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“Brilliant Tour of Atlas Mountains” 5 of 5 stars
Review of 4X4 Camel - Private Day Tours

4X4 Camel - Private Day Tours
Marrakech, Morocco
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Owner description: We provide private tour around Marrakech or further afield in a comfortable Land Cruiser. We specialise in giving our customers an insight to the Moroccan culture with also beautiful scenery as backdrop. We tailored our trips according to each customers but a day in the Atlas Mountains more often include a discovery of a local Berber village farmer market, experiencing a camel ride on a semi arid plateau , a visit to a women argan oil cooperative, and sharing lunch in an authentic Berber family house on a terrace overlooking the Atlas Mountains. This is often describe as the best meal people had during their trip to Morocco. Our aim is for travellers to benefit from and unique experience and it is also to share this experience and its benefit with the local villages we regularly stopped. We also encourage people to bring with them pencils, school furniture, clothes or just sweets to give in the villages. We hope this information inspire you to join us for a day If you need any detailed itinerary or prices please email us. We are looking forward to meet you and welcome you to Morocco.
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant Tour of Atlas Mountains”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

On the 18th of September my husband and I went on a tour of the Atlas Mountains with Adil at 4x4 Camel. It was brilliant. The day started with Adil collecting us from our hotel at 9am and driving to the mountains, stopping at a Berber market on the way. In the car Adil gave us background and information about the day as well as taking an interest in us and our experience in Marrakech. The Berber market was great to see, really unusual, we were lucky as I believe it is only on certain days of the week. We stopped to do the camel ride which we recommend doing, it was a bit scary at first as the camel stood up but when you get used to it it is really peaceful and enjoyable. We drove into the mountains and Adil pointed out things of interest and gave informative facts about the area and the people. Adil let us walk for about 30 minutes to enjoy the views ourselves before picking us up again. We had lunch in a Berber house which was just amazing! I am vegetarian and was fully catered for. We had tagines, cous cous, salad and bread and the lady who owned the house and cooked was lovely!! Her house was spotlessly clean and tidy. We also stopped at a place that made Argan oil products which was interesting, a good taste demonstration and then chance to browse and buy. The tour ended with Adil dropping us off to our hotel around 4.30pm ish. We can’t recommend this tour enough, Adil has the perfect personality and attitude to run this business, he was polite, informative, knowledgeable and friendly and displayed perfect customer service. Thanks for a great day!!

Visited September 2013
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adil M, Owner at 4X4 Camel - Private Day Tours, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Many thanks for commenting about your day with 4x4 camel . Glad you mention we cater for vegetarians, and so glad you enjoy the day . Don’t hesitate to contact us on another visit to Morocco. Best regards.
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“Highlight of the holiday....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This was by far the best experience of our trip to Marracech!! Adil was an excellent guide, knowledgeable and a great driver. We have been back a few days and my head is still spinning as we took in so much. If you can get him on a Monday and go to the Berber market which is not a 'tourist attraction' but the genuine article which gives the full experience of how people in this area really live. Camel ride, Atlas mountains, Berber village lunch, meeting the local village children was fab. If this is the only excursion you go on you will still be amazed by the diversity, beauty and culture of this country. Thanks Adil.

Visited October 2013
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adil M, Owner at 4X4 Camel - Private Day Tours, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Many thanks for writing about your day with 4x4 Camel and glad you mention genuine as this is what our tours are about . Glad you come home with great memories and hope to see you on another visit to Morocco . Best regards
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“A Must when visiting Marrakech”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Thank you Adil for a most enjoyable day! Everyone has already said in their reviews what we experienced too, the Argan oil co-operative, the market, lunch with a Berber family and a camel ride. All so well organised and Adil as a charming and informative host throughout. Highly recommend.

Visited September 2013
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adil M, Owner at 4X4 Camel - Private Day Tours, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Glad you had a great day and many thanks for taking time to review 4x4 Camel. don’t hesitate to contact us on another trip to Morocco . Best regards.
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“Fascinating insight into a different way of life, in a gorgeous mountain setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

There have been many glowing reviews posted already, so I will try to be brief and share my personal highlights from the day trip I took with my boyfriend into the Atlas.

-Our attentive and informative guide Yahya.
-The incredible views on the way up the mountain. Yahya kindly stopped at the best spots to allow for photos.
-The food we were served in the Berber village. I can honestly say it was the best meal of the trip, and one of the best I have ever tasted. The chicken tagine with fresh quince was heaven for a foodie like me :)
-The quality of the Argan oil products from the collective we visited. While not cheap, I can personally vouch for the quality. I bought the cooking oil which is magic in any salad, and the jasmine body lotion is fab too!

These are just a few highlights in what was a truly special day. Thank you to all the 4x4 crew (the mint tea demonstration was another special moment :)).

Visited September 2013
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adil M, Owner at 4X4 Camel - Private Day Tours, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Many thanks for your review about 4x4 Camel, and so glad you enjoy the day . Did you serve mint tea at home on your way back ? Best regards .
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“Best Day Out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

I booked the day out with this company after reading all the reviews on here and we weren't disappointed. Adil send a colleague of hes called Yahya. He was at our hotel waiting for us at the appointed time and took us straight to a Berber market, what an eye opener, you have to see it to believe it.Yahya took us around the market showing us all the items for sale some that you would never see in England.
The next stop was for us to try and buy a tea light but as there wasn't one that I liked and Yahya spoke to the sellers and we were not given any hassle.
Then it was off to the camels, we didn't actually have a ride but they did allow us to sit on them and for us to have our picture taken even though my camel had attitude and kept moving.
Then it was off to Argan oil cooperative. This was again an eye opener as they do all the work by hand. The lady that shows you around speaks very good English.You can also try the oils for eating and the oils for the skin and hair.The price is high but when you think that you have 100% Argan oil not mixed with any other chemicals and the money doe's go to a good cause.
After this we drove through the mountains on roads that didn't look wide enough but Yahya was a confident driver ( I was just glad no-one came the other way).As the car approached the villages the children were already waiting or came running from their houses.We gave them sweets and the smiles were all the reward you needed.The way they live is unbelievable but they seem happy.
Then it was off for lunch in the Berber families house for lunch and what a meal.It was the best meal we had all the holiday.First it was a salad of tomatoes with onions and coriander served with freshly made bread and olive oil.Then it was a chicken tagine served with cous cous and yet more bread, next we had apples picked straight from the trees and they were fantastic.Then Yahya showed us how to make mint tea.I never realized it took so long.You do have to pay the family 200 dirhams directly.
We were then driven back to Marrakech through the Atlas mountains with Yahya answering our many questions and was always smiling and happy.
You do not have to pay any money until you get back to the hotel.(it is best to pay in Moroccan money but they do accept euros).
We spent a fantastic day seeing the other side of Marrkech.
So all in all I would like to say a BIG thank you to both Adil and Yahya.
If you want a good day out then book though this company, sit back and relax.

Visited September 2013
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adil M, Owner at 4X4 Camel - Private Day Tours, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Many thanks for your very comprehensive review .All this detailed infos help fellow travellers
We hope to see you on another trip to Morocco . Best regards.
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