Merzouga - Morocco

Drâa-Tafilalet

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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).

Famous For
Desert
Cultural tourism
Climate
Desert
Elevation
768
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Days of stay
From 3 to 5 days for a desert tour
Best time to visit
The weather is favorable in autumn and spring (especially to avoid sandstorms).
For the baths of sand, it is necessary to go in June, July and August.
Tips for hosting
There are several hotels and hostels at the foot of the Merzouga dunes.
There are also the circuits in the desert with nights spent in bivouac.
Transportation
Use large taxis or tourist transportation for groups.
To get there either from the city of Errachidia through Erfoud or from Ouarzazate through Tinghir.
Gastronomy
Merzouga, like Rissani and Erfoud, is known for the Medfouna (a kind of Berber Pizza).
They also prepare a good tea for hospitality.

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