If you are going to take a trip to the Moroccan Sahara Desert, the first thing to know is the difference between Merzouga Desert and Chegaga Desert.
The most popular desert tours in Morocco are 3 day / 2 night trips to the Merzouga desert, Erg Chebbi dunes. A shorter option is the 2 days / 1 night trip to the Zagora Desert.
The Sahara Desert in Morocco the most frequented by travelers is located next to the town of Merzouga known by the dunes of Erg Chebb with an altitude of over 150 meters and extending over an area of 30 kilometers from the north South.
The Erg Chebbi dunes are easy to access. Merzouga is literally on the edge of the impressive dunes. There are beautiful hotels in the village of Merzouga that overlook the large dunes, and there are also camps in the middle of the dunes.
To reach the highest dunes, you will have to walk or take a camel ride.
For travelers who want to start the desert tour in Marrakech and finish in Fez. Often in Circuit of 3,4,5 days you spend one or two days in the Sahara camp.
To access the dunes of chagaga you need a 4wd and the dunes are far from the last village (Mhamid), unlike the Dunes of Merzouga you can walk or enjoy a camel ride (1 hour 30 min trek ) to arrive at the camp in the middle of the dunes. And visitors who do not want to sleep in the camp can visit the dunes and come back to sleep in the hotel in the Merzouga village.