Trekking in Morocco testimonials - reviews and recommendation Trekking in Morocco testimonials - reviews and recommendation

Trekking in Morocco testimonials - reviews and recommendation

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Thorsten & Maren (Octo 2009)

Hello Mohamed

Me and Maren only want to thank you again for the great trip you have organized for us in the Atlas mountains (Toubkal Ascent Cicular route via Azzaden valley 3days/2night). Everything worked out perfect: the pickup, the trip itself (with your great guide lahcen and “muledriver” and cook Ali) and bringing us back to marrakesh, as you have answered and told me in all of the mails with questions I have sent you J

 

There are many other guides there but Lahcen REALLY IS special compared to the other guides we have witnessed during our trip and on the refuges. And this fact is not only related to his open and kind behaviour or his English and general languages skills! You were able to notion this too with the little things: Lahcen provided us with little snacks (nuts, dates, etc) during our trip and we always had a great time together, either if it was counting the 89 zig zags or trying to aim at some rocks.

 

And the meals Ali fixed us during the track with the given possibilities: GREAT! We never had better support of food and meals during the whole 4 weeks we stayed in morocco than within these 3 days!

 

Please forward our best wishes too to Lahcen and Ali!                                         Picture of Ali the cook

If my parents will go maybe next year for a trip in the Atlas mountains (or in shallah me again) I know as well whom we will contact for this: Mohamed from Aztat Treks!

 

Thanks for everything!!!

 

 

 

vera austermann

Hello Mohamed
Sorry for not answering earlier, I did not have access to my emails.
Thank you very much for organising the tour for us, everything ran so smoothly --  it was fantastic and we enjoyed it a lot. Your guide and muleteer/cook were brilliant.

Thanks again and I will recommend you to my friends.
Vera

 By Emma viljoen 

   A  trek in the atlas is one of the most memorable experiences and would be great for children too.
we trekked up toubkal, however our guide did treks up toubkal, through the hills passing local villages and in the desert depending on the time of year.
he comes highly recommended, what an eye opener to the warmth of the culture as he organiises local gites to stay in: mohammed aztat_treks@yahoo.fr. 068760165. he made our trip outstanding - enjoy!
sorry, but further to that mohammed organises absolutely everything from mules to food, all you need to do is arrive with your clothes and a torch. He speaks english well so that helps too. Thought he was great and would love more people to use this humble and well organised young guide.

John from Malta Octo 2009 :

Hello Mohammed

How nice to hear from you. 

Your e-mail is bringing back happy memories of a very good if not the best holiday I have ever had.  

The M’Goun trek had great scenery and it was easier than Toukbal so in a sense I enjoyed it more. The first gite at Agouti was amazing, very clean  and we also had a good meal. But climbing Toukbal was a magnificent experience. Ibrahim was very supportive, I would not have made it up Toukbal without his help. Thanks for the service and support you gave us. I will send you some photos very soon.

My wife has recovered well and she liked the gifts I bought her in Marrakesh. She says hello and wants to come to Morocco.

Good Luck and may God bless you.

John

Alexandra Guild May2009

                                                                     Hi Mohamed
Thanks for organising our various activities in Morocco in June.  Some feedback for your use:
 
Trek
We were very happy with our itinerary, and appreciated your tailoring the route to our requirements.  Mohamed and Ali provided first-class care.  We came to the High Atlas to climb Jbel Toubkal, but in the end, the four days before Jbel Toubkal were the highlight, especially the walking around Tizgui and going over Aguelzim. 
 
Drive
Ibrahim was an excellent driver.  We felt safe with him at all times, and found his English very good.  We highly recommend the route that we took, doing your 'Erg Chebbi' tour but continuing onto Fes rather than returning to Marrakech.  The drive from Erg Chebbi onto Fes was fantastic, especially driving through the Middle Atlas and visiting the Barbary Apes.  
 
Please pass our comments onto Mohamed, Ali and Ibrahim.
 
Regards

Felicity  : April 2009

Mohamed:

Before I return to everyday life, I wanted to thank you for a wonderful experience. Our trek was blessed with a great guide, a great cook, and hardworking and humorous muleteers. They took us into a world that was beautiful, unfamiliar and fascinating, and they never failed to be solicitous of our various needs and failings. (In this vein, I was very touched that you and Abdou came to La Roseraie to give me back the walking sticks, which are now safely stowed in my home).  I have already had one request for a recommendation (there is a meeting of population specialists in Marrkech in October, and a professor I encountered said he wanted to take a trek before the meeting started). I now must figure out how to get back to Morocco and do another trek with the rest of my family.

