Its kind of a drive from Marrakesh all over the High Atlas passing Tizi n Tichka along many ancient kasbahs to Ait-Ben-Haddou.
But the reward is beautiful nature and you get a feeling how diverse Maroccan landscape is - from the ocean, the mountains to the desert.
I booked this overnight tour on Tripadvisor/Viator and the value for the price is perfect since youre able to see all the places in just 36 hours. Disadvantage: you dont really have a guide but a driver who has to rush to get through his itinery.
Still: the view of the Atlas mountains, and walking through Ait Ben haddou was worth it!
The drive to the desert was very long, without any explanation of what we were seeing. Wasn't drivers fault as he didn't speak any english only arabic. The desert experience was a bit of a rip off, you can see the city lights from where you camp.
The Atlas Mountains were beautiful as was the desert. However our guide Mohammed was completely unhelpful, rushed us all day, wasted our time stopping at shops where he clearly got a commission, did not explain what we were doing, did not even introduce himself until asked, and was not able to manage time so that we could get to the desert to ride the camels by sunset. As a result we were riding at night with no view whatsoever. Also the trip was advertised as including the tour information yet the one place where we were given to a local guide we were charged extra albeit a very small amount. The camels were lovely as were the men who handled them. The lodgings in the desert were simple but adequate. However I am sure there are much better ways to have a camel trek in Morocco than this!
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