to be swept away by the serene beauty and timeless allure that Zagora graciously offers to all who venture into its welcoming embrace.

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Agafay Desert

Nestled just a stone's throw away from the bustling city of Marrakech lies a mesmerizing and lesser-known desert landscape – Agafay Desert. This hidden gem awaits intrepid travelers seeking a unique desert experience. Let's embark on a virtual journey to explore the enigmatic beauty of Agafay. Agafay Desert, also known as the "Stone Desert," boasts an otherworldly allure distinct from the classic image of endless sand dunes. Here, the landscape is characterized by rocky plateaus, arid plains, and scattered hills. The lack of traditional sand dunes doesn't take away from its charm; instead, it offers an extraordinary blend of textures and colors that change with the light of the day..

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