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Enjoy the Breathtaking Sunset and Sunrise in the Sahara

Morocco Desert Activity – Sunset & Sunrise Panoramic Views

Attending the panoramic sunset and watching the breathtaking sunrise is a desert activity that you mustn’t miss during your holiday in Morocco’s Sahara. Watching the sunset or sunrise in the desert starts with a hiking experience to reach the top of the dune for a full panoramic view. All the conditions in the desert make an awe-scenery moment of sunset that you can never attend in other places. Desert sunset is not less than the sea’s sunset or sunrise. The difference is that you can see the reflection of the sunset on the blue sea but the reflection of the sunset on the sea sand makes a golden color that feels awesome on your eyes.

The gorgeous sunset in the Sahar desert of Morocco helps you overcome life’s stress, help you forget your problems, and also is an awe-inspiring moment that helps you get some new energy and get refreshed. 

You first hike the dues and set on the top to watch the sunset from the beginning to down enjoying each moment of the setting. Then, you spend the night in a desert camp after a long soiree with locals playing Gnawa music under the starry sky. Later on, you wake up early to watch the golden sunrise from the first vision to the sunshine. Finally, you get back to your hotel in the village to take a shower and breakfast before you leave the desert. 

Highlights of the Sunset and Sunrise Desert Activity

  • Hikig high dune in Merzouga or Erg Chegaga
  • Attend the panoramic sunset
  • Spend the night in a campfire
  • Enjoy the soiree with Berber Gnawa
  • Wake up early in the morning for the breathtaking sunrise
  • Take a shower and breakfast in the hotel or desert camp
  • Leave Desert     

Frequently Asked Questions about sunset and sunrise in Morocco’s Sahara Desert

What time is sunset in Merzouga in November?

Around 18:00 Pm

What time is the sunset in Merzouga in July?

Around 18:10 Pm

What time is sunset in Morocco in December?

Around 18:20 Pm to 18:30

What time is the sunrise in Merzouga in October?

The total day’s hours in Merzouga during October are 11.4 hours of daylight. The sunrise at 7:18 AM and sunset at 18:44 PM.

Is the desert sunset and sunrise worth experience?

Sunset and sunrise in the Sahara of Morocco are an awe-senery moment that you should’nt miss. 

Which language or variety is spoken in the Sahara Desert of Morocco? 

Amazigh and Arabic Moroccan Darija are the spoken varieties in the southeast. However, Hassania is the spoken variety in the South of Morocco by the Sahrouian. 

How long Merzouga to Fes?

There are approximately 462 km from Fes to Merzouga and about 7h of drive. 

How long Merzouga to Marrakech?

There are approximately 557.2 km from Marrakech to Merzouga and about 8h of drive. 

Is the Morocco Sahara worth visiting?

Yes of course. Visiting Morocco is incomplete without visiting the Sahara Desert. Morocco Sahara is a charming landscape that you must visit during your holiday in Morocco. 

What are the best attractions on the way to the Morocco Sahara?

Several attractions in the south of Morocco can’t be counted all, but I will give you some:

  • Tizi n’Tichka Pass
  • Ouarzazate Studios
  • Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah
  • Taliouet Kasbah
  • Kalat Megouna
  • Thousand Kasbahs Road
  • Dades Gorges
  • Todgha Gorges
  • Merzouga Desert
  • Erg Chebbi Dunes
  • Hassi el Biad
  • Khamlia Village
  • Rissani
  • Daraa Valley 
  • Zagora
  • Erg Cheggaga