Merzouga is the highlight of our four-day tour from Casablanca.
The most unforgettable feature of any journey to Morocco, without a doubt. Merzouga is a Moroccan village located near the Erg Chebbi sand dunes in the southeast. Locals in the area have two different legends behind the name. To begin with, some speculate that the name is derived from an old Merzoug family that once resided in the area. Others, on the other hand, believe the village’s name refers to a wealthy area known in Arabic as Marzouka.
The Erg Chebbi sand dunes have an interesting origin tale. According to legend, a tribe formerly inhabited in the area where the dunes now lie. They were living a comfortable and prosperous existence. They started squabbling over dinner one day after they dug in. God punished them by sending a massive storm their way and burying them in sand dunes that may still be seen today. Even while this story is still considered a legend, some people, particularly the elderly, believe it.
Merzouga is the hub of the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. It provides some of the most thrilling activities, such as going on an adventure trip and exploring the surrounding environment. The beautiful sand dunes may be ridden on camels.