From Marrakech: 5-Day Berber Village Trek
- Private group
- Pickup available
- Valid: 1 day
per group up to 2
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We enjoyed this tour and found it a good way to see some of the mountains when short on time. The driver Ibrahim was very nice and his car was clean and comfortable. He stopped at a few good places for photos and at a women's co-op where they gave us mint tea and a talk/demo on argan oil. They seem to do good work but it feels like a bit of a tourist trap. We bought a few things. Another short stop at Asni, where the Saturday market was in full flow. We met our guide, also Ibrahim, at Imlil. He is from the area and brought us on a 3 hour walk along hill paths between small Berbère villages. The scenery was pretty with views of Mount Toubkal, valleys with fruit trees and a small waterfall. Ibrahim knows everyone along the way! It wasn't long or difficult if you're used to hill walking, but wear good trainers/boots. Lunch was delicious, especially the homemade chicken tagine. Both driver and guide spoke some English and French. It helped we had both. Overall a very nice day out, thanks!
Good value trip to see some of the countryside outside Marrakech. The stops on the way were good for photos of the views and the little oil production talk was interesting. Didn't feel pushed into buying anything, although did get a souvenir anyway. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable, we spoke in both French and English. I don't think we would have been able to learn as much if speaking in just English, but could have discussed most things without a problem. Again there were items for purchase on our walk to see the falls and around the villages, but nothing pushy. The lunch was great, catering for a vegetarian, and our walk back and drive home were fine. Not particularly strenuous for anyone in a somewhat fit shape. Good shoes would help, but not necessary, mine had poor grip, but I managed fine. Very little waiting around compared to what we expected from reviews of group tours. Only criticism is aircon wasn't turned on in the car, but we didn't ask. Overall a good excursion.
This was an excellent introduction for us to the Atlas mountains and the Berber villages at the foot of Toubkal. Our guide Abdul, himself local to one of the villages, was very knowledgeable, very genuine and very friendly. He seemed to know everyone we passed on the streets and mountain paths! He changed his tour plan when he learnt how much we love hiking and we ended actually staying the night in a beautiful hotel overlooking the mountains instead of heading back to Marrakesh. We had a lovely, fresh tajine lunch in a local household and had an extra hike to the nearby pass before watching the sunset over these beautiful mountains and kind, genuine people.
Really nice hiking tour in the Atlas mountains with our great guide Mohammed in a small group of only 4 people. The overall experience was great, but the hike itself was a bit short - we were probably walking a bit faster that most people so when we arrived at the home of the guide we had to wait some time until lunch was ready. We would definitely recommend the trip if you're interested in a short stroll (2-3 hours, 200-300 meters in altitude) that doesn't require much fitness, but if you want a real hiking experience you might want to look for a more advanced tour.
We had a wonderful day walking through the Atlas mountains with our guide. He was very friendly and professional. We started with a walk to his village, had tea at his mother's house (who was also lovely) and then set off on our walk up the mountains, often stepping up large rock stairs and hills, so it does take some walking! After the walk we stopped at a house and had a private lunch of tagine with a view over the snow toppled Atlas mountains. I would highly recommend this tour. Well worth it.