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Hassan El Amrani

My name is Hassan El Amrani, I was born to a nomadic parents who decided to settle in the small village of Merzouga by the majestic sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, so that their children could attend school, I earned the Bachelor of Arts degree in English language and literature, am proud to have a well established tour company, Under Moroccan Sun LLC, Morocco Tour Specialist, that offers tours anywhere from the stunning Sahara desert to the majestic imperial city of Marrakesh and Fez and anything in between. Our approach to travel is to satisfy the curiosity and interest of each unique guest and to show everyone an authentic view of this Kingdom.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"We cover all of Morocco, from the Sahara desert to the High Atlas Mountains to the Imperial cities of Marrakesh and Fez, and everything in between, we have 13 years of experience with 5 consecutive years of consistently excellent rating from travelers through TripAdvisor platform."

How did you get involved in travel?

"Growing up in the Sahara desert, I often encountered lost people, be they from Morocco or afar (note: there are no road signs out there, so it was easy to lose your bearings!). That, or their vehicles would get stuck in the sand on the their way to the Erg Chebbi sand dunes and I’d have to come to their rescue. After a while, I decided to tackle the root of the problem, and thus started to offer guiding in the desert for a few Dirhams in return; this way fewer people would find themselves in one of the aforementioned pickles, and I could not only start to make a living, but could also meet a variety of people from all over the world - something that I think is crucial when you are young. My passion for travel and guiding grew from then, and I get more and more satisfaction from introducing people to my beautiful homeland. One thing’s for sure: I would not choose any other location or profession."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Back in 2010, three months prior to their trip, 5 Irish travelers insisted on knowing if it would be safe to cross the 7000-ft-high Atlas Mountains. I thought their impassioned query was a bit bizarre, but, sure enough, on the day of their trip, there were heavy rains and thick fog, two conditions that I experience occasionally, but never at quite the same intensity. It was as if the people could sense something was going to happen! We made it cautiously and safely."

Hassan is part of the following groups: Morocco Travel Agents
Marrackech, Morocco
Discover Morocco: Imperial Cities to the Atlas Mountains and the Coast - 12 Days

Combining vibrant imperial cities with scenic rural countryside, this round-trip tour travels to the cities of Rabat, Fes, Marrakech, and Casablanca in search of bustling medinas and souks, plus guided walking tours, delicious food tours, cooking classes, ancient sites, and lessons on traditional arts and crafts. Adopt a slower pace by visiting the Atlas Mountains, where you'll enjoy charming Berber villages, lunch with a local family, visits to almond and argan groves, and discover the Roman ruins in Volubilis. Wash away any stress with a visit to a traditional Hammam and a drive along the scenic coast, stopping in historic Portuguese fortified cities.

The sun sets over the Ouarzazate River and Aït Benhaddou
A Taste of Morocco: Fes, Sahara Desert & Marrakech - 5 Days

This whirlwind 5-day itinerary highlights the best of Morocco, including Fes, the Desert, and Marrakech. Start in the imperial city of Fes and make your way south traversing the Middle Atlas mountain range into the Sahara Desert. Cross up and over the High Atlas mountains before ending your trip in bustling Marrakech.

The Best of Morocco
Best of Morocco: Casablanca to Marrakesh - 11 Days

From the blue medina of Chefchoauen to the red dunes of the Sahara, this colorful, 11-day journey through Morocco has it all. The trip begins in Casablanca, home to one of the tallest mosque towers in the world, and then takes you to Fez, with its ancient, well-preserved square and unique tanneries. Enjoy camping under the stars in the Erg Chebbi Dunes, and take in the lively culture in Marrakesh.

Essaouira's Skala de Kasbah and old fishing port
Grand Morocco Tour: North to South - 12 Days

Discover imperial cities and desert adventures with this 12-day circuit from Tangier in the north to Essaouira in the south.  Experience culture and history of  Meknes, Fes, and Marrakech as you navigate narrow and winding streets in ancient medinas, shop artisanal wares in animated souks, and admire the intricate tile work of historic mosques. Explore the desert as you ride a camel over shifting sands in the Sahara, delve into mud-brick fortressed cities, and cross the high rocky peaks of the Atlas mountains.

Recent trip reviews for Hassan

Rachel

Morocco you have my ❤️! · Morocco - Feb 15 - Feb 23, 2020

Traveler: Rachel R. - Local specialist: Hassan El Amrani

Hassan was fantastic booking this trip. I decided to go two weeks before I left. He was able to make all the my requests happen and more! The day before I left I slipped on the sidewalk and fractured my knee. I thought for sure I wasn’t going to be able to go but the doctor cleared me for the trip and I was so excited. He helped me get a better seat on the plane and wheelchair assistance at the airport which was much appreciated. He made sure I was well taken care of throughout my trip.

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Hassan was fantastic booking this trip. I decided to go two weeks before I left. He was able to make all the my requests happen and more! The day before I left I slipped on the sidewalk and fractured my knee. I thought for sure I wasn’t going to be able to go but the doctor cleared me for the trip and I was so excited. He helped me get a better seat on the plane and wheelchair assistance at the airport which was much appreciated. He made sure I was well taken care of throughout my trip.

My driver Abdul took fantastic care of me from the time I arrived until I left! He taught me so much about Morocco’s culture and history while taking me to beautiful places and views along our drive around the country. I've traveled solo a lot but never had a driver before. I wouldn't see Morocco any other way. I felt safe as a solo female traveler and truly got to have best experience from the best driver!

I truly fell in love with Morocco! This trip was my 21st country outside of the USA and first time in Africa. It was above and beyond my expectations. Traveling over 1600 miles by car from Casablanca to Meknes to Fes to Chefchaouen to the Sahara to Rose’s Valley to Marrakesh, and all the stops in between I would do it again in a heartbeat. There is so much to do and see but I truly loved spending time in the desert and exploring everything each stop and city had to offer.

I’ve been humbled by the Berber way of life, by their culture and by their hospitality. Having worked in hospitality for 20 years and living in NYC working tireless hours you can loose site of anything outside of your of day-to-day. I truly found the meaning of hospitality and happiness again in Morocco. Having tea with the nomads really changed my perspective. Seeing a family actually live in a cave in 2020 invite me for tea to provide a stranger hospitality with just enough means to live was so easy for them. It’s hard to imagine they have never read a book, watched tv, surfed the internet or used a cellphone, yet they wanted to have basic human connection over tea. We should all live a little more like the Nomadic Berbers and the world may just feel a little less complicated and more welcoming to everyone. Morocco you have my ❤️!

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Hassan El Amrani, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you so much for your feedback. We’re delighted to hear that you fell in love with Morocco while traveling with us! It was our pleasure to offer the timely responses to help you plan this trip within a couple of weeks and to extend Moroccan hospitality by helping you navigate comfortably with a fractured knee. Most importantly, you were able to enjoy the diverse, beautiful climates and authentic culture with a knowledgeable guide. You’re correct that there is much to see and do, so we hope you will return again and travel with us in the future.