Anybody been in Marocco recently?

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1. Posted by evelyn356 (Budding Member 4 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

I am planning a visit and i would appreciate any tips regarding local travel agents who can help you organize a tour to Merzouga-Fez .
I have been advised not to book anything online in advance as due to the pandemic it is cheaper to do it on the spot upon arrival to Marrakesh. Any thoughts?

[ Edit: Edited on 10 Nov 2021, 07:38 GMT by evelyn356 ]

2. Posted by Bennytheball (Budding Member 78 posts) 5d Star this if you like it!

Yes, I travel to Morocco every year to enjoy a month-long walkabout in the hot Maghreb sun, but this year and the last one have been different because of the Covid Pandemic enforcing all manner of disruption and cancellations. At the moment travel to and from Morocco can be disrupted at very short notice if the authorities close the borders to prevent the spread of the disease.

I've never travelled on a guided tour in Morocco, because it's so easy to find your own way around, a few years ago I travelled from Fes Gare Routiere (the main city bus station) on highway R501 close to the Fes el Bali medina all the way to Errachadia then after an overnight stopover onward to Erfoud by taxi and finally Merzouga, it was not a comfortable trip overall but interesting.

Marrakesh is rather off the beaten track for a direct journey to Merzouga, it would be better to start out from Fes, one of my favourite haunts is the Hotel Batha, only a five minute walk from Bab Boujloud ( the famous landmark Blue Gate) you should be able to find information about guided tours at the reception desk.

The advice you have received about postponing your intended trip is sound, nobody can be sure about transport efficiency in these strange times, a worst case scenario would be enforced isolation internment in some hotel not of your choosing if the borders close suddenly.

3. Posted by evelyn356 (Budding Member 4 posts) 5d Star this if you like it!

Thanks for your reply but you were right the have already closed their borders due to omicron variant...but I will keep the information you gave me for future reference..

Greetings from Greece!:)