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“Simply fantastic experience”
Review of Atlas Morocco

Atlas Morocco
Ranked #4 of 35 Outdoor Activities in Imlil
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Owner description: Atlas Morocco: programmes for families, groups of friends, individuals or corporate clients. From complete beginners to experts, Families and children. Discovery - Fun - Coaching - Security :: Half-day or full day bookings. Trekking is one of the best ways to experience the spectacular natural beauty and rich heritage of Morocco. With only a handful of roads, the country is ideally explored on foot-along ancient trade routes and trails that link villages and towns. Travelling over the landscape in this fashion, just as the local people do, provides you with the most rewarding way to gain an insight into the ancient cultures and untamed landscapes of this magical land. We offer Excursions, Tours and Treks and Climbing trips to the major popular trekking areas as well as to places off the beaten track and to the remote parts of Morocco including the Desert of Morocco. Trekking, Climbing and Travelling in Morocco all make for a special and rewarding holiday in the mountains. Morocco Walking Holidays specialise in Treks and expeditions for individuals and groups. Rachid Imerhane has been Trained to the highest level by CFAMM (Training for Guides in Morocco), and has worked for 5 years now in the field of Tourism. All the high level of training and his own native background has ensured he has the finest of knowledge about all Tours and Treks around Morocco. (Atlas mountains, The Desert, The Imperial cities, Marrakech etc.)
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Simply fantastic experience”
Reviewed November 13, 2012 via mobile

We have just finished the two day trek up toukbal with our guide Rachid.
We were nervous about doing this as we are 2 females in our mid twenties with limited climbing experience. But we needn't have worried - rachid was fantastic and it was definitely one of the highlights of a year of travel!
Pros
- food was amazing - a variety of tagines and accompaniments cooked fresh at every meal, far superior to anything else we ate in morocco
- rachid our guide was friendly, chatty, informative, experienced, patient and most importantly very safety conscious - we felt safe at all times. by the end we felt like we had a new friend
-scenery - absolutely spectacular. It snowed while we were at the refuge and due to high winds we didn't make the summit but rachid took us up to another pass which was equally stunning at the top
-booking process was easy - rachid emailed me back promptly and responded to my many questions
- guesthouse in imlil was clean and tidy and warm

Cons - not rachid's fault but make sure you take PLENTY of warm clothes if you are going in winter - we didn't quite appreciate how cold it gets.

All in all an excellent company and a wonderful experience!!!

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San Francisco, California
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“Rachid needs to walk slower”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

Had miserable gastroenteritis and was weak but didn't want to miss out on this trip. Changed the 2 day Toubkal hike to a day hike around Imlil due to illness. Rachid Imerhane was the guide and was accommodating of the change, and was affable and friendly. We liked him quite a bit. He was professional and a refreshing change from the touts that were abound. Imlil is gorgeous, but the hike is rocky and a bit challenging in terms of footing, with one area that was a little strenuous uphill, where my gastro-weakened system had difficulty, and I wish Rachid had slowed down. He joshed me a bit at my weakness, which others may have taken badly, and made me want to punch him briefly, but he was a winner overall -- professional, knowledgeable, friendly and talkative. The Imlil area was filled with local tourists, who were pleasant and interested in talking to us. The tour was a bit pricier than we anticipated, but was far from expensive.
Pros: Even the one-day hike around Imlil is enjoyable. Rachid is a gem of a guide and accommodated a last-minute change.
Cons: Don't hike with gastro.

Visited September 2012
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“Professional and friendly service”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

My recent 2-day trip to the Toubkal with Atlas Marocco Tours was everything I could have expected. Excellent, professional and friendly service all the way from the first email to the moment I was back in Marrakech. Rachid was fantastic and took care of our group of 6. Rachid is extremely well organized and highly skilled at balancing everybody's needs. He is extremely friendly and very knowledgeable. The road trip with a very comfortable bus, the sightseeing, tea with a berber family, the lunch in Kasbah Toubkal, and the best part, riding the mules up to Aremd was definitely a highlight. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this company and Rachid in general. We were happily choose to travel with them.

Visited October 2012
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Littleton, Colorado
1 review
“Toubkal - Winter Ascent”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

I climbed Toubkal in the winter with Rachid as my guide. He impressed me with his professionalism, thoroughness, his attention to details and his highly personable customer service. I have traveled extensively with many companies and Atlas Morocco ranks as the best in my book: the food was excellent, the trip was intelligently planned, the accommodations were super and Rachid infused a great sense of humor and camaraderie throughout the whole trip. On a scale from 1 to 10, I give it a 100!!

Visited February 2012
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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“2 day trip to High Atlas”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

October 2012: we (6 friends) were taken by Rashid and his driver for a short two day trip into the High Atlas. We had tea with a Berber family, had lunch in Kasba Tamadot, and stayed the night in the beautiful eco-lodge Douar Samra. Next day we had a mule ride through this beautiful area up to Kasbah Toubkal. We can highly recommend Rashid and his company, he is a wonderful, friendly, polite and knowledgeable person, with a good sense of humor. His English is perfect and even starts to speak some Dutch. He was very patient with us losing things in hotels/bus etc.....Thanks Rashid!

Visited October 2012
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