I'm planning a trip in October to Morocco and was reading some of the postings online, which have lots of great information. I'm also planning on renting a car and driving from Marrakech to Merzouga (hopefully starting from Imlil). What is the best way to break up the trip to Merzouga? We want to see the Todra Gorge too on the way and was thinking of stopping in Tinerhir or is that too far a drive on the first day? What else is worth seeing en route?
Do you recommend going all the way to Merzouga or staying the night somewhere like Rissani or Erfoud or Er Rachidia and basing from there? I also just want to book a camel trek for a few hours into the desert to see the dunes. Is this possible and is it better to do it for sunrise or sunset?
Any recommendations for a guide for the camel trek?
Do you have any idea how far it is from merzouga to Fez?
How were the roads?
Any information is greatly appreciated!