Scoring an average traveller rating of 5
out of 5
based on the last 24 recent reviews
We were picked up on time. There was another small group of 3 that went on the tour with us (not a private tour) but was still excellent. Our first stop was at a sit down restaurant/gift shop. We had tea with bread and 3 different oils. Afterwards we were a bit confused about what was going on because our tour guide hadn't arrived and our driver spoke broken English. After about an hr of being there we left and the driver took us to a village to meet our tour guide. Our tour guide took us up into the mountains but we were confused again about what was to come because our new tour guide also spoke very little English. We tagged along w another tour guide when we arrived at the Berber house to drink tea. We at ate traditional Moroccan food at the top of the mountain. It was a lovely day with lots of great views. We enjoyed our day despite the English barriers and got lots of great pictures. We ended the day with a camel ride in the desert. Overall a great value and we would do it again!”
ALICIA • Submitted 21 Jan 2020
At first i didnt know what to expect of the tour, but the tour and the guide was really great. Will give 10/10”
Sil C • Submitted 13 Jan 2020
Brilliant outing, spectacular landscape/scenery. Great informative guides who great fun, knowledgeable and very kind. I would highly recommend this trip. Thank you”
Philip C • Submitted 08 Jan 2020
Both our driver, Omar, and our guide Hassam were incredible. We were with a group of six people. The hike is rocky and steep so bring good shoes and water. My mother who is in her 70s is in decent shape, used a walking stick and Hassam patiently helped her and stopped for a couple rests and water, but she wouldn’t have given up the experience. There are several stops for buying and supporting the local economy. I bought a beautiful Berber carpet and Argan oils from coops. But just the experience itself is unforgettable.”
Kelly M • Submitted 07 Jan 2020
Super experience, cca 7km long trip, to mountain. On sun 25 deprese, in dark 5 deprese. Start in 1700 m top of trip is 1950m.”
Jan S • Submitted 03 Jan 2020
Fun short camel ride. Fascinating tour of local open air market with Ahmed our driver guiding. Invigorating but manageable hike to waterfall with lovely guide Idris. Idris provided many interesting insights into Berber life and welcomed us into his home for tea. Ahmed's light hearted friendliness added to the enjoyment to the trip. Highly recommend it.”
Susan A • Submitted 31 Dec 2019
The day started with a prompt pick up from the hotel and a drive to the Atlas mountains where we picked up our tour guide, Ali. Ali was very knowledgable and informative and took very good care of the group. We proceeded to stop 1 where we had a great view of the mountains and moved onto stop 2 for a snack/tea and a quick look at how Argan oil was made. We were offered camel riding however our group was not too interested in this so we skipped this part and headed to the mountains where we stopped on the way at another great space for great landscape photography. Once at the mountains, it was time to get out of the car and go for a walk. The walk was moderate and I would say is do-able by most people regardless of fitness levels (depending on the weather of course) and Ali was mindful of this and kept a moderate pace. Throughout the trek we encountered many local families, schools, mosques and Ali talked us through what we were seeing. After the trek we stopped for a timely lunch (around 65 dirhams per person extra) which included moroccan bread, fruit and a chicken/vegetarian tagine dish which was excellent and well worth it after a long walk. We then headed back to the cars and had a quick stop over for a Moroccan mint tea and were dropped off to the hotel. It was a great day out and I have many great pictures and memories to share, and would definitely do this tour again if back in Marrakech.”
Rahul M • Submitted 30 Dec 2019
Very well planned and executed trip. Our driver Akhmed and guide Mohammed Larbi were great folks who were always willing to help us. Our guide walked along with us for the entire duration offering help in the snow and clicking some awesome pictures that we will treasure forever”
Joydeep P • Submitted 23 Dec 2019
Very happy for the trip, everything was smooth and our driver was very kind and tried his best to provide excellent service.”
