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Address: Marrakech, Morocco
Phone Number: +212 636-069458

Tour Guide Marrakech is expanding southward! Now my focus is on day trips...

Tour Guide Marrakech is expanding southward! Now my focus is on day trips from Marrakech, as well as joining a day tour with a vehical in the city with a second day with the same driver in the High Atlas. Having seen the bustling souks of Marrakech, where the energy is full on, you can then relax to the tranquility of the Atlas, avoiding the heavy tourism in favor of a higher path. Here you can relax to the tranquility of the High Atlas and experience how people really, which to a great extent is much like it has been for centuries.. The path above Setti Fodma leads to trekking adventures going south (should you have more than a day to spend in the Atlas Mountains), and northward - a fairly level 25 minute hike - you can visit my village and have couscous on the terrace of my Berber house, the High Atlas Retreat, as a part of your day trip exploring the villages of the High Atlas.High Atlas Retreat is definitely a place to wind down with a view that is truly spectacular! I envision travellers coming to get an intimate view of village life where few westerners go even though it is just over an hour's drive from Marrakech; and others come in search of a place where there are discussions, as well, about East/West issues and where our world is going in this juncture where not only can you experience a thriving, indigenous culture and seek new ways to see our own lives outside the confines of globalization. And...the High Atlas Mountain Retreat is a great place for birdwatching!

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Highlight of our Moroccan Trip

If you are planning a trip to Marrakesh do not miss a trip to the High Atlas Mts with Tod Zankert You will be picked up from your hotel and taken on a trip of a lifetime The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 December 2015
Kay B
County Kilkenny, Ireland
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County Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015

If you are planning a trip to Marrakesh do not miss a trip to the High Atlas Mts with Tod Zankert You will be picked up from your hotel and taken on a trip of a lifetime The scenery is breathtaking Tod is a gracious host, generous is his knowledge of the High Atlas and the way of life of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Todd was our Tour Guide for a 1 day trip into the High Atlas in July 2014. We were a family of 4 ( 2 adults and 2 teenage children ) This was our first trip to Morocco. We were excited as we had heard such amazing stories about Marrakech and the High Atlas Mountains. Booking a tour with Todd... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2014

What a wonderful guide Tod is! He took us on a tour of the High Atlas on Friday 31 January. During the week there had been a lot of snow there but the roads were clear and the views were amazing. Tod takes you off the beaten track, enabling you to see how the people of the High Atlas live.... More 

Thank WilmaandTom
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2013

Highly recommend visiting the Atlas Mountains with Tod as your guide. We had a full day including a great shared cous cous lunch on Tod's patio. Really enjoyed being above the main tourist strip, hearing goats, cows, birds and the call to prayer. I was fascinated with the maze of mud/rock houses that made up the village. All of this... More 

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MoroccoTod, Owner at High Atlas Tours - Day Tours, responded to this review

I appreciate your kind review! I really enjoyed taking you all around the mountains, mainly - to bring you to the perch far above the tourism in the valley, where people are herded to the souvenir shops by the waterfalls. Yes, it is better I think to get the feel of the local culture in the High Atlas Mountains, because... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

My wife, inlaws and I had the pleasure of Tod's guiding in both the Atlas Mountains and Essaouira. We were caught short when we landed in Marrakech and after very un-easy introduction to what is the seemingly standard experience of being fleeced in the Medina, we were not sure where what we were going to do regards sightseeing as we... More 

Thank Damian H
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

Mr Tod is an exceptional guide. My wife & I took him for a 2 days medina/high atlas tour on Oct 13. We had an amazing time during this tour. And we were thankful to get him as a guide as we get to see Marrakech from a foreigner's perspective. Initial communications wif him via emails were prompt & clear.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2013

Tod provided me with a unique insight into Moroccan life and culture during a video assignment i was working on. He took me to places both in Marrakech and the mountains that were way off the tourist circuit and I was able to film and experience aspects of Morocco that were truly exceptional. With experience gained from his many years... More 

Thank Bohemiabones
Marseille, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2013

I live in the Alps in France and appreciate the open spaces and fresh air, I hired Tod for the day to experience real life in the Atlas mountains, my partner and I had throughly enjoyed the day, a day of reality and escapism to marvel at the wonderful views of the snow capped mountains. I can highly recommend Tod... More 

Thank Captain707
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2013

We booked Tod for our airport transfers and for two days of being shown around the old town and the Atlas Mountains. The reasons we picked Tod is that we have past experience with guided tours where they are more interested in taking you into shops than places of interest, and from the reviews he offered a bespoke tour suited... More 

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Florence, Toscana, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2012

Tod made us feel very comfortable right from the start. His communication prior to the trip was outstanding giving us tips and always responding in a timely manner. He and his guide showed us around the Medina through some of the must-see parts and more of the other, more cultural, off the beaten path parts too. He took us to... More 

Thank Garrett B

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