Merzouga is a small village in southeastern Morocco, about 35 kilometres southeast of Rissani, about 55 kilometers from Erfoud, and about 50 kilometers from the Algerian border. The village is known for its proximity to Erg Chebbi, a Saharan erg, and it is for this reason a part of the itineraries of many tourists visiting Morocco. Merzouga has the largest natural underground body of water in Morocco.
Near the dunes of Erg Chebbi there are some other less known villages: Hassilabied 4 km away, Tanamoust 3 km away, Takoujt 1.5 km away, Khamlia 7 km away and Tisserdmine 15 km away.
How to get to Merzouga from Marrakech
How to get from Marrakech to to Merzouga desert by bus
There are few direct buses from Marrakech to Merzouga (Supratour and CTM).
Distance to Merzouga: 560 Km
Duration: 13 hours
How to get from Marrakech to to Merzouga desert by car
You can rent a car in almost every bigger city in Morocco and you can drive to Merzouga.