Merzouga & Erg Chebbi, Morocco
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Merzouga Dunes

 

Photo by Valentina Marconi

Whether you intend to follow in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia, watch the sun rise or set over sand dunes, or share your campfire with a Tuareg, those mysterious desert men dressed in long robes and turbans, a trip to Merzouga and the Erg Chebbi in the Moroccan Sahara is a must for families interested in discovering the secrets of this vast and mystifying land. Ride to the top of the Erg Chebbi dunes on a camel or a quad. Practice the art of climbing in the sand. Roll, slide or sand board nearly 200 meters (650 feet) down. Or wait until it gets dark to count the stars.

But there's more to the desert than sand dunes and camels. Merzouga is a great place to hunt for fossils and watch birds and desert wildlife. Head out to the fossil site on the road to Erfoud, and if you're lucky, discover bones or teeth of a Mosasaur. And while it almost never rains in Merzouga, in spring, a seasonal lake forms just northwest of the town. Take a moment to relax and enjoy the flamingos and migratory birds.

Kid-Friendly Hotels in Merzouga
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BP 40

Merzouga 52202

Morocco

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KIDS

Ksar Bicha is located just outside of the village of Merzouga and is situated on the edge of the Sahara. The double and triple rooms, each with private bath, are spacious and ...
  • Swimming Pool
  • Animal Packing
  • Jeep Safari
  • Restaurant

BP 12 (Touz Azi el Bide)

Merzouga 52202

Morocco

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KIDS

Kanz Erremal may not be a luxury hotel but it's located at the doorstep of the dunes. The simple rooms are clean. The meals are average. The excursions are fantastic. Rates i ...
  • Restaurant
  • Jeep Safari
  • Animal Packing
  • Swimming Pool

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