A pen – you’ll need to fill out a white landing card before you pass through the Immigration control at the airport (cards are provided on your flight in or once at the airport);
Travel insurance details;
Our phone numbers per our Contact Page;
Tissues, wet-wipes, small towel;
Blankets & sheets are provided at desert camp and blankets on trek, but if you do have a preference to use a 2 or 2-3 season sleeping bag please feel free to bring it (December
– February in particular);A small, sealable plastic bag to protect phones and camera from desert dust;Sun protection (cream, hat, sunglasses, scarf for the neck);
Trekking sandals or trainers for the desert – we advise against walking boots;Canvas walking shoes or canvas boots for the mountains (for the foothills, even trainers)
– we advise against heavy leather walking boots;A fleece or jacket for the desert evenings – bear in mind with the heat of the sun in the daytime, it will feel cold at night
by comparison (December – February particularly so) – however, a campfire is always lit;Comfortable, loose clothing in the day, especially for the driving days in the car
– pack clothing that you can layer easily and don’t mind getting a bit dusty (unless you plan to visit very upmarket restaurants/hotel bars you won’t need to dress formally
in the cities);A personal travel kit of immodium, antihistamine, painkiller, rehydration powders, insect repellant, support bandage, plasters (band-aid), blister plasters,
antiseptic wipes, dressing, hand-gel, eye-drops;Motion sickness tablets (if you might suffer with car sickness on the winding roads across the Atlas mountains,
and across the desert terrain);A small torch/head-torch (there is lighting at the desert camp and candles on trek);
Electric point adapter – plug points are two-pronged as per Europe;Spare plastic bag to put garbage in (necessary on trek; papers can be burnt or transport your litter out
of the desert).

We advise visitors to the Kingdom of Morocco to read through their own government’s foreign office advice before travelling. Check for updates before your trip.
Consider how that advice compares to travel to other countries.We encourage you to read our blog post on Morocco’s Spirit of Community, please click here. This highlights
the cultural aspects of Morocco, gleaned from living in a small community here. In other words, the reasons we consider Morocco a safe tourist destination to visit.
Further points to address any concerns –
We do not operate desert tours in Morocco in the territory of the Western Sahara. This is more than 1000 km away from the region you will visit.
You will see a police presence throughout the country, not only in cities. This has been the case for many years and is a fact of life. Police check-points on main roads
serve to not only control speed, but also to monitor vehicles/road users.
The border with Algeria has been closed for 23 years. The military patrol the border at frequent intervals, although this will not be visible to you during your desert trip.
You will not see the border.
There is significant overseas investment in high-profile infrastructure projects (such as the NOOR solar power plant at Ouarzazate and the high-speed TGV rail line in the North),
and in the tourism industry (e.g. the December 2016 opening of a new airport terminal at Marrakech and thereafter at Fes). International hotel brands are increasing their numbers
in Morocco (e.g. Mandarin Oriental, Four Seasons, Sofitel, Fairmont). Airlines are increasing the volume of flights to Morocco (such as Ryanair, easyJet, Austrian, Royal Air Maroc).
Morocco successfully hosted the UN climate change conference (COP 22) in Marrakech in November 2016. Annually, it hosts renowned sporting and cultural events (amongst others,
the Marathon des Sables; Marrakech Film Festival; Fes Festival of World Sacred Music).
Please contact us with any question.

If you are interested in animal welfare, you may like to consider a visit out from Marrakech to ‘Jarjeer Mules’ animal sanctuary. Jarjeer is a retreat/care home for
retired and rescued working animals (mules and donkeys), and has even provided a home for orphaned foals over the years. Jarjeer is approx. 25 minutes out of town.
It is a registered charity. www.marrakechmules.com.
The international charity, SPANA, has produced an online, ethical animal tourism guide, ‘Holiday Hooves’. You can access this guide here – www.spana.org/ethical-animal-tourism .
The guide encourages visitors to support owners who treat their animals with kindness and respect. SPANA also encourages anyone to report the mistreatment of animals to the local
tourism board.
SPANA estimates that there are 2 million working animals (donkeys, mules, horses) in Morocco.
Working in the far North of Morocco, the NGO ‘Barbary Macaque Awareness & Conservation’ (BMAC) aims to conserve the endangered barbary macaque and its habitat, and to raise
awareness of the species. www.barbarymacaque.org/about-us/ One of the BMAC campaigns targets the photo prop trade and urges visitors to avoid having photos taken with macaques,
and to report the photo practice/pet trade to the local tourism board. Never offer to pay to rescue an animal from its keeper.
Further information on the photo prop trade and illegal pet trade in Morocco is featured on the BMAC website here, where you can download free infographic sheets
– www.barbarymacaque.org/publications/