Great value for money. Our friendly driver, Salah picked us up on time from our Riad. We met up with Hussein, our guide and had a lovely walk to the waterfall which although was on slightly rough terrain at times was not too strenuous. We went at our own pace and arrived at Dar Tighoula guesthouse for lunch where we were served the best meal of the whole holiday on the roof terrace in beautiful surroundings. We stopped for the camel/horse ride on the way back which was fun. I would definitely recommend this trip. Wonderful memories.
Our driver Hassan was very cautious, so we felt 100 safe on the narrow mountain roads. We had a great day to the Atlas mountains. The trip was exactly as described and so much more. Our mountain guide Mohammed knew everything about the mountain life and helped in every way possible. He had an excellent understanding of our needs and abilities on the rocky walking paths in the mountains. He even gave a helping hand when needed. We learned a lot about the berber history and life from him. The lunch was delicious and we met up with both locals and other tourists. The camel ride was fun, getting up and down took some getting used to! Also the visit to an argan oil cooperative was an experience. The oil is still being extracted manually using tools similar to those that can be seen in the Berber museum in Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech.
We had a lovely tour through the countryside with our main guide, Omar. There were many other people involved in the process, which I think is why you'd want to take a tour... Omar seems to know a lot of people. : To get to the Berber village, we had a driver who picked us up at our ryad, we had a mule guide, a camel guide, people in the marketplace.. my husband got a shave in a local market. We also bought some beautiful rugs from the village and had them shipped to our home. I also really enjoyed stopping at the argan collective, and if you've never used argan oil for your hair before due to the cost, you should really try it. Just a lovely trip, with super friendly guides.
We were picked up at the given time by a driver, who drove a taxi. This was a bit confusing, but we ended up being chaffeured by him the entire day. From Marrakech city we drove to the Atlas Mountains and stopped at a women community that produced argan oil and made products from the oil. We then went on to the mountains and had a private guide who walked us around. Then we ended in a little village where we got a delicoius Morrocan Tajine cooked by a lovely young woman. After that we were driven back, stopped for a little bit of camel riding and the chaffeur was so kind to drive us to the Square in Marrakech, were we could do some more sightseeing of the city. The trip was great and though it was confusing at the beginning and sometimes a little bit difficult to communicate because we had the feeling our French wasn't enough - driver didn't speak English - we had a fantastic day and experienced the Atlas Mountains as we wanted. I was a bit disappointed we didn't get to ride a donkey or have more time to interact with the local Berbers, but it was great as it was too.
An enjoyable tour, the journey to the mountains was really interesting and gave us opportunity to see more of Morocco than we may have otherwise. Be prepared for a hike to the waterfalls and if like myself you have asthma - take your inhaler as the altitude is very high and the air a little thin. Our guides were very pleasant and helpful and couldn't have done more to make in an enjoyable trip.
We enjoyed the trip to the mountains even though the snow changed our plan. No donkey ride but lunch instead. An insightful grasp of how is living in the Atlas mountains were we met super nice people.
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