I, and various family members aged 18 - 65, have been returning to Morocco, Imlil in particular to enjoy some incredible holidays with the wonderful Hassan. We met him... read more initially in a local bar/restaurant in Imlil and, ever since, he has been the reason we keep returning. Our trips have included day treks, 4/5 day treks deep into the Atlas mountains, a Toubkal ascent over 2 days and most recently a 5 day desert trip. All we have to do is contact Hassan and from that initial chat everything is sorted. We only have to book our flights to Marrakech and Hassan takes total control from pick up to final drop off. He is very organised, a great communicator, fit and energetic, fun, with excellent language skills, knowledgeable of his environment taking great care to make sure we are safe at all times. I couldn't recommend him as a guide and as a holiday planner more highly. Oh! .... and he has a gorgeous family too! Thanks Hassan! You are a star!
We had a wonderful day with our guide Hassan in the Atlas Mountains.
He was recommended by a friend and certainly lived up to the high praise. ... read more We had wanted an authentic tour and we were not disappointed.
He was very knowledgeable and talked to us about the history of the Berber people as well as the environmental side of the Atlas Mountains. He was clearly loved and known (he is in fact a local) by the people in the villages we walked through and all the places we stopped knew him well.
The walk itself was not too taxing and we extended it slightly taking a zigzag route up the mountain. Having visited the highest Berber village for tea, we walked a circular route around to lunch at Hassan’s Aunt’s house where we were served THE BEST Tagine of the entire break in Marrakesh!
The whole day was exactly what we had hoped for and I couldn’t recommend Hassan and Toubkal Ascent/Atlas Guided Treks more!!
We were lucky enough to have Hassan recommended by a friend and we’re not disappointed!
The day from Marrakech included transfer to / from mountains
A visit to Argan... read more oil community
Wonderful 2 hour trek through Berber villages and mountain
Fantastic traditional lunch in a local home.
Hassan looked after my friend and I wonderfully. He couldn’t have been kinder or more helpful, explaining the history and culture of Berbers.
This was a very lovely, personal experience.
Hassan was the perfect guide/host on our trip to Toubkal. He ensured the safety and comfort of everybody in the group and made sure we all had an amazing experience.... read more
All the arrangements went like clockwork and Hassan was a lovely, generous host. This is our second trip with Hassan and we highly recommend him, we will certainly be booking more trips with him again in the future.
Incredible trip to Toubkal! Hassan and the guides supported our group the entire way, they were knowledgable and provided a huge amount of safety - thank you so much, amazing... read more memories were created!
Hassan is an excellent guide and will tailor your walk in the high Atlas Mountains specially to you. Our group of four were based in the Douar Samra hotel just... read more outside Imlil. Hassan met us there each morning and off we trekked. Sometime high, sometimes a little longer with fewer ascents. With an excellent packed lunch provided by our hotel we could stay out all day. He has all the local knowledge to guide you VERY safely and can inform and entertain you with the Berber culture, together with the flora and fauna which you will come across in the hills. We chose to do three one day treks but he is equally capable of taking you to the top of Tubkal or a five day trek staying in different places each night. Hassan is the guide to employ.
My 9&13 year old loved summiting Mt Toubkal. We then enjoyed a further few days camel riding and camping in the Merzouga Desert in the Sahara and visiting beautiful Berber... read more villages, Kashbars and Geological wonders en route.
Hassan organised a fantastic action packed 5 day vacation visiting the highlights of Morocco with perfect timing. We were met at the airport and taken to a lovely village Imlil in the heart of the Atlas Mountain and the start of the Mount Toubkal Ascent. We met our trek guide also called Hassan with a traditional tea and started walking along a winding path passed various fruit trees then higher onto a lunch stop in a small village with lovely tasting fresh salads. We continued through rocky landscape being overtaken by colourful Mules laden with hikers backpacks. We finished day1 at a very comfortable refuge somewhere around 3000m with tea and delicious warming dinner.
Day2 - Summit day started very early with a energy building breakfast then we walked approximately half way up where we were provided with crampons and continued slowly to the summit and were rewarded with incredible views. From 4200m approx we could see across the Atlas Mountains and beyond onto the desert. We then descended to Imlil stopping for breaks and lunch.
Hassan was incredible looking after my relatively inexperienced children. Helping them through the steep sections and pacing them appropriately. We were in very competent hands.
Day3 we started the desert tour. We drove through a high pass then descended the other side of the Atlas across a range of desert-scapes
Some of the highlights were (forgive my spelling) Ksar Ait Ben Heddou an unmissable village, Argan nuts, the lush vallley of the roses, spectacular Dades valley and gorges. Stopping for a comfortable night in a hotel perched on the side of a mountain with lovely views.
