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We had a great day on this trip with our guide Mohammed “potatoes”. He was very knowledgeable about the area, able to point out any highlights - including richard branstons hotel. We were picked up from our Riad and taken to the minibus. From here the first stop was camel riding which was excellent fun. From here we went on to breakfast of traditional bread with various oils, seeing how Argand oil is traditionally produced. We then continued our journey into the Imlil valley, stopping in the heart of it for a traditional lunch (extra cost of 75 dhr). Our guide then took us into the Berber village and served us mint tea in his home. We then explored the rest of the village before taking a scenic route back to Marrakesh with stops for photos and to watch the sunset over the desert. All in all it was a great trip!
This tour covers two major highlights: scenic hike to Imlil Waterfalls, and a camel ride in a mountain valley. Unfortunately the hike was terribly rushed with no time to appreciate the scenery. Most events were not announced before leaving the van, thus leaving the group unprepared (without water and warm clothing). The tour left an hour late, with more time wasted along the way.
This was an amazing tour, gorgeous fall weather with fabulous leaves and scenery. Such an authentic experience, including the food and hospitality in the home of our guide Mohammad (Potato) who was one of the best we’ve ever had, and we go a lot. Would be good to know that in order to fully enjoy the experience, be prepared for a good bit of up and down walking and climbing, that said our 4 year old had no problem with it. Really glad we did this tour!
What a brilliant day. We were blessed with clear blue skies and sunshine throughout the day. Our guide Mohammed Potatoes was brilliant from start to finish, from the pick up at the hotel to making sure everyone was catered for all day both in terms of the activities and food even the veggies amongst us to getting us home. Mohammed was like our own little human mountain goat, he also invited us into his family home for tea and snacks, the views from his house were to die for. His knowledge of the area, sense of fun and spoken English were great and made for a perfect day out. Would definitely recommend the tour and Mohammed Potatoes as a guide. Book before you get her to take the hassle out.
We took this trip on the 21/10/18. We were picked up on time by our driver together with two young lady travellers who were staying at our accommodation. Mark our guide was excellent. He was friendly, knowledgeable and very humorous. The whole day was a great experience from the camel ride to the walk in the mountains which though quite strenuous at times was well with the effort for the views and experience. Mark lived in the Berber village we visited and had lunch and was able to provide a real insight into Berber life. Our fellow travelers were great company and helped to make the day so memorable. Many thanks to Mark for all his effort, you are a star. We have no hesitation in reccomending this trip to others. It was a great day.Steve and Jan, Derby
I had the best time ever and that’s all because of my guide Said. He was absolutely amazing. I am a mature woman traveling by herself and the hike to the waterfalls was a bit too much for me. Said took a mule along from the town in case I got tired. I actually ended up using it. Said took pictures of us so we could have ourselves in the background of the falls and oher views. He was very thoughtful and sensitive to everyone’s needs. He asked throughout the excurson if everything was okay. He picked a spectacular place for lunch with a view to end all views. Also the food was homemade and delicious. Said is a vety bright young man with full of imformation that he eagerly imparts. We made several stops along the way which made the drive not tedious at all. I wsj Said did another exursion because I would surely go.
This trip was so special, we went to see how Argan oil is made in the mountains, tasted some argan peanut butter and argan oil for cooking as well as sampling all of the argan cosmetic products. We also went on a camel ride, hiked through the atlas mountains, visited a waterfall, went to a traditional berber guest house and ate a wonderful tagine. What made this trip perfect was our guide Mohammed 'potatoes' who knew everything a person could know about the atlas mountains and the berber people, he could answer every question and his buzzing personality and warm spirit remained the same, positive level throughout the day. Mohammed is a such a wonderful person who exudes enthusiasm and knowledge. Mohammed not only made this trip special but made our whole Marrakech experience that much better and we will always remember him. Myself and my partner mentioned that the best part of our holiday was this trip and meeting Mohammed. The group we were with were also lovely and we had many laughs together. I'd also like to make a note that the trip was timely and well run. It started raining a little on the way back from the Atlas mountains and our driver was so focussed and such a good driver! We felt very safe. Thank you to Mohammed for making this trip wonderful!
Our guide Omar was amazing! He explained what would happen prior to arriving at each destination. He would give us interesting tidbits of information about the area...... he's a good storyteller. After hiking the mountain we had lunch at a beautiful spot overlooking the mountains. After the delicious meal, he collected us and took us to his home to enjoy a cup of hot tea with his family. His love of the area his hometown was evident in the stories he told and the pride in his voice. There was a lot of waking uphill on narrow and rocky donkey paths. Be prepared with the proper shoes. It was a beautiful day we won't forget.
From the camel ride to the mountain hike to the beautiful waterfall and delicious food, this is truly a once in a lifetime authentic experience. Our guide was Omar and he is from the Berber town that we visited. He even invited us to his home after lunch for some mint tea with his family. Don't miss this amazing cultural experience!
Where to even begin! This trip was worth every cent spent! Our guide Mohammed, a wonderful, genuine, really nice Berber man collected us at our Riad perfectly on time and from there we picked up two other couples so there was six of us in total. The van was spacious and air conditioned and very comfortable. After probably a 30/40 minute drive, we had our first stop in a local Berber market where we got a feel for the local people and customs. After, we continued on with our drive to the mountains where we pulled over at the side of the road and Mohammed showed off his vast knowledge of the Berber culture and some of its history. We then stopped a few minutes later at the women's argan oil co-op for mint tea and some sweet things with it. At this point we got to chat with the others in our group which was great and a good laugh. Then the ladies in the co-op gave us a run down of how argan oil is processed and we all ended up buying some!! Highly recommend buying some here!! We then continued on with our drive up to Imlil the Berber town and the hike began with plenty of stops to appreciate the beauty of the area and its rich history. One of the highlights, for me, was when we reached the waterfall, local and moroccan children were bathing/playing in the water cooling down and the rest of us were putting our arms and legs in the water- pure bliss. The orange juice we got there was as fresh as can be and this was a welcome break mid-hike. We then continued for quite a while, taking in the stunning scenery and view of the mountains until we finally reached Mohammed's home where he graciously invited the 6 of us in to meet his family and we sat down in the sitting room to relax and chat and drink tea. After about half an hour, we made our way back down to the main road, where we were picked up by our van and brought to the base of the mountain for our camel rides which were great fun. Overall, it was an amazing experience, so enriching- Mohammed was a real gem , doing anything he could to make sure we had a good time. Highly recommend this day trip when in Morocco!