I booked the 2 hour camel ride and 2 hour hike in the Atlas Mountains with Atlas and Sahara Day Tours. It was booked one day beforehand but there were no problems at all sorting it out for us and Mustapha emailed to confirm the booking within a few hours
The day was really well organised. We were picked up from our hotel by Omar at 8.30am and driven to the base of the mountains.
During the drive to the mountains Omar provided lots of interesting facts about the Atlast Mountains which kept us entertained. He also offered to stop for us to take photos as the scenery was breathtaking. Omar is also a very good driver because those roads were not easy to navigate but we felt safe with his driving.
Omar left us at the base of the mountains with our tour guide Hassan who was with us for the rest of the day. Before we went the camel ride, we were given mint tea and Hassan packed away a few bottles of water for us as it was really hot that day.
The camel ride was amazing. It was really quiet and peaceful along our route as we went up the mountains and around the valley and villages but 2 hours is just about enough as we were getting a bit tired towards the end.
We were then picked up by Omar again and taken to Imlil where we had a traditional Moroccan lunch and rested for a while.
This was followed by a 2 hour hike around Imlil where we saw the waterfall and the way the local Berber people live followed by tea in one of their houses. I thought it would be tiring but it was was perfect but I would suggest you wear good walking shoes.
The scenery was amazing and our guide Hassan was really knowledgeable and kept answering all my questions whilst also telling us about the interesting history and culture of the region.
We were three females but felt safe and were looked after really well for the whole of the day. I cannot wait to return to Marrakech to book some of the other tours as we only saw a fraction of the Mountains and I would love to see more.
All in all an amazing day and thanks to everyone for making it a wonderful experience for us.
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