The trip was very mediocre. The driver was very nice and sweet but he spoke little English so he couldn't help much during our trip. We weren't instructed that on our first day to be very careful of certain things. We have traveled to other countries before where the travel agencies have given clear instructions on certain things that helped us have better experience. However, with this travel agency we weren't given any instructions for the first day, I was almost assaulted by one of the henna ladies who approached me and later grabbed money out of my boyfriend's wallet and was asking more money. She kept screaming so close to my face and told me "excuse me, excuse me! you need to go to the atm and I'm going to go there with you and you need to give me more money! you have more money! excuse me! excuse me! you need to pay right now!" This lady approached me first and started to draw on my hand and I said politely, I'll come back later, we have other plans. She said can you come, I want to show you something and that's where she started to scream at me. She was so close to my face. I've travelled to a lot of countries and never experienced such brute local merchants. While I was getting yelled and harassed by the henna lady, my boyfriend also got harassed by the snake entertainer and took 250 MAD. I was so shock that the experience that I had was so different from the Moroccan culture it was advertised to us. We hired travel agency so that we can avoid certain stressful events. The only positive thing about the trip was that driver showed up on time, the tour guides were on time and that they were very friendly. The last hotel we stayed at, I realized later that they don't supply clean drinking water. All the water bottles' cap were loose and I had back to back diarrhea after staying at their place.
Also, we were PROMISED that we would get A/C in our tent for our Sahara trip but we didn't get that either. In MIDDLE of AUGUST, you were expecting us to be okay in the desert without any A/C? The tents were so old and had SO many holes in them. Seriously what's the difference between your agency and the henna lady at the square. You completely overpromised and underdelivered. I felt I was robbed from your agency.
Sahara desert. Camel rides. Riads except the one in Atlas mountains.
I would probably do this trip on my own without the agency because I felt like the agency didn't organize well besides booking the hotels rooms. And I'd avoid the square, at least I wouldn't visit the place on my own even I book it with an agency. I would make sure that my tents have A/C in them before visiting the sahara desert.
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