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“Day and a Half Trek Around Imlil” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Toubkal Guide Day Tours

Toubkal Guide Day Tours
Ranked #12 of 699 Tours in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: If you´re outdoorsy, go for a hike in a national park at the feet of the Atlas Mountains. Waterfalls and other natural beauty are in good supply. The tour provides good information on the park. The guides allow you to choose the difficulty of your hike, including factors such as altitude climbed and the specific types of sights that you would like to see. In any case, you can expect to be brought to many beautiful vantage points. Come with hiking gear.
New City, New York, United States
2 reviews
“Day and a Half Trek Around Imlil”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

We did a half day and full day of hiking with Mohammed. It was arranged for us by Jamal Tamarlane. We met Mohammed at Imlil Lodge and went over each route with Jamal/Mohammed. Both hikes were excellent, or second hike was a full day adventure through 3 Berber villages and through 2-3 mountain passes. Along the way you pass shepherds and their flocks of goats/sheep, get great views of Toubkhal, and get a little view into daily life in the mountains.

Mohammed was a good guide, knowledgeable about the village, historic customs, the impact of global warming on the mountains, local plant species, etc. He spoke adequate English but was fully conversant in French. This didn't bother us as we were looking to practice our French, but if you were an English-only person... it might have bothered you.

A great experience, the full day hike was one of the highlights of my Moroccan vacation.

Cost is extremely reasonable and includes lunch. And you can definitely do these hikes on your own, trials are distinct though unnamed. if you have experience hiking, go for it. We debated it and ultimately decided the local knowledge and convenience was more than worth the cost

Visited April 2013
Thank Greg A
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English first
Level Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Yes, but”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

We did the three valleys four day hike, in early April. it was magnificent. cherry blossoms and running streams, clear mountain air, the sounds of birds, goats and sheep. the guide, Hassan, was terrific- always aware when one of us (me) had fallen behind, or zoomed ahead and needed rerouting, answering questions,drawing our attention to puzzles we'd missed (upright poles signifying threshing floors, burned bushes near a stream where women had boiled water for laundry), accurately describing hiking times and accommodation standards. he's a treasure.

so why the 'but'? It's worth negotiating in advance with the very busy Jamal. we'd said we were vegetErianת, should have negotiated the whole menu, to exclude sugary commercial jams and processed cheeses. (Laughing cow cheese!), pushed for fresh fruit instead of canned (!), plain yoghurt. I brought my own maccinetta, to make morning espresso, a brilliant move,though somewhat to the distress of the donkey driver/ rather surly 'chef'. spaghetti and Frenchfries for dinner? it's odd having NO control over what and when one eats, and with only two of us in the group, it shouldn't have vee so difficult to make djustments. I wish I had insisted on going with them to the shops in Imlil to purchase the food, supplementing the costs as necessary.

Some of the gites had great terraces with magnificent views, and one even had beds and toilet seats - others, just so you know, were mattresses and middle eastern style toilets.

But overall - magnifique!

Visited April 2013
1 Thank samuraiturtle
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Geneva, Switzerland
Level Contributor
26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Toubkal Climb”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

My friend and I had an excellent experience trekking up to the summit of Toubkal. Jamal (The organizer) was excellent before, during and after our trip. He was very attentive, flexible, organised and well priced. Our guide for the trek was houssain he was fantastic!

Visited March 2013
1 Thank Briony1234
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Oslo, Norway
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Toubkal climb with toubkalguide.com”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

An amazing experience, and a very professional organisation!
Jamal, the owner of the company, picked us up at the airport and we stayed at his guesthouse, the Imlil Lodge - a very cosy, family style and Berber-authentic place. Great dinner and lovely breakfast in the sun at the terrace.
Later on in the morning our giude Momammed and one cook with a mule (for carrying equipment) picked us up and we trekked up to the refuge Toubkal at 3200m. Since our summit attempt was in early April, we brought crampons and iceaxes, which was very useful at the steep section right above the Toubkal refuge. The weather was clear but there were incredibly strong winds, with gusts up to 22ms at the summit ridge. Although other parties turned around, Mohammad made it safe for us to gain the ridge and to reach the summit. An exceptional performance!
I warmly recommend toubkalguide.com, the whole trip was organized with almost german precision and timeliness, and you feel really welcome and learn a lot about the Berber culture!

Visited April 2013
1 Thank GerhardT685
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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“3-day desert trip to Merzuga fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

So pleased with everything! The private tour to the desert was an unforgettable experience for many reasons. The accommodations (especially in Dades Gorge) were outstanding as well as the hospitality and friendliness on everyone's part associated with the tour: our driver, our guide, the Riad workers in Dades, and the camel guides in the desert.

Our guide was very professional, yet relaxed and easy going. We both felt very comfortable, safe, and content during every step! Beginning our trip with this tour was the best way to begin our week in Morocco since after the 3 days we had learned so much about the wonderful culture, languages, landscape, and people of Morocco.

I was so enchanted with the trip and the Toubkal Guide Company that I hope to return soon to climb Toubkal with the same guides. Inshallah!

Visited March 2013
Thank Kathy M
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