Morocco

Merzouga

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Once you’ve arrived at Merzouga — gateway to the Sahara — you will find yourself surrounded by the dry heat and sand dunes of the desert. Explore this remote town before cruising the dunes in a four-wheel-drive or by camel. To get more of a taste of remote Berber life, spend a night camping in a tent under the starry desert sky.

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Imperial Cities and the Sahara

A journey through Morocco past and present
Approx. 9 days
Casablanca (1 days) → Rabat (1) → Fes (1) → Merzouga (2) → Todra Gorge (1) → Ouarzazate (1) → Marrakesh (2)
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In-Depth Morocco

A grand tour of Morocco's highlights
Approx. 14 days
Casablanca (1 days) → Rabat (1) → Chefchaouen (1) → Volubilis (1) → Fes (1) → Merzouga (2) → Todra Gorge (1) → Marrakesh (3) → Essaouira (3)
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Classic Morocco

Imperial cities, nature and Berber culture
Approx. 11 days
Casablanca (1 days) → Rabat (1) → Fes (1) → Volubilis (1) → Merzouga (2) → Todra Gorge (1) → Ouarzazate (3) → Casablanca (1)
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Things to do in Merzouga

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Take a sunset camel trek in the Sahara Desert
Merzouga

Take a sunset camel trek in the Sahara Desert

The western fringe of the vast Sahara Desert creeps into southern Morocco and one of the most authentic ways to experience it is to watch the golden sands melt together as the sun goes down with an evening camel ride.

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