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This 2-day desert tour from Marrakech to Zagora is ideal for travelers keen to step off the beaten track and discover the real Morocco.
As many other reviews point out, the drive is long but definitely worth it! We loved our trip. It was cold at night in the dessert both in and out of the tent so please bundle up if you're coming in the winter. The camel ride is fun for a little bit, but then it gets tiring so it's good that it's not too long. The true highlights of the trip, for me, were watching the starry night sky, gorgeous, and the sunrise!
Kenneth U Canada
Great trip. Hussein the driver/guide was wonderful. There were fifteen in the group. Got along great. Camel ride was the highlight. Evening at the camp was wonderful. A great meal was provided by the Berbers. Everyone in the group enjoyed the evening. Wonderful sunrise the next morning short walk up a sand hill. Recommend this trip to others.
This is a long but worthy trip when you have only a couple of days for the Atlas mountains and the Zagora desert. There are numerous stops to keep you comfortable and spend meaningful time with locals, who are warm and welcoming without pressure. The scenery is beautiful and Mohamed, the driver and guide, is a class act and much fun to be with. He works extremely hard to make this experience a wonderful thing for all who go. It does take your heart and mind and turn them a little in the best way.
The camp is very comfortable and set up to do all that you want, and you can take a hot shower in privacy. The food is delicious the beds are comfortable. There are nice mattresses for lying down and taking in the amazing experience of the Milky Way and shooting stars. Also a nice fire pit for enjoying the music of drums and singing by your hosts. The camel tenders, Hasan and Mohamed, are excellent and make sure you enjoy your trip to and stay at the camp.
After the people in your group settle into riding the camels and chat a bit, everyone tends to get quiet and just take in the beauty and serenity of the area. It is a bit of magic to be remembered for a life time. Just do it! Or take a longer tour, if you have the time. Viator makes this a very easy thing to do no problems at all.
Incredible experience and super-professional driver and hosts!
This was the highlight of my trip to Marrakesh. Although the ride to get to Zagora was about 8 hours, it was worth it. Spending the night in the Sahara was absolutely magnificent and awe-inspiring!
This tour is the high point of our group tour to Makkarech,Morocco. The ride over the Atlas Mountain and the views of the valley below is spectacular. The tour brings us also to Kasbah Ait ben Haddou and the Movie studio museum in Zagora...nevertheless the highlight is the over one hour camel ride to the desert camp, the camp pre-dinner gathering and the early morning sunrise over the hill and sand dunes...truly scenic and memorable.
Overall we had a good time on our tour and the accommodations once we arrived at the camp were great. I highly recommend the upgrade as the real bed after a full day of travel was much needed. It would have been good to know a bit more in advance of how long we'd be in the car it was a full 8 hour journey, and would have liked more cultural insight but the stop on the way back at Ksar Of Ait Ben Haddou, camel ride and sunset/sunrise in the desert were amazing! A quick warning to anyone with food allergies though, despite notifying in advance, my food allergy while accommodated at the last minute could have put me at major risk so I'd advise to bring your own food if you do have a severe allergy.
Fantastic tour, the driver Hossein was a superb host - he was full of interesting information about the country, the people, the history and geology of Morocco which made it all come alive. The tents were very comfortable, we felt we ewe treated very well, the evening meal was delicious and the Sahara was mind blowing - especially the stars at night. The drive over the Atlas Mountains was wonderful despite the rain! The only negative was that we were very rushed in the morning by the camp Berbers - had to jump on the camel within minutes of finishing breakfast which felt very rushed.
Overall a great experience, particular thanks to Hossein for making it special.
Its was amazing experience in Zagora Desert. Worth to book it!!!
Excellent value for money. I was concerned that the camels were mistreated but they look quite happy and they have a lot of time to rest.
The unit is comfortable, Be aware that this is a trip where you spend a lot of time in the van. I really enjoyed the journey and I reckon most of us did.
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