Saharan Morocco is a vast desert region dividing Morocco and Algeria. Its a hot, dry and often picturesque area. This area is not to be confused with another region further south often called Moroccan Western Sahara.
Towns & Villages
Erfoud – The Gate of Sahara, this small city is located on the way of Erg Chebbi Dunes.
Merzouga – Small village on the edge of Erg Chebbi Dunes.
M'Hamid – Small village on the border with Algeria, south of Zagora town.
Old Kasbahs in Nkob (Old Kasbahs in Nkob). Old Kasbahs in Nkob
Ksar of Maadid in Erfoud (Ksar of Maadid in Erfoud). Ksar of Maadid in Erfoud
Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate (Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate). Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate
Unesco Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou in Ouarzazate (Unesco Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou in Ouarzazate). Unesco Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou in Ouarzazate
Fint Oasis in Ouarzazate (Fint Oasis in Ouarzazate). Fint Oasis in Ouarzazate
Underground Ksar of Tamegroute (Underground Ksar of Tamegroute), (South of Zagora). Underground Ksar of Tamegroute
Desert Tea (Desert Green Tea). Desert Tea is most of times just Chinese green tea and plenty of sugar. Ask for mint just for a change.
Bottled water (Bottled water). If you're not used to Moroccan water, most likely you'll get sick of drinking it. Get bottled water selling in all small groceries stores spread around all towns and villages. Water labels: Bahia, Sidi Ali, Sidi Harazem, Ciel (watch out for Ciel water, it is made to make you drink more water), Ain Saiss.5.5 to 7 Dirhams.
All Morrocan Sahara is safe. Be careful with heat, drink bottled water. Every little town and village have small shops selling bottled water (~6 Dirhams).
All small towns such Erfoud, Rissani, Zagora, Mhamid have plenty of good quality pharmacies where you can get most of necessary stuff.
Unemployment is high, and this is one of the countries touristic destination. Expect young boys proposing guidance through the desert. You are not obliged to, so if you don't want don't pressure yourself getting one, just smile and say no.