The Merzouga desert is unquestionably the highlight of the seven-day Marrakech to Fes desert tour. The majority of tourists who book our Morocco tours consider the camel ride through the dunes to be the best attraction and activity of their trip. To begin with, the name Merzouga is derived from one of the first Nomad families to settle in the desert area, the Merzoug family. Others claim that the word derives from the Arabic word “Mrzouqa,” which means “rich” or “blessed.” Merzouga is well-known for its golden dunes, which stretch for about 30 kilometers from Tighmert to Khamlia village.
Instead of Merzouga, you might hear Hassi Labied, Takojt, Tanamoust, or any of a number of other places that are all part of the main town. The desert is known as Erg Chebbi, which refers to the entire area of Merzouga’s golden dunes. However, if you travel further south, you will find many other, less-visited deserts. On the one hand, there is the Znigui desert, which is about 10 to 15 kilometers from Merzouga. Still, if you travel deeper into the desert to Ramlia and Jdaid, you will find other deserts with picturesque views because they are surrounded by mountains.
Above all, the Merzouga desert is the most visited in the country for a variety of reasons. For example, it has one of the highest dunes in the world, allowing people to participate in a variety of activities such as sandboarding. Furthermore, the Erg Chebbi desert has the best golden dunes for a variety of activities such as camel riding and watching the sunset or sunrise. You can also rent a quad or buggy and cross the dunes, or spend the night with the Berbers in a desert camp.