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    • Flynnie38's Profile Photo

      Alternative to Imlil for hiking

      Imlil 15 hours ago

      Can anyone recommend an alternative to Imlil (i.e. somewhere smaller and quieter) from which I could set off on easyish hikes in the Atlas?


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      David beach ?

      Mohammedia Mar 28, 2014 at 3:05 PM

      Do you this beach in Mohammedia, Casablanc in Marrocos ? Is a good one

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      Wilaya de Casablanca Apr 18, 2014 at 4:31 AM

      Hello all,

      Transiting through CMN. Is there a transit lounge. I heard RAM provied hotel/transport/food. They failed to mention any of that during the reservation process. Will be returning to stay 2 nights on the journey home. Will again be staying at "Le Royal Mansour".  Now that I have more time, how's the nightlife in that area.  Thanks.

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      Is there a ferry from the Canary Islands to Morocco?

      Marrakesh Apr 8, 2014 at 7:19 PM

      Hi! I will be this August in the Canary Islands and I would love to visit Morocco. I was wondering if there is any farry that would take my there but my online research hasn't been positive. does the ferries from the Canary Islands still exist? Thanks! :)

    • Safety for tourist

      Tangier Mar 24, 2014 at 8:28 PM

      Is Tangier safe for a U S citizen to walk around in?

    • Prices in Agadir

      Agadir Apr 17, 2014 at 12:37 PM

      Hi, thinking of self catering in Agadir, have no idea of prices EG: beer, wine, spirits in bars and supermarkets also would like a general idea of prices of meals in restaurants and general food items - bread, eggs, milk etc in supermarkets, if anyone can help I would be most grateful


    • Places not to miss on 4-5 day trip?

      Morocco Apr 12, 2014 at 7:04 AM

      Hello! I will be visiting Morocco with a friend for 4-5 days this June - just looking for some recommendations on places not to miss! We were planning on spending 2 days each in Casablanca and Marrakech, but looking through these posts it seems like Essaouira and Merzouga are highly recommended! Is it feasible to do all 4 places in 4-5 days? Account travel between and whatnot... Also as a first time visitor to Morocco, are hotels recommended or are there cheaper options like inns or hostels or apartments? Safety also a concern.. Thanks in advance!

    • Trip of 2-3 days

      Essaouira Mar 26, 2014 at 9:09 AM

      Hello! Me again I forgot to ask, is there a specific day(s) during the week I should go to Essaouira?
      Meaning that somtimes in some destinaton there is specific days of the week that the Souk are open, or something like that. The reason why I'm saying this is when I wanted to go to Agadir I read that the Souk was on thursday only???

    • Tour of Morrocco

      Morocco Apr 10, 2014 at 12:48 AM

      we are going to Morocco in late September for 2 weeks in a camper van arriving and leaving by ferry from Spain ,would like to know which are the best sites to see ,
      can someone suggest a route to take ,feel free to cut and paste from an earlier message .
      Is any one else going around the same time ?

    • Advice regarding travel from Agadir airport to Essaouira

      Agadir Apr 2, 2014 at 5:16 AM

      Hi everyone, We are arriving around 18.00 pm in Agadir in two weeks and we would like to figure out if it is worth staying there ( although from the threads I have read it seems that everyone suggests that it is better not to spend too much time there) or we should head to Essaouira straight away. If we leave, can we take a taxi from the airport or should we go somewhere else first to take a taxi from there? What are the chances that we can find a shared taxi and how much does it cost these days? Many thanks for your answers in advance.

    • Move to Casablanca

      Casablanca Apr 20, 2014 at 2:47 PM

      I am a young Irish gay guy offered a good job in Casablanca managing a salon. I do not know anything about culture here so am having second thought because of stories I'm being told , any advice personal experiences or tips would realy be appreciated

    • Ouazazate to Chefchouen

      Ouarzazate Apr 9, 2014 at 10:04 AM

      I want to go by bus from Ouarzazate to Chefchouen via Merzouga. What are my options? If I wanted to stop off one night in one of the towns would there be another bus the next day to carry on my trip to Chefchoen?

