There is no doubt that the Merzouga desert is the best place in Morocco to go on a desert adventure. There are some of the best camel rides, camping (glamping), and desert tours in the world. You can also ride through the dunes in a buggy or a quad.
Merzouga is located in Morocco’s far southeast, about 50 kilometers from Algeria. If you want to see the largest and tallest golden dunes in the world, head to Merzouga. The highest point is said to be about 150 meters high, and the dunes stretch for about 30 kilometers. However, if you travel further into the Southeast, you will discover that other deserts may also be a good option.
You may have heard of Hassi Labied, Tanamoust, Khamlia, or other small towns referred to as Merzouga because the Erg Chebbi desert extends into this region. There is, however, a primary small city with a population of around 5000 people. The desert is popular not only with visitors from other countries, but also with Moroccans looking for sand baths. Rheumatism is the most common illness among them, and the best treatment is hot sand.
Merzouga is famous for its camel rides and glamping in the sand dunes. There are, however, other activities available, such as the desert tour, which allows you to go on an exploration excursion to the dunes’ surroundings. You can visit the Berber Nomads, the Gnawa tribe, and many other tribes. You can also rent a quad or a buggy and go see the sunset or sunrise.