DEPARTURE 8:30 a.m. With bus company called “Supratour” to Merzouga, arrival at 9 pm (the best way to get from Marrakech to Erg Chebbi Merzouga)
DEPARTURE 9:30 p.m. With bus company called “Supratour” to Merzouga, arrival at 5 a.m. (the best way to get from Fes to Erg Chebbi Merzouga)
Erg Chebbi is one of Morocco’s two Saharan ergs – large seas of dunes formed by wind-
The nearest sizable town is Erfoud, about 60 kilometers further north. One other city is Rissani, around 40 kilometers from Merzouga, and from the 8th to the 14th century there was a separate kingdom, known as Sijilmassa, which was prosperous owing to former caravan routes.
Merzouga The local tourist center, is located near the edge of the dunes. A number of companies offer camel trips from Merzouga and into the desert, taking tourists on overnight trips several kilometres into the erg, which is enough to bring the village out of sight.
During the warmest part of the year, Moroccans come to Erg Chebbi to be buried neck-