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Great experience - only for healthy/rather fit people

I have to keep it short as its limited characters, here my tips: day 1) pick up at the square in case you live in the medina. Stops every 1.5-2h for toilets, drive though atlas mountains curvy so be prepared. First stop in berber villiage very sunny, so bring hat. They make you buy a "sahra pass" so the scarf for around the head for the desert. There are several options, but its worth buying and it does not get that much cheaper after that. First Hotel is quite fancy - with A/C and pool - bring bikni! day 2) Little walk though some fields with some kids that keep walking behind you selling some stuff. first that was cute, then it gets annoying. Be prepared. Then they bring you to where you get your camels - last chance to buy water for the night. There is again a pool to swim. Then camel ride - 20 mins, not 1h. The tents are ok, there are real toilets (shared) and running (stinking) water, but enought to wash off the sand. Sleeping in field beds. last day: drive back 8h

Marrakech to Merzouga 3-Day Desert Safari Reviewed by Anonymous, 06/16/2019

Seeing the Sahara was worth the trip, however the guided tour left a b

Guides were nice and polite, but not very engaging. The camel ride was interesting for the first little while, but became uncomfortable soon enough. Nothing to do about that, but maybe consider looking into the ATV tours if you aren't set on riding a camel. Dinner was served very late (10pm) but the traditional food was decent and there was lots of it. We took the tour during Ramadan, and I understand that the staff needed to eat Iftour (breakfast) after sunset, but perhaps inviting the guests to eat alongside the staff or to set up a self-serve buffet during future Ramadan tours could be considered? The fireside drumming was interesting for a while, but went on until after midnight and we had to be up and back on the camels by 5am. Tents were very hot and stuffy, so needless to say it was a sleepless night. However, the desert was beautiful by day and night, and with a little more effort from the hosts, this could be a very special experience!

A camel trek through the Sahara - seeing is believing!!!

While it's a bit of a lengthy drive to get to Merzouga, it's absolutely worth it to be able to witness the Sahara dunes at both sunset/sunrise. Camels are also my new favourite way to travel! The campsite is basic but the dinner was hearty, I loved the traditional music and dancing and our Berbere guides couldn't have been more hospitable. My only criticism is that every stop was designed for us to buy something and the restaurants arranged for our lunch stops were expensive and really dirty and substandard. Our driver Mohamed and a tour guide at Ait Benhaddou became very rude and aggressive, actually yelling at us because no one wanted to do the "optional" tour - we all just wanted to wander the site by ourselves but the men were clearly angry that they would miss the commission. I wish it had been a little more relaxing but it did feel like we needed to be "switched on" 24/7.

Marrakech to Fes: 3-Day Desert Tour Reviewed by Jaime, 06/26/2019

This trip was amazing! What a wonderful experience.

This trip was fantastic! Such an experience, riding camels in the desert and sleeping under the stars. definitely worth your money :) just keep in mind it is an 8 hour drive both ways (from Marrakech) so if you don’t do well with long car rides maybe this isn’t for you. Also make sure to take motion sickness medicine with you, lots of water, sunglasses and a scarf if you can (to avoid having to buy overpriced ones on the way). The facilities are very good at the camp.

From Marrakech: 2-Day Zagora Sahara Desert Tour Reviewed by Anonymous, 07/11/2019

Sahara desert and the night sky, so worth the long drive!

Well organized trio. Our driver Has was very polite, always on time and knowledgeable. The scenery on Atlas mountains, the sand dunes and the stars were our highlights. Only minus point is the meals you get on the way. The restaurant staff were rude, food not very good and there weren't anywhere else to go if you didn't want a set menu. Overall, once in a lifetime trip, amazing!

Marrakech to Merzouga 3-Day Desert Safari Reviewed by Robert, 07/03/2019
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