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Reserving a Desert Tour from Marrakech

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Reserving a Desert Tour from Marrakech

I am a solo traveller flying into Marrakech mid February to do a 3 day Tour to Erg Chebbi. I'm finding it difficult to reserve a tour for just one person. So I am wondering, would it be easy to fly in and find/join a tour once i get there? Or should I make all my arrangements before I arrive?

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1. Re: Reserving a Desert Tour from Marrakech

Awful long way to go in just three days, ideally make it four or five. There's three basic ways to do this.

You can contract with a tour company who will take you there and back in a decent vehicle, but of course that will be expensive for a solo visitor.

You can make take public transport (buses and taxis), then when you get to Erg Chebbi make separate arrangements for a bivouac (typically 300-350dh including a camel ride).

Third option is to join a minibus type of tour which consolidates tickets sold by front companies in the side streets around Djemma el Fna. But be aware the transport/service might leave much to be desired. The following link is currently out of action (Lonely Planet is currently down) but gives a flavour: www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/thread.jspa…

2. Re: Reserving a Desert Tour from Marrakech

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