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Experience was great as well as our guide Mohamed. The only issue we faced was realated to the hotel. As per email and agreements we were expecting one hotel while, just before the check in, they informed us that it was fully booked, so they booked a different one ... that was crapy (seriously!) I refuse myself to stay there and the agency was lovely to find a different (and much better!) solution.
Lanhar was an excellent guide: kind, thoughtful and informative. The colours of the stony desert were amazing; Ait Benhaddou is almost surreal. We saw how the 'bricks' were made and learned of the history of this place. We were given free time at Ouarzazate and I learned of its history. The road is treacherous and hence Lanhar's careful driving was a key element in the enjoyment of the day. Lanhar has a friendly but not intrusive disposition which makes him an ideal guide. He created a very easy atmosphere in the group. I had a great day. Thank you
Absolutely brilliant! It is a long journey from Marrakech so you have to be aware of this but there are plenty of rest stops. It was also cold at night (as expected during winter during the desert) but bearable and very impressed by the camp (very good set up). Dancing the night away with the Berber people around the fire with new friends I had made along the way was an experience not to be missed.
Everything excellent from beginning. Our riad was not accessible by car so we got email with pick up point nearby. Without any trouble we managed to find our van, which was visibly marked, quite easy to spot. Driver Adil was punctual on time, we picked up another 4 person on the way, together 6 person- cameral and friendly group. Adil is superb driver, we felt safe all the time although half of the driving was rather on mountain serpentine through Atlas (crossing Tizi Tichka pass - fantastic view) and generally a lot of driving in one day so be prepare, take some snacks. Enough breaks for loo and straighten your body. He also stopped if we spotted beautiful panorama to take pictures. We saw a lot Kasbah, oasis and snowy peak of Atlas from the distance- truly amazing with contrast of rocky desert landscapes. The main attraction Ait Benhaddou- really worth of effort and long driving as the view from the top are breathtaking, can wholeheartedly recommend it !
Youssef was our driver and at any time very helpful, gave us tips on how to handle the more tourist stuff sellers and was happy to take many pictures of us. The trip itself was quite a bit of driving but we got rewarded by fantastic and changing landscapes which gave even more of a feel for the country than the west side of the atlas mountains alone.