From Marrakech: Day Trip to Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou
- Transportation included
- Duration: 13 hours
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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.
The trip was exactly what we've hoped for. We knew that the bus ride would be long but the scenery is beautiful so it doesn't get boring :) we made a few stops along the way and had a great time! When we got to Zagora, we got on the camels to ride to our camp which was just beautiful! The tents were really comfy and the people were amazing. Really friendly and taught us a lot about the Berber culture. We really enjoyed the night in the desert :)
A great experience seeing Morocco outside of the city. Aït Benhaddou was definitely worth the (longer than expected) journey. Fabulous views across the Atlas Mountains and the historic Berber villages. Our guide, Mohammed, was knowledgable and helpful and our driver, Yousef, expertly navigated the twisting mountain roads! Definitely glad we made the trip.
Nice 2 day trip. Maybe the 3 day option is more convenient if you have the time because you get a bit tired of the bus. Everything was perfect but take into account that the places where you stop are going to be expensive for moroccan standards (I guess they had some kind of deal).
Mohammad T, our driver was awesome. He went above and beyond to help us sort out transfers after the trip. We sat at the front with him and kept us entertained and cared for for 7 hours of driving. Really lovely guy.