It's not a real tour, you basically get a driver and a van with a group of 15 people for 800 MAD. The commute into the desert was long and exhausting with some short stops to see desert towns, valleys and funny rocks in between. It's not actually a tour, because the driver does not communicate at all. He will just open the door and let you out for some pictures and washroom or refreshments. That's it. The option for food is limited, as you will have only the typical tourist option of overpriced tagine or brouchette. Dinner and breakfast is included. The stay in the hotel for the first night is pretty nice. Beware of 'local guides' who are working for a tip, they act like they are part of the tour, but they are really just a bit random. Our car broke down on the second day, and the driver did not say anything until a random 'local guide; came by and took up to a random walk around a random village to see some random carpets. It wasn't that bad, because he actually spoke English and was kind of funny. When we went back to the car, we drove straight into the desert (don't expect the driver to tell you when you will eat and how long the trip will take). The sand dunes were of course, amazing. The people at the camp told us to buy 2 bottles of water eat (10 MAD each). I'd say I only needed one bottle. Then you take a small luggage for the night and go straight into the camp on a camel. Dinner at 10 pm. There was some singing and drumming and sand boarding. It was pretty cool. Bring your own toilet paper and flashlight. There is no washroom, just a big giant sandbox. The next day, we were woken up at 5 am to get up and take the camel back to the main road. My boyfriend and I did not want to go back to Marrakesh (7am to 7pm drive). Instead we took the local bus (110 MAD each for 10.5 hours leaving at 10am) to Fez from Rossani bus station (driver dropped us off). At first, the people at the camp offered to help us call a driver for 1200 MAD (hotel manager quoted 1000 MAD). This would be a good option if you have at least 4 people. We took the bus, which was quite interesting (there is A/C until you don't need it). You get to see real local people that you don't get to see when you are on a tour. The drive was really scenic and there were stops in between. You end up in Gare Routiere in Fez, right outside of the main gate of the Medina. Perfect! Don't take the taxi into the medina, it's literally just outside the gate.
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