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Trip Report

Short break in Marrakesh and around


by nickAtlasGuru Contributor

AfricaMorocco4 days / January 2020

Highs & Lows



Itinerary Overview

  • 3 Nights: Marrakesh
  • 1 Night: Zagora
  • Day trip: Ouarzazate

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    A lot. The duration of the trip was not aligned with the activites we planned. We spent most of the time in the jeep to and back from the desert, 8 hours each. For a 4-night-3-day journey, staying in Marrakesh all-time would have been more adapted. However, I strongly recommend to stay longer and spent a few days in the desert. One night there as we did is not enough either.

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    On our way to the desert, in the mountains, the snow made it difficult for our jeep, which scared some of us. But no pain in the end.

  • How was the food?

    What was the food? Couscous. How was it? Cheap and tasty.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Sleep in a Riad, enjoy the city, enjoy the desert and be sure to stay long enough.

  • Packing tips?

    For the desert night yes, especially if you go there in January. Pack a polar fleece, a hat and warm socks or sleep with two pairs of them. You'll stay in a bungalow and obviously it's not heated.