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The Erg Chebbi, Morocco

Visit the Erg Chebbi, Morocco

The Erg Chebbi are the most accessible dunes of the Sahara in Morocco and the best time to see them is at sunrise and sunset when the changing light subtly alters their colour.

The Erg Chebbi, Morocco

The first colossal dunes of the Sahara rise at Morocco’s eastern edge.

The best time to see the dunes is at sunrise and sunset when the changing light subtly alters their colour with each passing second, from butter yellow to gold, ochre and honey.

Visiting The Erg Chebbi

These are the most accessible dunes of the Sahara in Morocco, but are not easily incorporated into a short trip, being about 10 hours’ driving time from Fez and at least as much from Marrakesh, so realistically you need at least three-day round trip to fit them in.

They are best incorporated as part of a circuit itinerary between Marrakesh and Fez, or as a loop through the southern oases from Marrakesh.

Audley Travel specialist Emma

Speak to someone who's been there

Start planning your tailor-made trip by calling one of our Morocco specialists on 01993 838 420

Speak to someone who's been there

Audley Travel specialist Sarah

Start planning your tailor-made trip by calling one of our Morocco specialists on 01993 838 420

Suggested itineraries featuring the Erg Chebbi

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in the Erg Chebbi, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Accommodation choices for the Erg Chebbi

We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit the Erg Chebbi. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

Ideas for experiencing the Erg Chebbi

Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting the Erg Chebbi, and which use the best local guides.