“Absolutely excellent experience couldn’t of asked for more!”
We were three girls travelling around Europe and decided to spend a safe 12 days in Morocco. Fortunately, and after a careful research we contacted Ali from the Moroccodesertravel Company.
Ali really listened well as we described the type of travellers we are and the things we value most in visiting a country. He customized a fantastic trip for us. We cannot imagine a better driver than he is. He was much more than that, and is now a cherished friend. He is an excellent careful driver and an intelligent ambassador for the Moroccan people and culture. In addition, we had a knowledgeable local guide in each city, and we learned so much about the country and how Islam is practiced there. We also learned about the history, people and geography. We loved the incredible Riads that we stayed in, the medinas we explored, and the helpfulness of the people we met. We had fun bargaining for the gifts we purchased. Another highlight was the cooking class and trip to the market with the chef to learn about the foods of Morocco. We loved the Sahara desert, Fes, Marrakech, and Essaouira. We also enjoyed seeing Meknes. Special thanks go to Ali and his crew. We will come back in the future with you guys. Susy, Karin and Amy from California.
Visited February 2015.
“Superb desert tour”
From the time I made the tour arrangementsM with oroccodesertravel company, my arrival at the airport until departure everything was flawless. The tour to the Sahara desert was amazing, just breathtaking.
I had the most wonderful guide, Ali. He is far more than a tour guide; he is a person who understands the needs and the interests of travellers. A good listener with a wonderful sense of humour, professional, informative, and personable. Ali also took me to lunch in his hometown in the desert where we ate traditional food that was delicious! He was very kind with a vast knowledge of the Moroccan history and made the tour very enjoyable. I couldn’t have asked for a better guide. The people all around were very warm and I quickly realized my safety concerns were unnecessary as there were no complications at all. Thank you Ali for a vacation I will never forget. Definitely highly recommended! Faltsmarsh from Sweden.
Visited January 2015.
“An Experience of a Lifetime.”
Thank you Moroccodesertravel for creating this memorable, magical 4 days desert tour for my family and me. Our driver/guide Moha, became more like a family member than just a guide. He was knowledgeable and very experienced. The trip was perfect in every way! We were very well taken care of. The accommodations, sights along the way, the local food, and visiting Moha’s family in a local Berber village for lunch, were one of the highlights. The family was so welcoming, warm and loving. The Berber pizza that they prepared was delicious! The experience of the camel trek and sand boarding along the dunes was fabulous and the kids loved it. We were very comfortable and enjoyed every minute of it! Watching the sunrise over the desert was an experience of a lifetime. I highly recommend MDT for anyone visiting Morocco. Wardell family from Canada.
Visited October 2014.
We booked our 4 days trip with Ali from Moroccodesertravel company online based on trip advisor reviews( Thank you) I wired out the deposit to Ali which was duly confirmed and our meeting point agreed in our riad in Marrakech. We were met by Ali who was brilliant, very knowledgeable fantastic driver. We were a family of five in a very comfortable 4×4 and despite the long distance with 3 kids, we had a really enjoyable trip across Morocco staying one night in the Dades Gorge (mid-range hotel, super excellent dinner and breakfast and friendly family run) .The camel trek was amazing and the kids loved it all- sand boarding down the dunes, Ibrahim’s delicious tangines and of course the trekking itself. It was an amazing experience that we will never forget.Rosalie from Scotland
Visited September 2014
I know it’s a little late, but after spending two weeks without my husband and kids, I had a lot of things to take care of when I returned.
I want you to know that my friend and I were more than satisfied with your tour. We had Iddir as guide and Moha as our driver. Honestly, I really feel that there are no words I can use to describe just how amazing they were. My friend and I were traveling as just two females before our trip with you in Morocco and she was VERY cultured shocked. She was also sceptical because she had friends that just returned from basically the same trip, but with a different company and hated it. Even though I tried to assure her that your company was going to be different and great, she was still nervous.
From the moment they met us, until the moment we parted; neither her nor I have ever felt so comfortable, so safe and so amazed in our whole lives. Not only were Moha and Iddir honest and open with us by answering all of our questions, but they made sure to inform us of your countries history with an accuracy that was impeccable.
I rarely go on tours. I’m pretty well travelled and I was blown away by this tour. I hope that your business thrives in every way. We witnessed the disaster that can come with spending less money on a different tour and it made both my friend and I take time out to really and graciously give you a big THANK YOU!I would return any day with my family and take your tour all over again. Thank you for making not just Morocco, but our desert experience something that we will never forget.
Sincerely, Nikki Durling .
Visited August 2014.
This is a fantastic way to see a lot of Southern Morocco in just a few days, we couldn’t have asked for a better trip! Our guide Ali was friendly, knowledgeable, and made us all really comfortable. A lot of time is spent in the car, but there are plenty of pit stops along the way (bathroom breaks and lunch breaks). Just be sure to bring water (as recommended by other travellers).
We did the 3 Day / 2 Night tour from Marrakech through the Atlas Mountains, to Ait Benhaddou, through the Dades Gorge, Todra Gorge, Merzouga, Erg Chebbi, and back to Marrakech. So much to see! The arrangements for this trip were very easy (just be prepared to put a deposit in via wire transfer). The price is extremely reasonable for what you get including two nights accommodations, two breakfasts, two dinners, and the camel rides! I highly recommend Moroccodesertravel for an authentic Moroccan Adventure! Laura from Pheladelphia.
