The Great Oasis Valleys Sights

This particular southeastern corner holds some of Morocco's greatest sights, principally the Sahara's picture-perfect undulating dunes near Merzouga, and the Tafilalt date palmery. Now that the road to Merzouga is completely paved, you can drive straight there without stopping; this allows you to avoid Er-Rachidia (a colonial town with little to offer) and even Erfoud, though you may want to pause

in the latter to take advantage of the town’s supermarkets, banks, and pharmacies. When traveling anywhere in the desert, ensure you have enough cash, batteries, bottled water, and toiletries to see you through for several days until you get to a major town.

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Adventures with Ali

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Ali Mouni, owner of the Nomad Palace hotel, is a reliable and professional local operator; he can organize anything from short camel...


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Three km (2 miles) south of Zagora, Amezrou is famous for its Jewish silversmiths, who made decorative jewelry in this small village...

Atlas Studios

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If you're looking for things to do in Ouarzazate, visit Atlas Studios, next to the Hotel Oscar. Flanked with beautiful impropriety by...

Bivouac Sous Les Étoiles

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The excursion menu of this French-Moroccan agency includes a day trip by donkey cart through nearby oases and villages, with a break...

Caravan of Dreams

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Run by Ali Laghfiri, who grew up in the village of M'Hamid, this German-Moroccan outfit offers camel treks and 4x4 excursions to a picturesque...

Caravane du Sud

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This family-run agency specializes in the desert regions and villages around Zagora. Local guides with an eco-tourism ethos lead 4x4...

Cascades du Drâa

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Look for the turnoff to the Cascades du Drâa (also known as the Cascades de Tizgui) on the left, 30 km (19 miles) south of Ouarzazate...

Ceramics Cooperative

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Don't miss Tamegroute's ceramics cooperative at the south end of the library, medersa, and slave quarters. The characteristic rough,...

Cherg Expeditions

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Private day trips through the valleys and gorges or into the mountains to discover amethysts are led by Cherg Expeditions. You can sign...

Dayet Srji

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Near the dunes, this seasonal salt lake is a surprising sight—it's filled in early spring with pink flamingos. ...


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