Beyond Sahara 2018
- Marrakesh, Morocco
- 2-5 March 2018
A unique desert adventure
Beyond Sahara is a unique music, culture, travel and wellbeing adventure, taking place in a number of locations across Morocco.
Embarking from the nation's famous market city of Marrakesh, the festival takes explorers across the country into the Saharan desert, stopping off in scenic locations along the way.
By day, explorers are invited to join in the countless activities, from sports and yoga to massage and meditation. Then, under the stunning Saharan starlit skies, the music ranges from traditional Moroccan sounds to DJs playing electronic music into the early hours.
The festival experience starts in the city of Marrakesh, before journeying south-west into the Sahara and the desert camp at Erg Chebbi. Stops along the way include Ait Benhaddou and Erfoud, before returning to Marrakesh at the end of the trip.
You can fly to Marrakesh Airport from many airports across Europe. The airport in Marrakesh is less than 10km from the city centre.
The exact itinerary will be announced closer to the event, for reference the 2017 itinerary was as follows:
AM: Leave Marrakesh in the morning in a private 4x4, driving past the Atlas Mountain to the town of Ait Benhaddou for lunch, famous as a filming location for Game of Thrones and Gladiator.
PM: Travel by 4x4 to your hotel destination for the night (either Xaluca or Tombouctou). Each will host their own pool party.
AM: Travel to Erfoud for lunch, the last city before the dunes.
PM: After lunch, travel across the dunes by camel before arriving at the Erg Chebbi desert camp for music and activities.
Enjoy a day and night of music and activities at the desert camp.
AM: Journey by 4x4 across the desert to the lunch destination.
PM: Get dropped off in Marrakesh (either at the airport or in the city centre).