Three more dunes to delve into...

Wanderlust Travel Magazine (UK) - - Discover -

1 SA­HARA, MO­ROCCO

The world’s largest hot desert cov­ers around 9 mil­lion sq km. It’s not all sand, though – there are also gravel plains, lu­nar rockscapes and moun­tains. You’ll find a wealth of ac­ces­si­ble dunes, Ber­ber camps and camel rides in south-east Mo­rocco at Erg Chebbi and Erg Che­gaga.

2 WHITE SANDS NA­TIONAL MON­U­MENT, USA

So daz­zlingly pale it looks like snow (sleds fre­quently speed down its slopes), this rolling car­pet of gyp­sum sand in New Mex­ico spans over 700 sq km and is the largest of its kind in the world. Hike to one of its back­coun­try camp­sites to bed down be­neath the stars.

3 SKELE­TON COAST, NAMIBIA

Livid or­ange, over 80m tall and ut­terly spec­tac­u­lar, Dune 45 in the Namib Desert is a con­tender for the ul­ti­mate travel snap. For a wilder feel, head to the Skele­ton Coast, where the dunes roll down to the At­lantic, stud­ded with the hulks of ill-fated ves­sels.

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