Kindest regards,

Felicity Taubman

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Jon Visnic (U.S)

Hi Mohamed,
Just wanted to thank you for organizing our trek. We had a great time. Your staff was wonderful and we really enjoyed the time we got to spend with them. Mohamed is a very good guide. We especially enjoyed that he ate dinners with us. Ali was a great cook and Abdul was such a nice man. We are already home and have such great memories.
Thanks again, Sarah & Jon

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Nick Bradley

Dear Mohamed

We'd like to say a huge thank you for arranging such a marvellous trek for us. Right from the start you handled the arrangements delightfully - clear, flexible when we changed our plans and without fuss. You will have seen, from the warmth of feeling at our farewell to Ahmed, how beautifully he had looked after us throughout the trek, 24 hours a day. He made some execellent decisions , about the route and where we would stay. Without him, we could not possibly have navigated or made contact with Berber families. He explained and lit up the places we walked through. He managed the men well. And he was very funny. Ali our cook, and all the four muleteers - Ali, Lahcen, Mohamed and Omar - were exceptionally friendly, attentive to us beyong the call of duty and worked hard. We felt priveleged to have been brought close to the High Atlas and to the Berber people who live there - even if only for a few days. We learnt much. 
With our thanks and best wishes
Yours, Nick Bradley

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Paul Sherridan

Mohamed,

Many thanks for the wonderful experience of climbing the mountain. It has formed a lasting memory that I will share with Hannah and Matthew for the rest of my life. The care you took of my family was invaluable and made the experience special.

I have attached a couple of photos but have more if you would like them, I hope to return to morocco and take part in some of your other adventures, however if you have any plans to visit England you will always be welcome to stay with me and my family.

Many Thanks,

Paul, Hannah & Matthew


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Mary Rose Weston

Dear Mohamed
At last I am writing to say thank you for the most fantastic trek. We all really enjoyed ourselves and now back in England it seems so far away.

I am going to try and send you some pictures but I'm not very clever on the computer, so will give it a few tries. Let me know if they arrive.

You run your business so well and we were so impressed with your efficiency
and organisation

kind regards
mary rose weston


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Sunita Mizar
We did a 4 day trek in the High Atlas Mountains including a summit trip to Jabel Toubkal. The trip was arranged in its entirety by Mohamed Aztat to our utmost satisfaction. He is well versed with the entire Atlas region (he is a Berber by origin and local to the Imlil region) and customized our trip depending on our exact needs. Starting with our Riad accommodation in Imlil which was superb, our delicious meals and camping arrangements, to a generous sprinkling of tales of local colour, Mohamed made our trip truly enjoyable. I highly recommend him for his exuberance, friendliness and expert mountain skills. He truly loves his job and the region he grew up and lives in. His fluency in English (he also speaks French, Arabic and Berber; he is working on adding Spanish to his repertoire) allowed free communication and it enabled to satisfy my curiosity about Morocco, the mountains, Berbers and the like. Having travelled and hiked all over the world, Mohamed definitely holds up my standard for a great mountain guide in a foreign country.


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Carman Yeung
Dear Mohamed,

Thank you very much for your warm host at the gite as well as the very organised four-day-trip! My boyfriend and I enjoyed it very much. Could you please help us express our sincere thanks towards our guide Ait and Ali (the mule guy) too? We hope to see you soon again.


Regards,
Carman



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Marlene Faulkner
We very much enjoyed our trek up Toubkal. It was much more difficult than we expected, but the scenery was spectacular and our photos are ones that we will treasure forever. We would not hesitate to recomend you or your services!!

