You need to buy your own flight to Morocco and that might be to Marrakech, Fes or even Agadir or Casablanca. From there you catch a bus all the way to Merzouga (11 hours) where we will pick you up on the Sunday evening.
You can get a return flight to Morocco for around 100 euros from most places in Europe and sometimes cheaper than that. Your best bet is to fly into Marrakech or Fez and then take a bus from there. Last year everyone met up on the bus and were firm friends by the time they got to the desert.
Ryanair fly to Marrakesh or Fez from Alicante, Bologna, Brussels (Charleroi), Dusseldorf (Weeze), Eindhoven, Frankfurt-Hahn, Girona (Barcelona), London (Luton), Madrid, Marseille, Milan (Bergamo), Paris Beauvais, Pisa, Porto, Reus (Barcelona), Rome (Ciampino), Seville and Valencia
And Easyjet fly to Marrakesh from London Gatwick, Manchester, Milan, Lyon, Freiburg, Geneva and Paris.
And Easyjet also fly to Agadir from London, Lyon, Paris and Berlin.
The easiest way to look for a flight is to use www.skyscanner.net or momondo.com or, if you want a very cheap flight and don’t mind long waiting times between connections, you can also try www.airixo.com
If you don’t see a direct cheap flight consider flying via London, Milan or Basel – you’ll probably find a combination of Ryanair, Wizzair and Easyjet solutions. If you really can’t find a cheap flight to Morocco write to us and we’ll see what we can find!
Alternatively you can go overland and catch the ferry from Spain to Tangier and catch trains south.
By When Should You Get to Morocco?
You need to be in Marrakech by Saturday the 19th of January (for the first retreat) or Saturday the 16th of February (for the second retreat) at the latest in order to catch the bus the next morning.
You can catch a night bus back from the desert the following Saturday so you could fly out again Sunday afternoon the 27th of January or Sunday 24th of February.
From Fes you could even catch a night bus on the Saturday to Rissani and from there take a taxi to Hassalbied to meet us before walking out to the dunes. If you miss the bus you could even make catch the night bus on the Sunday and catch us with us on the Monday morning before we load up the camels to go.
On the Monday morning we’ll put our bags on the camels and then walk out an hour and a half to our camp in the dunes.
And here’s some info about hotels in Marrakech!
Usually what happens is that most of the group meets up in Marrakech and then travels together to the desert with the Supratours bus on the Sunday. We can reserve tickets for those who would like to come this way.