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    • OliviaPRibeiro's Profile Photo

      A desert's night

      by OliviaPRibeiro Online Now Mar 8, 2016 at 2:38 AM

      Hi all!

      I would like to know what is better: to already arrange a night in the desert before going, or take your chances and negotiate once you get there?


      5 Answers Mar 19, 2016 at 9:03 PM
    • Book tour before I go or from hotel?

      by DianeMcCool Online Now Oct 24, 2015 at 6:12 PM

      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?

      12 Answers Oct 25, 2015 at 4:11 PM
    • Difference between booking with and Hotel?

      by Mijes Online Now Nov 23, 2014 at 3:59 AM

      Im about to book Riad Saturday Night and I saw that the same riad, in the same period booked via 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?

      Thank you!!

      12 Answers Dec 23, 2014 at 1:36 AM
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      Merzouga-Marrakech? by 2 guys from Italy

      by A_liba Online Now Jul 13, 2014 at 1:01 AM

      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

      10 Answers Jul 18, 2014 at 2:50 AM
    • Back Pain Treatment

      by Expat58 Online Now 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?

      9 Answers Mar 21, 2016 at 3:20 AM
    • Merzouga in January? Booking required in advance?

      by overbayy Online Now 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 17, 2010 at 1:09 AM
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      Is September too hot for the desert?

      by Beatnink Online Now 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

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

      by marjolijnc Online Now 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
    • Merzouga trip -goulmima - erfoud road

      by beranie Online Now 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.

      5 Answers Mar 7, 2015 at 5:26 PM
    • Camping/hotel parking for camper with swimming pool

      by pegaso622 Online Now 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
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      Dangers of the Desert

      by moscit Online Now 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

      by JSimp7 Online Now 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

      by hazzhana Online Now 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 Mar 30, 2007 at 9:42 AM
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      HELP! Looking for BTDT exp. with "Les Nomads" Allesandra & Hmad ( Brazil & nomad)

      by soultravelers3 Online Now 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

      by dbarcilon Online Now 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

      by TravellingJunkee Online Now 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

      by flyzalot Online Now 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

      by flyzalot Online Now 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
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      Marrakesh to Merzouga

      by Aschafer Online Now 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

      by davidjemes Online Now 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

      by davidjemes Online Now 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

      by LukasLT Online Now 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

      by GigiWilliams Online Now 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?

      by akikoline Online Now 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
    • Traveling from Fes to Merzouga

      by mountain81 Online Now Mar 25, 2004 at 5:16 AM

      I would like to stay a couple nights in Merzouga and am traveling through Morocco as follows: Casablanca - Marakecch - Essaouirra - Fes. What is the best (and most inexpensive!) way to get to Merzouga from Fes? Or, do you suggest I leave to Merzouga from another sight? I probably will not be able to spend on a driver, so bus/train suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!

    • excursions in merzouga

      by ashis2 Online Now Oct 19, 2003 at 6:12 PM

      Hi I was just looking at your comments and want to visit Merzouga soon. Is there 2 days excursions in the desert ? I think you did, was it worh it ? Would love to pass 2 night sleeping in the desert. Please tell me about it. Thanks

      6 Answers Jun 24, 2004 at 3:14 PM
    • hi!

      by masomaso Online Now Jan 19, 2003 at 5:43 PM

      Hi! I'm 27 years old Japanese woman who planing to travel Morocco from 22nd Jan to 2nd Feb. I supposed to traveling with my friend, but suddenly she have to go to her grandfather's funeral, and I must travel alone! I am worried about this situation ! Is anyone planing to travel Morroco same time, and don't mind if I travel with you, please email me... I will arrive casablanca midnight 22 Jan ,then I'm planning to move to Merzouga?¨Tinethir?¨Ouarzazate?¨Marrakech. (of course I'm not expect all the way .)

      2 Answers Dec 27, 2003 at 8:55 AM