The highlight of all Morocco tours without any doubt. Merzouga village is located alongside the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi in the southeast of Morocco. Concerning its name, the citizens of the area have two different stories. Firstly, some people say that the name refers to an old family called Merzoug that was living in the area. On the other hand, others say that the village in its name means the wealthy land, which in Arabic means Marzouka.
There is another unique story about how the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi came to this place. It says that, in the past, there used to be a tribe in the place of the dunes. They were living a happy life full of prosperity. One day, after digging in, they started to fight with food. As a punishment, God sent them a big storm and covered them with the sand dunes that you see today. However, this story stays a myth but some people, especially old ones, still believe it.
The village of Merzouga is the main center of the Erg Chebbi dunes. It offers some of the best activities that you can do, such as doing a discovery tour and discover its surrounding. Also, ride camels crossing the golden sand dunes and watching their colors changing. In addition, for adventure lovers, you can rent a quad or buggy and drive on the dunes.