A peaceful town with a palmeraie, Erfoud is famous for its fossils and dates. You can buy fossils in every shape and form, from a trilobite keyring to a polished basin of fossil-filled black marble (this might be tricky to take back on the airplane). 50 kilometres further on, at the foot of the majestic Erg Chebbi dunes, Merzouga is a great place to camp under the stars and experience the absolute silence of the desert night.
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Make sure you use the right people to organize your desert excursion. You don’t want your ‘baptism of solitude’ ruined by the sound of raucous laughter and voices from the neighbouring sand dune.
Spend a night or two at a real desert camp in the giant dunes of Merzouga, near Erfoud, in the Sahara desert of Morocco.
134-room/8-bungalow kasbah-style hotel with spa, set amongst the dunes and palmeraie
The Lawrence of Morocco map displays the locations of the destinations and accommodation that we have selected and visited; for each item, hovering over or clicking the marker will display a short summary and photo of that place or hotel, and hotel pricing. Follow the links in the info box to the full page listing which has much more information.
Note that the online map offers both a satellite view (click satellite in the top right) and, for some locations, a street level view (Drag the person in the top left onto the map). These let you explore the country; and when you wish to explore in person, or if you have any questions about the places you see, give our staff a call, or request a quote. Our staff regularly visit the places and accommodation that we feature.
When you book a holiday with us we will provide full driving instructions for reaching your accommodation, where necessary; these can be used by yourself, or you could enjoy the luxury of a driver. Alternatively we will arrange private (car rather than coach) transfers for you; helicopter transfers are also possible for some destinations.
Marrakech is totally bonkers!
Dear Max ,
Well what can I say about Marrakech. It's totally bonkers but in an exhilarating and vibrant way. Despite my reservations about traveling by Easyjet the journey was quite civilised, especially with the speedy boarding option you included for us. We were met at the airport on time for our transfer to Les Yeux Blue by ...
Susan d'Arcy from The Sunday Times travelled to Marrakech with Lawrence of Morocco in July 2012.
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