Erfoud is the starting point to the famous Merzouga dunes of the Sahara region. Erfoud was built during the French protectorate and served as an administrative center and military outpost. The Erg Chebbi, the name of these sand dunes, is said to have some of the highest dunes of the Kingdom. This region is home to one of Morocco’s largest oasis valleys fed by the estuary of Oued Ziz and Oued Rheris. Most travelers to Morocco fall in love with the Merzouga dunes which are now a MUST as part of most of our Morocco Vacations.
Main attractions include the date festival held in October is a must see. The main gate leading to the medina portrays the Almohad architecture. The Military Fort of Boj Est offers a magnificent view of