KLM Royal Dutch offers one-stop flights from Washington Dulles to Marrakesh. Other airlines offer two-stop flights from all three Washington airports.
Le Berbere Palace
Quartier Mansour Eddahbi, Ouarzazate
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
Guesthouse in a ksar still occupied by locals. Museum, gardens, pool, restaurant. Hotel offers pickup from Tinejdad. $59 single; $68 double.
Kasbah Hotel Tombouctou
Seventy-two rooms, pool and dune views. $50 per person for a standard double with breakfast, $130 per person for junior suite with breakfast.
About 11 miles from Ouarzazate
A UNESCO World Heritage Site that has appeared in numerous movies.
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.
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.