The Sahara is literally the Greatest Desert on Earth: it covers an extension comparable to the area of the United States! Its name comes from the dialectal Arabic word ṣaḥra that means… desert!
Within the Moroccan border you will have the chance of visiting the famous Erg Chebbi dunes. This part of the Sahara with its orange to pink sand is one of the charms that Morocco shares with visitors from all over the world.
The legend says that some wealthy families refused hospitality to a poor lady and her son during a festivity. This offended God so much –hospitality is in fact one of the characteristics of the Moroccan people – that he buried them under a mound of sand forming the Erg Chebbi dunes.
Despite the tragic legend the truth is that the beauty of the majestic dune rising above the village of Merzouga is absolutely breathtaking!