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The journey from Dades Valley to the sand dunes near Merzouga takes about 6 hours, including a stop for lunch and an excursion through the palmery at Erfoud. The palmery excursion bypasses the centre of Erfoud and instead passes through a succession of villages, many with ruined Kasbahs and crumbling houses that have lived off the date palms since …
... as the wind was blowing. At first I thought I was hearing cars on a highway, but then someone pointed out that was a little impossible. I was actually hearing the wind over the dunes. After a little bit of a nap, it was back to the Jeeps, which took us to visit a community of Malians. Once again, we were served tea, performed for, and pressed into dancing by Mohammed. That guy really loves to dance. At some point during the day, I ended up sitting next to Hassan. We talked about a lot ...
... have ascended in the dark the previous night!
Down to the rock formation at the end of the Valley called the monkey's paws or feet, then along the route from Boumalne to Tinghir and the second Gorge, Todra. Much more touristy at Todra and with a stream that bubbles up from nothing, through the stony stream bottom, into a substantial flow of water.
From Todra Gorge to Tinjdad, then ...
Leaving last Friday at 5 o'clock to catch a 6 o'clock train, we happily thought to ourselves, "wow we are so prepared and ready for this long but exciting trip!" Everything set up perfectly and after waiting 5 weeks to see the Sahara we were finally on our way........so we thought. The taxi driver, who we told as always, to take us to "Gare Agdal" (Agdal train station) took us to the wrong station in downtown Rabat. When we told him ...
... you on.
When you look up at a dune looming above you, you think that there is no way you can climb it. But once you start out, you have to keep going or you will slide back down to the bottom. You will not be relieved of the need to do it all over again,because there is no going "around." With each sand “wall” that you scale and each sand mountain that you “summit,” the views get better and better and the enormity of ...
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The Beduoin Campsite is a 90 minute camel ride from the main hotel
For a camp it is clean and comfortable
There is a toilet and a washbasin, but no water!
Good dinner and breakfast
Absolute quiet, and the stars are like spotlights in the clear sky
Berber music and songs are the entertainment
The best part is the ride to and from the camp
The main hotel has showers, swimming pool, restaurant, etc.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.