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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.
We had an outstanding experience in the Sahara desert. The tour is very well organized. We started in time, all camels were prepared to take us to our little Sahara adventure. After the approx. 1 hour camel ride which was very convenient, we arrived at the camp. The tour allows for plenty time of individually enjoying the desert before the sun sets. You can spend it strolling around the dunes or having a try with the sandboard - which is very basically equipped and offered when requested. After the truly amazing sunset in the Sahara, tea and biscuits were provided while our guides prepared the dinner. It included three courses: soup, tagine and fruits - which were delicious and far more than enough. Afterwards, a circle of chairs was arranged around the campfire to warm up while listening to drum music. At night, we felt very comfortable inside our tents with enough space, cosy beds and plenty of blankets preventing from feeling cold. Breakfast in the hotel was very nice.
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)