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From Marrakech: Atlas Mountains Day Trip with Camel Ride

From Marrakech: Atlas Mountains Day Trip with Camel Ride

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Escape the bustle of Marrakech and head for the breathtaking High Atlas Mountains and the village of Imlil.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Arabic
Pickup included
Pickup from the reception of your accommodation in Marrakech.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Itinerary
5.5 hours
  • Marrakech

  • 2 hours
  • Tahnaout

    • Optional
  • Asni (traditional market)

    • Optional
  • Imlil (tea, guided tour)

  • Tamatert (photo stop)

  • Ait Souka (lunch)

  • Moulay Brahim (camel ride)

  • 1.5 hours
  • Marrakech

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Explore the Valley of Imlil with an expert local guide
  • Discover traditional Berber villages and have mint tea with a local Berber family
  • See the 13,671-foot (4,1-km) Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa
Full description

Depart from Marrakech and enjoy a guided day trip through the High Atlas Mountains to learn more about Berber culture and traditions. Admire scenic landscapes, learn about local traditions and industry, and enjoy some local food and drinks.

Meet your guide at your accommodation and start the transfer to Imlil. On your way, pass through the town of Tahnaout. Stop at an Argan Oil Cooperative to learn how women of the cooperative turn the Argan nut into many different Argan oil-based products which Morocco is famous for. 

Continue on through Asni where, on Saturdays, a traditional Berber Souk and market can be visited.

Once you arrive in Imlil, enjoy a welcome glass of mint tea and meet your guide before commencing your tour of the local area. Your guide will help you decide on the length of your tour (you can choose between 1 and 3 hours). Make your way to the largest and highest village in Imlil Valley.

Your journey will take you past waterfalls and the hamlets of Ait Mizan, Targa, and Imoula. Stop off in Tamatert and have the opportunity to take in the views of ancient irrigated terraced fields of barley, corn, and vegetables, surrounded by cherry and walnut trees. 

Your guide will point out things of interest and talk to you about the Berber culture and heritage along the way. 

Travel down through the village of Ait Souka and afterwards enjoy a traditional Moroccan lunch in a Berber family guest house. Once you are rested you will begin your return trip down the other side of the valley to Taourirt to board your vehicle.

Go through the Moulay Brahim Gorges, before arriving at the main trailhead with streams and paths branching out in all directions. Here, enjoy a camel ride through picturesque landscapes. Finally, make your journey back to Marrakech, with drop-off in the early evening.

Includes
  • Return transportation from Marrakech
  • English-speaking guide (other languages can be catered for)
  • Lunch
  • Mint tea/coffee
  • Camel ride
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Important information

Know before you go

  • If you have any dietary needs or restrictions with walking please contact the tour operator, Marrakech Day Trips, so that they can put alternative plans in place to ensure you have the best experience possible
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 3125 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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An amazing day! Rachid Mazik was a great guide. The path to the waterfall was steep and difficult at times but rewarding at the top. The visit to the argan oil cooperative was wonderful. The trip does involve over an hour of hiking, sometimes very steep on uneven path, so be prepared but Rachid was very helpful. The traditional Berber lunch was delicious. We had plenty of photo stops too! Camel ride was also great. Overall wonderful day.

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August 14, 2022

The trip was exactly according to plan, with all the attendees being catched on time. Then we stopped in an argan oil women cooperative for mint tea and for tasting a local breakfast. By then, we went to the camel and horseback riding activities in Agafay desert, which were nicely planned. Then we went to the Atlas Mountains for a ~1h30 hike and Berber lunch. Our local guide was very interested in explaining all the details of the Berber culture, history and geography. We absolutely recommend this activity if staying in Marrakech.

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August 12, 2022

First of all, the driver Ibrahim drove very well, he drove safely and unhurriedly. The destinations we were driven past were very worthwhile. Our guide Lahcen was very friendly and was able to tell us a lot when we asked questions. He was very sweet and also a bit shy, so if you wanted to know a bit more about the area it is useful to ask questions. The group we spent this day with was very nice and the guide was very nice. All in all, a very successful trip that we highly recommend!

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July 29, 2022

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