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Useful Information

1 - Transport
New for 2019: 
In addition to the Royal Air Maroc flights from Casablanca (daily) and Marrakech (Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday), Ouarzazate airport is served directly from the following cities:
Bordeaux Tuesday / Saturday - Ryanair
Marseille Wednesday / Sunday - Ryanair
Madrid Tuesday / Saturday - Ryanair
Charleroi (Belgium) - Sunday / Monday / Friday - TUI
Paris Thursday / Sunday - Transavia (from November)
Airport Zagora welcomes four flights a week from Casablanca: Monday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday - Royal Air Maroc
 
Route from Marrakech or Ouarzazate to M’Hamid by road
There are several options for getting to M’Hamid:
 Use your own vehicle (take the N9) to M’Hamid village 250 km from Ouarzazate and 450 km from Marrakech via the Tichka Pass 
 Take a bus from CTM Marrakech / Ouarzazate / M’Hamid)
We offer a foray into the desert, adapted to the arrival and departure times of the CTM buses (see our tours departing from M’Hamid)
 Or entrust us with your transport in a private car (4/4 or passenger vehicle). It takes about four hours to reach the village of M’Hamid from Ouarzazate, descending along the magnificent Drâa Valley and an hour and a half from Zagora. We can also provide transport from Marrakech.
2 - General
Recommended period: September to May in groups of 2 to 18 people.
For those interested in this adventure, here are some points to recommend:
  • Being accompanied by experienced guides and guides not only to feel safe, but also to discover and appreciate their philosophy of life. 
  • Water and food: the essential element is water. The required quantity: 3 to 5 liters / person / day (your guides take care of its transport). Food is made on the spot; bread baked in the sand, delicious tagines, unlimited nomad tea, fruit etc. 
  • Option: have dry and nutritious food (cereal bars, dried fruit, etc.) in reserve. 
  • Equipment: good walking shoes, sleeping bag, sportswear, sweaters and anoraks in winter. The nomadic turban are very useful. Possibility to buy desert clothes on site.
  • Also provide: flashlight or headlamp, matches, wet wipes, small sachets to put your waste that you will keep and put in the trash cans of the base camp. Keep the desert clean. Preferably use degradable items, and remember: there is no recycling option in the desert! The waste that you abandon will remain there long after your passage.
  • Do not forget your usual pharmacy
  • The dromedary is a means of locomotion but also a companion, treating it well makes its company pleasant and walking next to the caravan can be more relaxing than getting on its back. 
  • Enjoy watching the sky and its constellations after dark. In case of a full moon try to do one or two steps overnight. 
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