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Review of Sahara Tours 4x4

Sahara Tours 4x4
Ranked #1 of 868 Tours in Marrakech
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Sahara Tours offers private day tours from such ancient cities as Marrakech and Fez, through the high Atlas Mountains and out into the Sahara Desert. Anywhere you would like to see, it is our pleasure to show you. We have new comfortable, air-conditioned 4x4s for smaller groups and minivans for larger groups. We take our time, driving slowly, stopping any time that you would like to have a break and take pictures. We can organize day trips for any sized group - family, friends or on your own and can accommodate a wide variety of budgets. We are friendly and professional. We speak Spanish, French, English, Italian. Our wish is for you to enjoy a spectacular trip of a lifetime.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Food available for purchase, Baby buggy parking, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Even before our adventure had even begun, Hassan had arranged for our guides to pick us up from the airport and drop us off at our riad before our excursion actually started the following day. Mohammed and Ibrahim were two of the most amazing guides we could have ever asked for. They made us feel so comfortable throughout the entire trip and went out of their way to make us happy. Mohammed even left my wife sit in the front passenger seat for a leg of our drive so that she could take better pictures of the scenery!

Even though we only booked a quick 3 day trip to the Merzouga desert, our guides patiently took us to stops along the way that allowed us to see amazing sights and meet amazing people. I loved that they stopped at a few women's co-operatives for them to demonstrate how they make argon oil products and rose plant products. It's always re-assuring to experience such a progressive country. They stopped along so many landmarks and expertly explained the significance of each place. Mohammed's English was amazing and we had great conversations with him throughout the trip.

We had a short stay at Chez Pierre - which was such a beautiful stop over. The food was absolutely amazing. We then arrived at Merzouga, where we went given a room to leave our luggage and shower before our camel ride into the desert. The desert itself was one of those life experiences that you will talk about forever. All of the Berber guides that gathered there were so friendly and cheerful. They played some songs for us during dinner and were very entertaining. We had a 12 hour drive the following day back to Marrakesh and our guides got us there, safely, while we napped for most of the trip back.

We consider Mohammed and Ibrahim family and can't thank them enough for sharing their stories and time with us. Even after our long journey back to Marrakesh, they dropped us off to the airport the next morning at 5:30am so we could catch our flight. Even with our short meet up with Hassan at the Merzouga desert, he was incredibly friendly and his only concern was whether or not we were having a good time. Didn't even mention the fact that we still owed the balance of our money! I hope he and this company continues to succeed. You will not find a better company to take care of you and show you the sights and sounds of Morocco.

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Reviewed 2 July 2014

If i could give it more stars, i would!!! HASSAN GIVE M'BAREK A RAISE!!! We booked this tour and turned out to be amazing. We were a group of 4 students from PUERTO RICO, ages 21-22. Hassan assigned us M'Barek. We took the three day desert tour from Marrakech He was the best tour guide ever, i cannot describe how good he was. He spoke very good English, not perfect but understandable if you listen, also Spanish. At first we didn't have money because hard to find atm machines in the Atlas lol s he lent us money. For us that was like a good sign of trust. He took care of everything, explained all and was very funny. The last day he invited us for lunch to a picnic, i was asking for a watermelon the whole trip and always forgot to buy it. He was so nice that he bought one for the picnic. To be honest I've travelled around and not a fan of tours because how constricting they are but this tour has been the best of my life, we had de liberty to do practically what we wanted. Its a lot of car ride but if you are mentally prepared for it you should do fine. Beautiful scenery and also a lot of time to talk to the tour guide. M'barek was really fun to talk to, ask him about his religion his early life and everything. Learned a lot about culture in this tour.

1  Thank Adolfo P
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

What a country! What a tour!
You're never quite prepared for the heady mix of spices, cooking, herbs and colours, oh my god, the colours of Morocco.
Did a tour with Sahara Tours 4x4 from Casablanca-Essaouira-Marrakech-Ouarzazate-Merzouga-Fez-Chefchaeoun and it was a whirlwind and amazing romp through the country. From the Atlantic ocean in Essaouira, to the crazy cacophony of Djema al Fn'aa, the solitude of the oasis near Ouarzazate, the mighty Todra Gorges, the haunting Sahara at Merzouga, the mystical cedar forests of Azrou, the chaos of Fez's medina and the blue magic of Chefchaeoun.... I want to go back now!
Hameed, our driver, was excellent and bloody entertaining. Song of the tour was Shakira's Waka Waka, since the chorus begins with a homonym of my name - Sam. :-)
Fantastic locations, fantastic hotels and fantastic food provided. Thanks Hassan, for organizing this!

1  Thank SamYen
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

I went with one friend on the tour with our guide, Ahmed from Marrakech to Fes. Ahmed definitely knows so much about every part of the country we travelled for - he is like a walking Morocco encyclopedia. We travelled in a Hyundai van which he expertly and safely navigated through all different types of terrain. The hotel we stayed at near the gorges was better than I think was pictured on the website called Chez Pierre and it was very comfortable with great food! I think the highlight of the trip was definitely the Sahara/Erg Chebbi dunes. Riding out on the camels was an experience itself (I love camels!) and we spent the night out under the breathtaking blanket of stars (not even sleeping in the tents.)
Note when booking, I was a little concerned about the deposit through Western Union but don't worry, it is all legit and Hassan answered any questions I had promptly.
This was really a great and affordable tour and a good way to get to see more of Morocco.

Thank Kat K
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

We booked a day tour to Ouarzazate and were pleased with the experience. We had both a guide, Said, and a professional driver for the day. Quite a lot of service for just two people on a day trip! The excursion is well planned, but we were consistently asked about preferences so Said could make adjustments for us. They did a good job picking stops, including lots of opportunities for pictures and a very nice lunch. Said graciously answered my husband’s endless stream of questions on Moroccan culture, politics and religion as we drove, so it was truly a great overview of Morocco. Said speaks 5 languages, including the excellent English he spoke with us.
This particular tour is an extended day driving with stops in the film studios and kasbah near Oarzazate. It passes through the green area outside of Marrakesh, winding through to the top of the mountains and then heading into the desert. There are stops in the film studios near Oarzazate. We particularly wanted to see the landscape outside of Marrakech, so the drive was exactly what we were seeking. If someone wanted a shorter, more active tour they should look at a different excursion from Sahara.

2  Thank McKinneyKewe
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HassanOuali, Gerente at Sahara Tours 4x4, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2014

Hi kIM

Thank you for your excellent review.

We are so happy to know that you did enjoy your trip with us and you had an excellent experience with Said and Ibrahim

It was a pleasure to meet you and to take you to visit the authentic Morocco.

Thank you for using our servces and see you next time.

Best regards

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