How to reach SaharaSky
to fly to Marrakech
which is an excellent point of departure and return for your trip to South Morocco. All charter airlines have frequent direct flights to Marrakech and offer low airfares. Flights normally arrive in the morning and you can continue travelling by road to Zagora.
Second choice is Agadir
for those who plan to extend their vacations at the famous beaches of this relaxed seaside resort. Excellent roads lead to the Zagora region
via Taroudant - Tazenakht - Agdez and Zagora.
National Flights Casablanca to Zagora - Zagora
- 2 flights weekly -
The new airport of Zagora
re-opened in June
Monday - departure Casablanca 9am- 1 stop arriving
Thursday - dep. Casa 9am- direct flight - arriving Zagora 10.30am
Monday - dep. Zagora 11.55am arriving Casa 1.15pm
Thursday - dep. Zagora 11.10am arriving Casa 1.30pm
You can rent a normal car like Renault Clio, Mégane or Logan.
No 4x4 AWD necessary to reach us.
Price range 35-50€ per day.
From Marrakech to SaharaSky
you follow the National road RN9. It takes 390km or 7 hours drive including stopovers for lunch and taking photos to the entrance of the hotel. Excellent 2-lane road over the High Atlas mountains and the Tichka pass (2260m) to Ouarzazate. Then continue over the Anti Atlas mountains and the TifnFifft pass (1600m) via Agdez and the Draa Valley and its medieval Casbahs to Zagora. From Zagora via Tamegroute still 25km or 20 minutes to our hotel which is indicated by road signs.
From Agadir to SaharaSky
you follow the National road N10 to Ouarzazate.
It takes 500km or 7 hours drive (no major mountains) including stopovers.
The trip leads you through Taroudant to Tazenakht (carpet capital of Morocco) where you turn right to Agdez. From there through the Draa Valley to Zagora and continue via Tamegroute another 25km to our hotel.
- Do not pick up hitchhikers or drivers with cars in false distress (open hood). In most cases they are carpet dealers trying to pull you in.
There are plenty of overland taxis at very cheap fares for everyone.
- Follow strictly the 80 and 60km speed limits within townships. Even in the medieval southern region police is now equipped with portable radar.
Speeding is fined up to 700Dirhams.
- In case of the inevitable: Don't show cash - rather credit cards.
From Marrakech we recommend the express bus lines CTM or
which leaves Marrakech CTM station at 11am and
arrives at Zagora station at 8pm.
You have to buy the ticket + seat
reservation at the station as early as possible. No online sale!
You buy a ticket to Tagounite and ask the driver to (exceptionally)
let you out in front of SaharaSky = exactly 25km after the
Station. 20Dhs tip helps but don't pay before he agrees.
The Supratours day bus leaves from the railway station (Gare
Marrakech) at 4pm and arrives at Zagora by midnight.
as of October, 2014
| departure 09:00||arrival 16:00||departure 07:30||arrival 15:00|
| departure 16:00||arrival 24:00||departure 19:00||arrival 2:00*|
| departure 06:00||arrival 13:30||departure 11:00||arrival 19:30|
| departure 21:00||arrival 5:00*
||Actual price one way 240Dirhams|
* the next morning
From Zagora taxi station
plain center behind the mosque) you take a taxi to the hotel.
Each passenger pays 10Dirhams but tourists might be asked
Alone in a taxi you pay for 5-10 passengers.
Have a nice trip!
Take a print-out with you.