We took a five day trip out of Marrakesh to the atlas mountains and desert, with South Sahara Services. This was a terrific trip, well organised and executed! I'll comment on each hotel individually but the Kasbah at M'hamid was great. The kasbah is on the edge of the village, which is at the end posture road before the desert. The room was comfortable and air conditioned- essential to escape the heat of the day. We arrived in really evening, are a tasty dinner and watched the stars. Breakfast and off for a camel trip the next morning with a berber guide. It is essential to have a scarf on this, though they do sell them there if you haven't picked one up before.
Street lunch we were advised to rest in our room before we headed out to the desert at 4pm.it was so hot, getting out if it was essential. We drove for two hours to the desert camp through fascinating and beautiful terrain. The camp was great, comfortable, with shower and toilet in our tent, and on the edge of the big dunes at erg chigaga, where we explored then watched the sun set. Dinner was goods followed by the drivers and staff singing under the stars which was truly memorable. We got up for sunrise too which was strange and surreal before breakfast and ether next leg of our trip.
A special note for Hassan our driver who was charming, funny, sensitive to our needs and what we wanted to get out of the trip.
I can't recommend the trip enough. Jawad at the office in Marrakesh is efficient and supportive. We rendered everything over email, paid a deposit by bank transfer and credit card for the balance before we set off.