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      One week tour

      Morocco Mar 29, 2014 at 2:53 PM

      Hello everyone! I am planning to do a small tour of the country in June with my boyfriend. We are coming from Portugal, going to travel by car, and we have available 8 days. I would like to pass one night in the desert, but i would need some recommendations about which cities we shouldn't miss, and which are the best places to go. We are planning to go down south to Marrakesh but we don't know if it is worth-ed to go even further.
      Please help me with this questions! Thanks a lot!

    • Agadir for the first time!

      Agadir Mar 25, 2014 at 3:19 PM

      Good day!
      I need help! Im soooo confuse now, I will be in Marrakech mid April for the first time,first I decided to go by train to Cassablanca for 2 days then people are saying it too commercial.. That i should go to Agadir instead? Now im looking at the hotel in Agadir and it looks like all "resort" but I want to visit, see things,... Not be on a beach!!
      Please help!
      where should i go between Agadir or Cassablanca?
      And any ideas on nice hotels???
      A lost canadian girl!

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      How come in Morocco you not exchange Australia Dollars

      Morocco Apr 6, 2014 at 8:14 AM

      As morocco gets more and more International tourist and new agreements with EMIRATES & Qantas you will be get lot more tourist coming from Australia. The question I pose VT members why can not exchange Australia Dollars in Morocco?

      Your feed back in this question will be helpful

    • Rif mountains - worth a journey?

      Morocco Apr 6, 2014 at 10:45 AM

      Hello everybody, my plan is to travel through north Morocco for two weeks in september starting from Tanger. I've heard about the Rif region and now my question is if anybody has any experience reports: Which town to visit? Special regions? How much time should I plan for this? What is the best way to get there? For recommendations concerning guesthouses or so I'd be also thankful! Looking forward to your answers and thanks in advance, Lena



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    • Back Pain Treatment

      Merzouga Jul 24, 2013 at 11:59 AM

      I was told that in the town of El Rachidia, they will treat people with bad back pain, by burying them in the sand. Has anyone else heard of this?

      8 Answers Sep 8, 2013 at 11:28 PM
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      Imilchil Marriage Festival

      Imilchil Jun 19, 2013 at 10:07 AM

      I'm planning to visit the Imilchil Marriage Festival in late September 2013 then travel into the desert to stay with the Berber tribe. It will be great photo shoot opportunity. I plan to hire a 4x4 car/drive/guide to take be there and hope to form a group of 4-6 travellers/photography enthusiast to share cost.

      If you are interested please contact me at this forum page.

      99 Answers Feb 21, 2014 at 9:00 PM

      Rissani Mar 6, 2013 at 1:11 PM

      What is the easiest and fastest way to go from Casablanca to Rissani. I know you can go by ctm to Errachidia and then grand taxi, but does Supratours go on to Rissani?

      1 Answer Apr 26, 2013 at 11:44 AM
    • Rissani to Erofund

      Erfoud May 23, 2012 at 6:54 AM

      Is there a bus or train that goes from Rissani to Erofund?

      3 Answers Jul 23, 2013 at 11:10 AM
    • Souks

      Imilchil Jan 14, 2012 at 4:36 AM


      Will be travelling in this area in February and would like to know when there are souk days. Is one held in Imilchil apart from the Moussem? If anybody has a list of souk days for surrounding towns and also the Tafraoute area Id be very grateful



      1 Answer Feb 19, 2013 at 1:50 AM
    • Romans in Morrocco

      Sijilmassa Dec 4, 2011 at 10:34 AM

      I was told by a local that Sijilamassa was once a southern outpost of Rome and some of the ruins there are Roman . I also spent some time with a group of Tuareg who had camped near the ruins and one of the group who had been educated in the states and lived for a while in London also believed this. Is there any evidence to back the Roman presence?

      9 Answers Aug 2, 2012 at 12:20 AM
    • Merzouga in January? Booking required in advance?

      Merzouga Oct 10, 2010 at 7:44 AM


      I am interested in going to Merzouga in January. Is this time of year too cold to do the overnight camel trekking?

