The Great South
 
A trip to south Morocco without visiting Erg Chebbi is somehow incomplete. The biggest dune of Erg Chebbi goes as high as 250m and its dark red colored sand provides one of the most fantastic sceneries in Africa. The visit to these dunes includes several villages around the dunes, desert lakes with pink flamingos, Fossil rocks, oasis and a chance to get your dream camel ride. On This trip you will also a chance to learn about Berber culture and visit one of  the most amazing kasbahs in Morocco. 
 
Area highlights:
 
Merzouga and Erg Chebbi: Merzouga Is a small Saharan Berber village located right on the bottom of the dunes of Erg Chebbi and is one of the highlights of Saharan destinations in North Africa. Erg Chebbi Dunes are magical and have a special and unique energy.
 
Tinghir:  A mining bustling town that serves tourism for the Gorges of Todra and the nearby "palmeries". These valleys nearby are supposed to be on the top rank in the world for the most quantity of palm trees per square meter.  Palm trees along huge mountains and Kasbahs all the way to the breathtaking Gorges of Todra. 
 
The Gorges of Todra: Fabulous canyons and rock fault. This pink rose and strong ochre colored rock formation offers unforgettable scenery.
 
Ouarzazate: Ouarzazate is the most developed city South of the Atlas and gets its status for the presence of the film industry and cinema studios (which can actually be visit), Ouarzazate offers a few interesting places to visit but the UNESCO restored Taourirt Kasbah which is the biggest Glaoui (Ancient Pasha of Marrakech) Kasbah in the region, is definitely worth a look, and so is the old Mellah or the Jewish quarter.
 
Ait Ben Haddou:  A fabulous UNESCO Heritage site located on top of a hill and consists on an amazing Kasbah village with mud construction occupying a whole hillside on the bottom of the river and offers great landscapes and one of the best views in Morocco.
 
Erfoud: Erfoud is well known as the door to the Sahara; an active small town and the first entrance to the desert route heading for  the dunes of Erg Chebbi. 
 
Rissani:  Located in the heart of Tafilalt region and was an important trading market for the sub-Sahara, Africa and the North many centuries ago. Today, it is still active and has one of the most important souks (markets) in the area and is worth visiting. 
 
 
 


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