Thank you again for starting our Moroccan adventure off on such a great note.
Marlene Faulkner


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ANA JARA

Hi Mohamed,

I would like to say thank you for all you did for us, it was really well organised and enjoyed every minute! Lahcen was very good, knew the area really well and made the journey very amicable. Ali is a fantastic cook! enjoy all his meals, everything was fresh, healthy and really tasty, I haven't eaten so well since I came back! Overall a very, very good three days. It was by far the best part of our stay in Morocco, all our friends love the pictures we took back and we have recommended you to all of them! I am sure we'll go back to go to Toubkal and the Sahara and we'll contact you to organise this for us.
Many thanks again for everything and pass our regards to Lahcen and Ali.
Warmest regards,
Ana & Aby

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Bob & Jo

we organized our trip at 10 days notice using Mohamed Aztat. we based our choice on two personal reviews on the internet & the entry in the Lonely Planet guide book.

We were not diapointed Mohamed arranged a 4 day trek with mule, guide, cook...

the organisation was very good. Every stop was planned and we were expected in every gite. There were plenty supplies and the route was not so long.

I would recommend Mr Aztat to any one who wanted a tour in Toubkal.

In Summary, he is efficient & effective tour organiser. he was previously a guide, so his experience shows. Every one in Toubkal seems to know him. his prices were reasonable.

This my first time in Morocco. I did not know Mohamed, Hassan (guide), Samir (cook), but I am so impressed on my first trip, that when I return, they are top of my list to use again.


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Theonie Alicandro

Hi Mohamed-

Back in America and unfortunately, back at work!

Our trekking trip with Lahcen was fantastic. He was a terrific guide. His
English language skills were great and we enjoyed his sense of humor. I
would be surprised if you had a better guide working with you!!

Ali was also fantastic. The more we traveled through Morocco, the more we
realized just how good his food was! Again, I can't say enough about them
both.

I will certainly refer your company to anyone I know looking to travel in
Morocco.

Best regards-
Theonie


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Carlos

We have just returned from a very successful trek to Morocco. We were very impressed with all the organisation: from being collected in Marrakech to the final pick up in Imlil. During the trek our guide, muleteer and cook were all charming and helpful. They fed us extremely well. All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed this holiday which has given us insight into the lives of the Berber people and some wonderful memories.


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Jennie Meadway

Hi Mohamed

We had a great day, thanks. The guide (whose name I can't remember) was lovely, very friendly and informative, and the lunch was much more than we were expecting. Very nice!

Thanks.

Jennie


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juliet dick

Hi Mohamed,

It was absolutely fantastic, they were both above and beyond my expectations. They were so understanding when Renee couldn't do the original trek. Apart from me accidently calling Ali, Allah all the time which they thought was very funny, how silly of me.

I have already told my friends about Ousaine and how much fun he is so they will probably get in contact with you to use him again next year when they go.

Thank you once again we had such a wonderful time in Morocco and found the Berber people very charming and I will always remember my trek fondly.

Regards

Juliet


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Jennifer & Richard

Thanks for arranging a beautiful trip. Brahim was a lovely man: kind, generous& he knew everything about the valley. Thanks again, we'll never forget it. Shukran bezzef !


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Nelly

Dear Mohamed , this nelly. I wanted to tell you that the trip was great! Lahcen as a guide was fantastic. Tell him it was so sad to say bye at the end.


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Charlie Marshal & Jennifer jones

Thank you so much for your expert guidance this week! we very much enjoyed our hike with you.

if you ever come to London, please let us know we will show you the sights ( including a football match at chesea!).

All the best.


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Davor from slovenie

Dear Mohamed,
I am very satisfied with everything during my Toubkal trekking. That was my first experience of high mountaines, everything was great and I am happy that I success to climb to the top ( with all my health problems).
I think that your price is normal for everything what your service include and for such a serious thing like 4000 m climbing.
Brahim and Ali were great company during the travel. I am very satisfied with both of them. Brahim explained me many things about mountain and he was with me all the time during trekking. I had altitude problems, (strong headache and weakness) and it was very difficult to me to go to the top. Brahim was going with me slowly, helped me and near the end he adviced me to go back if I can't climb more. I am very thankful to him because of all his help.

Ali was great too. I am sorry becuse I couldn't speak with him more because of language problems but he came to me many times and asked me about my health problems. His food was very good and tasty , much more better then in Marrakesh restorants.

After trek I tipped them both and I gave them something of my winter clothes.

All in all, everything was great and I am very glad that I was your client.

I will recommend you to my friends in future .
Thank you very much and I hope to see you again one day.

Best regards, Davor

 

 


Mohamed Aztat

Mountain & desert tour Guide

Imlil - Atlas Mountains - Morocco

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