As the sun moves overhead, the different angles of the dunes produce different shadows. The sand dunes are like mountains with huge peaks dotted as far as the eye can see. Smooth lines and shadows make everywhere look soft and inviting. Scrabbling to the top is tricky. The loose sand makes each step a challenge and you do wonder if there could be such a thing as a sand avalanche. Crouching down shows a different side to the massive sand banks. There are lines in the sand, similar to those made on a fresh ski slope, that are made by the wind. They can be seen all over the sand dunes and make great patterns with the shadows. The sand dunes actually move a short amount every year where the sand is blown around.A marvellous sight in the Moroccan Sahara, Erg Chebbi is a rolling sea of huge sand dunes. The reddish-orange colours of the changing landscapes stand out dramatically against the sky. Covering an area of 50 kilometres, the towering dunes reach 150 metres in height in parts.Born and raised in the vibrant, colourful cities of Morocco, we are inspired to show the rest of the world our beautiful country, and our first-hand knowledge and experience makes us the best at doing it. Our insider expertise and cultural understanding allows us to take visitors to the most pristine and untouched destinations in the country, from Morocco’s vast Sahara desert without the formidable challenge of navigating the centuries old cities and deeply engrained culture yourself.
Sahara Desert tours from Marrakech:Erg Chebbi…. a rolling sea of huge sand dunes.