Experience the Moroccan Sahara Desert on a 3-day safari tour from Marrakech to Merzouga. Spend the night at a Bedouin camp in the Erg Chebbi dunes.…
What people are saying about Ait Benhaddou
Two nights tour to the desert. I really enjoyed the night at the tends. Got a luxury one to avoid the extreme cultural shock and it was an excellent choice. Unexpectedly cool! Freezing at night and early morning obviously, cause you know.. It's the desert, **bring very warm clothes**. But awesome atmosphere with the team who work there. Excellent and totally recommendable!!
This trip especially the night in the desert was an amazing experience. A well organised tour, such great value and even with a lot of driving (understandable to get to desert), the views and landscapes were incredible the whole way. There were some great stops! Some tips.. Lunch: sometimes overpriced, instead - eat nearby or bring own food/stock up at the mini marts. Ait Ben Haiddou: tour guide is OPTIONAL but not free (30dh), when you arrive a guide tries to whisk you away but we told both the guide & driver that the itinerary says we can do a self-guided tour (much better), make sure to ask driver when/where to meet after and get good directions to the entrance or follow behind others then freely explore on your own. Hotel Bougafer: good value, make sure to lock the balcony doors Bring or buy a scarf for the desert. Enjoy it, don't compare standards, it's an unforgettable unique experience. Mohammed was a great driver, funny and gave an interesting insight into Moroccan culture.
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.
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.