Mt Toubkal Ascent Express Trek 2 Days 1 Nights
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 2 days
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Overall a fantastic day, would definitely recommend. Both guides were very knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions and we loved learning about the Berber culture. Our driver was called Hassan. It was a welcomed escape from the business of Marrakesh and would recommend if you have a few days in Marrakesh (we had 4 days). The walk in the Berber town was lovely and the lunch that was served was very tasty. The only thing preventing this from being a 5 star review is that there needs to be better communication regarding pick up locations- we were informed of a location a short walk from our Riad and we emailed to confirm the location but did not get a reply. We were waiting for 35 minutes at the location until the driver found us and told us we were waiting in the wrong location and the welcome we received seemed a bit frosty. However after a slightly bumpy start to the day it was all great from then on. Other than this slight logistical error would highly recommend this day trip.
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.
We were met by local guide Mustapha Amazouz and his driver Karim. They were both very friendly and full of useful information about the day. We learnt alot about Moroccan culture, we felt all the information we received was interesting. The Atlas mountains were amazing to see up close after a lovely walk around the local villages. We stopped for a nice Camel ride on way for an hour which was great. Also visited a local shop where we shown the making of oils and soaps.