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“Three day three valley walk”

Toubkal Guide Day Tours
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: If you´re outdoorsy, go for a hike in a national park at the feet of the Atlas Mountains. Waterfalls and other natural beauty are in good supply. The tour provides good information on the park. The guides allow you to choose the difficulty of your hike, including factors such as altitude climbed and the specific types of sights that you would like to see. In any case, you can expect to be brought to many beautiful vantage points. Come with hiking gear.
Leicester, United Kingdom
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244 reviews
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“Three day three valley walk”
Reviewed 24 May 2014

Jamal is a very helpful and professional operator. He gave us a lot of help when choosing and arranging the walk. Our guide Mustafa and mule driver / cook Ibrahim were very friendly and helpful thoughout.

Be warned that Imlil is at 1700m above sea level and the walk goes over passes at 2400m. This was high enough for one of our party to be affected by the altitude, and she arrived with a tummy bug (which I want to stress was therefore not the fault of Ibrahim). The effects were that she had trouble catching her breath when ascending, trouble sleeping, and was violently sick.

The accommodation is basic, as you would expect at these prices in a mountain area, but that did not help when faced with frequent visits to the toilet all night. All the staff were very kind and helpful, doing all they could to make her feel better and less embarrassed by the situation. Mustafa changed the itinerary entirely to suit, including spending the second night in a different and better appointed hostel.

So our experience was not a wholly good one. But none of the problems were in any way the fault of the organisers or staff. I, who was not sick, brought away some lovely memories of the walk in the mountains.

If you have walked at these altitudes before without problem then this is highly recommended. If you have not, then it might be best to test it out with a one day walk!

Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Mount Toubkal”
Reviewed 21 May 2014

Having seen the great reviews on Trip Advisor we booked the three day Mount Toubkal trip with Jamal. It was not a disappointment - we had an amazing time. Jamal organised for a driver to pick us up in Marrakesh and take us to the village of Imlil which is where our trek started. Once there he introduced us Mustafa who would be our guide for the next few days. Mustafa was great and good at guaging what we wanted to get out of the next few days. The first day was around 5hrs of walking to the refuge - there was limitted hours of electricity and relatively basic sleeping (bunks) but couldn't really complain that far out the mountain particularly since it looked like a ski chalet and they lit a roaring fire and served good food! After a nights sleep we headed up to the summit on day two- this was a tougher climb but worth it for the incredible views. Just make sure you take enough warm clothes - we did it in April and it was still around -5 at the top! Having sumitted and returned to the refuge the plan was meant to be to stay there for another night before returning to Imlil on our final day. However, after having an hour's rest and some lunch we decided we'd prefer to keep moving and Mustafa / Jamal were great at being flexible and re-organising. We ended up going down to one of Jamal's guesthouses about 3km from Imlil. Jamal organised everything so all our main packs and bag we'd left in Imlil before leaving for the trek all arrived at the new destination. The guesthouse was beautiful - right in the middle of the valley and I hugely recommend it! A driver picked us up the next day and returned us to Marrakesh. A great trip and would definitely recommend Jamal to anyone wanting to do a trip around the Atlas- it was our best thing for our visit to Morocco!

Visited April 2014
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Bideford, United Kingdom
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“Ourika day trip”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

We had a very enjoyable day out doing the one day Ourika trip to see the waterfalls. We were collected promptly from our riad by our guide who spoke excellent English, he was very friendly and informative. Most of what we learned about Morocco and Marrakesh came from our guide, he was very willing to share his wisdom and a pleasure to chat with during the drive. The walk itself was enjoyable although a little precarious at times. Good walking shoes are a must, this is certainly not a walk for flip flops and sandals. Lunch is included in the price of the trip and was most satisfactory. The waterfall is beautiful and certainly worth a trip out to if you have a spare day. It was quite a relief to get out of the baking city and in to the countryside where it was a tad cooler and much greener.

I highly recommend this day trip, We would definitely use this company again if we found ourselves visiting the Atlas in the future.

Visited April 2014
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“Well organised, wonderful day trek”
Reviewed 18 May 2014

The Aguersioual to Imlil day trek was fabulous - really the highlight of our trip to Morocco. It was easy to organise with a couple of quick emails - Jamal responded almost instantly and it was all set in no time. Our driver Mohammed was cheerful and chatty, and recommended stops at a few extra points along the way for photos etc. Jamal met us when we arrived at Aguersioual to check we were okay before setting off, and met us again when we made it to Imlil for a delicious 3 course lunch. Our guide Hassan was lovely - he started off really quiet but was friendly and full of interesting information about his local area once we started chatting to him. We're regular walkers but not regular hill walkers, and the pace on the ascent to the first pass was pushing us a bit. Well worth it though, for a fantastic day in a beautiful part of the High Atlas.

Visited May 2014
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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“Amazing Day Walk”
Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

Friends from the UK recommended Jamal to us as they used him last year. We are so delighted they passed his details to us!

We had lots of email correspondence with him before booking and Jamal couldn't have been more helpful. Jamal arranged for transport from our hotel to the start of the walk and back again. Our guide, Hishan, was a delightful young man who was extremely knowledgeable about the area and a pleasure to spend the day with.

The walk itself was challenging in places but thoroughly enjoyable. Hishan provided a picnic lunch on the way and we were given a delightful meal at the end of the walk.

We paid a slight premium as there was only the two of us, but it was worth every penny. You can choose to join a larger group to bring the price down.

We had a fabulous day walking in the mountains and would highly recommend Jamal and his company to anyone.

Visited April 2014
Thank Tracy C
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