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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  • Had a wonderful day trip to the Atlas mountains. Was a highlight of our stay in Marakkech. Omar our guide was lovely - very knowledgeable and helpful especially during our walk up to the waterfalls which was a bit tricky as it had recently snowed and was slippery under foot. He answered all our questions and made sure all our needs were met throughout the trip. The lunch in the Berber village was delicious and very cheap! Thoroughly recommend this excursion.

  • Mohammed was an excellent guide and we loved our day to the Oureka mountains. Beautiful place.

  • Nice tour to start with, visited a berber village - although we were not really given the time to shop or look around, rather we were brought around. I agree that we shouldn't be given too much time to shop but some time like 20-30mins would have been nice to shop around the market and maybe buy some fruits. The visit to the Argan oil factory was a non-event but I understand the need to stop there. The hike itself was really nice, wished it could have been a longer hike though - I think lunch before taking the hike would have been a better option as that would have allowed us a longer hike. We missed the Mint tea with Berber family although it was in the itinerary - that was a real pity. Not sure if the guide missed it because we were out of time or just didn't take us to the Berber family for mint tea. Lunch was nice, however, they did not give us an option to opt out of lunch or to give us a choice to select what we wanted. If I had known that lunch was definitely to be taken I know I have to pay for it, I would have made special request for lunch - I had thought maybe we were given a choice for lunch. The trip was rather short - we were back before 5pm and I had expected a little more out of the trip. Overall it was a nice experience though would have like a bit more hiking in the nature.

  • The excursion itself was breathtaking, but what really made it special was our tour guide, Rachid Amzil. We felt safe in his care from the start, and that quickly turned into running around the mountains laughing and having a blast! We could not recommend him enough!

  • Amazing day trip with Karim

    I really enjoyed the one day trip to the Imlil valley. The tour was very well organised with many things to see without being too overwhelming. One of the best surprises of the whole trip was definitely the tour guide Karim, a smart and very well prepared young man who was able to convey us his passion and love for these places. I highly recommend this unique experience to get  in touch with the Berber culture and see some breathtaking landscapes in the Atlas mountains.

  • This was THE ABSOLUTE BEST part of our trip to Marrakech. The driver and our tourguide Said were nothing short of amazing, professional, and fun! I loved the pit stops we had throughout the day: Berber souks, argan oil cooperative, market area in Imlil, then began the hike to the Berber village where we had tea on a rooftop with an unreal view in the middle of the Altas mountains! then we hiked to a waterfall, and finished by hiking down to lunch at a cafe with the mountains in the background. The driver then picked us up and brought us to ride camels for as long as we desired we did a quick 15 minute ride.

    A few tips:
    1. RESEARCH WEATHER AND BRING APPROPRIATE CLOTHING/FOOTWEAR
    Our hike was in February and there was so much snow, requiring us to walk through snow, slush, and wet mud during 80 of the hike. Our New Balances did fair, but snow or hiking boots may be desired. It was also substantially more chilly in the mountains than in the city of Marakech.

    2. BE OPEN TO ADVENTURE
    You'll see a handful of animals goats, sheep, chicken and traverse different types of terrain and it will be simply wonderful.

    3. ASK QUESTIONS
    As I mentioned, our tourguide was fantastic. Not only does he speak English, Arabic, and French the three main languages spoken, but Spanish as well. He grew up in the mountains and is thus very knowledgeable. He knew most of the passerbys on the tour. He'll explain to you differences in religious groups, culture, lifestyle, and so on.

    4. BE FLEXIBLE
    We made no other plans that day other than to eat dinner at some point. We were picked up at 9am and dropped off around 6pm. The tourguide mentioned we could do a shorter hike if desired but we were open and let him show us everything.

    Overall such a good time. Highly recommend! Well worth the price and then some.

  • We had a fantastic trip to the Atlas Mountains! Our guide Issmail Talaoul was great and had so much knowledge as he lived in the Atlas Mountains and took us to his lovely home for mint tea with fabulous views! A really great trip, we would highly recommend!

  • That was awesome trip. I highly recommend it along with our tour guide Karim. Positive with good attitude and well English speaking guide. Food at lunch was so yummy. Transportation is amazing. There is nothing bed to mention. Thank you very much!

  • This trip was great as you get to see so much in one day. We first went to an Argan oil cooperative for breakfast, tea and to see how Argan oil is made, where you have the option to buy some products. Then we stopped at a small market in a town on the journey up to the markets. This was completely different to the colourful markets of Marrakech as you see real Moroccan market styles, such as live chickens in cages about to become no longer living chickens that are prepared on the stalls to be taken home. Definitely an experience to have, and the fruits and vegetables all piled up were mesmerising. We then stopped for camel riding, the area which this was held in was a rocky field off the side of a road and the camels were not in good shape. They weren't treated well and kicked off whenever they were made to bend down to allow people on which scared us, so we did not do the camel riding and watched instead. The real highlight of this day was definitely the mountains, they were amazing. We trekked up to see waterfalls and had wonderful views of the snow covered mountains and of all the small villages in the hills. The trek lasted around 2 hours and we ended up in a house for a traditional 3 course meal, including chicken tagine which was really great. The day had lots to do, all was a great experience and I think it would've been just as great without the offering of a camel ride. I feel that if it was the desert and proper camel trek it would be great, but it wasn't the right setting. Our guide was wonderful, Mohammed, and we would definitely recommend this day out.

  • Was told by my riad owner that I wouldnt be able to go on a trip as I was a lone traveller and found this site on Tripadvisor and was able to join a group which was fantastic. I enjoyed taking photos and getting out of the noise and smell of the medina but we did not get much of what I had expected of a tour with much information about the Berber way of life and history etc but seemed to hop from Argan oil shop to camel riding then to carpet shops and then lunch via two waterfalls. It was beautiful scenery and well worth going but there was a lot of emphasis about buying things. Also it was not clear in your details whether lunch was or was not included in the trip. Ours apparently wasnt so we had to pay 75 Dirhams which isnt much but it all felt a bit weird because nothing was written down. Definitely worth doing but maybe make sure you communicate with your guide about what you do and dont want out of the trip?

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