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Merzouga to Marrakech? Any experts?

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Merzouga to Marrakech? Any experts?

Have any experts got suggestions for stop off points between Merzouga & Marrakech. We are travelling in a couple of weeks time. Going straight to Merzouga for a few days, then slowly making our way back up to Marrakech. Any ideas of where or what would be a 'must see' along the way? All help and advice gratefully appreciated. Thanks

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First of all- when are you traveling?

It appears that you are driving yourself. Consider the heat.

From Merzouga- I assume you will be spending at least 1 day/night for a camel trip into the sand dunes- back to Rissani-

go to Todra Gorge and stay at leat 1 night there, Beautiful area. Gorge, trekking, brook by the river-- Hotel Les Rouches

Then Dades Valley- different type of scenery. Kasbah de Valley nice little hotel

To Ouarzazate- you could go down to Zagora through the Draa Valley. There are some excusrions further south. Better sand dunes in Merzouga.

Back to Ouarzazate- could go down to Tarafoudaute and go over the mountains that way to Marrakech. The highest point of Atlas is at Toubkal. Choice of upmarket Kasbak du Toubkal or mountain hotel from French lady.

Could drive over to Ourika Valley after you leave Toubkal Mtns.

Oh- In Ouarzazate, ther is a Hollywoood Studio worth visiting. If you go down south from Ouarzazate, perhaps continue on 15 km from Ouarzazate in direction of Marrakech first to see Kasbah Ben Haddaou. I underfstand there is a hoitel there but have no information.

PLEASE ARRANGE TO NOT DRIVE AFTER DARK. Sunset varies from 5:30 to almost 10 pm depending on the month.

Folks have no road sense. Bikers do not have reflective clothing,

Can have tractors, horse or donkeys with carts, etc- all make for hazard driving after dark-

Besides curvy roads..

Shall try to check in if you have questins that I may help with

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