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“Trip WorthWhile!”
Review of Top Desert

Top Desert
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We arrange all kind of Marrakech desert tours, private Morocco tours and adventure packages for individuals and private small groups: 4x4 desert tours, desert tented camp, luxury desert camp, camel trekking, ATV/quad and dune buggy, sandboarding, Berber music, mountains trekking.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Miami, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Trip WorthWhile!”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

To be totally honest, I was quite skeptical when my wife booked this tour in Marrakesh. I was in for a pleasant surprise. The tour begins in Marrakesh and takes us thru the Atlas Mountains, Ourzazate,Atlas Studios and the Sahara Desert. The two guides that we were fortunate to have, Sala and Rashid not only were extremely knowledgeable about the ground we were to cover, but made the trip worthwhile. They were pleasing in everyway imaginable, stoping for pictures whenever there was a good oportunity. Without hesitation I would recomend this tour, you will be impressed as we did.
Guys keep the good work! and Shokram!

Visited June 2014
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Saratoga Springs, New York
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Loved every minute of it”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

We (2 older couples) would do this tour again in a heartbeat. Booking was easy. Moha is trustworthy. Said, our driver, was respectful, informative, flexible and had a great sense of humor. Spending so much time in the car, we asked him endless questions and learned so much about his country and its people. We can honestly say by the end of our trip Said was our "friend." We landed at Marrakech Airport at 8:00 on a Friday morning, traveled south to the desert, saw unbelievable scenery, camped in the desert, and returned on Sunday to Marrakech. We spent a fabulous day in the city on Monday and headed out Monday night back to Spain on Ryan Air. We loved every minute of it. We highly recommend requesting Said. He made the trip for us. TopDesert is the way to go.

Visited May 2014
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Paris, France
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Ne prenez jamais TopDésert....”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

To the organization :

I would like to come back to you about our tour in Marocco, which doesn’t happen as well as we discussed together.
We have negociated a program, the activities per day, and our driver and our guide didn't respect it.
We tried many time to discuss it with them, but they really did'nt want to understand.
We never saw the Kasbah of Telouet. I had to insist strongly to visit the movie studios in Ouarzazate, and they tried to blackmail me : if I visit it, I will never see Dadès Gorges (!!!). When I argue that we can do it tomorrow morning because they said formerly we have time, they told me that finally we don’t have time tomorrow… !! It was always like that.
I have ask to spend time in Ait Benaddou. We should spend the night there on the last day : we had a lunch and 45 minutes on the first day !!!! Because they have to adapt our time... on the first day ?? at 12.00 ?
And the guide : he spoke 45 minutes during the four days ! He spoke 5 minutes in Ait Benhabbou and after, about Italian movies (did you know there was three periods : realistic, pornographic and realistic ... !!!! ??!!) and education in France… during 4 days ! We have to pay for guide in each site we visited !!!! If I pay a premium tour with a driver and a guide, I expected the guide to speak, to share his knowledge !!
Why was him not there the last day morning when we visit Ourzazate Kasbah ? He was with friends in Taguimalte ! We picked up him at 12h on Tuesday, 140 kms before Marrakech ! That's the reason why we had to hurry up and to be in Ouarzazate early on Monday... He has to go with friends in another city... And I pay for another guide in the Kasbah...
And the last day : I give you our riyad adress. They can't find it ! They have to ask to people in the street for help and they tried to mess us around !!! To bamboozle us.

Visited June 2014
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6 Thank Claire G
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boughazi, Manager at Top Desert, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Thank you for your precious feedback. It's very important to us each day to improve the quality of our services. We will fix all the points you found not that good in our tour.
Our driver and guide worked with us a very long time ago. Nobody before, told us something bad about them. We are really sorry if your tour was not like you excepted.
Ne jamais dire jamais. Qui sait, un jour on vous fera visiter le Maroc dans des meilleurs conditions.
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Llangrannog, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Trip to Ait Benhaddou”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Booking could not have been easier. E-Mails answered quickly by Moha, and 10% booking fee paid via Pay Pal, with balance payable to driver on the day. We were picked up at 8am prompt from our hotel as arranged. Both our guide (Salah), and driver (Rachid) arrived sporting traditional blue costumes... and we were off for a day to remember. Up through the High Atlas traversing the Tizi n Tichka pass, down the other side to Ait Benhaddou Kasbah. Plenty of stops en route for drinks and photos, and some superb views along the way. Once at our destination we stopped for a meal, then Salah guided us to the summit at Ait Benhaddou. Stunning scenery and fierce heat, so remember to take plenty of water ! Lastly an hour camel ride along the dried up river bed. It felt very special coming back up towards the Kasbah as it loomed up out of the red sand. This is a long day trip (at least 6 hours in the 4x4) but was made entertaining by our hosts Salah and Rachid. We played word games, laughing both at our attempted solutions and at the antics of some of the other road users. Cost was 220 Euros for myself, wife and two teenagers. This was excellent value given the experience that was delivered, but a little long for those with younger children. Would I recommend? Definitely Yes

Visited June 2014
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Couldn't ask for a better service!”
Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

We were lucky enough to have the most private of private tours! Our english ( and italian too ; D ) speaking guide, Halid, has been an amazing company, driving skills at the top! Moha's dedition and patience are to praise as well, he answered to all of my e-mails with kindness and very quickly so we arranged everything nicely! Looking forward to come back very soon, hopefully, I will recommend it to all of our friends and family!

Burcin and Giovanni

Visited May 2014
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