Details: Morocco

March 20
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GETTING THERE

KLM Royal Dutch offers one-stop flights from Washington Dulles to Marrakesh. Other airlines offer two-stop flights from all three Washington airports.

WHERE TO STAY AND EAT

Le Berbere Palace

Quartier Mansour Eddahbi, Ouarzazate

www.leberberepalace.com

Spartan rooms. Large pool, restaurant and lobby filled with movie props. Rooms from $190 for a deluxe.

Ksar el Khorbat

Off the N10 between Ouarzazate and Tinejdad

011-212-5358-80355

www.elkhorbat.com/en.introduction.htm

Guesthouse in a ksar still occupied by locals. Museum, gardens, pool, restaurant. Hotel offers pickup from Tinejdad. $59 single; $68 double.

Kasbah Hotel Tombouctou

Merzouga

011-212-53557-7091; 011-212-53557-8450

www.xaluca.com

Seventy-two rooms, pool and dune views. $50 per person for a standard double with breakfast, $130 per person for junior suite with breakfast.

WHAT TO DO

Ait Benhaddou

About 11 miles from Ouarzazate

011-212-618-75-01-02

www.ksaraitbenhaddou.com

A UNESCO World Heritage Site that has appeared in numerous movies.

Kasbah Taourirt

Avenue Mohammed V, Ouarzazate

One of the casbahs of the Glaoui who ruled southern Morocco. Daily 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. About $2.50. Guides out front will ask for more; they’re worth the money if you get a good one.

Erg Chebbi

Enormous sand dunes on the edge of the Sahara, accessible by camel and 4x4 vehicles. Most hotels in Merzouga offer tours and overnight stays in Berber tents. Camel treks are about $20 per person and 4x4 tours about $140 per vehicle, while overnight tent stays run about $45 with dinner. But remember that almost every price in Morocco can be haggled over.

INFORMATION

www.visitmorocco.com

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