Seeing the desert
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Dec 1, 2012 7:02 AM Last Post By: khamlia
Nov 30, 2012 9:07 AM
Seeing the desertMy husband and are are going to taking a short trip to Morocco in January and are trying to figure out a good way to get into the desert. We had planned to go to Er Foud on our way from Fes to Marrakesh but can't seem to work out the logistics. The buses found (Suptraour and CTM) don't seem to mesh very well with the overnight camel trek. Driving ourselves looks risky in the winter. And we don't want to hire our own driver for three days.
Are there other options we should consider. Are there group Fes-Er Foud-Marrakesh tours? Is there another desert option entirely we should consider?
Nov 30, 2012 1:55 PM
Nov 30, 2012 2:32 PM
2From Fes you can take overnight Supratour bus, you are in Erg Chebbi at morning around 7AM. I suggest to take a camel trek first night and stay a second night in some accommodation, so you can enjoy Erg Chebbi, it is much to see there, not only sand dunes by camel.
Supratour take you right to Merzouga so forget Erfoud there it is nothing special to see. It is also far from Erg Chebbi, 50-60km, 1 hour approx by car.
But, three days for you trip from Fes to Marrakech via Erg Chebbi is not enough, you need at least 4 days -
first day at morning you are in Chebbi, afternoon you take camel trek into sand dunes with overnight there.
second day back from sand dunes and stay one night at the room.
third day by bus 8AM to for example Tinerhir and visit Todra Gorge and stay somewhere over night. Or if you are not interested of Todra you can go to Ouarzazate and visit Ait BenHaddou, overnight there.
fourth day to Marrakech.
Did I count right ? :)
Nov 30, 2012 5:50 PM
Dec 1, 2012 2:25 AM
Dec 1, 2012 4:30 AM
For years I have struggled to find a way to express what David's just written above.
Wonderful! You should add it to your signature.
Dec 1, 2012 6:24 AM
Dec 1, 2012 6:46 AM
7I understand why people want to rush around...Morocco is a fascinating country with so much to see...desert...mountains...small towns where you can see life going on much as it has for centuries...historic sites...even large vibrant cities where you take your life in your hands crossing the street. The rushing around is a vain attempt to see it all.
Dec 1, 2012 7:02 AM
8yes, that I think so too, that they want to see all possible, but forget that they miss much sense and feeling for the country. Unfortunately many of them have not so much time and plan to go to other countries too and there they make the same mistake. But such is our life style nowadays, even in the normal life at home they rush from home to job, to shops etc., as ants.
Sounds nice plan you have David, it is so silence there, quiet, tranquil, it cleans also the soul actually. When I am there I take also long promenades and so.
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