      Also, is it recommended to have a camel trekking booked ahead of time? What about a hotel? Can we just arrive and find a hotel/camel trekking?

      The reason I ask is that it is uncertain when exactly we will be arriving. I don't want to book a hotel when I don't arrive until the next day.


      11 Answers Nov 24, 2013 at 11:00 AM
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      Is September too hot for the desert?

      Merzouga Jul 29, 2010 at 3:37 AM

      We are planning to be in Merzouga around the 15th of September. Is that not too hot a time to venture into the desert on a camel trip? Thanks, Ron. Wellington, New Zealand

      3 Answers Aug 11, 2010 at 8:24 AM
    • In a campervan to Merzouga

      Merzouga Aug 28, 2009 at 4:20 PM

      I am planning to go to Erfoud, Morocco and want to go to Merzouga in my campervan. Does anyone know what the roads are like and is it possible to camp free there? Is there a good roadmap somewhere? I camped many times in the stone desert about 5 km. south of Erfoud and that is wonderfull. If you drive a km. from the tarmic road in the desert you can camp there without being bothered.
      Thanks, Marjolijn
      (I don't go alone, I bring my husband and dog!)

      6 Answers Sep 14, 2009 at 11:31 AM
    • from Merzouga to Casablanca?

      Merzouga Aug 11, 2009 at 6:10 PM

      I need to know what is the best way to go from Merzouga(desert) to Casablanca? any airport close by? car?

      3 Answers Aug 16, 2009 at 5:45 AM
    • Merzouga trip -goulmima - erfoud road

      Merzouga Jan 20, 2009 at 7:54 AM

      Please can anyone tell me whether the road that cuts across from near Goulmima to Erfoud is ok for use by a small hire car? or does one have to travel via El Rachidia? Thanks.

      3 Answers Jan 20, 2009 at 3:11 PM
    • Camping/hotel parking for camper with swimming pool

      Merzouga Dec 11, 2008 at 11:26 PM

      Good morning,
      I am looking for a Hotel-parking or camping with swimming pool for a group of 3-4 camper and relative price.

      Thank you,
      Aluffi Franco

      1 Answer Dec 12, 2008 at 6:05 AM
    • Car rental in Rissani?

      Rissani Dec 8, 2008 at 4:54 AM

      Hi, does anyone know if it is possible to rent a reliable car in Rissani? I want to get from there to Marrakech and it seems like the process of bus hopping is pretty confusing.


      3 Answers Dec 8, 2008 at 3:54 PM
    • planning for the desert

      Rissani Dec 5, 2008 at 2:57 PM

      i want to plan a camel trek, 2days, 1 or 2 nights, from Rissani, but I'm not sure if i should wait to arrange a guide until i get to Rissani, or if i should try to find one online. i don't want to throw away a lot of extra money on one of the fancy ones some of the websites offer, but i also don't want to get screwed into a fauxguide, or be stuck guideless in Rissani, since i'll be a little tight on time-any suggestions about what to do or good guides?


      6 Answers Sep 29, 2012 at 10:21 AM
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      Dangers of the Desert

      Merzouga Aug 28, 2008 at 12:10 PM


      We are current ly planning our first trip to Morocco and of course we will be going to Merzouga and the sand dunes. We are thinking of doing an organized overnight excursion in the desert in a berber tent and wanted to know if there are any dangers we should be aware of while in the desert, for example how likely will it be to encounter scorpions and where should we be most carefull of them? What about other insects, animals etc.

      Any information you can provide would be great. Thanks.

    • Need advice on cameltrekking with Omar or another company

      Merzouga Nov 15, 2007 at 11:16 AM

      I've read several entries about using Omar with Camel Trekking for a desert tour. Can anyone tell me if they paid a deposit via Western Union? It seems odd to me to handle it this way so I want to make sure that's legit. Also, any other suggestions on visitng the dunes from Marrakech (just a 3 day, 2 night trip) is much appreciated!

      Am i going to freeze my buns off in December?

