I went to Morocco on my own and decided to book with Ilias. On the first day I traveled with Ilias by taxi from Marrakech to the Dades Valley where his house is situated. The guesthouse has a beautiful interior, the rooms are comfortable and clean and provide a private toilet and shower. In the afternoon we went for a short 2 1/2 hours hike through the valley. And what a beautiful spot! You’ll hardly find a place, comparable to this gorgeous valley. I’ve never been wandering within such a variety of terrain, flowers, stunning views and amazing stone-structures. That was a short but adventurous trip, as behind every corner something unexpected could be waiting for you.In the evening we had dinner with his friendly family which was very authentic too, as I could learn something about the eating culture and traditional cuisine. That the meal was also delicious has not to be mentioned. After I slept under the stars on the rooftop we left the place right after breakfast to travel on to the desert of Merzouga. Thanks Ilias for this great experience!
Recently made my first trip to Africa / Morocco with my friend from France. We had no idea what to expect and ended up reaching Ilias in Dades Valley by luck. And what luck it was! Ilias took us into his home, sharing meals with his family and going on amazing treks through the surrounding canyons and mountains. The only down-side to this whole experience was that we only had one week and not more. The nature is absolutely beautiful, the people warm and Ilias brings together the very best of Morocco for you. A lot of the pictures on this website are from our trip – what an experience – can’t wait to see Ilias again – thank you!