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!
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!
Fantastic day trip from Marrakech. Pick up and drop off from the hotel was prompt and hassle free. Our guide for the day was Mohammed potatoes, who lived in the Berber villages himself so had lots of information about the area and the Berber people. First stop was a view point near a Berber village where Mohammed explained some interesting history. Next up was a breakfast stop and visit to an Argan oil co-op factory prices at the factory for the Argan products are very reasonable. Next stop was the camel ride, although I opted to ride a horse as I had been on camels many times before. During the ride Mohammed was more than happy to take lots of pictures for us. We continued the drive to the Berber Village of Imlil and stopped for a fantastic 3 course lunch worth noting that you need to pay 75 mad each for lunch but it is well worth this. The view from the terrace on which lunch is served can only be described as stunning. After lunch we went back to Mohammeds house for some mint tea and a great insight in to how the Berber people live. Next up was the trek to the local waterfalls which are gorgeous. Please make sure you have good shoes on as trek is at higher altitude and is in sometimes rocky and wet conditions. It was then a walk down to another village to meet the transport back to the hotel. All in all, a great trip and the day was well worth the money with a great guide Mohammed who was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful in pointing out things of interest and was happy taking photos of myself and my wife. It was one of our highlights of our trip to Morocco.