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Erg Chebbi

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Erg Chebbi are the first colossal dunes and most accessible of the pre-Sahara Desert in Morocco. Erg refers to ‘a large sea of dunes formed by wind-blown sand’. The dunes are a truly impressive site and rise from the grey hamada (hard-packed rocky desert) to a height of 150m in some places. Arguably, the best time to view this impressive structure is at sunset when the rose-gold coloured sand dramatically turns to various shades of orange, pink and purple as the sun descends. The dunes span a total area of 28km2 are constantly shapeshifting with the prevailing winds