Li Y • Submitted 18 Dec 2019
We had a great day. The guide and also the driver gave us a lot of interesting informations. This trip we can recommend to everybody who is in the area of Marrakesch. 100 of 100 points”
gerhard.vorbrugg • Submitted 16 Dec 2019
Great experience. Company emailed us details and we were picked up promptly. 6 people in our group which was good craic. Our guide at the Mountains and valleys was knowledgeable and friendly. The lunch was gorgeous. Highly recommend this dish trip.”
Jonathan C • Submitted 03 Dec 2019
The tour was great. We loved riding the camels in traditional gear and the visit to the argon co-op was pleasant with no pressure to buy. Our driver was good and seemed to be careful and have good reflexes on the very winding roads, but less phones ringing while driving would have made me more comfortable. He was knowledgeable and friendly. Hassan, who guided us through Imlil, up the steep mountain trail and to the waterfall, was really top notch. I am older with knee problems, and he supported me all the way up, being careful of my welfare without being condescending. He was encouraging and I don't think I could have done it without him. We had a nice dinner and then tea at Hassan's home. I feel so grateful to have not missed this opportunity.”
Suzanne E • Submitted 02 Dec 2019
I've just come back from a trip to Marrakech with a friend and we went on this tour. It was a brilliant day trip and our guide Hassan was great, interactive with the group and very knowledgeable about the Atlas Mountains and all it's surroundings. The only issue we had was it was very foggy on that particular day, try and get a sunny day if you can! Other than that it was a great tour and would recommend it to anyone. I really enjoyed having some Moroccan lunch in the village as well.”
ste.johns • Submitted 21 Nov 2019
Both our driver and guide were very helpful and knowledgeable. Thoroughly enjoyed a day away from Marrakech! Could have done without the camel ride, but overall great trip and great value for money.”
Liza P • Submitted 19 Nov 2019
This was one of the highlights of our break in Marrakesh
The guide was Ibrahim and was from a Berber family still living in the mountains - he was also still resident with his family so had a real knowledge of the history of the mountains and the people who live there. He was also very amiable and took great pride in in his heritage and looking after us.
There was the option of a 2-3 hour trek as part of the tour to a waterfall then back down into the village for lunch or we could be dropped into the village by the minibus - i would highly recommend the trek as a way of experiencing the landscape so would suggest suitable footwear, trainers are fine but sandals/flip flops would be a difficult,
The tour was great value with camel ride, small breakfast and tea in the village.
Lunch was not included but was very tasty ( veg option available) and really good value
I would highly recommend this tour away from the hustle and bustle of Marrakesh”
Kathleen R • Submitted 04 Nov 2019
We had a great experience. Our driver and guide, Zin and hMad, were both great. Very friendly, entertained us during the ride with local music. Our guide spoke English well enough to explain all we asked and guide us around. The day was well organized and both men did everything to assist us. Would definately recommend.”
mariosvlaikidis • Submitted 04 Nov 2019
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this day trip to the atlas mountains. Our driver was prompt, and we had only two other couples with us. The camel ride was fun, and a little different for someone used to horses. They dress you up in Berber clothing (a throw over shawl and a head wrap) which makes for good pictures. Once you arrive in the three valleys you head on a walking tour with a guide different from the driver. Ours, Mohammad (also went by Babala), was fantastic. Highly recommend him, he even invited us back for tea at his home which was a real treat!
Couple tips though, there is a decent walking portion with a couple hundred feet of elevation gain over rough terrain. Make sure to wear good shoes, or even boots. A couple in our group had sandals on and made it, but it didn't look fun. Cell services is also surprisingly good.
Don't miss this one!”
arugo26 • Submitted 01 Nov 2019
We weren't really sure what to do during our 4 day stay in Marrakech so decided to partake in a day experience excursion, with this day trip being one of them. After an early start and pick up time, we drove out with the rest of our group for what was less than an hour to a secluded flat land area where you experience a camel ride prefaced with some mint tea. Don't really get your hopes up on this part of the day trip, as the camels are all tied up to one another from front to back and you spend what felt like forever just roaming around flat lands. It was pretty neat that they do provide you with traditional looking clothes to wear during your camel ride experience though, so I'll give them that.
