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Be prepared for a lot of driving, BUT also to discover some of the most incredible places you’ll see in your lifetime! Our experience was absolutely lovely, and our guide Abdul made sure that even the smallest details were taken care of. I couldn’t recommend this more.
Khalid was the absolute BEST! This tour was definitely a highlight for my friends and I. My two friends and I got paired up with another couple in this small group tour, which really allowed us to experience the sights in a more flexible and intimate setting of a small group tour, rather than some of the big bus tour companies. Khalid, our tour guide, was so knowledgeable and accommodating, always ensuring we were beyond happy. The food, the music, the sights, the sounds, the stories - everything about this tour was incredible. Thank you Khalid!
My wife and I are so happy to have taken this tour. We actually had quite a few stops that I didn't know about and they all turned out to be either beautiful pictures, great opportunities to learn about the locals and culture, or both. We had a fantastic guide and made some good friends along the way. About the guide, Mustapha is such a great person, very dedicated with a sense of humor and just all around fantastic - made a huge impact on our enjoyment of the trip. I will say, the drive back from the desert to Marrakech seemed LONG. But it was worth it. Would definitely do it again!
This trip was fantastic. We experienced some unique places guided by a very knowledgeable and helpful tour-guide Abdul. All places visited were very interesting and well worth seeing. The overnight accommodation, the food and staff were all top notch. This trip is highly recommended.
I would highly recommend this tour! It's a bit of a whirlwind adventure, with the last day being a 'transfer' day all driving. Even with the driving, this tour was well worth it. Our guide Mustapha was very knowledgeable and accommodating and the experience was one-in-a-million. Thanks, Viator!
We easily met at the main square and were welcomed onto our tour by our friendly guide Mustafa and our driver Hassan. The two of us joined to make a party of 10. Our first day was spent crossing the Atlas mountains with plenty of stops for photos along the way. We also stopped at a women's cooperative that produced argon oil products. We were given a short talk on how the oil was extracted, tried some of their delicious samples and were able to buy products from their store. Mustafa was always on hand to offer insights about our locations and Morocco generally as well as answering any questions we had. After crossing the Atlas, we drove through a number of towns along the way, including a stop in the now almost abandoned village used in many films. There was an optional tour of a film studio, however, as no one in the group was particularly interested, we didn't feel pressured into spending money or time here. We stayed overnight in a traditional Moroccan Kasbah overlooking the Rose Valley where we were treated to a -lovely dinner as well as a night of Moroccan music and dancing in which both Mustafa and Hassan enthusiastically participated. After breakfast the next day we continued further into the Sahara stopping for more photos of the surprisingly varied scenery and to choose our complimentary scarf some members of the group also purchased traditional Moroccan dress. We arrived at a hotel on the edge of the sand dunes early evening where we were able to leave any excess luggage we didn't need for a night in the desert. After a quick change we were introduced to our extremely friendly camels for an hour and a half plod in the sand dunes as the sun was setting. Mustafa took an enormous amount of photos on everyone's cameras to make sure our good side and the camel's were captured. Arriving at our camp we were surprised by the standard of the facilities given the location! There were small individual 'rooms' with proper beds and electricity and a separate restaurant area with both indoor and outdoor seating where we were served mint tea aka 'Berber Whiskey' before moving inside for an amazing meal that they managed to prepare in the middle of nowhere - almost as far from Marrakech as the Algerian border! Afterwards we were invited to join the staff for some more singing/drumming, try our hand at sandboarding or just lie down and look at the stars.
The next morning we left the camp early 6am and started our camel ride back to the hotel. Half way through we stopped on a high dune to watch the sunrise and take more photos. We didn't have time for a shower at the hotel so after breakfast we headed back to Marrakech. The drive was long the best part of 12 hours, but the trip is worth the ride with some stops to stretch the legs and have lunch - we arrived back in Marrakech at around 9pm.
Overall I think the trip was a great experience - we had a really lovely group, which I'm sure makes a big difference, and both our guide and our driver were excellent. We'd highly recommend the 3 day tour as well as Mustafa and Hassan, its great value for money and we really felt like we packed a lot into the short trip.
I had a wonderful time on this 3-day tour! I would highly recommend it. We stayed at great places, ate at nice restaurants, and spending the night in the desert was really fun. Thank you!
great experience with excellent guide and thrill a minute driver. 5 star overnight and stop accommodations.
Nothing can ever compare with full moon over Sahara dunes!
We took the Small Group 2-Night Desert Tour from Marrakech in August 2017 with Mustapha as our guide and Mohammed as our driver and it was one of the highlights of our vacation.
The tour, and specifically Mustapha, exceeded our expectations in every possible way. Mustapha was not only knowledgeable but also very compassionate, caring, and understanding. Throughout the tour, his only aim was to ensure the best possible experience for his customers. He maintained a relaxed but timely pace to ensure we are able to visit everything without feeling rushed and even arranged for vegetarian meals to accommodate for our dietary restrictions. The Riad we stayed in for the first night was amazing and the Sahara Desert experience itself was simply beyond words. By the end of this trip he, in fact, was more like a family member than just a tour guide.
Thanks, Mustapha, for the memories that we will cherish for long time to come and not to mention new vobaulary words like yalla yalla!
Great tour. A lot of driving, but we were well looked after and the trip was unforgettable.
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