Marrakech, Morocco

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clock-o2 days (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 3 more

Overview

Leave Marrakech behind and travel in the comfort of a small group for an overnight excursion to the Sahara desert. With no more than 12 passengers, you’ll benefit from the personalized service of a guide. Spend the night in a nomadic tent after a barbecue dinner and traditional entertainment. You’ll visit UNESCO-listed Ait-Ben-Haddou and see the picturesque landscapes of the Draa Valley. Hotel pickup makes the tour even more convenient. 
  • Travel with a small-group of no more than 12 passengers from Marrakech
  • Leave logistical details to your guide, including BBQ and accommodation
  • See the Sahara sunrise and sunset over the Erg Lihoudi camp in Mhamid
  • Visit UNESCO-listed Ait-Ben-Haddou with personalized commentary on the sights

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, Jul 2018

We booked this tour as a group tour but were positively surprised when we found out that it was only our family of 4 who was going. Hassane was a very knowledgeable, experienced and friendly guide/driver who spoke perfect english. As we chose to do the 2day/1night tour, the trip was very long but he made sure that we stopped every couple hours for breaks, sightseeing or food. The drive through the Atlas Mountains and the Berber villages was breathtakingly beautiful and very interesting. When the sun started to set, we switched from SUV to camel backs! The 90 minute ride through the sand dunes accompanied by the most gorgeous sunset and a persistent warm breeze was one of the most impressive experiences in my life, so far. The actual campsite can hold up to 120 people but we shared it with only one more family of 6. The delicious dinner was followed by Berber drum music at the fire pit and when the musicians were done the star gazing began. The sky in the desert is so clear and unpolluted, and the silence is incredible. The bathroom facilities are well equipped and clean. The next morning, we were served a big breakfast and, then, mounted our camels to meet Hassane with the SUV. On the way back to Marrakech, we stopped several times to visit small pottery manufacturers, explore Kasbahs and look at interesting architecture. When we finally arrived at our hotel, we were tired, sweaty and dirty but full of incredible lifelong memories. We did this trip in late June which is not typical tourist season due to the higher temperatures. However, as the heat is dry we never felt it was unbearable and the advantage of fewer tourists is definitely a plus!

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, Jul 2018

This is a really long drive so be prepared! We went through Ouerzazat, Zagora and Agadz to get to M'Hamid. There is another two day trip that goes through Merzouga. Despite the long trip though it was worth it. The journey back and forth from the desert was beautiful and you get a sense of the country as you pass through the various towns. There were plenty of stops along the way so it didn't feel like we were just driving. We got to the desert in the evening allowing for the camel rides to be in much cooler weather and more enjoyable. The camp set up was also well done. There was food, music, a campfire, and lots of stars.
A special shout out to our guide/driver, Jamal. He was warm, pleasant, sociable, and polite someone who loves his job and showing his country to others. We were with him for the two days and he made it a truly memorable experience. He kept our children entertained throughout the drives, telling jokes, being playful, and providing relevant information. In fact, he happened to be in Fes later in the week at the same time as us, and they insisted he come spend some time with them! Jamal embodies the graciousness of the Morrocon culture and we recommend him highly!


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