After careful research and review I hired Azul Aventuras Day Tours for my 4 day, 3 night trip to Sahara Desert. What a great choice I made!
I contacted Hamid, simply indicated to him what my desires were to see and he made all of the arrangements. He not only met my expectations, but exceeded them. Hamid was my guide. Hamid, as well as his other company guides, speak excellent English and are extremely knowledgeable of the areas, sites and culture, being that they grew up in and around Erfoud.
Hamid’s driving skills are second to none, driving through the mountains and the desert; I felt I was in very safe hands. We crossed over the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, viewing some of the most stunning scenery I have ever seen, making a couple stops along the way at perfect spots for eats and sightseeing. Without a doubt, Hamid knows the area well.
By the end of the day we arrived at the edges of the Sahara where we stayed at a wonderful Riad. The food was excellent and my room comfortable and clean, plus it had internet. The next couple of days, in the 4x4 we explored the unique orange colored sand dunes of the Erg Chebbi. I was absolutely captivated by the beauty of this desert and the spectacular views of the sand dunes. I could have spent hours watching how the wind captured the top layer of the sand, making it swirl and dance as it gracefully swept across the tops of sand dunes. We also visited an oasis in the middle of the desert, which was cool, green and lush, a very stark contrast to its surroundings. We saw all sorts of interesting fauna, plants and flowers, and many beautiful birds. In the evenings we watched the famous and most incredible sunsets over the ocean of sand of the Erg Chebbi.
Hamid also took me to some of the local villages to meet some of the Berber people, who are very friendly and have traditions of wonderful hospitality. Many of the tribes still maintain many of their customs that they have had for centuries and still follow many of the traditions of their culture.
During my stay I also did an overnight adventure, sleeping in a tent in the desert at night, which was an unforgettable wonderful experience. I highly recommend.
Hamid was very professional; he was an excellent guide and host throughout my entire trip. He arranged fantastic locations for sightseeing, views, adventures, and overnight stays. He provided me a most enjoyable trip.
I highly recommend hiring Azul Aventuras; they will give you an excellent tour in all respects and a fantastic life experience you will forever remember. As a nice added benefit, I found their rates were very reasonable. This trip was the highlight of my visit to Morocco.
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