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Well worth the driving to see the amazing Sahara Desert!

First things first make sure you have the right expectations before embarking on this adventure. There is a lot of driving as it is impossible to get out to Merzouga and the edge of the Sahara Desert in any less time. This is also of course a shared experience so you will spend some time with a group of people you haven't met before. In saying that, my girlfriend and I had an absolutely awesome time on this trip. Our driver Haj was incredibly friendly and did a great job of transporting us around Morocco. The awe you feel when you first sight the sand dunes as you head towards Merzouga on the second day is unbelievable. I'd recommend withdrawing 800 Dirham or so per person before the trip starts as you will need around 100-150 Dirham for lunch each day, 20-30 Dirham to buy bottled water each day and some extra cash to tip the guides each day and to buy things such as head scarfs for the Sahara. Also we didn't get confirmation of pickup location till 4pm the afternoon before

Marrakech to Merzouga 3-Day Desert Safari Reviewed by Michael, 06/10/2019

Ait Ben-Haddou worth the visit, with Abdul as a kind and good driver

My wife and I went to Ait Ben-Haddou on September 27. It was a very hot day and the trip from Marrakech by car took us about four hours of time (one way). Nevertheless, it was all fine and interesting. We would like to send a special thank you to our driver Abdul! His driving was cautious, his manner open and patient. He provided water and kindly answered our questions throughout the day (my wife and I were the only participants). At several stopps on our way, he informed us on the locations and the way of life in the Atlas mountains. It was information on first hand, as Abdul himself grew up in a Berber village. Ait Ben-Haddou itself was worth the visit. Located on the intersection between the Atlas and the desert, the Kasbah reminds of bygone times, as well as of sceneries of some well-known motion pictures.

Experience in Atlas Mountains Day Trip with Camel Ride

“Mustapha arranged our pick up from our Riad before we headed out the city for a 30-minute camel ride. Here he explained the value of the camels with impeccable English, as we enjoyed mint tea & biscuits post-ride. We then went south to learn about Argan oil & got to try the different products, both edible & cosmetic. Next, we were taken into the mountains to commence a walk through the Berber village, where Mustapha excelled with his local knowledge of the communities and religions. Following our walk, we enjoyed a delicious three-course lunch at the guest house, before returning to Marrakech. Mustapha was incredibly inclusive of the whole group and personalized the trip to accommodate our needs. “

Atlas Mountains Day Trip with Camel Ride Reviewed by Frankie, 13/11/2019

A well organised and very interesting day out. Definitely recommended.

A comfortable and modern minibus took us to Essaouira, a two hour drive. On the way we stopped at a Women's Co-operative where local ladies are employed turning the valuable argan nuts into edible or cosmetic oil. After an explanation of the very labour intensive processes we had an opportunity to buy products made from argan oil. In Essaouira we had an entertaining guided tour of the ancient city and its historical monuments. This was followed by a free time to wander round the city, shop and have lunch before the return journey. Our guide was amusing and informative. It was a really enjoyable day out, not too strenuous.

Day Trip to Essaouira from Marrakech Reviewed by Christina, 20/10/2019

Really nice experience to escape the bustling city

After a few days in Marrakesh we have been looking forward to this day trip to escape the bustling city life - and we definitely had a great nature experience. Our tour was guided by Ibrahim, who was very patient with our large group and gave us a lot of background information about life in the Atlas Mountains, the Berbers and the importance of mint tea. A short hike to a waterfall was a welcome change after the long drive and the tasty lunch.

From Marrakech: Full-Day Atlas Mountain Berber Tour Reviewed by Anonymous, 14/10/2019