Merzouga, the best attraction of our 3 days trip from Fes to Marrakech. There are two theories about naming Merzouga, the first one is a family name “Merzoug”, the second one is wealthy, that’s according to the Erg Chebbi sand dunes that attract many visitors each year.
Merzouga attracts many tourists every year due to its big sand dunes, about 5 km=3miles wide and 23km=14 miles long. Moreover, some of these Erg Chebbi dunes reach up to 500 feet=150 meters. Some people ask why these dunes are here and not elsewhere. Well, they say that there was a lake here and because it gets windy a lot in the Sahara during summer, it blew on the lake. Not to mention, there is another theory about the existence of Sand her, some people claim that God punished a tribe who was fighting with couscous by sending them the storm.
Merzouga is a big village where there are many different people, Arabs, Berbers, and Gnaoua. For instance, at the center of Merzouga, there are Berbers and some Arabs, at Hassi Labied, there is usually only Berber, and at the village of Khamlia, there are the Gnaoua.
There are many amazing activities to do here in Merzouga, the best of them are included in our 3 days tour from Fes to Marrakech.
Top things to do:
Camel trekking: The best experience you will have with us is the camel tour on Erg Chebbi dunes, it will be for an hour and a half, quick stops will be made for pictures.
Camping at Berber tents: After the camel ride, you will arrive at the camp of nomads behind Erg Chebbi. There, Berbers serve dinner, set fire, and play drams as entertainment for the hosts.
ATVs: The quad bikes are not included in our 3 days tour from Fes to the red city Marrakech. However, you can contact us to include them. They are worth the ride on the dunes, especially when it rains and the sand is dry.
Srij Lake: This attraction is not also included in this tour, it is included in our other tour here. This lake is where the camels go herding during the day because they are not used for work. Moreover, it’s where you can find the immigrated birds of the flamingos.