Following the camel experience, we were then driven out for about 1.5 hours or so near the mountain areas with a pit stop in between to have breakfast at an argon oil shop. The argon oil stop was alright... it wasn't amazing but it was neat to learn about the process of how the argon oil is supposedly made from de-shelling the nuts to grinding and final process of everything. I say "supposedly" only because it's really hard to tell if most (if not all) of the products sold at these places are truly done by these women and not by some industrial machine located off site (call me a skeptic I guess).
Finally, we get to the good part which takes up the rest of the trip, where we arrive at the mountains and were greeted and welcomed by our very friendly and educated tour guide Omar. Fair warning to those looking into this excursion: there is a lot of trekking from this point on till you get picked up again for your trip back home. It isn't a full on hardcore hiking experience, but if you have difficulty walking around uneven elevations or struggle with inclined steps, then you should probably consider opting out.
Anyway, away from that tangent and back to the trekking! Throughout the journey, we came across beautiful views, waterfalls (not as huge and glamorous as you might think, but still a worthwhile experience in my opinion), and finally an awesome lunch experience at a Berber house that left us leaving in a food coma after burning all those calories!
With all that being said, I don't think our experience would have been as eventful and culturally eye opening without Omar being our tour guide and sharing all his experiences and knowledge about the area!”
Brighton L • Submitted 01 Nov 2019
Fantastic tour, picked up by Abdul and taken to a few stops before meeting our guide Hassan Akdax in a mountain village. He took us on a hike through beautiful mountains and villages, visiting a beautiful waterfall finishing with an amazing meal on a rooftop looking our surrounded by mountains. Probably the best food we have had on our trip and the guides were so good.”
Paul S • Submitted 28 Oct 2019
Great day out . Well organised. More demanding walking than expected but OK. Lunch after the walk worked out well .
Had the opportunity to take in the Moroccan culture.”
Brian S • Submitted 28 Oct 2019
We did this tour as a group of 5 with 2 children aged 6 and 8. Our tour guide Ali was fabulous. The kids loved the tour as Ali did it at the children's pace with regular stops.
The scenery along the way is amazing and Ali gave a good explanation of the local life. We would would definitely recommend this tour. Our Mohammed was also great!!”
Sharmila P • Submitted 25 Oct 2019
What a great experience, the camel rides were awesome and the Atlas Mountain Tour were great. Our Tour guide Kamal was very informative and helped taking photos of us along the sightseeing stops on the way. Then our local guide who was also excellent, Mohammad took us up the mountain where we saw some awesome views of waterfalls and other sites from the top. Make sure you are ready for some serious climbing and good walking shows but the effort is worth it when you get to the top. Thanks for a great day”
Mary • Submitted 23 Oct 2019
This was the highlight of our trip. The drive up to the mountains was scenic and were able to take pictures along the way. The Berber Tour Guide, Hassan, was amazing. He a beautiful spirit and made sure my Mother was able to finish the journey. Please wear hiking shoes or shoes with good treads, this is a HIKE NOT a walk. It is worth the trip, but please be prepared. And when you get to the waterfall, get a glass of orange juice, you will thank me later!”
Sommer W • Submitted 23 Oct 2019
This tour was one of the best we have taken. The van picked us up from Hotel cafe de France right at 915am and we were quickly on the road to the mountains. The van was new, clean, and quite comfortable. The driver was pleasant and explained what we were seeing as we drove. The camel ride was excellent. Stopping for mint tea and bread and a no pressure show of how argan oil is produced was a nice break in the drive to the Imlil valley. The hike to the waterfall was about an hour. I recommend good comfortable shoes and to bring plenty of water! The hike through the mountains then brought us to another stop for mint tea and wonderful views of the villages and snow capped peaks. Our guide then brought us over to his village for a great lunch (not included, but only 65 dirham). Our fay ended at the home of our guide for a final mint tea and walnuts.
Overall the experience was phenomenal and an absolute bargain of a day trip. I can't recommend this tour enough!”
William P • Submitted 17 Oct 2019