The Trekking Guides & Team

Most of your Treks will be Planned and Guided by Mohamed Maachou the Founder of Active Treks Morocco ! if he is away one of his  Guides will be in Charge of the Trip ! Mohamed worked as a Tour leader & Mountain Guide for several Travel Companies such as  :

Dynamic Tours-Exodus Travel-Intrepid Travels-Peak adventure Travels-Travel Eyes-Adventure Works-Untold Adventures-GorillaMountaineering- Adele Pennington-Semester At sea Ltd.

Testimonials & Reviews :

Our leader, Mohamed Maachou, was excellent. Everything he organised went to plan. He was very friendly and knowledgeable and made sure that everyone felt part of the group. He set a steady pace and there were plenty of rests. He was always looking out for trekkers who found some of the rock steps or descents awkward and always kept the group fairly close together. His assistant, the cook and the muleteers were also excellent. A great team.

Our Tour leader was Mohamed Maachou. As a first time solo female traveler I was very nervous but he put me at my ease straight away. His English was superb and knowledge of the local flora and fauna was outstanding, I really learned a lot, and his great sense of humour meant a smile was never far from our lips. His first precedence was always our safety, he came to my rescue on more than one occasion once when I had a little encounter with a mule on a mountain path and the other on a rather scary mountain ledge. A Great Guy. I cannot go without mentioning Abbi I think his name was – He brought up the rear on many occasions watching out for me and singing in Berber 😉 and when I stumbled on rocks and scree or needed to stop to catch my breath he would say “no rush, no rush”

Mohamed Maachou has a real passion for what he does. He is knowledgeable, patient, very safety conscious and has impressive leadership skills. I never felt anxious as I knew he was watching out for each of us with our differing fitness levels and needs. I am not sure if and when he slept as he was always there making decisions and plans for us.

A wonderful experiance walking through villages, valleys and mountains.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Topping Toubkal was a brilliant.What did you think of your group leader?Mohamed was excellent and very knowledgeable about the torain and florra, and he quickly got the ideal pase for a ‘mixed speed’ group. He proved himself when one of the group had a fall arranging everything to get her to hospital asap.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?This is a hard trip with many steep climbs and decents on, to be honest, not very good paths! Two hiking stick essential.

Mohamed was a great guide with a great sense of humour. Excellent knowledge of the culture, people, plants and wildlife. Experienced with the mountains and trekked at a pace for all (Too many stops for me) Made time for everyone in the group and kept us together at all times. First class

Mohamed Maachou was a great leader and really helped us make the most of our Moroccan experience. He is a family man and made sure that the children were safe and happy and didn’t miss a thing. My son was thrilled at his knowledge of the bird life and his expertise with the camera. His patience is admirable!

The tour manager was Mohamed Maachou from active treks Morocco who was excellent.the views were magnificent as we checked around and up the mountain and we were favoured with beautiful sunny days for all the days we were on our holiday. You should be aware that on the mountain it gets cold at night even in May. A grade 4 sleeping bag is a must .

I first met Mohamed back in 2010 when I was doing the Mount Toubkal Trek, and We still keep in touch to this day. He is a confident and competent mountain leader and guide, yet he has a gentle nature. He`s full of ideas and never short of information about the areas you would be trekking in. I saw this every day alongside the group he was guiding and everyone would praise him constantly and his English is perfect. When I go back to Morocco, i would always look to use Mohamed. Trekking in the Morocco and the Atlas Mountains is a beautiful experience, from the vibrant colours of Marrakech, the local craft and scenery you witness as you trek through the villages high up into the mountains.