      4 Answers Dec 15, 2007 at 7:39 AM
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      Marrakech to Erg Chebbi tour

      Merzouga Mar 15, 2007 at 9:32 AM

      i'm looking for 3days 2nights tour fm Marrakech (by 4WD)to Erg Chebbi , with stops at Ait Benhaddou, valley of Roses,Todra Gorg and camel trek in Erg Chebbi..any recommendations?

      2 Answers Jan 6, 2014 at 6:49 PM
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      HELP! Looking for BTDT exp. with "Les Nomads" Allesandra & Hmad ( Brazil & nomad)

      Merzouga Feb 18, 2007 at 1:59 PM

      I am new here and have looked every where for BTDT info on these people.
      She is from Brazil and he is from Morocco and they seem great...altho the prices are high compared to others.

      I love thier website and they are terrific via email response.What I have read about them has been good, but I can not find anyone with experience with them which is very important to me.

      We are a family with a 6yo traveling around the world and want a very special & safe experience in the desert, NOT an assembly line hardcore rough trip like I have read about in so many trip reports. ( We are planning on doing two nights with them, one with a special Berber family overnight).

      ( Plenty of people like the standard cheaper type, but we are only going to do this once and I want to do it well and feel confident with a young child and I would like more than going to the bathroom behind a bush with a bunch of people. I am in my 50's so past those days ).

      Has ANY one had experience with these people ( standard, luxury,private? ) and can give me accurate and nuetral feedback about their expience?

      I would really ,really appreciate it!! We are going in April and I do not want to book without more info. ( I know I can book things at the desert,but I want something special and want it in place before going as I am planning 7 months of travel right now).

      If you don't know ,do you have ANY idea where I can get this info??

      Thanks in advance!

      5 Answers May 10, 2007 at 1:09 PM
    • questions re: camping in erg chebbi

      Merzouga Feb 16, 2007 at 5:01 AM

      Thank you for your posting. The details help me plan my trip to Merzouga.
      I'll be going in September and wondered how much to expect for a camel ride to and from Merzouga to the erg chebbi desert and a night spent in there.
      What are my accomodation options? How much do each cost roughly? And does staying in a tent require I bring my own sleeping bag?
      Any advice you could give would be great.

      Thanks again.

    • Trip to the desert.. Please help

      Merzouga Dec 30, 2006 at 12:33 AM

      Someone stated on this website: I took a 2 day trek into the Sahara, the guy who went with me hooked us up with some local food that some Berber tribe we met out there cooked. It was Tagine which is a slightly sweet stew served with bread. There were my two other backpacker friends, the guide, and five of the Berbers eating in a big circle. We each got a round of bread and used our fingers to eat from the communal dish of tagine. It was great.

      This is a great tip. Could someone help me with how i would go about doing this? I wanted to stay two days in the desert but in established tents or with teh Berbers. Please provide some contacts or details. I plan to stay with Kasbah Mohayut. Can i ask them to arrange it?

      Also, would you bother staying in Merzouga at all or shoudl you venture out right away into the desert.
      Also, how far is Tineghir from Merzouga? Thanks!

      Thanks mate. Looking forward to hearing from you!

      2 Answers Dec 30, 2006 at 5:04 PM
    • Camel trekking company

      Merzouga Dec 16, 2006 at 7:36 AM

      Also...does anyone have personal experience with
      It looks and sounds great but would love a reference from someone with a personal experience!!


      1 Answer Jan 9, 2007 at 4:49 PM
    • Camel Trekking

      Merzouga Dec 16, 2006 at 7:34 AM

      I have emailed a cameltrekking company and have been given information about a trek along with looked on their website about itineraries and prices. As everything seems to say to Bargain should I do so with this as well? The cost does not seem unreasonable but I am basing that on Western standards.

      Thanks in advance for your input....

      1 Answer Dec 19, 2006 at 5:53 PM
    • from marrakech to merzouga to fes

      Merzouga Oct 21, 2006 at 1:24 PM

      Has anyone made this trip? I am trying to figure out how long it will take and how many days i should plan. Also curious if i should rent a car or get a taxi and then if i get a taxi, how does that work? Where does he stay?

      Anyway right now thinking. First-day leaving marrakech to ait ben haddou. Second day-ait ben haddou to merzouga go into desert. third day- hang out in desert. fourth day- drive from merzouga to fes. Any suggestions- Thanks in advance!

