Erg Chebbi Merzouga | MOROCCO 2018 | Sahara Desert

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One of the most awaited moment of our backpacking trip to Morocco was to our tour from Fez to Merzouga desert in September 2018. Or it can be done the other way round from Marrakech to Merzouga too (12hrs by bus).
We took a Supratours night bus (cost 200dh) at 830pm and arrived the following morning by 715am. Bag storage is allowed for free at the Supratours bus station if you want to go and tour Fez first. There is always a 5dirham charge for each baggage storage in the bus.
We met 2 other travellers from Portugal and made plans to travel together from Merzouga.
There are many other desert tours but we did ours with Mohamad from Riad Desert Camel (00212613604863). Would highly recommend them.
They have other options eg. one day tour or overnight camps etc. They made it one of the best experiences of a lifetime . It cost us 600Dh each and food, drinks , camel ride and camps were all provided.
We started early morning after breakfast and rode camels to base camp 1 . There , we met 4 other travellers from Germany. We had the best time sharing experiences. We did sand boarding, had lunch and then rode on our camels again to go deeper into the desert to camp 2. We reached just in time to climb one of the tallest dunes and watch the beautiful sunset.
Dinner was served and we all danced around the campfire to traditional berber music. Watching the moonrise from the desert background was surreal. The moon seemed so close by and huge.
I never actually imagined that I would be lying on the dunes in the dark someday with 6 other beautiful souls staring at a sky full of stars and witness some shooting stars too. It was just magical and I just could not contain my excitement.
Spending a night in a camp among the dunes of erg Chebbi was once in a lifetime experience for us.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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