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Marrakech: 2-Day Atlas Mountains Trek with Village Stay

1. 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.

Atlas Mountains and Agafay Desert Jeep Safari

2. 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.

From Marrakech: High Atlas Berber Cooking Class

3. From Marrakech: High Atlas Berber Cooking Class

Experience the rich culture of Morocco through its cuisine on this half-day tour. After pickup from your accommodation in Marrakech, head off into the Atlas mountains to a traditional Berber household. Under the guidance of members of the household, you and your group of up to 6 people will prepare a sumptuous meal of appetizers, a main course, and desert, helping your group discover the secrets of a subtle and succulent cuisine. Immerse yourself in the Morocco’s rich culture as you spend a half day with the family, with your guide at hand to translate and offer further insight into Berber and Moroccan culture. After dining on the fruits of your labor, you’ll head back to your accommodation in Marrakech.

Marrakesh: Atlas Mountains Day Trek with Lunch

4. Marrakesh: Atlas Mountains Day Trek with Lunch

Escape the bustle of the city and embark on a tour to Morocco’s countryside from Marrakesh. Following a pickup from your accommodation at 9:00 AM, enjoy a relaxed 1.5-hour ride. Make a stop at one of the towns on the way before arriving in Imlil at around 11:00 AM. In Imlil, the small village at the foothills of Morocco’s highest mountain Toubkal, you will meet your local guide and start trekking into Morocco’s rural area. Discover beautiful Berber villages along the way and take in panoramic views of the Atlas mountains. Enjoy a full 3-hour walk through the towns around Aremds Ait Souka, Techeddirt, and many more.  In the afternoon, stop at Aroumd to explore this beautiful village in the Assif Aït Mizane Valley. Then, have a traditional lunch at a Berber guesthouse. Take a short digestive walk after lunch before heading back to Marrakesh at 4:30 PM.

From Marrakesh: High Atlas Berber Village Hike with Lunch

5. From Marrakesh: High Atlas Berber Village Hike with Lunch

Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Marrakech early in morning Drive by the local markets on market days, or see scenes like the lush Ghighaya valley, the Moulay Brahim gorges Mountains, terraced fields of vegetables, and fruit and walnut orchards on your way to the charming town of Imlil nestled in the mountains. Sit at 1740 meters above sea level and be welcomed by your local guide while a refreshing glass of mint tea. Walk through the Berber villages of Ait Souka, Targa Imoula, Tagadirte. Stroll through fields of vegetables and orchards to Armed village. Enjoy an authentic Berber lunch with a real Berber family while basking in views of the highest peak in North Africa, Toubkal. Head back down the western side overlooking the Ait Mizane valley, ancient terraced fields, and the villlages of Ashien and Fimlil.

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What people are saying about Al Haouz

Amazing experience, saw the Atlas Mountains, complimentary camel ride, was a full day rather than a half day so would be mindful of that. We paid separately for the Atlas Mountains tour which was wonderful, went up to the mountains, was shown how they make argan oil, had a camel ride. We did all of this again with the cooking class, but instead of going for a hike we went to a tiny mountain side village where a very kind man welcomed us into his beautiful home, with a huge terrace that you could see for miles from, absolutely stunning. He showed us how to make the traditional meal of tomato and cucumber salad with orange, and the delicious chicken tagine. We had this meal several times in Marrakesh so was fantastic to come home and cook it for our family! Also showed us how to make the mint tea, took pictures and videos of us cooking, was so wonderful, and chatted with us whilst we ate but also left us to enjoy. Amazing experience, incredibly beautiful day, and the most gracious host!

Shukran. It was a unique experience. The driver and guide Kamal is very punctual and with a lot of interesting information, he is a great professional. Stop at the Argán cooperative. Abdul was my guide in the cooking course. An unforgettable experience. He showed me around his town and I was warmly welcomed into his family's home. We cooked together a Moroccan salad, a lemon chicken tagine and Moroccan tea. Everything very well explained and enjoying a lot. A beautiful person and all her family. Highly recommended and unforgettable. Thank you Abdul and family. I hope to see you soon. Inshallah

We had a wonderful hike with our guide Abdoul for two days in the Atlas Mountains. Our chef Mohammed prepared wonderful meals along the way and awaited us at our stops with his hard working mule Jaqueline. The scenery is breathtaking, the views change between dry dusty mountain ridges and lush green valleys. We always felt well taken care of and safe. We can only recommend this experience! What a welcome break from loud and busy Marrakesh!

Our guide Latzan made this a great experience. There was a real diversity in the views and landscapes during the hike, from green terraces to snow-capped mountains to cool streams and river. The walking was difficult enough to be interesting. Walking through Berber villages and seeing the homes and people was a highlight. Our cook made delicious meals everyday.

Great experience in the mountains. The hiking is very well prepared by the local guide Lhcen Zin who, on top of being very pleasant and friendly, brought us to beautiful places with lovely landscapes and authentic Berber villages. The food is also well cooked and the night stay very comfortable.