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I really enjoyed this day trip. It was so nice to get out of Marrakech and into the country - the scenery was just stunning. Youssef was a good guide and very knowledgable.
Really good day out of the hustle of Marrakech. Excellent way to experience the Berber lifestyle and see the Atlas mountains.
It was a trip, which is worth to take when you are in Morocco. Especially the visit to a Berber family and how they live was very interesting. The scenery was very beautiful. It changes almost abruptly from one scenery to the next.
Overall this tour was very educational and satisfying.
A great trip to get to see the Atlas Mountains, booked from UK before travelling as only visiting Marrakech for long weekend. Lunch was good and the stop at the Berber village included the full tea ceremony. However the guide rode in the other car, speaking French, so only got a limited commentary.
Amazing views! Lots of photo oprtunities - took some great pictures! The pottery stop and womens' co-op was interesting but things were hugely overpriced - much cheaper to get same things in city. Visit to berber house was quaint, friendly but sobering. Lunch was tasty and fresh!
LOVELY SCENERY BUT IF YOU ARE NOT IN THE ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDES JEEP YOU ARE GIVEN NO INFO ON THE JEEP ONLY AT STOPS WERE THEY TRY TO SELL YOU THINGS-I WAS SOLD A FAKE GEMSTONE ROCK AND TRIED TO ASK THE DRIVER ABOUT IT FIRST-THE ENGLISH GUIDE SHOULD HAVE WARNED ME ABOUT FAKES AS HE KNEW WHAT IT WAS
Pedro Luís C
A ride that should be done. Provides insights into the valleys and snowy mountain in the distance, takes you to a visit into the home of a family living in a primitive form, and another visit to a manufacturing plant of Argan oil (olio d'argan).
Really enjoyed the day. Transport excellent with careful driver but would've helped a lot had he been able to speak some English. Disappointed with this, the English speaking guide was in another vehicle. Could've done without the pottery stop but these always seem inevitable. Berber house and restaurant great. Scenery amazing.
The trip began with short stop at a pottery workshop, followed by a beautiful drive in the mountains with spectacular scenery.
The next stop was at a Berber home which was fascinating with mint tea and delicious fresh home made bread. We strongly recommend you take a very good handful of small denomination Dirham for the many local children you will meet on the way or at the very least plenty of sweets.
We were then driven to our lunch destination in the next valley which was rather disorganised and of average quality unfortunately.
The afternoon concluded with an interesting visit to an Argan oil producer..
The only downside to this tour was that we had booked an English speaking tour but much of it was not spoken in English during the afternoon and little explanation or translation was offered.
However, overall we would recommend this tour.
Overall this trip is definitely worth doing!
Regardless if you're in the city for a weekend or a week, make the time to do this trip! Its a proper full day adventure. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking and the Berber way of life will open your eyes to how good you have it at home.
You will have to share a 4x4 with some others but this was part of the fun, and we made some new friends. The driver didn't speak any English but we still manged to have a laugh with him.
Instead of giving money to the local Berber children, which will be at nearly every stop with their hands out -don't worry it's not too overbearing- bring a few sweets instead.
The only bad things I can say which are worth mentioning; I didn't think your basic needs were catered to that well. No drink is offered until at least 3 hours into the trip (even then it's a small tea), and another hour or 2 before you reach the restaurant. You aren't told to bring water but I would well recommend taking a big bottle of water per person. Especially in the 37c heat... We still ran out but it would have spoilt the trip slightly if we hadn't brought any. Also bring toilet paper, just in case. And go to the toilet before you set off as the first western toilet you encounter is a good 5 or 6 hours into the trip.
But don't get me wrong these were nothing compared to the positives.
Finally, I want to say BOOK THROUGH VIATOR as the exact same trip will cost you an extra £25 when you get there (well it was through Thompson anyway)
I really enjoyed our tour and it is well worth doing. The only thing i would say is that our tour guide spoke English but depending on the other passengers a lot of French can be spoken. On our tour there were 9 French speakers, so i felt a lot more was said in French than English but i was told by the guide that he was just responding to questions and that we weren't missing out. Overall, the scenery is beautiful and the Berber people very friendly. It is a nice day out of busy Marrakech.
Although we had an English speaking guide with the group of vehicles, our driver spoke no English. Our only acess to the guide was when we stopped and he was also dealing with French speakers as well. The scenery is great, as long as you are comfortable with long periods in a 4X4. We made a stop for tea at a Berber home which was interesting, and a stop at a pottery and Argan Oil cooperative which was less so. The lunch was excellent. A few stops along the way to stretch legs and view the scenery.
Worth doing. The grounds of the venue look amazing at night and the show ain't bad either. Dinner wasn't too bad, roast lamb to start followed by chicken and cus cus followed by a bowl of fruit for desert. Table service was poor. Not AMAZING but defo worth doing!