Visited May 2014.
“ Unforgettable time with MDT”.
We went to Sahara with Ali and we really enjoyed our time. The trip was very informative and well organized. We’ve seen beautiful landscapes of Africa, mountains and desert. We were really lucky to have Ali (the boss) as our guide! He is very experienced and was ready to answer all our questions. We’ve got great insight in the culture.
Ali, thanks a lot for everything!
Kind regards,Anna & Morgan (Australia).
Visited February 2014
“The best thanks to best guide”.
Ali will not only drive you from Marrakech to the amazing dunes of Merzouga, but will show you a wonderful glimpse of what is in the big in between. The tour is perfect not only for those that want to go to the Sahara desert in a straight forward trip, but for those that want to explore Morocco and are not very sure of where to start.
Ali is a professional guide that knows what is doing. His knowledge of the region and small details is very good, don’t miss the opportunity to sit next to him and ask all the questions you have while your eyes go trough the fantastic Moroccan landscapes.
The tour involves some good hours of driving but nothing to be worried about: they are absolutely enjoyable, the landscape is gorgeous and plenty of stops are made. Bring pills for carsickness if you are prone to it. Scott and Stephanie from England.
Visited January 2014.
“Absolutely worth it!”
I hired the services of Ali from Moroccodesertravel to go from Marrakech to fez spending one night in the desert at Merzouga. I couldn’t think of a better decision, from the moment we were picked up right on time by our incredibly guide and driver Ali in Marrakech in a super comfortable clean 4×4 we knew we were up for an amazing adventure.
Ali speaks excellent English (among other languages), he was incredibly polite patient and entertaining, he is a Berber so he shared with us his incredible knowledge of the culture, his vision of the world and his love for the desert, he was patient enough to stop as many times as necessary for pictures, water, snacks, sightseeing or trips to the bathroom. We spend so much time together travelling and it was so enjoyable that at the end of the trip we felt like we were family.
Once in the desert we were greeted by Hassan and we started our one hour and a half camel ride to the camp site. The landscape was hallucinating, truly a memorable experience, exactly as we expected to be, once we reach the camp we drank mint tea and enjoyed authentic Moroccan dinner (pastilla, Tangine, fresh fruit) the food was superb, fresh and abundant, Hassan and his friends play the Berber drums for us and we danced under the clear sky around the fire pit, It was amazing!! Afterwards we spend the night in the dunes playing guitar and talking the night off. Undoubtedly one of the best experiences of my life.
Jess and Dan (Netherlands).
Visited December 2013.
“A basically phenomenal trip”.
My two friends and I made the best decision booking a memorable 3days tour Moroccodesertravel when we were in Morocco and it was obviously the highlight of our two weeks stay in this wonderful country. Our expectations about the company and trip were positively exceeded.
The contact process with Ali went smooth and he responded to our emails in time and in a very excellent English. We were picked by Moha our tour guide and the driver Husain. Moha is a knowledgeable and professional guide. He spoke an excellent English; he did a great job answering all our questions informatively and neutrally with a beautiful smile and great sense of humour(thanks Moha). Our driver Hussain was skilful, careful and safe to be with (thanks Husain).
The SUV we travelled in was new, clean and comfortable. Although the drive to the desert was long you get to often stop for using the bathroom, breaks,snacks and pitstops at magnificent views of the atlas mountains,valleys,gorges, kasbahs…etc .
The hotel we spent the first night was nice. They served us delicious food and entertained us with a hot drum party.The camel ride among the golden sand dunes at sunset and sunrise, the bright starry night in the camp all made it a basically legendary experience that I would love to repeat in the future. Loads of special thanks go to Moroccodesertravel crew for the unforgettable time and the great provided service. We highly recommend this desert tour and with this tour company. Sara Zagernik from Slovenia.
Visited in October 2013.
“Thanks Ali, we really enjoyed it!”
If you are researching a trip to do while in Marrakech, stop wasting your time and just book this one, you won’t be disappointed! I’d read other Trip Advisor reports for this 4×4 excursion before we went, so it already had a lot to live up to. It achieved this and more. I’d exchanged emails with Ali, the boss man, but on the day, we were met by one of his drivers, Iddir. I was initially a little concerned, because it wasn’t the driver I’d expected, but this was unfounded as Iddir is a fantastic guide. I think there are three drivers. I’ve not met the other two, but Iddir is the best! 🙂
The views on this trip were FANTASTIC! And because we were in a ‘private’ trip, we could stop where & when we wanted to take photos or simply admire the stunning scenery.
The high point of the day, literally & metaphorically was lunch at a Berber village. We were on the roof of the Imam’s house looking down the valley or across to the snow capped mountains. The food was traditional and delightful but the key element to the experience is that somehow my vision had been switched from ‘standard’ to ‘high definition’. Everything just looked clearer, brighter, sharper and beautiful.
All in all, a fantastic experience that I can’t possibly recommend highly enough.
Now stop reading reviews and go book this trip! Jonnathan laviril ( Luxembourg).
Visited June 2013.