It was an amazing four days’ trip from Marrakech to Sahara Desert. We were accompanied by tour guy Hassan and Driver Abdou. Our total times in Morocco were 8 days.
Hassan is very passionate about his jobs and care very much about his customers. Abdou was friendly and a reliable driver.
Throughout the trip we have learned about Barber life and cultures. Past by many small towns and villages. Walk through blossom almond trees farm beside a long clear river on a sunny day. Visited rose valley to looked/inhaled their magnificent rose products. Saw beautiful mountains sceneries and experienced warm spring season of Morocco.
It was an extraordinary experience. The only part I feel like I have left with regret was that we didn't get to stay at the desert long enough. We got to Sahara Desert about 5:30pm, stayed overnight and left the next morning about 9:30am. The camel guy wasn't very patient with us. In fact, I think he was quite rude in the end. (later on we learn that it was because we didn't tipped people often enough. so he kind of got an impression of that we won't tip him as well). We didn't want to missed getting on our only transport back to the car so we left in a hurry and didn't really get to enjoy the sun and desert itself (It was quite cold before 9am in the desert, it started to get warm after 9ish. It was very pleasant to lay on the cold sand and enjoy the warmth from the sun).
The luxury tent is definitely a good choice if you are looking for a more relax experience. Each tent has individual private shower and toilet. tents are made of thing wood cardboards and white fabrics. Each tent has two comfortable beds. I know some might say that it wouldn't be a night at the desert. It is simply not raw enough. But we were pretty happy to see these luxury tents after a long day drive and we thought it was money well spend (extra 50 pounds pp).
On the way back to Marrakech. Abdou and Hassan stop at a local village to buy dry dates and Henna. it was quite interesting to see the local market. our tour guy Hassan was very kind to share some Henna with us and got one of the girl from the hotel to make it into paste and draw it on our hands.
Last day of our trip we went for Ait Ben Haddou. The walk in old town is quite enjoyable. There were many shops and painters along the way. Then Hassan and Abdou took us back to Marrakech dropped off our baggage back to our Riad. And then went extra mile driving us to a spa place that we had appointments with.
Food wise, the restaurants they picked are all very clean and reliable with decent meals. You will see many other tourists as well.
Overall it was a very pleasant trip and I would recommend Trek in Altas Day Tours for people.
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