Merzouga in detail

Flights & getting there

The N13 runs from Rissani to Merzouga, and the piste (dirt track) from Erfoud will probably be sealed in the next few years. That said, most hotels are some distance from the road on pistes marked with signs. If you're driving a standard hire car, don't head off-road as you'll likely get stuck in the sand. Minibuses will pick up or drop off in Hassi Labied – your hotel can make arrangements. Minivans run from Merzouga between 7.30am and 9.30am in high season.

Bus

Supratours has a daily 8am service from Merzouga to Marrakesh (Dh220, 12½ hours) and a 7pm bus to Fez (Dh170, 10½ hours). The bus stop is on Merzouga's main street, just off the highway leading north to Rissani.

Taxi

Grands taxis leave from Merzouga centre heading north to Rissani (Dh15). Transport is harder to come by for Taouz to the south; you might have to hire out all six places (Dh100).