Day4 started with another tasty breakfast on a sunny Veranda. We then visited an impressive gorge before heading into the heart of the Merzouga desert. We had a quick dip before finding our camels which carried us effortlessly through the dunes to an impressive and lovely camp. We stopped to take photos of the setting Sun. Our huge tents had showers and wc. We had fun in the sand on snowboards ! The evening finished with a lovely dinner followed by traditional music sitting around a fire on cushions.
Day5 We woke early and rode our camels back through the sands stopping for photos as the sun rose. We had a breakfast, a quick dip in a pool then we drove back along the route and returned to Marrakech.
Hassan organised trips, excursions, food and accommodation all with that lovely balance of comfort and tradition.
Thank you for a very memorable vacation which we’ll treasure forever
We absolutely loved the Atlas Mountains and having walked all over the world this is one of our best trips. Our guide Hassan made our experience magical. We felt incredibly... read more well looked after and felt like part of the community. He was so patient with us, we felt safe and his explanations of the mountains, the local villages and customs was brilliant. Would recommend visiting the Atlas mountain with Hassan so highly, thank you. Fiona Logan
What a great experience!! One of the best Hikes I have ever done. Beautifull surroundings with great people. Thanks to Hassan that managed a perfectly 3 days trip through the... read more mountains with final destination at 4167m. Everything was perfectly organised from start to end. A very special thanks to SABER that guided us through the mountains. He is a wonderfull person with a lot of experience and a great knowledge of his mountains. With Hassan and Saber you are in the best hands and you just have to enjoy (with a little bit of physical effort off course ;)) I highly recommand Toubkal ascent and will be back for sure!
Don’t even debate or search any further, you’ve found the people you need to take you on an amazing hike!
My guide Hassan is a mountain man. Period. No... read more need to say more. He was like a goat on the mountain effortlessly climbing.
His English was impeccable, and his knowledge of the trees, animals, and local surroundings was to perfection. He helped me bargain whilst shopping, and even carried my newly purchased rug during the hike. I am so happy to have had the privilege of hiking with him. As I walked through the village with Hassan, I noticed the respectful greetings he receives from ALL of the locals. The community love and respect for this man is quite touching. He’s basically famous in Imlil but an amazing hiker and guide above that The hike was so lovely, I booked another one for the following day Hassan hooked me up with another guide Moustafa who took us on another glorious adventure with unforgettable views! Lucky me times 2!
The experience was unique, thanks to a team dedicated to customers satisfaction first.
It takes 1h or si to get into the Imlil from Marrakech.
The village of Imlil is... read more lovely and I had the chance to be welcomed by great people.
The ascension itself is not hard if you are in a good shape, and my guide Mustafa was kind and took thé Time to show me the authenticity of the place on our journey.
I truly recommend this tour and I am grateful for the kindness of the team who helped me do this wonderful trip.
My experience with Toubkal ascent was beyond words excellent. I highly recommend to anyone. It was magical from the start, beautifully organized to the food, the accommodations we were treated... read more like VIPs and it made our journey memorable. As for our guide Hassan, no one could have asked for a better kind caring and welcoming person. He encouraged me when i struggled and i will be grateful forever. I would book this tour again anytime and will tell everyone i know about it! Excellent service. Thank you!
At short notice, I was looking for a expedition up Mt Toubkal with my two children (7 and 11). Hasan coordinated all the details and assigned a wonderful guide to... read more help us up the mountain.
The first day was an acclimatisation hike, following a stay in a lovely hostel we started our two day trek. I can’t speak highly enough of our guide, the coordination of breaks and engagement we had. We got to experience mountain Berber culture at its best, and I can’t be more happier with the exposure my children had to this amazing culture.
The climb up was a challenge, especially the final summit for my 7 year old boy. But we summited, and responded quickly when a bout of altitude sickness kicked in. They looked after us amazingly, at all times I felt I was in very safe hands.
I would like to thank Hasan, Omar and the rest of his team for what was the biggest highest highlight of our Moroccan holiday, I look forward to coming back one day.
I would very much recommend Toubkal Ascent.
I haven’t hiked in years and haven’t travelled solo in a while. As soon as I met Hassan, I knew i would be in good hands.
He knows... read more the area well as he is local, his English is superb. He gives you choices on routes. He can also see just by meeting you how far you can go.
I came for adventure as it has been missing in my life. Hassan took me on the first day to the water fall which was a little challenging of a walk, the scenery was breathtaking and Hassan talked along the way about the flowers and herbs. Picking fruit from the trees and chatting only if I initiated it, which is good as I like to walk silently taking in the scenery.
Second day we had a more challenging hike, I chose the path. It was the goats path up the mountain. Well. I was trembling with excitement. Anytime it was tricky, I had a guided hand helping me.
I cannot recommend Hassan enough. Intuitive and knowledgable as a guide. Who as a person enjoys getting to know about you too.