We are 3 guys in our 30s, travelling sans our spouses, and we have booked a whirlwind trip to Morocco.
We will be in Fes for 1.5 days and are looking to travel from Fes down to Merzouga by taxi, on Tuesday 3rd Nov. We will spend Tuesday evening in a desert camp, and intend to spend the Wednesday in the desert. We have a flight from Errachidia on early Thursday morning (7.50am). We would be grateful for assistance on the following queries:
1. What is the cost for a private taxi from Fes to Merzouga (leaving at about 7/8am), one way only.
2. In terms of activities in the desert, we will ride camels to and from the desert camp (1.5hrs each way), leaving most of Wednesday free. We assume buggy riding is an option. Any other ideas of activities?
3. In our limited time, we would love to be as close to the real desert on Wednesday night (the starry skies and tranquillity). We have 2 options, do we a) stay overnight on the outskirts of Merzouga on Wednesday night, and take a taxi at 3.30am to catch our flight at Errachidia at 7.50am (is it even safe to drive at night?), or b) do we take a taxi Wednesday evening to Errachidia (again is it safe to travel once it is dark) and stay overnight close to the airport?