The direct helicopter flight tour from Marrakech to Erg Chebbi luxury desert camp is the shortest way to go the Merzouga desert. It takes only 1h30. If you want to spend just 1 night in the luxury desert camp in Erg Chebbi dunes, then the helicopter will wait for you until the nex day to take you back to Marrakech. If you plan to camp more than 2 nights, the best thing to do then is to take 2 separate transfers. Each day the helicpter will spend on the ground near the camp, will come with extra fees.
Your nights in the Erg Chebbi luxury desert will be the best part of your trip to Morocco. Your luxurious tent with the luxury and traditional touch will make you live a unique guest experience. You will have toilets and hot water shower inside your private tent. You can choose to stay in the main camp or upgrade to the private luxury desert camp (luxury tent specialy set up for you few dozens of minutes from the main luxury camp).
Your stay in the most exclusive luxury desert camp in Erg Chebbi dunes will include a lot of desert activities like camel trekking, desert walking, sandboarding, stargazing and Berber music and animation around the fire under stars at night.
You will pass by a lots of Berber villages during your luxury tour. This will make you discover an other aspect of Morocco.
Erfoud (Berber: Arfud; Arabic: أرفود) is an oasis town in the Sahara Desert, in the Drâa-Tafilalet region in eastern Morocco. It is divided into several districts: Hay Salam, Hay Jdid, Hay Ziz, Hay el Bathaa, Hay Annahda, and Hay el Hamri.
Due to its proximity to Merzouga desert village in the Erg Chebbi Dunes, Erfoud has developed tourist-related infrastructures such as hotels and restaurants.
Rissani is a town in Errachidia Province in eastern Morocco, located near Erfoud. It is the closest town of significant size to the Erg Chebbi, the largest sand desert in Morocco. Its population in 2004 was 20,469.
The mausoleum of Moulay Ali Cherif, third great-grandfather of Moulay Cherif, founder of the Alaouite Dynasty of Morocco, is located on the southern edge of town.
Erg Chebbi is one of Morocco's two Saharan ergs – large seas of dunes formed by wind-blown sand. The other is Erg Chigaga near M'hamid.
The dunes of Erg Chebbi reach a height of up to 150 meters in places and altogether spans an area of 50 kilometers from north to south and up to 5–10 kilometers from east to west
The nearest sizable town is Erfoud, about 60 kilometers further north. One other city is Rissani, around 40 kilometers from Merzouga, and from the 8th to the 14th century there was a separate kingdom, known as Sijilmassa, which was prosperous owing to former caravan routes.
These folks are caring and trustworthy. If you're taking the multi day luxury desert tour, it's an experience of a live time tenting and sleeping in the desert. After a lengthy ride there, the camp's service and food was exceptional. Highly recommend Top Desert Tours!Lopez, US
The Top Desert website is very detailed, so I will save you all the redundancy of describing the itinerary and focus more on the quality of the amazing experience. :) This is my first review on anything (ever!) so you know that this company must be absolutely fantastic enough for me to even create this profile in the first place.Kathy, US
From the first email contact, these guys were great. Very responsive with arrangements through email and wattsapp, and they delivered on what they said they would - a very smooth, professional experience.Deno, Hong Kong
Top Desert is a family company and you feel that in the authentic experience that is delivered. The tours provided by Top Desert really help you see Morocco from a local's point of view and our experience was unforgettable. Morocco is beautiful and Top Desert is the way to see it! I'm so glad we traveled with Top Desert - I would do it again without hesitation!!!Kirstyn, US