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“A Must when visiting Marrakech”

4X4 Camel - Private Day Tours
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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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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.

Thank Caroline B
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adil M, Owner at 4X4 Camel - Private Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 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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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 :)).

Thank Loguee
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adil M, Owner at 4X4 Camel - Private Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 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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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.

Thank ifer1
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adil M, Owner at 4X4 Camel - Private Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 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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Reviewed September 22, 2013

Just want to say a huge thank you to Adil for a brilliant day out!! We chose to book a trip with Adil after reading all the great reviews on here and we were certainly not disappointed. He picked us up from our hotel on time and drove us firstly to the berber market. This was probably the highlight of my day, as it was very authentic and so different to any other market I had visited before. Adil was very knowledgeable about the market and all the products and so was able to talk us through the traditions and the products as we walked around. The next stop was a camel ride, which was so fun and the people who took us on the walk were lovely and took so many photos of us with my camera! We then visited the Argan co-operative, this was really interesting to see and the ladies who worked there and showed you around were so friendly and helpful and we didn't feel pressured into buying anything, even though we did all end up buying something from there. After this we drove higher into the mountains and as Adil's car drove closer to the villages you could see all the children running up the hills to see him. Luckily we were equipped with lots of pencils and sweets as there were so many children! We then had lunch at the Berber family's house, which was incredible. They were so friendly and cooked the most amazing food and the backdrop whilst eating was beautiful - I would definitely recommend eating here!

I would 100% recommend this trip to anyone, Adil was a great driver and we felt completely safe the whole day. He knows so much about the mountains and Morocco and was happy answering all the questions I had for him. Thanks so much again and I will definitely be booking another trip with you when I return!

Thank rhirhi_2013
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adil M, Owner at 4X4 Camel - Private Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2013

A picture is a thousand words , so many thanks for posting all your lovely photos together with your very detailed review. Other travellers can see we offer genuine authentic tailored day trip . Hope to see you on another visit to Morocco . best regards.

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Reviewed September 21, 2013

What can i say, the day was amazing, Adil was an excellent host & certainly knows how to make the day special. He arrived at our hotel on time to take us off into the Atlas Mountains, an area he obviously loves and knows so well. On the way he was constantly answering questions that we were asking about life in Marrakech and what an average day was like for the local people. On the way up into the mountains we stopped off to ride a camel, Adil again thought of everything as he had sun hats in the car in case we'd forgot our own. The camel ride was fun and was well worth doing, we were only on the camel for 30mins but believe me that is long enough,especially when your in shorts & the sun is so hot, we were all glad to get back to the air conditioned car ! Next we visited the Argan oil co-operative and watched the ladies making the oil, from shelling the nuts to the finished product, we took some amazing photos of our family on the production line, but none of us got the job ! Next we went into the shop where we learnt about the different products that it can be made into, needless to say we bought most ! Then it was time to head into the mountains where we were due to stop for lunch, but on route we stopped at local villages & handed out gifts to the children who were so grateful. This was so sad, seeing these children happy to receive a pen and a notebook when teenagers in our country expect the latest xbox game, maybe we should do a exchange scheme for a month ! All i can say is take gifts, lots of them, these children really don't get much but thanks to Adil, they get more than some & they can spot him from a distance,even to the point of running when they see his car. Lunch in the family house was very good (lots of it) & again it was so nice to meet the local people who Adil has helped, i dont think i will ever eat a meal with such a beautiful view again. We returned to the car to continue our tour of the mountains, stopping to take lots of photos on the way, Adil even drove off when i suggested leaving one of our party at the roadside, the look of fear in her face was a picture, it made a change to see a lady running up to the car instead of children ! It was soon time to head back to the hustle of Marrakech & leave the beautiful mountains, but we will return the next time we are in Morocco, with more gifts. Adil made our fantastic day so special, to him i must say "thank you", book this tour you will not be disappointed .

Thank axlbon
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adil M, Owner at 4X4 Camel - Private Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2013

Many thanks for your comprehensive review about 4x4 Camel , and so glad you enjoy your day with us. Thanks for mentioning that we care and we also pay attention to details : sun hat, water..
Thanks also for talking about the kids in the village . Now that school has started it is great to encourage other travellers to bring with them note book , pads or pencils as many have very limited budget for school furniture. Hope to see you on a future visit to Marrakech . Best regards.

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