I was on holiday in Marrakesh for nine days and needed to hire a driver for a few excursions. I found Jamal to be
a great choice and would recommend him to everyone.
I looked up a few on TA and came across EasyTake tours - I emailed Jamal and he was very responsive and gave me a
very good price for our first excursion, which was a trip to Casablanca to visit the Hassan II mosque.
Jamal arrived early to pick us up in his mini-van which was perfect for us, very clean and with plenty of space.
We are a family of six which meant having to tumble the seats in his vehicle whenever we got in or out, which
Jamal was immdeiately on hand to do.
He was very polite and attentive to our needs and even suggested a few extra things to do, like having our picture
taken outisde the famaous Ricks Cafe and also advising on a great place to eat along the corniche.
I was so impressed with the service and value that I decied to use him for the remaining excursions, the second
trip being a tour to the Atlas mountains. Again Jamal arrived ahead of time with his car cleaned from the previous
day, he arranged the whole day for us with his various great contacts. We headed out early and stopped at a berber
village where we met with a berber family who Jamal knew very well. We had a tour of their house and were then
served a fantastic breakfast, with the best mint tea we'd ever had. We were served fresh bread, honey, olive oil
and nuts - all of which were local produce and tasted fantastic. We were then taken to the next stop which was a
berber village at the base of the Atlas mountains, here we met another friend of Jamal - whose name was also
Jamal. He was a young berber guide who took us through the Ourika valley to the first waterfall and then upwards
again and finally back to his village. The younger Jamal was also very good and really took care of us through our
climb which was challenging in places.
We used Jamal a third time to arrange a couple of activities around Marrakech - the girls wanted a spa treatment
and the boys wanted to go quad biking. Again Jamal looked after us arranging everything without fuss and at a very
Our final excursion was to Essouria, again Jamal arrived well ahead of time and we headed out to Essouria. We
stopped along the way at a cafe and also at an Argan oil co-operative, where we had a tour of a small factory
producing argan oil products. We then went to Essouria, where we stayed the whole day with Jamal waiting for us.
On our last day in Marrakech Jamal also arranged one of his drivers to provide a taxi service for us around a
couple of places in Marrakech, since he was busy with another tour. However, he did finally pick us up from our
hotel to take us to the airport for our return flight in the evening.
Overall, I was very impressed with Jamal, great manners, much more than just a transport service and never did I
feel that I was under any pressure to buy additional services - as was often the case with other situations in
Marrakesh. Great value for money, reliable, genuine and honest.
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