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Places to visit in Erfoud

When you travel to Erfoud, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Erfoud, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Erfoud to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Erfoud things to do can include exploring Erfoud attractions and visiting the places of interest.

Cultural Attractions

Being the centre of date production in Morocco, Erfoud hosts a date festival every here. Organized after the harvest season in September, the date festival is one of those experiences one can enjoy only in Erfoud!


While there are no major museums in Erfoud, the little town does play home to many fossilized remains found here. Approximately 500 million years ago, the Sahara Desert is said to have been part of the ocean, resting under water. Due to this, several fossilized remains have been found in Erfoud. While the most prized of these are kept only on exhibition, many smaller and less significant fossils like those of tiny fish and marine life are sold in Erfoud! 

Natural Attractions

The biggest natural attractions in Erfoud, Morocco, are the sand dunes at Merzouga and Hassilabied. While the Sahara desert used to be a fertile ground, millenniums ago, it is now is a vast expanse of sand, with these majestic dunes breaking the otherwise flat horizon.

While in Erfoud, don’t miss out on paying these mighty sand dunes a visit. Their sheer size and might will astound you.

Royal Palace

The only Royal Palace of Morocco in the Sahara Desert lies in Erfoud. Called the Erfoud Royal Palace, the structure is closed to public viewing from inside but still continues to amaze spectators, thanks to its beautifully illuminated gate.

Another important historical place worth visiting here is the Jewish Cemetery Erfoud. This eerie location can be found at the Route de Rissani. The Jewish cemetery's graveyard and the mausoleum inside are both ancien


Erfoud has many places to see that are a spectacle visitors shouldn’t miss out on. Each of these places is in harmony with the fragile environment of the desert and will both please and astound visitors.

For Kids

Erfoud is a hub for fossilized remains. Across town, fossils can be found, sold in shops and kept on display. These serve as an educational treat to kids, giving them a quick trip down history’s lane. For fun, kids can also indulge in camel rides and experience desert life. Don’t be afraid of getting lost in the mighty Sahara since most of these camel tours are guided by experienced locals who know their way around town and across the sands. Don’

Restaurant Pizzeria des Dunes

This is one of the best places to go when you’re undecided about the type of cuisine you wish to munch on. The Restaurant Pizzeria des Dunes offers different types of menus, a range of different salads, delicious traditionally made Moroccan dishes as well as authentic wooden-oven-made pizzas. Here, vegan and vegetarian dishes are also on the menu.

Snail Street Vendors

A bizarre delicacy in Erfoud, snails are cooked into a soup and served by several street vendors. These spots are also great places to socialize with the locals and learn more about Erfoud, while sipping on a delicious exotic meal.

Soup Street Vendors

These jointsare a great place to spend a few blissful minutes enjoying the traditionally made Bisara fava soup and Moroccan Harira soup. A small street trailer in essence, a pop-up restaurant like this also offers egg sandwiches doused with generous amounts of olive oil.


Sahara Mint Tea: Also called the Desert Gate in Erfoud, this mint tea is served in a bunch of local cafes around the town. A cup of this beverage is both refreshing and rejuvenating.

Panache Milk Shake: Made by blending milk, sugar, apples, avocados and bananas, this exotic milkshake is also served with dried grapes and almonds. Extremely tasty and a great substitute of energy drinks,

Chez Rachid

This friendly restaurant offers an irresistible harira soup, tasty omelettes, meat grilled to perfection and crispy French fries. The Chez Rachid is known for being very affordable and satisfying.

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