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Mt Toubkal Ascent Express Trek 2 Days 1 Nights

1. Mt Toubkal Ascent Express Trek 2 Days 1 Nights

Challenge yourself to climb the highest peak in North Africa in 2 days. The tour starts and finishes in the vibrant city of Marrakech, and includes transport to and from Imlil. You will trek with a local English-speaking guide, a local cook, and mules to carry your luggage. This is a challenging walk rather than a climb, and anybody in good physical condition can reach the top. Make sure you bring your camera; the views from the summit are spectacular. Mount Toubkal 4167m is the highest peak in North Africa, and is a trekking peak involving no climbing but may involve walking in crampons or holding an ice axe for security (November to April). The itinerary has been designed for keen walkers, as the ascent is non-technical, but does involve some easy scrambling and snow slopes. After the first day spent trekking, you will stay at the refuge where you will spend the night, and enjoy Berber hospitality. After an early breakfast the next day, set off and reach the summit as the sun rises, rewarding you with amazing views. The views from the summit are amazing across the mountains to Marrakech to the north, and the start of the Sahara to the south. During the ascent you will be rewarded with stunning views of the Atlas Mountains, green valleys, and Berber Villages.

Marrakesh: Jet Ski and Quad Biking Experience

2. Marrakesh: Jet Ski and Quad Biking Experience

Jet Ski on the scenic Lake Lalla Takerkoust before riding a quad through the desert on this exciting experience with pickup and drop-off in Marrakech. Receive all the equipment you need for an unforgettable experience. Start your day with hotel pickup in Marrakech, then head towards Lake Lalla Takerkoust. Upon arrival at the Jet Ski agency, put on your Jet Ski suit and get ready for some fun on the water. For everyone's convenience, the wetsuits are available in all sizes. Listen to a 5-minute introduction before setting off on your 15-minute Jet Ski adventure. Then, leave the water and take on the desert for a thrilling quad ride. Ride around Lake Takerkoust and the Agafay Desert for 2 hours. Complete your experience by enjoying a tea break with a panoramic view in the middle of the desert before returning to your hotel.

Marrakech: 2-Day Atlas Mountains Trek with Village Stay

3. Marrakech: 2-Day Atlas Mountains Trek with Village Stay

Your 2-day adventure begins with pickup from your hotel in Marrakech and heads towards the High Atlas Mountains via Tahnnaout, Oued Ghighaya, and Asni. Throughout the drive, admire stunning views of the surrounding landscapes as well as a glimpse of local villages along the valley. Arrive at Imlil and meet your trekking crew for the trip, then enjoy a refreshing mint tea to set you up for a day of exploring. With your guides, head out towards Azzaden Valley via the Tizi Mzik pass where you can marvel at panoramic views over the valley as well as several neighboring Atlas peaks. Lunch is served at the top of the pass, so you can admire the views while you eat, then continue down the valley through the Juniper Forest to arrive at Tizi Oussem village. Spend the night at this traditional Berber site, meet the locals and learn about their culture and way of life. Enjoy a delicious and authentic tagine dinner surrounded by the peaceful tranquility of the mountains. After breakfast on day 2, soak up the sunshine that lights up this colorful valley before heading out towards Id Issa village. Spend some time exploring then trek to Tizi Oudid mountain pass walking through Matat village along the way. Arrive at a walnut grove and enjoy a relaxing lunch next to the river. Finally, return to Marrakech around 5pm.

Marrakech: Atlas Mountains & 5 Valleys Day Tour with Lunch

4. Marrakech: Atlas Mountains & 5 Valleys Day Tour with Lunch

Leave the hustle and bustle of Marrakech behind for a day and head to the Atlas Mountains and the 5 Valleys. Your first stop is the famous waterfalls of Ourika valley. Enjoy spectacular views of different landscapes as far as you can see. Watch Berber women extract Argan oil – unique to Morocco.  Continue through the Oukaimden Valley on secluded mountain roads and pass through traditional Berber villages built from adobe and stones. Discover the authentic life of Berber people and enjoy a delicious lunch in a typical Berber house with an amazing view over Sidi Fares valley. Visit the Asni valley, famous for its apple, walnut, almond and peach trees, and enjoy the sight of the snowy summits of the Atlas Mountains.  Conclude the tour with a drive back to Marrakech passing by the fifth valley, Tahanaout.

