Posted by: yourmoroccotour | February 24, 2015

Flights to Southern Morocco

Moroccan desert is a hot destination and on many client’s wish list when planning their Morocco vacation. Most of the times travelers have limited time yet the traveling distances are long in the South.

IMG_5688If you have limited time and don’t want to spend hours car driving you can consider some of these following flight options:

  • Ouarzazate Airport 

The city is called the gateway to the Southern Morocco and to the desert. It is great place to start your desert adventure.

From Ouarzazate to Merzouga (Erg Chebbi dunes) is about 5 – 6 hours drive on main pave road

From Ouarzazate to M’Hamid and farther to Erg Chegaga is about  5 hour drive – must have 4x4WD

Royal Air Maroc serves daily flights

From Casablanca to Ouarzazate departures late evening

From Ouarzazate to Casablanca departures early morning (you generally reach Casablanca by 9am)

Ouarzazate is international airport and Air Europa serves direct flights from Madrid two times a week on Thursdays and Sundays.

  • Zagora Airport

Zagora provincial city is great gateway if you want to head to M’hamid and to the dunes of Erg Chegaga.

From Zagora airport to Erg Chegaga it is about 4 hours 4x4WD is need it for part of this route

Royal Air Maroc serves 2 flights a week between this route (Mondays and Tuesdays)

From Casablanca to Zagora departures are early morning

From Zagora to Casablacan departures are mid morning

  • Errachidia Airport 

Errachidia is a great gateway if you want to visit Merzouga and Erg Chebbi dunes.

From Errachidia to Merzouga and Erg Chebbi dunes it is about 2 hours drive via pave road

Royal Air Maroc operates this route 3 times a week:

From Casablanca to Errachidia on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays late evening departure

From Errachidia to Casablanca on Thursdays, Saturdays and Mondays  early morning departure.

Please note that  timetables can change according to daylight saving hours (i.e one hour earlier during Winter). Flights can be purchased online.

Your Morocco tour can arrange a driver/guide to collect you at any of these airports and customize the itinerary of your travel accordingly.

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