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Lawrence of Morocco

Meknes to Merzouga

The road that leads from Meknes (or Fez) to Merzouga is one of the most fascinating you will find in all of Morocco. The road is about 450km and close to 6 hours of driving. If possible, it is best to do it in two days because there are so many places to stop along the way. Valley du Ziz is a great place to stop for the night.

When leaving Meknes you have about 70km of agricultural plains before reaching Azrou where you can go into the cedar forest and see wild apes. After this, you will be heading across the middle Atlas and experience very strong temperature changes and see the amazing lunar landscapes. Another hour or so and you reach the valleys with wonderful gorges and small villages near oases. These will continually be present until Erfoud and Rissani where the scenery progressively becomes drier and drier. The final step from Rissani to Merzouga being a veritable introduction to the Sahara desert with its enthralling dunes and endless plains. At this point you will be less than 50km away from the Algerian border.

Here is a fabulous blog that will give you an idea of what to expect. These guests did not stay at Riad Felloussia in Meknes but they were on an organized tour with Your Morocco Tour which is one of our regular collaborators.

1 comment:

K.K. Sharma said...

Wow friend, this is amazing tour of Morocco. with you can about travel to Morocco imperial cities bursting with rich cultural traditions.

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