Day 7 of 30 Days of Travel – Sunsets in the Sahara, Morocco
Stretching the span of North Africa – the Sahara (also known as the Great Sand Sea) is the largest hot desert and the third largest desert in the world. Most of the Sahara is hard rocky desert with a portion of the desert being made up of rolling sand dunes. Burnt gold towering dunes stretch as far as the eye can see – twisting and rolling south and east toward Algeria and Mauritania. Trekking through these dunes and camping at one of the oasis under a magnificent blanket of stars is a once in a lifetime experience.
Travel tip: The easiest section of the sand dunes (with some of the tallest dunes) is Morocco’s Erg Chebbi region. Located a 12 hour drive from Marrakech, it is best to book your desert excursion with a reputable company before arriving in Merzouga. There are a wide range of quality of companies that run desert excursions. Avoid companies that offer atv and driven desert experiences as those vehicles are doing tremendous damage to the desert ecosystem. Instead opt for the eco-friendly Bedouin modes of transport, taking a camel trek into the desert to camp. It’s a more rich and authentic experience and it’s eco-friendly and desert-friendly too![Throughout the month of January we will be sharing 30 Days of Travel on our blog, Facebook page, Twitter page, and Instagram. Join us there and let’s inspire each other to fill 2018 with travel plans, inspiration, dreams, visiting travel wish list destinations, and exploring this big, beautiful planet we all share. For 30 days of January (plus one bonus day) we will be sharing an inspiring travel nuggets every day – his may be a photo, video, article, or travel tip. Join us every day here in January for a new inspiring travel nugget and share with us what inspires your travel for 2018.]
Photo credit: Genevieve Hathaway Productions
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