Marrakech: Ouzoud Waterfalls Full-Day Trip with Boat Ride
- Pickup available
- Duration: 10 hours
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This workshop was great fun, highly interactive and well organised. A ‘translator’ met us at a central place, and took us to the venue - that was appreciated, because I doubt we would have found it otherwise!! The instructor was well organised, had templates and material ready and we felt well catered and prepared for. The amount of work that goes into a slipper was a real eye-opener, and certainly gave us a new appreciation of the instructor’s work. Our translator was hardly necessary as our instructor had a good grasp of English, but we enjoyed very much her input into the conversation. Overall, this was a top experience that I would highly recommend. We left very proud of our new slippers!!!
Overall it was nice but there was few things that could be improved. First of all during our first stop to see a village, the guide got a little too deep in the history of the village and Islam in general which was interesting only for first few minutes. The Argan oil house was a nice experience with breakfast and tea served for us there. One thing that was the most disappointing was the camel ride as the spot was just on the side of a road with all the camels tied together so that when we were riding them, camels head was tied to the other camels bum in front of him. It just felt quite uncomfortable and definitely not what we thought it would be.
Our guide Rashid was fantastic. Due to a mudslide he took us to a different area. He made sure that we had a full day and new experiences. He was also great with out 11 year old son and made sure to interact with him without treating him like a child. When our son wanted to pet one of the wandering sheep, he caught one for him so our son could hold him! We also had a fantastic meal at a restaurant before heading home that was included. He also made sure to take photos of all of us together to document our time. I would highly recommend!
We were met by local guide Mustapha Amazouz and his driver Karim. They were both very friendly and full of useful information about the day. We learnt alot about Moroccan culture, we felt all the information we received was interesting. The Atlas mountains were amazing to see up close after a lovely walk around the local villages. We stopped for a nice Camel ride on way for an hour which was great. Also visited a local shop where we shown the making of oils and soaps.
It was a magnificent experience, the whole day was perfectly splendid. We had the chance to hike around, enjoy the wonderful waterfall and know everything about the culture of the berbers and the Ouzouds, thanks to Youssef the guide who shared with us all his brilliant knowledge. I recommended it strongly.