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Day trips from Marrakech

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Day trips from Marrakech

Well, after looking at various destinations and leaving it too late for Tuscany we have decided to go to Marrakech anyway. Probably not the best time to go there with the hot weather and Ramadan!

We have hired a Riad for group of around 12 for 10 days from 28th July. Can you please advice what day trips are available? We would quiet like to take day trips to the desert, 4x4 driving, the mountains and possibly the beach.

If we leave early then maybe we can possibly avoid the hot weather? Also is it better to hire cars than use taxis?

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1. Re: Day trips from Marrakech


You can't have a desert day trip, the distances are too great and most people would recommend at least 3 days for this trip.

The mountains are easily reached in just over an hour so are ideal for a day out.

Essaouira on the coast is a popular day out though it's really better as an overnight stay.

Car hire is cheaper than taxis and if you are a confident driver you'll be fine.

Type day trips into the search box above your post for loads of previously posted advice and ideas.

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2. Re: Day trips from Marrakech

Thanks for the info. I will forget the desert for this time.

With the larger party of 12 I am not sure if its better to arrange other type of transport?

Also any other day trip worth considering?

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With such a large group you may be better to hire a minibus with driver for your trips.

tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g293734-d676623… is proving popular for people wanting a wee bit of the desert without all the driving.

tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g293734-d139… also gives you a day away from town.

Don't try to overthink what to do. You might find your group is happy to lounge about in your personal Riad.

Edited: 6:30 pm, July 09, 2013
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Email your riad as soon as possible to inform them that you are thinking about side trips: this will enable the staff/owners to research what is on offer beforehand. However, with groups of 10 -12 I find that getting everyone to agree on anything is well nigh impossible! A quiet word, ilan s, if you are the group leader then I suggest you pre-plan as much as you can and suss out the various wishes. Good luck!

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We are going to Essaouira and the High Atlas mountains for day trips

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can anyone help me with some advise on a Minibus hire with driver in Marrakech, I am taking 14 people for 4 days trip, and need a minibus with a driver to take us around

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