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I'm travelling to Marrakesh from December 19 to 29 for the purpose of hiking independently (backpacking in fact). I'm thinking of going to Jbel Sarho. We'll stay in hotels and homestays wherever available, but we'll carry camping gear as well.
I'm a strong and experienced hiker (including in Morocco), so this is only if you're a good hiker yourself, including carrying a heavy pack. I'm Belgian, male, 57.
If you're interested, send me a private mail.
I'll be travelling from Marrakech to Fez and plan to spend a couple of days in Fez before heading to Chefchaouen.
What's the easiest way to reach Chefchaeoen from Fez? Someone told me it's a 2 hour journey by bus but it looked much further than 2 hours when I checked a map!
Please advise! :)
Can anyone tell me, what is the cheapest way to cross the straight of Gibraltar from either Tangier or Ceuta to Tarifa or Algeciras...or any other alternative? Can tickets be bought online and what is the best price?
On our way to Europe we have 6 days in Morocco, flying in & out of Casablanca. Whilst we would like to see both north & south we do not believe we have the time as we don't want to spend all our time in buses or cars.
We believe we need to base ourselves in or around either Marrakesh or Fes and then take day trips from our base.
Any suggestions on both our plan and which base is better would be appreciated.
We have not been to Morocco before. We are not looking for "adventure travel" but are fit 50 year olds so there are no mobility restrictions.
with a friend I am planning to make a one week trip from Marrakech to Dakhla.
We would like to rent a car, if we find an agency that allows us to take it in Marrakech
and drop it in Dakhla... suggestions?!
Apart from that, could there be any problem in this trip? Would the road be safe, especially in the sothern part?
Are there enough gas station on the road etc.?
Thank you very much for any help.
I'll be in Morocco in late April/early May. I'd really like to do a desert trip that would take me from Fez, to the dunes, and end in Marrakesh (hoping to be able to do this in 3 or 4 days). I'm looking for advice. I've heard there are companies that offer such trips - any recommendations? Is this a reasonable time of year to do this? Any tips would be appreciated!
Those who can receive BBC4 TV might be interested in the award-winning film, Of Gods and Men which is the true story of monks in Algeria.
The film was shot at the Toumliline monastry near Azrou in Morocco's Middle Atlas mountains. The sole survivor of the massacre now lives in Midelt.
One of the actors is Michael Lonsdale who was a villain in the Bond Moonraker film.
Video preview: http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi3877411353/
I will be for some days in Agadir and I would like to visit Sidi Ifni, which is apparently around 160 km from Agadir. Which is the best way to go there for a visit of one day? Are there buses? How much I should pay if I decide to take a taxi or a driver? Any intereseting places to visit in Sidi Ifni?
Hi! I'm trekking jebel saghro during the beginning of December. Will it be cold? I was planning to take 2 pairs of long pants. One cotton, the other waterproof with a light fleece lining inside. I am bit concerned if it will be too hot with that during the day.
Then I will take long sleeved base layers, a fleece and a light weight supposedly water proof jacket which to my dismay just found out its a fake north face!
Does it rain or it's rare in December. I'm not keen in buying another jacket and hope this does the trick as it was fine with my experiment for a few minutes under tap water!
Then trekking boots, gloves and beanie
Any experience to judge if this is fine?
My partner and I are driving from Marrakech to Fez via Dades Gorge and Azrou, between the 14th-24th of December. I was hoping for any advice on the road conditions during this time on the following routes:
Marrakech to Ouarzazate - N9 (Tizi-N-Tichka) - will we need snow chains?
Ouarzazate to Errachida - N10
Errachida to Meknez - N13
Meknez to Fez - N6
We have booked accommodation in Marrakech and Fez. Any advice for nice riads or Kasbahs along the drive or scenic spots would be greatly appreciated. Its our first time in Morocco so very excited.
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I'm travelling around the World on a tiny motorcycle, a Honda C90. I'm currently in Marrakech and I will be heading South to Senegal via the Western Sahara and Mauritania from Friday. I think around mid December I will reach Mauritania and probably beginning of January, Senegal.
Anyone else out there doing this route who would be up for teaming up for a bit?
Thanks to fabulously cheap EasyJet flights from Bristol to Marrakesh, me and my housemate are thinking of travelling to Morocco in late May/early June 2014.
I have two questions:
1. We're both keen to do a camel trek. Can anyone recommend a good 1 night/2 day tour from Marrakech that includes a camel trek? I have Googled and found Camel Safaries http://camelsafaries.net/mar.php - has anyone ever used them and if so, what was your experience?
2. From Marrakesh to Agadir, I see it takes approx. 2hrs45mins (according to Google Maps). How do visitors to the country generally travel between the two cities? Travel costs to be kept low, if possible (I would give a figure but am not sure what 'low' is in Morocco...). Are there trains? Buses? Are buses cheaper than trains or about the same price?
Thanks for your help in advance
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Is there anyone in Fez who can direct me towards amateur football teams in Fez who may be interested in playing a friendly football match against our football club. We are an amateur side from London full of muslim players who are very well behaved, and we are looking at travelling to Fez for a break in April 2014 and would love to have a friendly with a local side whilst we are there.
We hope to say in Fez city so anywhere nearby will be great.
Thank you in advance for any help.
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My guidebook Rough Guide has only 4 listings for hotels in Rabat's old city. End of October I stayed in one of them Al Maghrib al Jadid, which was a huge disappointment at the end of a long tiring day. The management told me over the phone that I would have to take a double as there were no singles available. When he opened the door to the room for me, my spirits sank when I saw a very small room with 2 single beds crammed into it. At an exorbitant cost of 150dh, already paid up front.
I liked walking around in the old Medina/Kasbah, and I saw signs for many hotels, everywhere I turned really. I am writing to ask if anyone knows if a comprehensive evaluation has been done on every hotel in this area of Rabat. If such a study has been done, where are the results available?
I think there could be some hidden gems out there that are not properly appreciated. Or maybe not.
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How are you? Hope you're having a fun week so far!
My name is Simon Pope, I am heading to Morocco on Thursday (28th November) until Sunday (8th December) I will be landing in Marrakech & flying home from Fez.
I've nothing really booked other than the flights, as many have advised me to freestyle, so to speak.. but have an idea of what I'd like to do during the time there, if possible.
The very loose plan so far is:
- Land Thursday, spending a day or 2 in Marrakech
- Travel to Mount Toubkal for a day or 2 hiking.
- Go to the Sahara Desert for a few day tour, camel ride, camping under the stars.
- Head north to do some trekking along the Atlas Mountains.
- Go to Fez for the final night before flying home.
First of, do you think this is a possible plan for the time I'll be there for? Or are there any suggestions of an alternate plan you may have experienced ... more »
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