Merzouga is a stopping off point on the road joining Zagora and Erfoud for seeing and being on the dunes of the Sahara Desert.
Merzouga is a small village in southeastern Morocco, about 35 kilometers southeast of Rissani, about 45 kilometers from Erfoud, and about 20 kilometers from the Algerian border.The village is most famous for Erg Chebbi, a Saharan erg, and it is for this reason a part of the itineraries of many tourists visiting Morocco. Merzouga also has the largest natural body of water in Morocco.
Around the Dunes of Erg Chebbi exist 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. The local population is mix of Arabs and Berber, and generally welcoming and friendly.