Fes to Marrakech Deep Desert Tour, July 2015
We loved our time on the trip!
Our guide Hishem (I’m sure I’m spelling that wrong) was fantastic. We had moderate expectations around being able to converse since we knew he was serving as our driver, but not necessarily a guide – but his English was really good and he not only gave us insight into what we were touring, but we also had fun just chatting about life in Morocco and in the U.S. with him. He went out of his way for us – even taking us to the bus station in Marrakech to help us buy tickets for an upcoming daytrip before dropping us off – and was regularly checking in on whether we were having fun, comfortable and had had enough water and restroom breaks. He was also a really good driver. Some of those curvy mountain roads are not for the faint of heart and we know two-lane passing is just part of the deal – but we felt like he was a very smart and safety-conscious (without going painfully slow!).
The camel rides and deep desert camping were without a doubt the highlight of our three week trip – a once in a lifetime memorable experience.
We also really enjoyed our hike on day 3. A three day trip is a lot of driving (we were adequately warned), but this went a long way with our “stuck in the car” restlessness. If anything, we probably would have traded some of the shopping and panoramic viewpoint photo ops for a bit more walking – but… next time. Restaurants were very good. Hotel was solid.
Overall, we both agreed that we more than got our money’s worth with this tour and it was one of our favorite trip experiences.
Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour with Essaouira, July 2015
Please say thanks to our mountain guide Marouane and our driver Rashid.
They took great care of us and were very warm, friendly, and kind.
Fes to Marrakech Luxury Desert Tour, July 2015
We had a really outstanding time with your company in Morocco (I’ll post a Trip Advisor review shortly!). Our driver was absolutely fantastic – he’s such an important part of the tour, a wonderfully nice guy and the perfect balance of driver/and friendly, but not too overwhelming. We absolutely LOVED the tents in the desert – awesome experience. And the second night of accommodation was also brilliant.
We wouldn’t hesitate to travel again during Ramadan, however totally understand that many operators don’t run tours/operate accommodation etc. as it was incredibly quiet (in lots of places we were the only tourists).
Thanks again for all your help in planning the tour, and offering loads of useful tips for Morocco – greatly appreciated.