      8 Answers Oct 28, 2006 at 1:34 AM
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      Marrakesh to Merzouga

      Merzouga Aug 20, 2006 at 3:21 PM

      I plan to take the trip from Merzouga into the desert to spend 1 night. Omar from told me to contact him 1 day before I arrive in Merzouga. I am actually staying in Marrakesh. Is there easy transportation from Marrakesh to Merzouga? Buses or trains? I am not renting a 4x4, so if you could let me know how to arrive in Merzouga from Marrakesh I would appreciate it.

      1 Answer Sep 2, 2006 at 8:32 AM
    • visite here to discaver the magic of desert

      Merzouga Mar 17, 2006 at 3:47 AM

      for anyone who is interesting to discaver desert of Morocco espicialy Merzouga, simply write me.

      4 Answers Aug 16, 2009 at 5:54 AM

      Merzouga Mar 13, 2005 at 8:11 AM

      HI ALL
      Hopping to travel to merzouga south est of morocco, for some camel trekking,and i want to stay for a relax a couple of days in a hotel called ksar bicha, i have been in it , it's a very nice hotel.
      does anyone have website for ksar bicha , fax or phone ?
      THNKS A LOT.

      2 Answers Jul 29, 2006 at 11:45 AM

      Merzouga Mar 13, 2005 at 7:58 AM

      HI ALL
      Hopping to travel to merzouga south est of morocco, for some camel trekking,and i want to stay for a relax a couple of days in a hotel called ksar bicha, i have been in it , it's a very nice hotel.
      does anyone have website for ksar bicha , fax or phone ?
      THNKS A LOT.

      2 Answers Dec 14, 2005 at 1:43 PM
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      Merzouga by own car

      Merzouga Sep 9, 2004 at 1:24 AM

      Hi, Me and my wife are going to travel to Morocco by our own car from Lithuania. Our car is 4WD Suzuki Grand Vitara. Can we reach Merzouga by our selves ant then go to desert on camels. Is it good road to Merzouga from Erfoud ? Tahnks.

      2 Answers Dec 27, 2005 at 1:18 PM
    • The desert in August

      Merzouga Jul 18, 2004 at 10:11 AM

      Are we crazy to go down to the desert in early August? Is there some way we can time our visit to avoid the heat. Maybe drive down in an air conditioned vehicle and get there in the evening, take a ride on a camel, sleep overnight in a tent, wake up to see the sunrise then zip out of there in an airconditioned vehicle? Is the heat tolerable in the early evening? I don't want to miss the desert and we probably won't be back any time soon. But I also don't want to die of heat stroke. Anyone know of ways to keep cool? Please give me some ideas! Thanks, Gigi

      2 Answers Jul 24, 2004 at 6:55 AM
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      you might want a help reaching to merzouga?

      Merzouga Jun 24, 2004 at 2:48 PM

      hi. it wos a long way to reach merzouga but finaly wos a wonderful place;the dunes wos very amasing;the beautiful nights with a milions of stars made a magic town.people are so kind and warm welcoming.don't miss visiting that place. my help is:to reach merzouga you will be in need to cross rissani;rissani is the closest city to merzouga where are too much foux guides;don't just believe anybody.might have your guide book shows hotels to stay there;call one of them they will be able to bring u from rissani.those foux guides will tell you that they have a hotel or a familly over there;they give lies.and i'm just thinking as i had read throuth one of guide books that hotels orgonise treks by camels but so expensive and anyway an overnight by camels will cost around 30 dollars included dinner and breakfast.i didn't test any of those hotels but u can be in contact with amar;a special nice guy for trekking;everything wos wonderful with him;you can join him by his or his cell number:0021268652285. had a great web site about camel treks and tours and a very helpful will be warmly received by his brothers in their familly auberge. the possible thing to do over there if u have more time is to take around all the dunes by landrovers.nomads will offer u a menth thé;wos an unforgetable trip. pm everybody;might help you once i have time. enjoy the time.

      1 Answer Sep 2, 2006 at 8:35 AM