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Tunisia's vast Sahara covers much of the country's interior, and the most beautiful corner of the desert is the field of sand dunes known as the Grand Erg Oriental. These poetically beautiful dunes are a surreal and gorgeous landscape of huge waves, shaped by the ever-shifting desert sands. For many visitors, this is an adventure playground for riding dune buggies and camel treks, but nothing tops the simple pleasure of sitting atop one of these mammoth sand mountains and watching the sun set over the Sahara.
If you are an independent traveller, drive to Douz or, with a hired driver, to Ksar Ghilane and then bargain with local guides for a no-frills trek, one day or two. Otherwise, you will find organised tours at touristy destinations.