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Morocco Itinerary Advice

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1. Posted by makka (Respected Member 248 posts) 7y

Hey Dudes & Dudettes ... so im heading to Morocco @ the end of May for a couple of weeks, and what i have on my agenda is:

Marrakech
Saharan Desert Trek
Atlas Mountains
Agadir
Cassablanca

I will fly into Marrakech, am thinking maybe 3 days there then i guess i would book @ a desert trek around that area, then make my way via bus to the atlas mountains where i would like to spend 2 days.

After all the inland sights, its for sure beach time - i love to surf, so will be hitting up all the spots relavent breaks b4 floating off to cassablanca.

A few questions i'd love for you experienced people to answer for me:

Are desert treks widely availible to book in Marrakech?
Whats an average desert trekking time - 2,3,4 days?
Bus network system in Morocco, is it backpacker friendly? - i guess thier are heaps leaving Marrakech for Atlas Mountains, Agadir & various other locations?
Which airlines fly from either Agadir or Cassablanca to London Gatwick?
What kind of budget can Morocco be done on?

Sorry for all the questions, ive recently got back from an epic trip, and am really wanting to feed my 'itchy feet sydnrome' ... Morocco is my must but im on somewhat of a tight budget!

Look forward to the helpfull responses

2. Posted by baluba (Respected Member 407 posts) 7y

For starters you could probably do Marrakech in two days. Yes, you can arrange desert trips from Marrakech but you would probably get a better deal if you book something nearer the desert. Personally I have only been to Erg Chigaga which is quite amazing, you can spend anything up to a month if so inclined. Most stay 1 night, I stayed 3 which was perfect to get a real feel of the desert and its people.
The bus system is really good and backpacker friendly, particularly CTM and Supratours. CTM you can book at the bus station which is in the new town.
Easyjet fly to Marrakech and Casablanca quite cheaply.

Best I can do for the moment but if you want more info, I can dig it out for you.

I can say Morocco is a good choice for that itchy feet syndrome, I did exactly that after my epic trip! Enjoy!

3. Posted by makka (Respected Member 248 posts) 7y

Perfect, i will look @ those locations nearer the desert and see what seems more appealing.

Great to know the bus network is good and reliable ...

Seems easyjet only fly from Marrakech to Gatwick ... i done a breif search for direct flights from Agadir & Casablanca to Gatwick with ebookers.com and was looking @ £200+ for mid june, if thats the case i'll be better off heading bk to Marrakech and flying back.

Thanks again

4. Posted by makka (Respected Member 248 posts) 7y

Just been thinking about how im going about my Morocco trip ... As it stands im not intirely sure on how long i will spend there, but in the back of my mind im thinking, i will need a return flight back to the UK in order for me to get on my initial outbound flight from the U.K ... is this going to be the case?

Also are there any vaccinations i will need for this trip?

5. Posted by USAFAN (Budding Member 21 posts) 7y

Hi! gmad you have figured out about the flight! considering the nearest places to the desert! Merzouga erg chebbi could be a great destination too! I don't know what might absorbe you but it really worth it!
i used -snip- to go for the camel trek into the dunes! also did few treks around the area!

enjoy the trip :

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