Merzouga - Morocco
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Merzouga is a small village located in southeastern Morocco in the Tafilalt Region. It is about 55 kilometers from Erfoud and 35 kilometers southeast of Rissani.
The village is not too far from the Algerian borders (about fifty kilometers).
The village is known for its proximity to Erg Chebbi: an extensive sand dunes in ocher color. He is the largest erg in the Sahara in Morocco with the highest dunes.
There are years when, in spring, a seasonal lake arises, to the north-west of the village, attracting different species of birds, including flamingos and other freshwater birds.
It is for this reason that a part of the routes of many tourists who visit Morocco passes by this locality.
The activities offered to tourists are trekking by camel, bivouac in the desert, quad and, in summer, arenotherapy (or sand bath).
For the baths of sand, it is necessary to go in June, July and August.
There are also the circuits in the desert with nights spent in bivouac.
To get there either from the city of Errachidia through Erfoud or from Ouarzazate through Tinghir.
They also prepare a good tea for hospitality.
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