Atlas Mountains and Agafay Desert Jeep Safari

5. Atlas Mountains and Agafay Desert Jeep Safari

Discover and explore deep Berber country in the High Atlas Mountains, and enjoy the landscapes of desert, valleys, villages, and open plains on a full-day trip from Marrakech.  The drive takes you first to the Agafay Desert, just south of Marrakech, where you’ll experience some dune bashing before continuing on to the Lalla Takerkoust region, making your first stop on the hills overlooking the lake. From here you’ll begin a 4x4 adventure on dirt tracks rarely frequented by tourists and climb up to the Kik Plateau, where you’ll drive from village to village meeting locals, visiting Berber homes, and sampling their traditional mint tea and homemade bread.  When you arrive at Imlil Village, located in the heart of Toubkal National Park, you’ll have the option of hiking for an hour to Armed village or continue to the village by 4x4. The 1-hour hike with a local guide is of moderate difficulty. In the village you’ll be served a Berber lamb tagine for lunch at a local home. You’ll also enjoy Moroccan salads and homemade bread during the meal.  After lunch and a short relaxation break, you’ll head down a gentle hill to Imlil village, where you’ll meet your driver for the 1-hour trip back to Marrakech via the Haouz plains.

Marrakech: André Heller's ANIMA Garden Ticket & Transfer

6. Marrakech: André Heller's ANIMA Garden Ticket & Transfer

"An unbelievable symphony of smells, colors and shapes!" André Heller's ANIMA is a magical place of sensuality, of wonder, of contemplation, of joy, of healing, and of inspiration. For people of all ages who want to experience the unforgettable. Experience Paradise. Visitors may stroll along shady paths, between sumptuous trees and shrubs, blossom and fragrant wonders, pavilions and sculptures, with breathtaking views of the often snow-capped Atlas Mountains featuring the 4167 meters high Mount Toubkal. The Garden is a sensational display of the fusion of art and nature. You have to see it to believe it!

From: Marrakech: Lalla Takerkoust Lake Quad Bike Experience

7. From: Marrakech: Lalla Takerkoust Lake Quad Bike Experience

You can choose to join either the morning or afternoon session. Be collected from your accommodation and be driven in a comfortable car by a professional driver. Along the road, see the beautiful harmonious nature before you arrive at Lalla Takerkoust, which is 32 km far from Marrakech.  Listen to a briefing on the safe use of the quads then receive your equipment. Begin your tour and leave Lalla Takerkoust towards the wild valley of turtles and desert plateau, rushing into the High Atlas oasis and wadis. Enjoy a breath of fresh air in the Atlas region. Discover small Berber villages and take the opportunity to meet the wonderful local people. Stop on the Kik Plateau to see an extraordinary panorama view over the artificial lake, which is 7 kilometers long. The blue waters spread until the foot of the Atlas. Here, you can enjoy a delicious mint tea while soaking up the view. Return along another track then be collected for the drive back to your accommodation. 

Marrakech: 15-Minute Jet Ski Rental at Lake Lalla Takerkoust

8. Marrakech: 15-Minute Jet Ski Rental at Lake Lalla Takerkoust

Following a pickup from your accommodation, enjoy a comfortable drive to Lake Lalla Takerkoust. Admire the breathtaking scenery along the way before you arrive at Lake Lalla Takerkoust, 32 kilometers away from Marrakech. Upon arrival at the jet ski office, put on your jet ski suits and get prepared for your ride. Jet ski suits are available in all sizes for your comfort and convenience. Get a 5-minute briefing before embarking on your 15-minute jet ski experience. Then discover the thrills of riding across the water at a high speed. See Lake Takerkoust from a different perspective. Once your 15-minute adventure jet ski is over, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

