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Trips to the Sahara from Marrakech

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Trips to the Sahara from Marrakech

Hey we are coming to Marrakech this weekend, there is a group of four of us who want to take a one night 2 day trip to the desert, does anyone have any recommendations of good trustworthy companies we could book with?

We just don't want to get ripped off and wondered if you guys had any recommendations or have heard of any companies to avoid from other travellers!

Many Thanks!


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1. Re: Trips to the Sahara from Marrakech


The majority of people recommend at least 3 - 4 days to visit the desert from Marrakech otherwise you spend so long driving it makes for an uncomfortable visit and you can't get right out into the desert in such a short time anyway. Maybe leave it until you have more time.

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2. Re: Trips to the Sahara from Marrakech

Yes 4 and more days is recommended as Shimmin has illustrated, because 2 days is really limited time so the period of 2 days will be spent only on the road.

Read the reports on this forum link about desert trips recommendations and more on the desert Trips from Marrakech : http://www.tripadvisor.ca/SearchForums?ff=9195&geo=293730&scope=2&q=desert+tour+companies&s=D

Good Luck

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3. Re: Trips to the Sahara from Marrakech

One night, 2 days are not enough for your trip into the desert. You need at least 3 days but even that is to short and you will only rush. And don't believe if some even good trustworthy companies want to say you it is OK with one night. It is not OK!

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4. Re: Trips to the Sahara from Marrakech

Fran, I was in the same boat as you and after doing some research and getting advice here i had to change my plans for a 3 day/2 night trip. I guess as the driving distance are so long, for a 1 night trip most of the time will be spent in the car. The one company i kept coming across in my research is journeybeyondtravel.com. i actually just emailed them to see if they could arrange the desert part of my trip.

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5. Re: Trips to the Sahara from Marrakech

Hi Fran,

How did you get on with the desert trip and what did you decide to go with in the end?


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