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I booked this tour a wk in advanced without knowing when Eid will be. Turned out my tour is on the same day as eid. I was expecting for a cancellation but Hicham spent the most special muslim holiday with me instead of his family. I kinda felt bad but he kept on repeating that its my day and i should enjoy it. He didnt only drive but also became my tour guide too! long drive but worth it! Amazing day tour!
Overall the scenery was great! The trip is a long 3.4 hour drive but watching different scenery is enjoyable! Ait Benhaddou is worth the trip,however if you dont have a guide read more about it and don't get lost in the little maze of its streets! We had a good driver too!
Driver was there to meet us as we exited the terminal carried our suitcases to a people carrier very comfortable vehicle. Driver was very good negotiating rush hour Marrakech madness and we felt very safe. He was considerate and we were very happy with his driving.
I was so happy to have taken this tour through the Atlas Mountains and out to the various stops along the way to Ouarzazate. It was truly an unforgettable experience in Morocco. I recommend that you take a tour like this one but it's definitely a long day, so be prepared. Early pick up (which I almost missed because I confused the time and location because it wasn't very clear) The ride is long - along the way there are numerous stops so you get to enjoy getting out, walking around and taking in the scenic views. The way back was a bit rough because it's a 4hr drive back to Marrakech with only a half-way check point to grab coffee and use the toilette. If you have limited time, definitely take this full-day tour, but if you have more time I would recommend a longer trip to the desert.
We had an amazing time with our guide, Abe, and driver Mohammad. Abe, who is not typically a guide was actually auditing the trip to ensure it met Ando's standards, and allowed us to have a private tour as my best friend Thomas and I were the only people who had booked the trip for those days. This transformed our tour into a private tour allowing us amazing opportunities. On nearly any topic we found Abe to be knowledgeable, eloquent and honest. Discussions ranged from the state of education, details on architecture and construction, the langua franca, geopolitics, agriculture, the ancient history of the Berber people and everywhere in between. The nights out in the desert were wonderful. The camel ride on the second trip to the dunes is about two or two and a half hours each way, and while it is beautiful it is very cold, which seems intuitively obvious now, but I was not prepared for. Abe generously lent me his coat, which eased the trip considerably, but 5:30AM is frigid.