From Marrakech: Full-Day Agafay Desert Quad Adventure

9. From Marrakech: Full-Day Agafay Desert Quad Adventure

This tour provides a bit of everything, from adventure to amazing mountainous landscapes and great food in a traditional Berber setting. Enjoy a full-day excursion at the foot of the Atlas Mountains. You’ll travel from your hotel or riad in Marrakech to Lalla Takerkoust Lake. Discover the beauty of this lake that stretches for 7 kilometers. Ride through wonderful eucalyptus forests and lush hidden canyons to the Agafay Desert. A Yamaha quad and all the necessary equipment (goggles, hood, helmet, and raincoat) are provided and will be in excellent condition. Your professional and attentive guide will be with you the whole day, adapting the pace and route to the level of the participants. Savor a delicious lunch prepared by a Berber family and be warmly welcomed into their home. Experience a traditional way of life that hasn't changed for hundreds of years. Cross through the Agafay Desert, admiring arid hills that look like Saharan dunes. On the return to Marrakech you’ll enjoy sublime views of the Atlas Mountains.

Marrakech: Day Trip & Hiking Atlas Mountains

10. Marrakech: Day Trip & Hiking Atlas Mountains

Your day will begin when you meet with your driver at 8:30AM by the Cafe of Hotel Ali, situated near the post office at Jamaa Elfna Square. From here, you will drive towards the Toubkal National Park. At 10:00AM, you will meet with your mountain guide and have some mint tea before heading out to walk. At 10:30AM, your walk will start from the center of Imlil up to the Ait Souka Village. Here you will discover nice views towards Mount Toubkal, which at 4,167-meters is the highest peak in North Africa and considered one of the best trekking locations in Morocco. The walk will then continue, crossing the villages of Tamaterte, Targa Imoula and Achain. The trail will reach its highest point in Imlil (2,000 meters), from where you will receive a fantastic view over all of the Imlil villages. At 1:30PM, you will be welcomed into a Berber local family to have your lunch on a beautiful roof terrace with nice views over the mountains and farms of walnuts, cherries and apples. At 2:00PM you will set off for the rest of the walk so as to complete the circle of the Imlil center. Following this walk at 3:00PM, you will meet your driver and drive back to Marrakech, where you will be dropped off at your accommodation or the airport depending on your wishes.

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What people are saying about Al Haouz

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 8,832 reviews

Wow what a great experience. From the moment We were picked up Marian was the best host. He gave us so much info of the Marrakesh and throughout the trip he explained so much and was always happy and friendly. The trip exceeded our expectations and one we will never forget. The trek up the mountains was incredible and again the host was so kind and helpful. We had lots of stops and shown all the valleys and the lunch in the village was the icing on the cake. I’d highly recommend this trip. If i could give more stars I would. I’m so glad I chose this excursion as there was lots of similar on GetYourGuide but I truly believe this one will be the best !!!

Had a great experience with this 2 day atlas mountain trek! Our guide Abdul was extremely knowledgeable and friendly and we so appreciated having him with us for our trek. The transportation to and from Marrakech was seamless and before we went out Abdul thoroughly reviewed our route and details of the trek. The trek itself was very scenic and provided gorgeous views of Imlil valley as well as travel through several Berber villages. The accommodations were clean and comfortable and the food throughout the hike cooked by Syed was delicious! A great experience and a highlight of our time in Morocco.

we had lassen take us up and down- really awesome guy incredibly knowledgeable and very quickly became one of the boys! 100% worth the price all the food was amazing and to some people the thought of a refuge sounds daunting but it was really warm not crowded and the beds were very comfy. we're looking at returning in the winter - thanks again lassen!

It was a very full day where we enjoyed the Waterfalls, visited several valleys of the Atlas Mountains and ate at the home of a Berber family and returned to Marrakech.

A very nice visit with a very cool guide (Abdel) and a great lunch!