I will be in Marrakech for a few days and want to go to Erg Chebbi and spend a night in the desert. Should I book this from the states before I go or when I get there?
Also would I take a round trip type of tour? book a tour where someone would drive me out to Erg Chebbi get a camel go to the desert, spend the night, take the camel back and the person would take me back to the hotel in Marrakech for 1 price? Is this considered 1 tour or multiple parts?
Im about to book Riad Saturday Night and I saw that the same riad, in the same period booked via booking.com is much cheaper than doing the same thing directly with the hotel...Why is that?Is there something i dont know that may be a bad surprise for me later or should I really do it with booking?
I will soon be coming by public transit all the way from my home in Taroudant to visit Figuig.
I see that there is a long stretch of road between Errachidia and Bou Arfa.
Do you know of any place I can spend a night about half way?
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Hi! we are two italian guys and this summer we'll be in morocco on a trip. We'd like to go for a trip in the desert, and we'll do it in Merzouga. The we have to go from Merzouga to Marrakech, can you tell me what's the best way to do this (grand taxi, bus..)? Do you think we should stop in any place on the way? How long does it take for this route? is it possible to leave Merzouga in the morning and get to Marrakech in the evening?
Thanks a lot
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?
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.
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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?
Is there a bus or train that goes from Rissani to Erofund?
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
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?
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.
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
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.
(I don't go alone, I bring my husband and dog!)
I need to know what is the best way to go from Merzouga(desert) to Casablanca? any airport close by? car?
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.
I am looking for a Hotel-parking or camping with swimming pool for a group of 3-4 camper and relative price.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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?
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!
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.
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!
Also...does anyone have personal experience with Cameltrekking.com
It looks and sounds great but would love a reference from someone with a personal experience!!
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....
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!
I plan to take the trip from Merzouga into the desert to spend 1 night. Omar from cameltreking.com 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.
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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.