David Wu review 7 Mar 2020
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
Camel ride and dawn in Sahara desert.
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
There is no heating at the Atlas mountain accommodation. The tent stay experience in the desert is not what it is made out to be, as the authorities no longer allow camping in the actual desert. Instead, you stay in a tent 10 steps next to the hotel, with no heating and no ensuite facilities (you use the hotel facility next door).
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
Interesting overview of Moroccan society and culture. Be prepared for moderate amount of trekking along donkey paths.
Read the operator's response here:
We would like to thank David for his review; we were pleased to read that he enjoyed his trip overall, especially the camel ride and spending dawn in the Sahara Desert. We are, however, very sorry that he was disappointed with some of the accommodations. As David touched upon, the local authorities have forbidden all camping inside the dunes for environmental reasons, which means that our Bedouin Camp is no longer located inside the dunes but is
instead on the edge of the desert. Whilst we support the positive impact of these sustainability efforts, we are very sorry this experience was not as expected. We are currently looking at alternative sites to ensure satisfaction whilst also adhering to the regulations.