Atlas Mountains And Berber Villages Day Trip From Marrakech - Marrakesh

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Overview

Explore the Atlas Mountains and Valleys with an expert guide. Discover traditional Berber villages and see Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa. Visit the waterfalls of Imlil. Have lunch in an authentic Berber home and see how the Berbers live. Camel ride and walk for 1 to 3 hours.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Led by a local guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Departing in the morning around 9am, drive for one hour up to Moulay Brahim Gorges, arriving at a main trailhead with streams and paths branching out in all directions, here you can ride the Camel, then continuing to Imlil valley passing through many Berber villages. From Imlil, leave the vehicle to head into the village. You will stop for a welcome glass of mint tea before continuing on a mule for 3 kilometers up to Armed the highest and the biggest village in imlil valley,

Trek 1 or 3 hours to the Berber village of Ait souka, passing the hamlets of Ait mizan, Targa, and Imoula. Stop off in Tamatert. Enjoy lunch with the family in a Berber home, and marvel at the view of ancient irrigated terraced fields of barley, corn, and vegetables, surrounded by cherry and walnut trees. Continue for another 30 minutes to arrive at the home of a Berber family have mint tea with the family and see how the Berbers live. Walk down to Azroul and visit the waterfalls, then begin your return trip down the other side of the valley to Taourirt before we drive back to Marrakech.

Inclusions for Atlas Mountains And Berber Villages Day Trip From Marrakech

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Camel Ride
  • Mint tea with the family
  • Transport

Exclusions for Atlas Mountains And Berber Villages Day Trip From Marrakech

  • Entrance fees

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Good walking shoes are recommended especially for the walk up to the waterfalls

You can discuss with your guide how long you would like to walk

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • We were picked up at our hostel, nice SUV. We were given a bottle of water. We stopped along the way at a vista to take photos, at a women's Argan oil coop where we had tea and a snack, and at a roadside camel ride place. The hike was tough but well worth it. Lunch was great - not included but cheap

  • I chose this tour because the other reviews were excellent and I agree with them all. We had a private tour, my daughter and I, with a great driver who stopped at an Argan Oil cooperative then on to a stop for a camel ride until we came to Imlil in a valley of the Middle Atlas Mountains. We were handed over to our treasured guide, Idris, who managed to acquire a mule for my daughter who had blisters so she rode up the valley in style. We stopped at a small waterfall then walked all around the valley to the house where we were to have our lunch. Our guide phoned ahead to request a vegetarian option for my daughter. The meal was delicious, the location superb and when the call to prayer resounded around the valley, it made it all the more beautiful. It was a day to treasure and a welcome escape from frantic Marrakech. I will be back for a trip into the desert. The people are warm and friendly. We couldn't have wished for more. There are longer trips to larger waterfalls, but this was bliss. Thank you.

  • our first guide who drove us to the mountains was brilliant really friendly and knowledgeable, pointed out lots of land marks on the way and taught us about Moroccan history, our 2nd guide who helped us up the mountain was also fantastic, very helpful when I struggled with asthema. Highly recommend.

  • Fantastic day with Omar touring the countryside and Atlas Mountains. This excursion has it all, learning local customs, culture, hiking (easy to moderate with stairs/donkey option) delicious food and camel ride! Even had a stop for some in our group with assistance in buying carpets!

  • We loved this trip! Kalim tour guide made our day perfect and everyone that we met along the way were just lovely. Excellent traditional meal at a family home after seeing some of the wonderful sites that the Atlas mountains have to offer! Highly recommend!

  • We had a “lovely jubbly” day out in the Atlas Mountains. It was nice getting out of the city and seeing Morocco in a different light was really interesting. We were picked up by Omar, who was really happy, good fun and most importantly a very good driver. We then picked up Issmail our guide who was great. He was really informative, helpful and also very good fun. We saw some great sights and the “trekking” was actually a lot more strenuous than I thought it was going to be. We finished the day at a family home for lunch. They prepared a salad and a really tasty tagine. Was a really great tour and would definitely recommend. Thank you Issmail and Omar!
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  • Fabulous trip well worth going out guide and driver could not of been better a fantastic fun filled day . If you get the opportunity don't miss out . Thanks guys for a wonderful day.

  • There were only 4 of us on the trip which was great, however, the driver didn't speak any English. Fortunately one of the travellers spoke Arabic so was able to ask lots of questions.

  • Having made the booking online the day before, it was hard to then get concrete confirmation on the booking. Our hotel had to call the contact number several times before getting the pick up confirmed. The driver was very friendly and chatty but spoke neither English or French well so communication was not great. He also didn't have any idea what the day's programme was. We were dropped off in the village and passed to the local company rep who said someone was going to tell us the programme. No one did. Our guide arrived and we headed up the mountain. He had the wherewithal to ask if we'd booked lunch. We had not as we thought the day had been organised for us. He kindly ran back down and booked lunch. He was a great guide, knowledgable and friendly and the walk up to the hilltop village was fabulous. Unfortunately, he took us to his 'cousin's' shop where we were served tea and repeatedly told that we were under no obligation to buy but that a purchase would be 'very appreciated'. We stayed there such a long time that we did eventual buy something just to continue the day! We then went for lunch and this was awful. Not so much the food which was okay but the atmosphere. Lots of people silently eating in a very awkward atmosphere. We were very happy to see our driver when it was time to leave! Sadly, our guide also explicitly asked for money which was not pleasant. All in all it wasn't a great day and was rather expensive for effectively just transport and a brief guide.

  • Me and my boyfriend had a lovely day with Rasheed! He picked us up from our hotel at 9am and drove us to the mountains, stopping at several viewpoints along the way. We stopped at a genuine argan oil female cooperative where the ladies showed us how it was made and gave us breakfast of bread with argan oil dips and mint tea. We then drove to the base of the mountains and went on foot from there. The walk is fairly steep but not difficult to walk if youre not a seasoned trekker which we definitely arent! Rasheed told us all about the Berber culture, and being a Berber himself, he knew all about every aspect of Berber life. We went to some waterfalls hidden in the mountains and down through the Imlil valley, eating fruit and nuts that the Berbers grow that Rasheed picked out for us along the way. We then stopped at a Berber guest house for lunch bread, Moroccan salad, tagine and fruit. We then came back down the mountain for a quick camel ride, before being dropped off at our hotel around 5.30pm. We had a really lovely and informative day, made all the more better by our lovely guide. He said that his English wasnt great, but he had no trouble telling us all about life in the mountains, and was clearly friends with all of his community. We would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a more relaxing day compared to the craziness of Marrakech.

    TIPS: Although it was very hot and sunny the day we went, it does get a little chilly towards the top, so I would recommend taking a light cardigan/top particularly those ladies who are prone to getting cold like me!

    We would also recommend wearing trainers to walk, but taking a pair of flip flops if you want to go in the waterfalls.

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