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Absolutely fantastic trip, worth every penny. Our driver Abdul picked us up from our hotel and we headed on towards the Atlas Mountains. Along the way there were plenty of picture opportunities with Abdul answering any questions and giving us some insight into the history of the Berber towns. The Berber breakfast was lovely and the Argan oil tour very informative with opportunity to purchase lovely gifts. When we got to the Atlas Mountains, Rachid Jellah took over, he was a fantastic guide. Very informative and ensured we went at a pace to accommodate everyone in the group. Lots of beautiful views along the way from the cherry blossom to the waterfall. The Berber lunch was tasty and hearty, and we had the added bonus of enjoying it with a clear view of the Atlas Mountains. The day was topped off with a camel ride, quite an experience if you’ve never done it before. Would definitely recommend this trip.
Firstly how lucky we were to get a fantastic duo Sajid the Driver and Mohamed the English speaking guide, who was informative, extremely attentive, all day, meeting the groups needs and all done with a laugh and a joke. The day included a berber market visit (Tues only), oil making tour, small waterfalls, various food and drink stops and last but not least a camel ride. Lots of photograph opportunities and a chance to experience a slice of the real Morocco. Even a little shopping thrown in for good measure. A bit of a hike for the initial part of the walking tour, so not good for a person who hasn't got good mobility, although the guide was on hand to assist. Fantastic value for money !
I can recommend this day trip, it was a great experience. The company was flexible enough to change my ticket to Tuesday when I realised I won't be able to make Monday. Hassan the driver is a great guy, really did everything for four of us to have a nice experience from picking us up to safe driving and lots of local information which you wouldn't necessarily be able to google. In the valley in the Atlas mountains we joined another group of 5 people for a walk and lunch. Our tour guide was Ahmed, a local guy. I think this was my favourite part of the day, as he told us a lot of interesting stories and facts and invited us to his own home for a tea. (Thank you Ahmed!)
Overall it was nice but there was few things that could be improved. First of all during our first stop to see a village, the guide got a little too deep in the history of the village and Islam in general which was interesting only for first few minutes. The Argan oil house was a nice experience with breakfast and tea served for us there. One thing that was the most disappointing was the camel ride as the spot was just on the side of a road with all the camels tied together so that when we were riding them, camels head was tied to the other camels bum in front of him. It just felt quite uncomfortable and definitely not what we thought it would be.
Really great experience. Our tour guide was actually from the village we hiked in and did a great job of giving us some background. The hike was good (not too rigorous, but just right) and we got to stop at a waterfall. Also, we actually ended up accidentally getting in the wrong van when initially getting picked up from our hotel, and our Atlas Mountain tour guides were so nice that they reached out to us and met the van we were in halfway to take us to the correct excursion. The van was also super nice and comfortable. Highly recommend.