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The driver Tariq was good driver. The weather was not to good (it was snowing in the mountain) but we were in full safety. It was our first visitation in Sahara and it was unforgetable. In the Atlas was -5 and after that in the desert was +20 degree so you have to thinking about. The trip was all day long but if you read the description and feedbacks you can get ready for drinks, sandwiches, clothes, etc. We made lot of stops so we could use toilets, buy souvenirs, eat lunch, take pictures. The nature was very nice, excellent and various. Cool adventure and experince. On the whole I offer this trip if you would like to see the desert and the Atlas in 1 day.
We had a lovely trip to the Sahara Desert. Besides the long drive in the bus (who would have guessed that) this tour was an experience I never want to miss. The stops on our way to Merzouga were nice and it was exciting to visit Ait Ben Haddout, the home of scenes from TV shows like Game of Thrones and Movies like Indiana Jones and to visit a Berber house, where we could ask them any questions about their lifes. But the absolute favorite part was the Desert camp where we spent the last night. We didn't get a lot of sleep because of the cold temperatures, but the absolutely beautiful sunset and the stunning night sky (we had newmoon, more stars then we can count) were worth it. The camp itself was simple but nice, we had a small bathroom to share and private tents and the dinner we had there was one of the best we had in Marrakech.
Great day with a wonder tour of new friends. Driver made everyone comfortable, was informative and went out of his way to return us home via a different route to expand our experience..
Recommend upgrade to the luxury option- get blankets and food and your own bathro/shower. The camel ride was so cool, seeing the Sahara was wonderful too. Just be aware that a lot of the stops along the way will be expensive- you will Be expected to buy stuff )rugs, snacks, water)
This tour exceeded my expectations. It is indeed touristy, and the stops on the first day get a bit frustrating in that regard because of the constant moving along and upselling, but otherwise it was extremely well organized and you're going for the Sahara anyway and they certainly deliver on that. Our driver was fantastic and got us everywhere early or on time. The hotel the first night is old but pretty decent and the desert camp was pretty nice for what we thought we'd get. Sand boarding was awesome. Lots of group bonding as well with good people. The guides were actually very good and I greatly appreciated their work. Dont buy anything at the stops--they really over charge and there's places elsewhere you can get the same stuff cheaper. Lunches are expensive and with the exception of the last day, not so good. but there's nothing else so not a lot of other options to choose from.