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“1 day Atlas mountains trip”

4X4 Camel - Private Day Tours
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This is a full day outside the chaos of Marrakech to discover Moroccan and Berber culture. After a 9am pickup from your hotel we head up towards the mighty Atlas Mountains taking scenery roads. First stop is the local weekly farmers market, described as a colorful and lively experience where besides the usual fruits, veggies and meat stalls you also have the hairdresser, dentist, chiropractor. If you fancy a camel ride we can stop at a trusted place where after the ride we share a mint tea under a Berber tent. Then in the next valley we visit the women organ oil cooperative to discover how this special nut from Morocco is processed. The cooperative also provide living wages for single women.Then we carry on driving on various mountains roads,stopping whenever you want and having the chance to distribute school furniture or small items of clothing to local children. Lunchtime is spent at a Berber family house for an organic lunch often voted as the best one from the holidays .
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 10 April 2012

Well, what can I say that other reviewers on here haven't already! I am another pleased customer and would 100% recommend Adil and his tours to others.

We chose Adil and his 1 day Atlas mountains tour based on the recommendations on here and we weren't disappointed. The tour was one of the highlights of our holiday to Marrakech.

The meal in the Berber house was something we will never forget - the experience was unique, authentic and so delicious (one of our nicest meals on the holiday).

It was evident that Adil cares about the Berber children, the local people and their community and giving something back to the community.

He has excellent English and explained so much about Morocco and it's culture, allowed us to fill in the gaps for lots of questions we had about what we had seen so far in our holiday.

For around £50 each (for a group of 3), it was fantastic value. Book now and you won't be disappointed.

10  Thank FIrstname S
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Reviewed 17 March 2012

We chose Adil to take us on a excursion to the Atlas Mountains and we were incredibly happy we chose him.
As a private tour guide Adil comes highly recommended. He is personable, speaks great English and has a great sense of humour!
We felt really comfortable in his company and were impressed with his knowledge and stories- he kept us entertained and engaged all day.
We also appreciated Adil's ability to give us space as a group to explore things by ourselves- whilst always making sure that we knew where we were going and felt ok with the plans. We feel we definately benefitted from having a local show us around as he was able to show us local customs and steer us away from tourist traps.
On our day with him we visited a Berber market, continued onto lalla takerkoust and Asni valley then onto an absolutely incredible lunch with a Berber family. Wow!
After filling our bellies with the most delicious meal we had in all our time in Marrakech, we continued on to Ourika Valley and the Argan Oil Co-operative.
This trip was definately one of the highlights of our trip and we would not hesitate to recommend Adil as a fantastic guide for anybody wishing to have a really excellent tour in all respects. Worth every dirham!! :)

3  Thank redness82
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Reviewed 12 March 2012

Our tour with Adil through the Atlas Mountains was the highlight of our trip to Marrakech! After several days in the hustle and bustle of the city it was so relaxing to escape to the Atlas, take in the scenery, enjoy the food and meet the people.

Adil picked us up in his immaculate 4x4 (such a change from Marrakech taxis!) at 9:15 and in approx 1hr we were in the mountains learning about the production and use if Argan oil. We then had a delicious tea by the river and continued up the mountains stopping for various photos and giving sweets to excited children. We bought 100 lollies and only 1 was left at the end!

We then stopped to have a lunch in a Berber home. We had a delicious tomato salad, chicken and vegetable tagines, bread and cous cous. The food Habiba made was delicious and I was so grateful that it was no problem to make a vegetarian option. We had lunch on the terrace in the sun and then had the sweetest oranges I have ever tasted!

We then said bye to the kids and headed back down, with Adil stopping to give a young boy clothes along the way and passing various overloaded trucks on their way back from the Market!

This was a thoroughly enjoyable trip which I would recommend to anyone who has a few days in Marrakech. Adil was a great guide, with an excellent knowledge of Marrakech & the Atlas. The donations he brings for the Berber families are also great - I recommend bringing clothes, stationary & toys for the kids - we only brought sweets and regretted it! They are so appreciative of anything you give them.

4  Thank Alejandra45
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Reviewed 7 March 2012

After several disappointing days in Marrakesh, my partner & I were wishing we had chosen a different holiday location. Luckily we came across the previous reviews and decided to book a half day tour with Adil. This was definitely the best decision we had made since arriving in Marrakesh and our trip to the Ourika Valley was the highlight of our holiday.

Adil is a charming, friendly and intuitive guide with an excellent knowledge of the area, the Berbers and all things Moroccan. He provided a highly personalised service that was tailor made to suit us.

I could write pages but will resist the urge to describe every detail about our time with him. All I will say is that if you do decide to book Adil you will not be disappointed. He is a lovely man who will show you the real sights and sounds of Morocco. I know that I will return to Marrakesh and will book a 2 day tour with him next time.

Shukran Adil!

3  Thank maa187
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Reviewed 5 March 2012

Adil and 4x4 Camel lived up to every 5 star review I read prior to booking. He was absolutely amazing! I completely agree with everything from the promptness of his responses to the specifically catered day trip.

When booking my trip, Adil recommended that we schedule it for Monday. I learned upon his arrival at our riad that he recommended this day specifically because we'd be able to walk through a Berber market which only happens weekly. That was so thoughtful to me. He knew that we were really interested in seeing how the people live and work, and that's exactly what he showed us. Additionally, we told him that we wanted to purchase Argan oil (don't leave Morocco without it), tagines, and silver. Not only did he take us to places where we could purchase these items, but he took us to the best place he knew of with the most authentic materials. The place where we purchased the Argan oil was a co-operative which supports women who are either divorced or widowed by providing them jobs making the oil by hand. It was amazing. If you get to go here, make sure you try the argan honey and the argan butter...YUM!

The last part of our trip was to the Berber house for lunch. The journey there took us through amazing mountains views, and we stopped a few times along the way to take pictures. These were the most beautiful sights we saw in Morocco. There were grassy hills with the Atlas Mountains in the background. Absolutely stunning. Once we arrived in the Berber village where our meal was being prepared, we began to see the children. Adil's connection with these children is amazing. They were SO excited to see him. One little boy, no more than 4-years-old, practically jumped in the car with excitement. I was so happy that we brought candy and pencils for them. They loved it.

The meal at the Berber house was the highlight of our entire trip. It was "fantabulous"! LOL! The best meal we had in Morocco...and that's not to say that our other meals weren't great. This homemade meal was just above and beyond. Chicken tagine, cous cous, everything.

Bottom-line, book with Adil. You won't regret it. :) We met as strangers in a business arrangement, and we parted as friends. I will cherish this trip forever.

6  Thank JoceHad
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