Marrakech: 3-Day Sahara Desert Tour to Merzouga
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- Duration: 3 days
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The whole tour is very well planned. There were lots of stops on the way, so even the way back (11 hrs in the bus) was tolerable. The space between seats is very small though, so you can´t totally relax in the bus. Our guide Mustafa was nice, patient and helpful, as well as the guides at the places where we stopped for a sightseeing. Air-conditioning worked well (unlike in the buses of some other Sahara tour organisers). The hotel was nice and comfy, so were the tents at Merzouga. It was really nice to get a private tent just for the two of us. Riding a camel is shaky and a bit painful, partly because I am quite heavy, but the "camel guy" helped me a lot. Sahara was MAGICAL, especially sunset & sunrise, as well as looking at the sky over Sahara at night: millions of shining stars. There´s one thing that should have been mentioned to us in advance: you can´t take even a small suitcase to Sahara. You have to pack things in a separate back bag, so many of us had to re-pack in Merzouga.
We enjoyed at maxim every moment of this beautiful trip. We started from Marrakech our trip with guide Hicham and another 8 travellers. The van is very confortable - with clima-, our guide Hicham is a good driver, we feel in safe during at the trip. Furthermore, he is a very cool personality. He likes what he is doing. We receive a lot of information about Marocco, about berber's lifestyle, traditions. He always stopped, when we want to buy something, to go on toilet, or to make pictures. A lot of panoráma on this trip, to make huge photos,show by hím. He reccomended us the restaurants to eat. Morocco is an interesting and beautiful country. We are feeling wondered in the Sáhara, at Merzouga dunes. Camel ride is the most fine thing, at sunset and át sunrise too. The berber camp is something undescriptionable. Confort of 5 stars in a tent, good food, and berber show. I think he is a famous berber singer, because he plays on diferents instruments here... Thanks for U !
Great experience if u are willing to spend long hours in a mini ban through very bumpy and under development roads. As the other reviews said the driver makes few stops in crappy road restaurants for quick stops or meals, which I didn't care as I didn't took this trip for fancy meals. Excursions are interesting and of course u have to tip everybody. Best experience and the main reason is to arrive to the entrance to the desert. Camel ride was fun both ways , best is the sunset and sunrise from the Dunes. Berber Camp was fun too, with a nice dinner and music, seeing the clear sky by night was quite special too. Recommended if u want to sleep at the dessert and ride camels. Beware of the 8 -9 hours in the car each way.
We had a fantastic trip with unforgettable experiences. We met our guide Zin Lahsan and cook Hasan following being picked up from Marrakech with a visit to the mountain Souks and Argon Oil shop along the way. The walk was spectacular with stunning view. All the food was good quality, fresh, well presented and very enjoyable (and plenty of it to keep us going!) Our guides were well planned, relaxed and made us feel very welcome and were happy to help with any questions. An unforgettable trip to the Atlas Mountain, would highly recommend!
What a wonderful trip for an amazing price. This tour felt like a private tour, it was just the right sized group for it to be social but not overcrowded. The tour matched the description and exceeded our expectations. There is no getting away from it being a long journey, but the frequent stops make it manageable and it is totally worth it to see the Sahara! The stars are amazing!!!!! The accommodation was high quality with private tents and thick blankets - ideal for the chilly nights.