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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.
The Andes and Merzouga desert are spectacular and we admire them every step we take. The driver was professional and entertaining. Local guiders were also very professional and we find out a lot of new things. Everyting was very well organised.
The guides were so kind, took lots of pictures of us. The food was awesome and the tent was super comfy and we stayed warm throughout the night. There is nothing that compares to seeing the desert first hand, especially the stars at night. Highly recommend this experience!
The trip is much more than a camel ride. It is an immersion into the beautiful culture of West Africa. Tot enjoy the experience you must enjoy the journey through the welcoming communities along the way.
Everything worked out as planned. Our guide showed up at our riad and began the long drive to Merzouga. He stopped whenever asked for photos and gave us options for lunch. On the return journey he purposely took us to a different lunch location so we could try different foods. The tour in the desert was great, the camel ride was a cool experience and the tagine dinner was excellent. The tents were surprisingly comfortable and warm. It's a long two days in a car but it is so much more comfortable than an overnight bus (the only public transportation option). I also did a fair bit of research and this was the best price I could find. If I had more time available I'd probably do it differently but on a time crunch, this was perfect! The only negative was that the driver didn't stop at the apes on the way there for some reason and on the return journey it was pouring rain so he said they wouldn't be out to see. The only disappointment in an otherwise perfect tour.