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Dessert trips from Essaouira

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Dessert trips from Essaouira

would like to do a 3 day trip to the desert but not go back to Marrakech as my base. Can I do the same trip to the desert from Essaouira and return the 3rd night there? I noticed most desert trips depart from Marrakech.

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1. Re: Dessert trips from Essaouira

3 day trip even from Marrakech is not enough, you need at least 4 days for such trip, so from Essaouira is it not enough at all.

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2. Re: Dessert trips from Essaouira

Hi,

Most desert trips depart from Marrakech because to travel from Essaouira would make the journey too long for most people to tolerate.

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3. Re: Dessert trips from Essaouira

Hello Yogri,

Yes it is possible but not recomended at all. ....... TOOO MUCH DRIVING

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4. Re: Dessert trips from Essaouira

Yogri;

welcome to Morocco Travel forums.

By the way; 3 Days even from Marrakech is not enough time as Khamlia has explained above, as you have to know how many hours driving from Essaouira to the Desert would be around 13-14 Hours driving which means around 700Kms, so not recommend to do that, so the best to do is try to relax in Essaouira and have a day or 2 days in Marrakech to enjoy the difference then back to Essaouira, then if you like to go to the Sahara, make a plan to go for 4 days, starting by going from Essaouira to Ouarzazate, then continue the way to the south and back via Agdez, then to Marrakech where it can end, but for such trip would be made for 5 days at least.

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