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High Atlas Mountains

Morocco
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We had taken a day tour of the atlas mountains and would strongly recommend it to anyone visiting Marrakech. the mountain changes colors as we pass by and the drive is wonderful.

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West Sussex
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5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Loved the scenery but was disappointed by the waterfall. After long walk in heat with very helpful guide reached the first waterfall. Not that impressive and we were too hot to continue up further. Not a walk for the unfit or those unstable on their feet as scrambling overnrocks and bolders.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Loved the High Atlas Mountains, in March time they are stunning. Just remember to take appropriate footwear.

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Chania Town, Greece
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We went up to the mountains to the Berber villages to not only appreciate the vista but also to distribute pencils and little notebooks (and sweets of course) to the children. Some of the children were tending to sheep/goats but most of them were coming out of a village school luckily. Just make sure you do not get swamped!! We... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Out of the heat and noise of Marrakech to the beautiful cool and quiet of the mountains. Get a driver and a comfortable car and stop at the Berber villages to see crafts and a different way of life .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We did an excursion to the Atlas Mountains (the Ourika valley and waterfalls) two weeks ago. The villages in the mountains are adorable, and the views great. Although you are away from the hussle in the city, many vendors still manage to locate tourist stopping to take pictures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We enjoyed stopping at the small villages to see how crafts are made. People are lovely! Along the way we stopped for lunch at the Richard Branson resort, purchased a carpet and many special trinkets for friends at home.

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Puerto Varas, Chile
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

The best part of the High Atlas is the Berber people and villages. You don't have to trek high as the villages and village life is so interesting just walking through the valleys and stopping to talk to the locals is amazing. If you do go high it is very dry and stoney and probably best done in spring or... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Very interesting and changing landscape. It's quite a bit of a drive but nevertheless worthwhile. We visited some villages, ate some typical Moroccan food, spoke to locals, bought fruit on the side of the road.

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Mumbai
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81 reviews 81 reviews
22 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

the terrain is rugged, hard surfaces like rocks and pebbles. trees are few, mostly shrubs on mainly bare surfaces.

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