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Erg Chebbi

Trips to Erg Chebbi

Welcome to our handpicked selection of tours to Erg Chebbi, the captivating jewel of Morocco’s Sahara Desert. Here on this page, discover a variety of carefully curated journeys designed to immerse you in the magic of Erg Chebbi’s iconic golden dunes. Nestled in southeastern Morocco, Erg Chebbi offers an awe-inspiring landscape that stretches endlessly under the North African sky. Our tours promise unforgettable experiences, from camel treks across the silky sands to nights spent under starry Berber skies. Join us on a cultural adventure like no other as we explore Erg Chebbi’s rich tapestry of traditions and natural beauty.

Trips to Erg Chebbi


FAQ - Trips to Erg Chebbi

Trips to Erg Chebbi offer travelers the opportunity to experience the majestic sand dunes of the Sahara Desert in southeastern Morocco. Erg Chebbi is known for its towering golden sands that stretch as far as the eye can see, creating a stunning desert landscape.

Visiting Erg Chebbi allows you to immerse yourself in the surreal beauty and tranquility of the Sahara Desert. It offers a unique opportunity to witness the vast expanse of golden dunes, experience camel treks across the desert, and marvel at spectacular sunsets and starry nights under traditional Berber camps.

Erg Chebbi is located near the town of Merzouga in southeastern Morocco, close to the Algerian border. It is approximately 35 kilometers (22 miles) southeast of Erfoud and about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Rissani.

During a trip to Erg Chebbi, you can:

Camel Trekking: Ride camels across the rolling dunes to reach your desert camp.

Sunset and Sunrise Views: Witness breathtaking sunsets and sunrises over the Sahara Desert.

Stargazing: Experience the mesmerizing night sky away from city lights.

Visit Berber Camps: Stay overnight in traditional Berber camps, enjoying local hospitality and cuisine.

Sandboarding: Slide down the dunes on sandboards for an exhilarating experience.

Explore Nearby Oases: Visit nearby oases like Tafilalt and experience desert flora and fauna.

The popular tour to Erg Chebbi from Marrakech typically spans 4 days. This itinerary allows travelers to embark on a scenic journey through the Atlas Mountains, explore desert landscapes, visit Kasbahs and traditional villages, enjoy camel rides, and spend nights under the stars in Sahara Desert camps.

For a trip to Erg Chebbi, pack lightweight and breathable clothing suitable for warm days and cooler nights in the desert. Bring comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a wide-brimmed hat for sun protection. A scarf for protection against wind and sand, a flashlight or headlamp, and a refillable water bottle are also essential. Pack lightly to ensure ease of travel, especially during camel treks.

Respect for local customs and traditions, particularly those of the Berber people, is important when visiting Erg Chebbi. Dress modestly, especially when interacting with locals or visiting religious sites. Embrace opportunities to learn about Berber culture, participate in traditional activities, and support local communities through responsible tourism practices.

While it is possible to visit Erg Chebbi independently, many travelers opt to join guided tours organized by Desert Morocco Adventure from Marrakech. These tours offer structured itineraries, transportation, accommodations in desert camps, meals, and knowledgeable guides who enhance the experience with insights into the region's history, culture, and natural wonders. Whether solo or with a group, a guided tour ensures a safe, enriching, and memorable journey to Erg Chebbi.