We are coming to Essaouira in December. There are ten of us and we would like to get a minibus from Marrakech airport rather than grand taxis. Any recommendations for how to book a minibus and how much it might cost? We would like one with seat belts as we have car seats for two toddlers.
My boyfriend and I will be spending 4 days in Marrakesh in December third week and are hoping to do a 2 day / 1 night trip down to Ouarzazate and Zagora in order to see some of the things around Ouarzazate and to do a camel trip and spend the night in the desert near Zagora.
Is it worth it to do this trip or should we just spend the time in Marrakesh? Is the desert worth seeing in Zagora?
I am looking at the tour companies online which include travel, guided tour and a night in the tents.Does anyone have any recommendations of tour companies that we can do this with? How much should we expect to pay for this sort of tour?
Are there likely to be any problems with these roads over the winter?
Many thanks in advance for your advice.
This is the itinerary that they are proposing-
This tour includes pick up from your Hotel in Marrakech.
The tour Departs from Marrakech at around 07:00hrs in a modern, air conditioned vehicle.
Travelling over the Atlas mountains to reach our first site, Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, where you can freely explore the Kasbah. Note that there is not an entrance fee to enter the Kasbah and you are not obliged to hire a guide.
Following along the route, we then arrive at Ouarzazate, the gateway to the desert, and the Moroccan city known for Hollywood movies being located and filmed here.
There are 2 opportune times to visit Ouarzazate on this tour. The tour allows for time for a visit of Ouarzazate on either day 1 or day 2, depending upon the schedule. It is possible to visit the Atlas film studios during the tour, subject to time. The small cost of about 3.00 euros entrance to the studios is not included in the cost of the tour. Entry to the Studios is voluntary.
Following your Ouarzazate visit, we continue along the route, experiencing the Draa Valley, en route to Zagora.
Once we arrive at Zagora, we have time to explore, until just prior to sunset.
At the beginning of Sunset, we will join our camels and head off into the desert for a 2 hour Camel trek to reach our Berber desert camp for the night.
The camp provides private Berber bivouacs, evening meal and Breakfast.
Full bedding is included at the camp. Everyone has a tent to sleep in, but if you wish, you can sleep out under the stars to enjoy this amazing free lightshow, with the stars being so bright in the Desert.
After a traditional Berber breakfast we have a two hour camel ride at sunrise to explore the area further.
We then start our return journey to Marrakech, stopping off at some highlights on the way.
Our journey takes us over the high Atlas Mountains for the enjoyment of magnificent views of the surrounding country and to see the local communities who live in these mountains.
We return to Marrakech, arriving at around 17:00hrs or 18:00hrs.
Hoping to visit marrakesh mid march of 2015 and was wondering if day trips (tuesday berber market and ait benhaddou) need to be prearranged or can i just arrange while there? we would be arriving in the evening on a sunday. we would hope to do the tuesday berber tour and go to ait benhaddou on wednesday. I have been looking at the tours offered online, but mainly just to get an estimate of how much i will be spending. thanks.
Im about to book Riad Saturday Night and I saw that the same riad, in the same period booked via booking.com is much cheaper than doing the same thing directly with the hotel...Why is that?Is there something i dont know that may be a bad surprise for me later or should I really do it with booking?
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