My husband and I took a three day tour with Sahara Desert Crew from Fes to Marrakech...it was such a brilliant time. Youssef was our tour guide and he couldn't have done a better job with us. One of my favourite parts of travel is getting to know people and Youssef wasn't an exception; he was enjoyable to talk with, I felt confident in his company, I trusted him, and I enjoyed all the conversations we had whether they were me prodding him about personal questions or him giving us lots of information about where we were visiting.
The tour was great and although a personal tour guide is a much more expensive option, I do believe it is worth it. The drive is long from Fes to Marrakech, the roads are really windy, and there are a ton more places you can stop off to take pictures or stretch if you are with a guide, plus the busses just looked packed and uncomfortable. Youssef's vehicle was clean, new and comfortable - he offered for us to control the temp to make sure we were comfortable, had a cable so we could play our own music if we wanted and even has wifi in his SUV (which was a huge bonus for me when there was some important things back home I needed to deal with).
The hotels were all really good (sometimes it is possible to get less expensive hotels and save a bit of money on your trip that way) but as for the regular package the accommodation was wonderful (very clean, warm, large rooms) and the food was excellent.
I'm in Morocco since 2011 and i had never used western union for a deposit and did not like this an an option at all. Youssef could sense my hesitance and since we were in the same place at the same time he was willing to meet earlier to get my deposit that way. I did learn after the fact that this is normal here and if I was doing this trip again I would trust giving a deposit to Youssef this way no problem.
I would most definitely recommend this company and this tour. Youssef went above and beyond to treat us well and I am happy we had the pleasure of meeting him, taking this tour and seeing what an absolutely breathtaking place the Sahara Desert is. I can't wait to come back!!!
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