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Morocco Itinerary question

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Morocco Itinerary question

Hi Guys

Myself and gf off to Morocco mid Sept 2013 for 10 days. Cant wait.

The itinerary is as follows (with nights in brackets)

Fes (2) - Merzouga (1 - Sahara tour) - Marrakech (2) - Essaouria (1) and Taghazout (2 - surf school).

We then fly out of Agadir.

Questions:

- what time does bus leave Fes for the overnight bus to Merzouga? How easy to book etc?

- anyone recommend a decent Sahara tour with some camel riding and a night in a Berber?

- re bus from Merzouga to Marrakech - looking to be on our way once back from night in Sahara. What time does it leave?

Hope you can help!

Thanks,

Christian

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1. Re: Morocco Itinerary question

So you are travelling from Fez to Merzouga and then on to Marrakech in two days? And what's worse, you are hoping to do this on public transport.

You need to do some more basic research. For a trip of this type you ideally need to allocate four days and three nights.

Lots of previous threads on this subject, have a look at tripadvisor.ca/ShowTopic-g293734-i9196-k3995…

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2. Re: Morocco Itinerary question

you need to rethink your itinerary - the distances involved are probably bigger than you realise.

As Tim mentions, most people would take 3 or 4 days to travel from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga - there is a lot to see on the way.

If you really want to take it then there is a night bus (supratours) from Fes at 9:30pm arriving at 8:15am.

check these websites for other times: http://www.oncf.ma and http://ctm.ma/

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3. Re: Morocco Itinerary question

You need to rethink this completely!

Our tour from Fes to Marrakesh via a tour guide was 4 nights which included a Berber Tent and camel ride (make sure you pad your a*** really well its not all its cracked up to be), stops at all sorts of interesting places along the way, shopping and some chill-time too in order to take it all in. Try "Your Morocco Tour" and contact Jana Pekova.

Fes/Marrakesh you will need a minimum of 2 days in each spot to get something out of it as there is so much to see and do.

Something will need to fall off your itinerary at this stage....

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4. Re: Morocco Itinerary question

many thanks for your responses guys.

keen to know how easy it is do the fez to Marrakech (via merzouga) independently? have seen that the 2/3 night tours are around £300/350 and wouldn't mind reducing this by doing it ourselves. is this do-able and is it sensible?

ideally, we would want to make our own way to merzouga (which I know is possible with overnight supratours bus), arrange a camel trek and Berber tent night separately (thinking of doing this when we arrive in fez 2/3 days before) and then perhaps look at a 1 or 2 night tour from merzouga to Marrakech, finding accom somewhere near Cascades d'Ouzoud and Aït Benhaddou . OR - can we do this stage independently too with buses?

Once we get to Marrakech its fairly simple - few days there, then head to Essaouria and then Surf Maroc @ Taghazout.

In a nutshell, we want to travel from Fez to Marrakech via the sand dunes and see a handful of highlights on the way

Your help would be appreciated.

Christian

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5. Re: Morocco Itinerary question

Hire a car. It's a simple journey. Get a guidebook such as Rough Guide or Lonely Planet (and read it) and a Michelin 742 map. With a car you can go visit all the interesting places en route.

It will probably cost less than 350dh/day plus fuel. Far far cheaper than a tour and much more fun. I first did Morocco by car 41 years ago and it's a lot easier now.

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