Top 10 Deserts Cities in Morocco

Morocco desert

Morocco is one of the countries that is famous for its astonishing deserts. It has many charming natural views in these deserts, making it a very important attraction for tourists. These deserts have many cities, oases, wildlife, and dunes that you will never want to leave once you get there. In this article, we will mention the top 10 desert cities in Morocco.

1-ERFOUD

Erfoud is in the south of Morocco and is the gateway to the deserts of the Sahara. It is such a beautiful desert town that you will enjoy seeing many natural and scenic views and many rock forms that will captivate you as soon as your eyes fall on them. People call it the gateway to the Sahara because it is located at the beginning of this charming desert.

There are many beautiful things that you can see in Erfoud such as the royal palace of Erfoud.

This is the palace of some members of the royal family who ruled Morocco in the past. This palace is characterized by its magnificent view at sunset. It is a charming image that will remain forever engraved in your memory.

2-RISSANI 

Rissani is a very captive town located in the northwestern part of the Sahara desert. It is located around an oasis. It’s a small town that can be reached on foot.

You can enjoy many tourist sites. Many ksours (castles) like :

  • The mausoleum of Moulay Ali Cherif
    It’s like a place, but an amazing place. In this Kasr, there’s a tomb for the sheriff of Moulay Ali. This Ksar was rebuilt, after being destroyed by the rising river level.
  • Kasr El Fida
    It’s a place about 4 kilometers from Rissani. It is located northeast of Rissani. It is the oldest Kasr in the area. It has an amazing architecture and style that will captivate you immediately.

There is also a three-day souk.

It takes place on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Many Berber and Arab merchants come here to sell their wares. These goods can include many wild plants used in medicine or many animals and clothing. It is such goods that will charm you.

3-KHAMLIA :

Khamlia is 7 km from Merzouga. It has only 150 people and small shops and houses!

Things to do :

You can try to learn more about the life of the Berbers and visit many of them in their houses. You will learn more about their style, food, drink, culture, and language. There are also many dunes to visit and visit to relax.

4-MERZOUGA

An amazing city is famous for its wonderful high dunes. Some of these dunes can reach up to 350 m high. It is one of the tourist cities of Morocco. Location It is located in the Sahara desert and its length is 50 km. The climate of the city In winter, the temperature is cool. It reaches 10 degrees Celsius during the day. The rain is not heavy and falls two days a month. In summer, the temperature is warm. Things to do The best activities there are:

Walking on the dunes and enjoying the life of the original inhabitants and the beauty of nature.
Riding a motorcycle and going to the dunes
Camel safari: rent a camel and ride it in these dunes and desert will be an unforgettable experience.
Meditation: you will go with many other travelers to one of these dunes and talk and sleep under the stars.

Read More: Merzouga vs Erg Chigaga

Merzouga vs Erg Chigaga 

5-OUARZAZATE :

Ouarzazate is 1,300 meters above sea level. It is on the routes of African traders who trade between Africa and the cities of northern Morocco. This city is the largest in the Sahara desert and is considered the most famous desert city in Morocco.

Things to do

The Kasbah “Ait Benhaddou” will be a wonderful place to see and visit.
“Oasis do fint” is a charming natural view to see and enjoy the relaxation around it and listen to the sound of wild animals.
There are many excursions that you can take part in. It is like a package including walking, camel riding, and camps.

 

6-ZAGORA

The city of Zagora is located in the south-east of Morocco, in the valley of the Draa River. It is famous for its many festivals that attract tourists.

Things to do :

You can go climbing because the city of Zagora has the Jebel Zagora and it is a wonderful mountain to climb. It is one of the tourist destinations.
– Walking along the river of the Draa Valley will be charming and majestic. Around this river, there are many green lands that will amaze you at the same time.

– You can take camel rides and walks in the charming desert of Morocco.

7-M’HAMID:

M'Hamid El Ghizlane

M’Hamid A small village is 98 km from Zagora. It is the last town in the Sahara desert. This is the end of all civilization and beyond it lies the sand of the Sahara desert.

Things to do:

You can see the Kasbah and the village of Oulad Youssef and you can take an incredible ride through the palm trees.
You can ride a camel or take a motorbike ride to the amazing dunes.
Many desert excursions include camping.

Read More: Tours From M’Hamid 

8-NKOB

Nkob is a small village located on the road between Ouarzazate and Tazzarine.

Things to do:

there’s a Kasbah that you can visit and see.
You can buy many local products in the second-largest market in the whole region.
There are also mountain walks as Nkob contains the Saghrou mountains.

9-SMARA

The city of Smara lies in the Moroccan desert of Western Sahara and has many fascinating attractions.

10-AL AYOUN :

This is the largest city in the Moroccan Western Sahara desert. It is divided into two parts by the river Saguia el Hamra. Its climate is surprisingly moderate.

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
Have you ever been to one of these cities? You must go and visit one of them as soon as possible.

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