Getting there & away
Thankfully, the sealed road now continues all the way to Merzouga. Most hotels are located at least a kilometre off the road at the base of the dunes, but they are all accessible by car. The pistes (sandy tracks) can be rough and there is a possibility, albeit remote, of getting stuck in sand, so make sure you have plenty of water for emergencies and a mobile phone. Without your own transport you’ll have to rely on grands taxis or on the minivans that run from Merzouga to Rissani and Erfoud and back.