In addition to its historical monuments, its delicious gastronomy, its incredible beaches, its excellent riads, its abundant culture and its hospitable people, Morocco also boasts an impressive and varied nature that will delight those visitors who are looking for scenery and incomparable views. Morocco is a country extremely varied, with more than 3700 kilometers of coastline, several mountain ranges, deserts with precious oasis and many other amazing natural wonders. Dunes of Erg Chebbi Erg Chebbi is the only erg (sand sea or sea of dunes) Saharan Morocco and one of the largest in the country, as well as one of the most spectacular in the world. It has an extension of 22 km long and 5 km wide and its dunes, which take the form of different formations of sand, reaching a maximum height of 150 meters. Erg Chebbi dunes are located 40 kilometers South-East of Erfoud. There is a legend about the origin of the dunes of Erg Chebbi. According to this legend, the dunes they were directly created by God as a punishment to the inhabitants of the nearby Merzouga for having refused to give shelter to a neighbor woman and her son during a local Festival.
The punishment was in the form of a sand storm, which buried the village of Merzouga. The erg is composed of an incredibly plain sand sea and which suddenly arises a long mountain of sand. This mountain is surrounded on all sides of a flat and desolate nature that causes a strange and unreal feeling. Besides the sand formations, there are also areas, especially when leaving the erg, where you will find enormous extensions of zones flatter ever have seen, where there is absolutely nothing apart from small and black stones distributed evenly throughout the soil. They can reach the erg in bus from Merzouga, which lies about 3 kilometres of Erg Chebbi.