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“Great day with Adil”

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 18 May 2012

Adil was so responsive from our first inquiry. Spending a whole day on your vacation with a stranger can be awkward but he was so nice, and easy to talk to. He accommodated all of our requests so we had a busy day. We went to a Berber market, a rug co-op, an argon oil co-op, a Berber village where we had lunch and went through the Atlas Mtns. as well. Adil is a great ambassador for the Berber people and this region. This tour exceeded our expectations and gave us a very personal look at the culture and the people - not a tourist view. I highly recommend taking this personal tour and especially Adil as a guide. He is terrific!

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Reviewed 15 May 2012

We were fed up with paying over the odds for excursions supplied by the Holiday reps…and being dictated where to go and what to see...so we decided to book our own from people’s recommendations who wrote on trip adviser.

We planned a day trip to the Atlas Mountains from Marrakesh.

Adil's 4x4 Camel tours kept cropping up on trip advisor with lots of positive feedback, so we decided to e.mail him aprox a month in advance, stating what we wanted etc.

Adil replied straight away...giving us possible places to visit, price and pick up time.

On the day Adil was there outside our hotel bang on time.

The Whole Day was Fantastic, can’t put into words how special it was.

Due to the tour being private Adil will go at your pace. Will stop for photo opportunities when required....you feel in total control of the day.

Our trip consisted of drives through the Ourika and Asni Valley's, a camel ride, a meal at a Berbere Family's house, a visit to Argan Oil Co op and meeting up with local children.
You can tailor made the trip to your own needs and requirements.

Adil recommends people to visit the Local Berber markets, which are on a Monday and a Friday...so keep this in mind when you book your date.

When visiting the children it’s nice to take some sweets, pencils, paints, clothes or anything else that you would think they would get pleasure from....

Adil will charge you a set fee.......usually £100 or 120 euros. Camel ride and meal are separate we paid aprox 130 dirham for each (per person) equilivant to £10.

When we returned to our hotel we got chatting to a couple who booked a trip with Adil later on in the week...Once again amazing feedback......

We don't usually write reviews but felt this was a no brainer due to the amazing time we had...One of the best excursions we have ever been on, you are in control….
We so recommend booking with Adil....you will not regret it!!!

Adil doesn't have a website....don't be put off by this...just e.mail him and he will do the rest. adil.camel@gmail.com

Just a final word, we would personaly like to thank Adil so much for providing us with a special day and giving us unforgettable memories

Ian and Liz x

3  Thank logandog1
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Reviewed 13 May 2012 via mobile

My boyfriend and I recently went to marakech, based on previous reviews we contacted 4x4 camel and we weren't dissapointed. Due to the last minute nature of our booking Adil was booked up but he said a friend of his was free to take us. His friend came to pick us up from Our riad had a lovely comfy 4x4 spoke great English and was very good.
Our only regret is not saying we would like lunch in a Berber house, as we were unsure we opted for lunch in a restaurant but you MUST have lunch in the berber house. We had tea there instead and it was great fun. During the tour you will see markets, amazing villages and have the opportunity to but artefacts along the way. Highly recommend Adil and 4x4 camel and his friend whose name escapes me now.

1  Thank Monklondon123
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Reviewed 7 May 2012

What a great day!...at first we couldn't get Adil for this trip and thought we would have to search for another tour guide....as Adil was booked....however....he arranged for Yaya to take us for the day and he was excellent......after a day with Yaya I'm thinking we now know the high atlas mountains and the ourika valley like the back of our hands....great day..great driver..great lunch in the berber village house.....thanks guys....mark and stef.

1  Thank MarrakechGypsies
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Reviewed 1 May 2012

Adil was a great guide! We went on an overnight tour through the beautiful mountains and stayed in an excellent French-owned hotel in the country. Ait Ben Haddou is a can't-miss sight. Adil knew just where to go and was very accommodating and flexible throughout. Would definitely recommend!

Thank Joseph B
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