7 independent reviews for Morocco vacations, Atlas Panorama

Reviews for Morocco vacations, Atlas Panorama

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review 11 Mar 2020

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Walking in the mountains, discovering Morocco for the first time, it was all exciting. Our guides, hosts, assistants and muleteers all were memorable for their hospitality welcome and care.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Be prepared for exposure to fierce sun. Drink loads of water. It was hotter and dryer than I imagined for 1st March. But unforgettably wonderful all the same.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

I hope so. We were shown a school in the village that had benefited from the operators contributions, and a water tower and a Hamaam which we sampled. I hope the presence of tourists in the village helps the sustainability of the mountain way of life and the prosperity of the people. A future project might be for us to pick up and bag some of the plastic rubbish strewn into rocky gullies around habitations. Not bad at present but will spoil the area if it goes on.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Outstanding. Really can't find superlatives to fit. I loved every minute. It was a last minute whim to go and I could never have predicted how good it would be.

review 2 Mar 2020

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Hiking in the Atlas mountains

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

The hiking is often along trails with loose rocks and some scree. Bring a walking stick or poles

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

The gite in the Atlas mountains was locally owned and provided income for that family. The tour leader was definitely very aware of the environment, but the tour participants weren't necessarily

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Highly enjoyable, both in the mountains and Marrakesh

review 25 Apr 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Lots of big memories, especially the hiking. But I will particularly remember the cosy family run riad that was our accommodation in the village of Tijhza (population 300). Fantastic food, authentic style and wonderful hospitality.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Definitely try the village hamam.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

The Tijhza locals told us that responsible tourism was an increasingly important and locally controlled element of this mostly subsistence economy

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Wonderful. I would do it again in a flash.

review 16 Apr 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Waking to snow, walking in snow, seeing the beautiful effect of snow in the valley.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Do not assume you will be in summer clothes.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, particularly the use of local labour

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


review 20 Nov 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Trekking in the Atlas Mountains was the highlight but it was all fantastic.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Don't expect amazing cuisine - it is generally wholesome but you have to go to the more upmarket restaurants for really tasty food.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes. We had a local our guide who was a longstanding employee of the tour operator. He was very knowledgeable. I felt like we were benefiting the local people rather than exploiting them.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Excellent from start to finish.

review 17 Aug 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Sitting on a terrace high above the square in Marrakesh listening to the calls for prayer.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

You only need one warm jacket! I took that plus a fleece...cut down on clutter! Take a good torch. A walking pole is a must for the scree on Mt Toubkal.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

The tour supported the locals by employing them as guides, cooks and accommodation providers. They were fantastic. The tips they received would benefit them and their families.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

It was excellent from start to finish! Really well organised. Food fantastic....healthy and fresh. I really don't know how they did it!

review 1 Jan 2012

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

trekking in the mountains, particularly the 10 hour hike to the lake

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Although the trip is graded moderate and the hiking isn't overly strenuous, the days walking can be quite long so be prepared - this IS a hiking vacation.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Yes - the benefits (economically) were shared out across the community and local villages with different families involved in different ways.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Great - just what I needed.

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