The Sahara is a considerable distance from Marrakech and Fes. Most Sahara Desert tours will take you by the dunes of Merzouga( Erg Chebbi) and Dunes of Chegaga ( Draa Valley).
Merzouga is best described as an oasis area. This is one of the few areas in the desert where water can be found via wells—making it an obvious choice for a settlement. If you chose to travel into the Merzouga dunes, you will be trekking known routes by riding camels with experienced guides,
Draa Valley may not be the typical tourist destination on a normal tour in Morocco, but that just makes it all the more attractive to those trekkers who like to go off the beaten path. During a trek to the remote Erg Zahar or to the Erg Chigaga great dunes you quickly establish a routine with the sunset and sunrise, the real show, It’s when the sky is completely dark and the stars come out. You will never see something as beautiful as the sight of the stars in the Saharan sky. Waking each morning at first light is a joy as opposed to a struggle to stay inside the tent, this makes the experience more special, knowing you travelled hours to get there (whether by foot, camel or jeep) and knowing that you really won’t be meeting many other people at the dunes.