We chose this tour after much research into the alternative choices available on the Internet and booked ahead of our visit to Marrakech. We were not disappointed! The evening before our trip Chakib, our driver and tour guide, rang the hotel to let us know that there would be a large Berber market two days later which we could visit if we wished to change our days. Unfortunately, this was not possible as the following day was our last in Marrakech, but it was a good omen! Chakib's attentiveness was evident throughout the trip. He arrived to pick us up from our hotel the following morning very promptly and we discussed our itinerary. We were given the option of enjoying lunch specially prepared for us in a home in a Berber village - what an experience, certainly not one to miss. Apart from savouring excellent local, authentic food, we were given the opportunity to meet members of a Berber family and be entertained in their house.
Throughout the day Chakib showed his detailed knowledge of the area, of which he was very proud and explained everything in perfect English. He made sure that we got the most out of the tour - leaving us in the very capable hands of a knowledgable guide at the Argan oil co-operative, stopping to give us the best views and, where appropriate, allowing us to walk and enjoy the mountain air, picking us up further down the hillside.
On our journey back to the hotel Chakib gave us the bonus of a quick tour of the outskirts of Marrakech, again accompanied by detailed knowledge. To sum up, the scenery is spectacular, the village life fascinating - a trip not to be missed - and I would recommend it to anyone who wants a memorable day in spectacular surroundings, accompanied by a professional but fun guide driving an extremely comfortable vehicle. If we ever return to Marrakech we would definitely use this company for another trip.
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