From Marrakech: Day Trip to Essaouira
- Small group
- Duration: 1 day
- Optional audio guide
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We had a lot of fun, and honestly got to do even more than we had been expecting to. We looked into A LOT of different trips and were very worried about actually getting the experience we were looking for. This one was exactly it, and we were very happy with it. My only complaint would be just the information provided by the guide in terms of what it was we were supposed to be doing. He gave lots of good info about what we were seeing and a good general overview of the itinerary, but when it came down to specifics it was a little lacking. At the point where we were supposed to ride the camels he kind of just dropped us off with the desert camp guys and left. Everything turned out fine, just a little confusion in the transfer is all. Aside from that my friends and I had a great time. They showed us some amazing things, and never really pressured us to buy things we didn't want to. The lunch places they offer are "mandatory" - as in there are no other options -but they were not expensive
Very nice experience. The night in the desert was excellent, the camp is very well equipped. The night we stay at the hotel was also very nice, very well located between impressive mountains. The breakfasts included were not very good - just bread and maybe 1 egg included - the dinners were so much better. The spots where the tour stops are worth seeing and the people in town in charge of guiding the tour were very nice. The restaurants where the tour stops for lunch are not the best, they all offer the same food and have a bad hygiene (there are cats and insects everywhere). I do not know if all the restaurants are the same. The highways are very bumpy, and the road has a lot of curves. Moving from one place to another takes hours but it is worth it. ***BE CAREFUL IN THE DESERT** no one warns you about anything but in the night we found a white scorpion right beside us in the sand dunes while seeing the stars, the people there in charge killed it fast, but you have to be careful.
I would call it a road trip rather than a desert tour (desert is definitely a highlight but only a very small part of the tour). Very good organised and a lot of Programm!! I wouldn't recommend it for elderly people or young kids due to the long ride and bumpy streets. And don't expect too High Standart in the desert camp ;) all in all a fantastic experience.
Very nice trip. Our driver Abdul made it very special. He showed us all the nice places, told a lot about the culture and history. We felt very welcome, also thanks to the guide at Ait Benhaddou. We would really recommend this trip with those guides.
Great tour for someone on a short timeframe in Morocco. You do a lot of road but the guide/driver was great. Brings you to truly local experiences and is very flexible!