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Arib Voyages Day Tours
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Atlas Mountains and 3 Valleys Guided Day Tour including Lunch from Marrakech
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Rocky Desert The Lake & Atlas Mountains 4x4 day trip from Marrakech
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Owner description: Arib Voyages is a small customer-focused Moroccan tour company specialising in trekking, desert tours, camel treks, 4 x 4 adventures, cycling and bespoke trips in all areas of Morrocco such as Marrakech, Sahara, Atlas Mountains, the Atlantic Coast and beyond. Operated by two Bedouin brothers Bachir and Mokhtar el Ammari, Arib Voyages are dedicated to promoting and continuing Bedouin culture by promising outstanding journeys through their qualified guides, mule drivers, chefs, equipment and vehicles. Marhaba!
Reviewed September 21, 2013

Like previous reviews, we were simply blown away with our 5 day tour. Arib Voyages are extremely professional, experienced and are experts at their job. Not only were we simply stunned with the ever changing scenery, but the thing that will last in our memory most of all, was the genuine stories that our guide gave us of his family background, we felt privileged to share his country and learn of his nomadic ancestry. The tour offered great variety in both experience and scenery, at all times we felt safe with the skill and knowledge of our guide. We have great respect for his ability and professional skill, and thank him for his profound genuine friendship. Highly recommended.

Thank Margaret L
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

Trip to Saharaan Where do I begin...? Our guide picked us up from the hotel on time. A pleasant man, wearing a traditional Moroccan gondora and a big smile. In a comfy SUV, we hit the dusty road. One the road we got a glimpse of the daily life of rural Moroccans; mothers covered in jeballas holding their young children's hands while carrying a big sac full of vegetables on their head, men guiding the mules carrying items and teaching their sons their trade along the dusty roads under the scorching sun. The road started ascending on Atlas mountains, the weather got cooler, the nature got greener. Small and large villages perched on mountainsides with a minaret marking the town center. As we descended, the nature became more barren. On the way we visited Aid Venhaddou, a well preserved 17th century village which has been a backdrop of many Hollywood movies, most recently in Game of Thrones. After we reached M'Hamid, the last Southeastern town, the paved road ends and a narrow dirt road takes us closer to Sahara. This is where the magic starts. Slowly, the barren dry flat lands give way to sand. Smaller sand dunes anchored around some desert vegetation become larger and larger. Around another sand dune, we see two camels and two young Berber Moroccans awaiting us. Our guide leaves us with them and leaves. Our journey through Sahara begins! Mustafa and Magder wrap turbans around our heads and we mount the camels. Through large and small dunes we trek approximately for 2 hours, deeper and deeper into the desert, into the endless sands. The sun is merciless, small sandstorm firm and die I'm the horizon. The "dance" of sands forming the ripples is fascinating, the grace of the camel carrying us and our
supplies is appreciated. Incredibly, our guides know exactly where to take us. We finally reach the cluster of tents setup for us and some permanent residents just before sunset. We get off the camels and run towards the highest sands dune in site. The view is mesmerizing... just sand and the sun. We snap a few photos and watch the majestic sun melt into the sands. As we come down the dunes our Moroccan Tagine dinner is served outdoors. We eat in peace and take in the magic of Sahara. Slowly the stars fill the pristine sky. I have never seen the sky filed such bright stars. The temperature drops to perfect; the warmth of the sands is pleasant. We lie down on carpets and watch the stars for hours. A cool breeze fills the air, a complete silence sets in. Just sand and the stars - it's like restart for your soul. Your head gets clearer and you realize how lucky you are to live on this beautiful planet. We feel asleep on the sand, under the stars.

1  Thank Armen A
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

My wife and I from Las Vegas on a month long trek included Marrakech as a life long goal and both the region and people have been beyond our dreams. Friendly, loving and sincere and this was nowhere more evident then with our full day excursion with Arib Voyages and our guide Mokhtar, and the private and awesome 4 wheel Land Cruiser to the Atlas Mountain valley, including SettiFatma and the ourika Valley. The trip..price..value were all 5star plus. The individual attention was beyond comparison and even the lunch at the foot of the waterfall/river was delicious. We plan to return and do a much more extensive adventure in the Sahara that sounds crazy exciting! LOVE ARIB VOYAGES!

Thank Joseph M
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We took 5 day Sahara adventure with Bachir and had an amazing time. He took us off the beaten path and showed us true Moroccan hospitality.

Bachir (Arib Voyages) becomes our good friend by the end of the tour with his easy going personality and willingness to go out of his way to make our tour memorable. Highly recommended to anyone who wants to experience Morocco!

Thank Brad_Rena
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

What can I say, there's a reason this is one of the top rated activities in Marrakech. Bachir was such a great guide, we had an awesome time on our 4 day trip from Marrakech, thru the Atlas mountains, then on to the dunes. We saw some truly breathtaking scenery, and got to experience plenty off-the-beaten-track locations too.

Bachir met us the day before in our Riad, and helped us customise our trip. He was a very careful driver, and the 4WD was top of the range, and only months old (and had a great soundtrack too). He was really knowledgable, and spoke better English than the Queen.

Accommodation throughout was clean, comfortable, and authentic. A mix of Riad's and an unforgettable night glamping in the Sahara. Meals were brilliant too, lots of Tagine!

One thing I'd say if you do the tour, is to bring along some books for the children in the villages, occasionally they did beg for money or sweets, but it's better for the communities to give them something more beneficial.

We couldn't have asked for a nicer guy to show us around. Bachir, thanks again for an unforgettable experience!

Thank Pete C
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