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Jan 8th, 2012, 06:09 AM
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Going Morocco Marrakesh any tips

Hi going Marrakesh.
First time and really looking forward to it.I want to do the desert trip . ride a camel.I will be there.
First week in may .Has any one got any tips ? places i should go ext..

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Jan 8th, 2012, 08:34 AM
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If you haven't already read a good guidebook - these have very useful information - you can search on this Forum, "Morocco" as there are many threads on visits here and even some Trip Reports.
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Jan 8th, 2012, 01:22 PM
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I had a great time in Morocco. My wife and I went for a day trip from Tarifa to Tangier. We did the Europe tour for our honeymoon, and while we were in Spain, decided to visit Morocco. I was an incredible experience. Here's a video on youtube that I recently posted that logs our journal and experience in Morocco: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDmww7JI9UQ

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Jan 8th, 2012, 06:43 PM
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You can certainly ride a camel in Morocco, but not close to Marrakesh. As sandi says, you need to spend some time with some guidebooks.
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Jan 9th, 2012, 05:28 AM
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seat61.com/morocco
wikitravel.org/en/Merzouga
Mergouza-tours.com

Have fun!
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Jan 9th, 2012, 05:31 AM
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merzouga-tours.com oopsie shop around on price best deals
boots on the ground but a brilliant experience...
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Mar 7th, 2012, 08:04 AM
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Sorry for delay travemania05 thanks the video it was great
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Mar 7th, 2012, 08:14 AM
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Hi

qwovadis thanks for links
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Thanks for info
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Mar 7th, 2012, 01:01 PM
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For desert tours, here is a list of small operators that I have researched . . .

http://www.fodors.com/community/afri...-operators.cfm

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Mar 8th, 2012, 06:01 AM
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I did this as a single and it was super easy and so beautiful.
You need a guidebook so you won't be confused like a Lonely Planet or visit their forum for current cost on things.

MarraKesh is to play, shop, eat, and have fun.
From there you go to the long-haul taxi station.
If you are alone it helps to meet people in town
to share the trip with.

The desert trip is Quarzazate and should cost about $10 in a shared taxi.
I think it is 4 hours away.

Once in Quazazate you look for a tour company. Lonely Planet should have some suggestions.
You can either join a small group
or hire your own car.



Since this is a road trip of a lifetime I suggest hiring your own car so that you can make as many photo stops as you want (there will be plenty!), eat where you want, and of course spend time in the riads.
Of course, listen to your own music and hog the A/C!
Lol!!!
Quazazate is stunning! It is where they filmed Babel and many other movies.

There you travel high on the roads and enjoy the stunning scenery, visit the Gorges, and go on your camels safari trek and camp in the desert!
So much fun.
I suggest spending 2 nights so that you can sandboard or sand ski and of course spend more times
riding the camels.
I think the desert is Merzouga.

This is my favorite Morocco route!

A travelers trip.
Order food from the menu on the stand outside.

When they give you a menu inside the prices are much higher but it is the same food.
Lol!!!!!
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Mar 8th, 2012, 09:37 PM
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Lan's list is a true gem -- lots of work went into it and it's a great place to start. There are great people on that list. I never met anyone who ever heard of merzouga tours. (hint)

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Mar 8th, 2012, 10:03 PM
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never heard about it before, until Qwovadis share it here.
do your research and get tips about any of your interest, use honest and genuine sites, and read old account reviewers always, to get the honest info.
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Mar 9th, 2012, 03:37 AM
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You don't say how long you're going to be there, the desert/ Merzouga is quite far from Marrakesh, but well worth the trip. Travel2eat's suggestions are spot on, we just loved Ouarzazate and the surrounding areas, much more than Marrakesh, which I found to be rather touristy.
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Apr 23rd, 2012, 12:03 PM
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Travel2 eat , Geetika Ian.Planetraveller.And everyone thanks
You have been a great help.
I am going for a week
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