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“Authentic Interactions with Local Culture”

Berber Travel Adventures
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Amizmiz
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Visitors experience firsthand the beauty and hospitality of Moroccan Berber culture by meeting and interacting with those living in the many small mountainous villages surrounding Amizmiz, a town about an hour from Marrakech. Activities include visiting Berber villages and homes, helping prepare traditional Berber meals, and learning about the daily life of Morocco's native people. This cultural attraction gives visitors a real-life encounter with the rural Berber life of the High Atlas Mountains.
Reviewed December 26, 2012

My husband and I did the 2 day/1 night excursion, and it was the best part of our trip to Morocco. Just as their websites states, the main purpose of the trip is to experience the beauty of the mountains and the people who live there. We appreciated that the tour didn't feel fake. That is, the families didn't put on a show for us or stop their daily life. They were very welcoming and shared delicious food with us, but it was clear they were being authentic. They did their daily chores, like cleaning, washing clothes, and cooking, but they allowed us to look in on their life. It was amazing to experience a culture that has existed for so long.
The walking was very moderate- no more than 5 hours/day and with lots of breaks to take pictures or just enjoy the scenery. There is a donkey available to carry your stuff (or you, if you get tired!).
We want to emphasize how unique this tour was. We had another excursion through a different tour company, and it seemed like all they wanted was to sell us products from their friends. On the other hand, Berber Travel Adventures excursions offer a chance to see a truly beautiful land and its people.

Thank Luda20121076903
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

My parents and i did a moderate walking trip. it was such a great experience! after 3 days staying in central Marrakesh this was such a relief. so far away from the hussle and bussle and so much more enjoyable. No desperate begging for money just a very enjoyable cultural experience. Considering for this walk you pay the say for a meal out with wine it is well worth it. The people in villages are so kind and welcoming. Our guide Nord was very knowledgeable about even the smallest details about the area. The Moderate walk was very manageable for us ( i am 20 years old, my parents are in their 50s). Such a great insight into real Morocco. Highly recommend, and the longer tours sound amazing too!

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Reviewed November 28, 2012

My group of 4 people did the moderate walking itinerary which took us from Amizmiz into two mountain villages. At the first village we stopped into a family's house and had some mint tea and delicious bread that they prepared using a traditional cooking method. At the second stop we had an amazing lunch consisting of more mint tea and a beef tagine. Our guide was fun and informative. Would definitely recommend this company to anyone looking for a nice and relaxing day excursion from Marrakech!

1  Thank Arthur B
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

My first thought when I started the visit to the Tuesday Berber market in Amizmiz was: Finally I am out of the chaotic and stressful medina in Marrakech and I can enjoy real-life in a smaller town. This market is not at all for tourists who are looking for another souvenir to take home. Here is where you can really see how local people are living. This market is by and for local people who need to buy their food, spices, cooking tool etc. It was amazing to stroll around and drink a fresh mint tea in one of the communal areas.
After the market we visited a Berber village, set in a fantastic landscape, and we had lunch at one of the Berber houses (a fantastic tajine with home-made bread).
Jamal was an amazing guide and company and so was Aicha, the wonderful lady who hosted us in her house and cooked for us.
If you want to experience something really authentic, take this tour!

Thank FrancyBudapest
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

I found out about Berber Travel Adventures through Trip Advisor and booked the trip over the internet. Our taxi driver arrived at our riad in Marrakech at 9a.m. prompt and took us to the taxi. From there we drove to Amizmiz where we met Jamal who was very friendly and obviously very popular in the little town as everyone seemed to know him. He took us to the weekly market which was a great experience; second hand clothes, fruit, veg, meat, spices, jewellery, a donkey park (not a car park!) you name it and it was there. We stopped for mint tea and doughnuts and then started our trip up to the little Berber village of Sidi Hussain, about an hour's walk from Amizmiz. The family whose home we visited were most hospitable and we had a wonderful lunch of chicken tagine which was the most delicious tagine I'd tasted. All too soon it was time to leave and make our way back to Amizmiz where our taxi was waiting. I can't speak highly enough of Jamal who was a brilliant companion and the trip as a whole. If you want to experience the real Morocco then I suggest you use Berber Travel Adventures. This trip was all it said it would be and more. Thanks for a wonderful experience.

Thank jandylondon
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