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Berber Nomad Trekking

Boumalne Dades, Morocco
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Trekking mountains ,desert trip ,city trip , transport and camping all over morroco, visiting old ruin
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iamface wrote a review Feb. 2020
East Sussex, United Kingdom1337 contributions294 helpful votes
trekking in Boumalne is one of important activity in morocco. we do it with llias and quite enjoyable. since dont want to too heavy for the trekking, we just do Monkey Paws Mountains,and take 3-4hours only. morning time in Boumalne is wonderful. since quite pretty we did take many photo led a bit late which missed colorful view when we reached to hill but never-mind that is still worth.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Gaëlle V wrote a review Jan. 2020
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Spending 5 days between Dadès and the desert made me realise how powerfull marocan landscapes are. It has many kind of shapes and colors, the sky melting to the mountain is the most beautifull on earth, the air is pure and the sun reaches you. Thanks to Ilias trekkings, I had the chance to go to some very unique places, to meet wonderfull nomads and people from his town, to live the berber style life for few days in his familly's house and deconnect from the city life. Ilias is a very welcoming person, and I enjoyed walking and talking about history, geography, phylosophy with him during the trekks. His familly's house is a very conforting one with a fire place where time passes slowly during the cold night in the winter, it has a common room where I loved meeting and spending time with people from all over the world and talking with Ilias familly. The food is the best, made by beautifull womans downstairs and I recommand to go and spend time with them to learn how to cook a tajine. The bedrooms are very cosy and well equiped, i love the carpets all over the room. The house is a traditional one made with natural materials (soil, straw, tadelakt, wood ...) that Ilias takes care of and renovates little by little. At the top of the house, the terrasse is really something when it snows or when the sun sets ... It is situated right in the middle of the valley so you can feel the mountains energy from there. As for the trekkings, we made two days in Dadès Valley, which gives me the time to understand the different shapes of it. It is very interesting to figure the different periods of the valley's creation. I loved all the different kind of rocks, minerals ... colors. We also cross the country to go to the desert (Merzouga) and slept there in tants. What I recall the most from this experience is the most wonderfull starsky I've seen and the music played by the host (and Ilias himself, who also appears to be a very good musician). We also made a stop in the Draa Valley which is well know for climbing. I also enjoyed spending time in the village, go to shops, listen to people takling to each other, look at the kinds are playing together ... If you take the time, you will enjoy living there for few days... I highly recommand anyone who is searching for natural, authentical, spiritual, social times to go to Taffsut guesthouse and book at least a 2 days trekking. I enjoyed my time their and I look forward to come back again. Thank you Ilias, your familly, and your friends ! I will remember this trip for sure. Gaëlle
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Date of experience: January 2020
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AsZed wrote a review May 2019
Cesena, Italy43 contributions10 helpful votes
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Ilias is a super safe guide to travel with in Morocco. He’s young and in love with his country: he organised a 5 days travel texting him from Italy, according to our desideres, with maximum safety, we had a great driver and a comfortable car (many many hours of travelling by car, total of 1600km) but we had just to think about the beauty around us. No other matters, no other problems to think about. Ilias took care of us completely. We travelled from north (Fes, Chefchaouene) to South (Marrakech) passing by the Sahara and the Dades valley. He organised everything for us. He will take you in one of the best bivaque into the desert (the only one allowed to be in the middle of the dunes). He will give you an authentic experience with his family in the Dades Valley, helping his sister cooking the tajine, having a beautiful henna tattoo, relaxing on the panoramic terrace of his beautiful guesthouse while having breakfast. It was all organised at a reasonable price with the intent to support local economy. If you are searching for a real moroccan adventure and the respect for locals, this is you choice!
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from 339iliast, Owner at Berber Nomad Trekking
Responded May 20, 2019
Thanks so much for your kind review
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HMcN2015 wrote a review Apr. 2019
Brisbane Region, Australia10 contributions3 helpful votes
My daughter (aged 15) and I spent four days with Ilias in the Dades Gorge. We stayed in his family guesthouse (TAFSUT) for three nights. Great home-cooked food and lovely guesthouse, super clean and decorated in traditional Berber style. We did a two day hike through Monkey Fingers Gorge, staying with a nomad family who live in caves. The night in the cave was very comfortable, sleeping on mattresses and with many blankets. Ilias showed my daughter how to make couscous. Ilias is a very relaxed and knowledgeable guide who made our experience in the Dades Gorge very enjoyable. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Elena K wrote a review Apr. 2019
Okha, Russia10 contributions
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We spent 3 days with Ilias, his family and friends. When we chose this trekking experience we thought that it would be mostly about nature. And during these days we saw many stunning views, that's true! I'll never forget strong desert wind, red Martian landscape, green gardens in blossom, ancient berber villages and starry night above. However, we understood that the value of this trip was in people welcoming us to their home. Ilias is a very attentive, responsible and interesting person. He began to help us with the trip organization long before our arrival. During the stay he answered all of our questions about berber lifestyle and history. He filled our days with magic sounds of traditional music and with flavors of homemade products and dishes. It was the best food we had in Morocco. His guesthouse was a place where we could feel at home. All members of his family are very kind and nice people. The interior was designed and realized by Ilias. It's done with style, love and respect for traditions. Moreover, you'll find some amazing artifacts describing berber culture elements or telling family stories. If you want to feel Morocco and to keep in your memory more than typical tourist attractions, don't hesitate to contact Ilias. We're really happy that we made this decision and spent 3 days this way. Thank you, Ilias! And wish you a lot of success in realizing your plans!
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Date of experience: April 2019
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