Merzouga is a village in southern Morocco near the Algerian border, at the entrance to the Sahara Desert, 200 km from Tinghir and 350 km from Ouarzazate. Merzouga’s world-renowned sand dunes are the city’s most famous feature. Luckily, you will visit it with our 5 days tour from Agadir.
It’s close to the Erg de Chebbi, which boasts some of the Sahara’s most beautiful dunes as well as Morocco’s highest permanent dunes. It is Morocco’s sole erg, along with the Erg of Chegaga (or Chigaga). Merzouga is one of the final cities in Morocco before entering the Sahara, located about fifty kilometers from the Algerian border.
Merzouga is a harsh, hot, and arid desert location. The average temperature in the summer can reach 45 degrees during the day and 25 degrees in the winter, however, temperatures can drop to below zero degrees at night in both seasons. So pack a warm item in your suitcase.
Rainfall is uncommon, but when it does occur, it is often heavy and stormy. Merzouga experiences very little bad weather and always has a clear sky, both during the day and at night, making it excellent for astronomy.
Merzouga is located a few kilometers from the Dayet Srij lake, which may be viewed after passing over the vast sand dunes. It has a wonderful view of the dunes as well as a plethora of wildlife. The tranquility that emanates from this magnificent location will fascinate you. Witnessing pink flamingos or white storks gliding over the blue of the lake, with the spectacular Merzouga dunes in the background, is a sight to see. This strange landscape has a seductive attraction. It’s strange to come across a pool on the outskirts of the desert.