We'd like to cross the Atlas from Ouarzazate to Demnate via R307 road with a small car (so no 4X4 or similar) I just checked some pictures and I found some where I haven't seem any asphalt. So around 10/March do you think is it doable with a small car? And if so, how long should I count for the trip. I am a good driver so that shouldn't make a problem.
We are planning to fo from Marrakesh to Ouarzazate in the middle or end of February (depens on Ryanair ticket prices). I'd like to ask, is it even possible to cross the Atlas that time of the year?
the ctm bus only goes around 04.00 in the morning or at 16.00 o'clock.
I hope someone can give me advice how to go to Zagora at a better time and how much this will cost. We are with two persons.
how to go from marrakech to anmitar?
I'll going to marrakech and I've only to days to visit this place (anmiter)
i was concerned that as a woman driving alone might be an issue but i am reconsidering
can someone give me advice about renting a car in Marrakesh and driving to Draa valley?
I do not want to rent a car how do i go by public transport from Marrakesh to El Kelaa Des M'Gouna?
We will be staying at the hotel Kenzi Saghro in Tineghir,Morocco in early October. As 50 pounds is the limit on Air France, we will need to do laundry or take it to a laundry nearby. Does anyone have any suggestions? I would certainly appreciate it.
Ill be going to Morocco in a couple of weeks and returning to Marrakech via the R307 rather than Tizi-n-Tichka. Id love to take a detour down to Megdaz. Ok, its a 2WD hire car. I doubt its possible, but does anybody know the condition of the route to Megdaz and the possibilty of doing it in a car?
Can anyone give me the GPS coordinates for Anmiter? Also is it possible for a minibus to get there from Telouet or is it an unsealed road. Thanks.
I've seen a walking holiday (for 3-4 days) with Exodus centred in Anmiter. It seems to be a place off the beaten track (say compared to Imlil). Is it an interesting place to go walking (they mention e.g eTizi'n'Ourghsan and back down the Ouarikt River. Lake Tamda)). Will I get decent views of the higher mountains? Sorry for my ignorance.
hi, we want to do a 2-3 night / 3-4 day max trip by camel over new years eve! not counting the travel from / to marrakesch.
important is: the fewer other camel safaris, 4wd, other western zivilisation around, the better. we are looking for The Nature Experience!
we planned to go to erg lehoudi starting from zagora, but now read there might be a "rubbish in the dunes problem". is iriki oasis an option? any other ideas? experiences with tour operators? thank you very much. your desert tortoise.
urgently need opening hours to Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate.
How long to travel by bus from ouarzazate to essouira via agadir or via tiz'n'tiska pass if possible?
Thank you if you can help.
I've got 10 days to visit Ouerzazate,(that I already know) Zagora, Merzouga and possibly Erfud and back
What the best way to move around? Rent a car or there are some kind of public transport.?
I want to "feel" the desert, possibly have 1 or 2 nights sleeping there: what do you recommend? (I do not love too much touristic packages.... but if there is no other way...)
Does somebody know Ouerzazate airport:?? I've found a cheap flight from Casablanca, arriving at midnight....I wonder if it is OK
Do you recommend some hotel (medium price) and some guide??
Thanks in advance
Can you take a taxi between Marrakech and Ouarzazate? Cost and length of trip? Tks
Thanks a lot to everyone for your comments and quick help on the earlier post. We still plan to take a bus from Marrakech to Ouarzazate and drive onwards. I am hoping to get your inputs on just 2 pending things:
1. Car rental at Ouarzazate: Can someone recommend a good and cheap car rental place in the downtown area? I have checked out Hertz/Avis/Budget/EuroCar and was wondering if there was another reliable place. Also, will a sub-compact or compact car (like Ford Ka) be okay for a drive into Merzouga?
2. CTM bus schedule: Does anyone know if there are any evening buses from Ouarzazate to Marrakech? We start in the morning from Merzouga and need to be in Casablanca by next morning. If we don't fly from OZZ, wondering if we can still get there.
We spent our summer vacation for one month in Maroc, out of which 2 weeks we stayed in Ouarzazate and we found accommodation from a site www.zoufi.com. Everyhting was perfect and our host was very special, he was our guide for all the period we stayed there. Now we want to go again in july and to take part of an desert expedition. If someone knows information about this expedition...cause they said there will participate groups from many countries, please leave a message on this forum.
