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“Excellent in every way” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Berber Travel Adventures

Berber Travel Adventures
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Amizmiz
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Excellent in every way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Excellent in every way:
•The website is accurate, reliable, and a helpful guide as to what to expect.
•They are most responsive to email inquiries. By email they clarified every aspect of our tour. One of our party was a vegetarian, and they arranged to accommodate her. In the midst of our stay in Marrakech we asked if we could change our itinerary, and they responded immediately and positively.
•Jamal is as described in the other reviews: knowledgeable, friendly, reliable, an excellent communicator, sets a good pace, and interesting to talk with about many matters outside the tour itinerary. He grew up and lives in the area.
•We did both the moderate full-day walk and the half-day market tour. For the former, the scenery was striking and the "cultural experience" is remarkable. One visits villages to which electricity has come only a few years ago, for example.

Visited December 2012
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Newick, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Berber Life”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

I agree with previous reviews.
Words cannot describe how good this day out was.
The three of us-20 year old daughter and 2 -50 something's loved everything about this day.
From the stunning views to the kindness and generosity of the people we met and the delicious food we ate-it really was a trip to remember.
Our only concern was that we didn't allow more time to do a longer trek and spend more time in the mountains.
So much more relaxing and informative than hours in Marrakech being constantly hassled and annoyed.
Many thanks to Jamal and. Noureddine for giving us such a wonderful experience.
Our taxi driver was also very informative and friendly.

Kristine. Brian and Stephanie. UK.
December 16 2012

Visited December 2012
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Turi, Italy
1 review
“Authentic Interactions with Local Culture”
5 of 5 stars 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.

Visited November 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“can't put a price on this experience”
5 of 5 stars 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!

Visited December 2012
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great day trip into the atlas mountains”
5 of 5 stars 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!

Visited November 2012
1 Thank Arthur B
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