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Erg Chebbi

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Address: Rissani 52450, Morocco
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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US$27.01*
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Sunset Camel Ride in the Merzouga Dunes
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US$85.00*
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Overnight Camel Trek Tour to the Sahara Erg Chebbi dunes from Merzouga
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US$178.26*
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Buggy Biking in Erg Chebbi from Merzouga

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Magnificent Geography; Not to be Missed!

Two disclaimers up front: First, I currently live in Morocco and am no stranger to its diverse tourist attractions. Second, I typically write only negative - but informative... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 December 2016
CarlitosCorazon
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Charlotttesville
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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Must see at least once. Beautiful dunes and very quiet. It can be very cold in winter so be sure to take warm clothes. Make sure to select the right operator as they can ruin the experience.

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Charlotttesville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Two disclaimers up front: First, I currently live in Morocco and am no stranger to its diverse tourist attractions. Second, I typically write only negative - but informative - reviews. Erg Chebbi demands that I break that mold. Erg Chebbi is located on the western edge of the Sahara (Arabic for "desert") near the small town of Merzouga in central-eastern... More 

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Redlands, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Sunrise and sunset in the dunes was magical. Beautiful light. Riding a camel in the dunes was another wonderful thing. They are relatively remote, the landscape varies as you travel along and you get to immerse yourself in sand dunes in the Sahara Desert, a mind-blowing experience. Bare feet inserted in the sand in the morning provides a nice cool... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Total Bucket List Experience. Since this is such a remote location, I would highly recommend watching the night stars. They are untouched by any urban light pollution. At daybreak, ride a camel to watch sunrise over the sand dunes. Our Berber guides were fantastic; they took many pictures of us with our camels, wrote our names in Arabic in the... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

If you stay in Erfoud take a trip to Erg Chebbi. If you have a rent a car, you can drive till small village of Hassi Labied before Merzouga, stay there for 2 nights and explore this beautiful dunes. Try good food by Berbers and enjoy the nature!

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

I was with an Intrepid group and this was included, so I don't know the name of the outfit that set us up with camels and tents. It was very well managed, though. We left our luggage in our van at the small inn and mounted our camels around 5 p.m. Then we rode for about 90 minutes into the... More 

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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

What a beautiful, peaceful place to visit. The night sky was astonishing, could see so many constellations. Sunrise over the dunes was so beautiful. This is a not to be missed location.

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Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

While Erg Chebbi is undoubtedly beautiful, the patch of sand here is relatively small, and there's hardly a dune not covered in footprints or 4WD tracks. Still, it is of course a lovely experience - especially if you do find a dune of your own for sunset.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

We rode into our luxury camp for the Sunset, an hour journey going over dune after another dune. We will entertain by Abraham our camel guide who dance and sing along the way, had so much fun, laughing and taking photo either by ourselves or Abraham who assist us. He even make us do the sand boarding with the rag... More 

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Ostend, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

My youngest daughter being 15 now doesn't remember we took her to see the desert around th epyrmids in Egypt when she was 2. Looking for a holiday with X-mas to escape all the hassle coming with it we decided to visit the Berber country MOrocoo for the first time, mainly because ''daughter wanted to ride a camel in de... More 

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