I am going to Morocco for seven full days at the end of the month and am looking for some good trips from Marrakesh to see the desert / sea.
I came across Ouarzazate, which looks like it is very near to some great scenery. However, I will be dependent on public transportation (buses, taxis, etc.) and am wondering if it is feasible to visit for example the valley of Draa, and other near-by areas without renting a car.
Thank you for your help!
I would like to go to ouarzazate in January by a rent car but I heard it is quite dangerous because of snow and a lot of trucks on the (narrow?) road.
Has anybody gone in January to this mountains?
Thank you for your replies.
I hope someone knows the answer to my question.
My partner and I are travelling late December (the week before Christmas) to Morocco.
Our itinerary is to set off from Marrakesh by bus to Ouarzazate and then hire a car to travel from Ouarzazate to the Draa valley, Dades gorge etc.
We have travelled to Morocco several times before but never in that region. I am aware that Supratours run to Ouarzazate from Marrakesh as do CTM.
I have the time details for leaving but I really need to time travel details for setting back off from Ouarzazate to Marrakesh. I need those details in order to pre-book the car hire, most car hire companies require a time of pick up which I cannot give at the moment.
These are the details that I have for the outward journey, but I need the return times.
CTM :: leaves 11am – arrives 3pm or leaves 4pm and arrives at 8.30pm (2 journeys a day)
Supratours :: leaves 2pm – arrives 8pm
Notice how Supratours take a lot longer to get there...
Many thanks for all your input, I realise that this is a frequently asked question.
I'd like to travel from Marrakesh to Ourzazate by bus (CTM) during the last week of November. Would that be difficult? I'm not sure what happens with those mountains in November - does it snow?! Also, would I be able to get a ticket when I arrive in Marrakesh (couple of days before travelling by bus). I can't see any way to book in advance on their website.
Thank you very much.
We have 2 to 3 days with a rented normal car to visit "the desert" for the first time, around April 9-12. Please can someone advise us:
-a possible schedule with where to stay and what to see
-I read it will be necessary to find a 4 x4 to see the dunes (muy wife is not too keen on camels)
We are not high livers. We just want to soak up the beauty and the peace and silence for a couple of days on our first trip to the South.
Thank you so much to anyone who can help.
We are a British couple living in Madrid in late 60's early 70,s but pretty active and love walking
Does anyone know a good guide to use for seeing the really cool kasbahs, including the abandones ones in the Dades Valley. I really like hiking and exploring and wonder if it's acceptable for an american to be hiking around in the mountains around the kasbahs? I'm really interested in taking pictures as much as I can and love the Moroccan architecture. I was thinking of staying at Chez Pierre.
Hi, I am arriving in Marrakesh in December at 19:00 and need to get to Ouarzazate that evening. is it possible? I have looked at the Supratours site but unless I am missing something I can't see any buses to Ouarzazate??
Any help would be appreciated - thanks
Hello, im just wondering, im going to ouarzazate at the end of september for 10 days on my own do you think that is ok, because alot of people have said that morocco is dangerous for a younng girl on her own, what do you think?
We'd like to visit Ait Benhaddou from Marrakech (not from Ouarzazate). Are there any direct buses Marrakech-Ait Benhaddou, or do we have to go to Ouarzazate first and then get a grand taxi there?
Your answer is very much appreciated.
I am visiting Morocco in May and want to travel from Fes to Ouarzazate. I have read that there is an overnight bus but have been unable to find any further details, such as which company runs it, times and cost. Does anyone have any information?
TRAVELLING FROM MARRAKECH TO OUARZAZATE.
We are travelling from Marrakech to Ouarzazate and would like to fly or have an English speaking driver. Can anyone provide details of how long it would take in a car and the cost or what airline would fly between the 2 cities? What timetable and cost.
I am traveling to Morocco in March. I will first be in Marrakech, then plan to travel to Ouarzazate, then Fes, then back to Marrakech. Can anyone give advice on the best way to travel between the cities? Particularly for the long distances like Ouarzazate to Fes? It is my understanding that hiring a chauffeur will be very expensive, and I don't feel comfortable renting a car and driving myself.
Are we going to freeze at night on a camel trek in late December??? We are travelling independently and are planning on setting up a trek locally when we arrive to the area....