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    • hb_capri's Profile Photo

      Itinerary Help

      Morocco Jan 1, 2017 at 3:53 AM


      We are a group of 6 - couples in 30s planning a trip to morocco in early Feb. We have a rough itinerary charted out as below. Please let me know if this is do able and if there's anything we need to add.

      Day 1 - Casablanca
      Day 2 - Casablanca - Rabat - Voulubilis- overnight at Fez
      Day 3 - Fez
      Day 4 - Fez to chefchaouen
      Day 5 - Chefchaouen - Tangier - overnight train to Marrakesh
      Day 6,7 - Marrakesh
      Day 8 - Berber camp stay
      Day 9 - Marrakesh
      Day 10- casablanca -flight back home

      Thank You

    • How to obtain a visa to enter Morocco in Trinidad and Tobago

      Morocco Jan 3, 2017 at 6:09 AM

      (I am sorry if I posted this twice)
      Can anyone advise how to obtain a Visa for entry into Morocco in Trinidad and Tobago.
      There is no embassy in Trinidad and Tobago, any info will be greatly appreciated.


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    • OliviaPRibeiro's Profile Photo

      A desert's night

      Merzouga 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?

      Merzouga 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?

      Merzouga 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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      Hotel between Errachidia and Bou Arfa?

      Province d' Er Rachidia Oct 25, 2014 at 1:28 PM

      Hello friends,
      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?

      Feel free to contact me at my email address:


      9 Answers Oct 27, 2014 at 6:07 AM
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      Merzouga-Marrakech? by 2 guys from Italy

      Merzouga 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

      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?

      9 Answers Mar 21, 2016 at 3:20 AM
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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.

      98 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?

    • 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 17, 2010 at 1:09 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

      2 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.

      5 Answers Mar 7, 2015 at 5:26 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 Mar 30, 2007 at 9:42 AM
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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