From Marrakech: Atlas Mountains Cooking Class & Hiking Trip

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48 reviews

Activity provider: Trek In Morocco

From Marrakech: Atlas Mountains Cooking Class & Hiking Trip

Activity provider: Trek In Morocco
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Embark on a unique tour to the Imlil Atlas Mountains and discover the local Berber culture. Learn how to prepare a tajine with a local family and choose to either trek in the beautiful Atlas Mountains or immerse yourself in the tea culture during a break.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Arabic, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Learn how to prepare a tanjine at a local Berber family home
  • Immerse yourself into the traditions and culture of the Berbers
  • Prepare typical Moroccan tea with plenty of fresh mountain herbs
  • Marvel at the amazing panorama of the surrounding Atlas Mountains
Full description
Get picked up from your accommodation in Marrakech at 9 AM and reach the village of Imlil after a short 1-hour drive. Meet your local guide and his team who will walk you to the local family that will host you for your morning cooking class chez l’habitant. At the end of the day, you will know how to prepare an authentic Berber tajine with meat and fresh vegetables. After preparing the tajine, there will be a short break for other activities while the food is cooking in the stove. Choose from two options: Option 1 Enjoy the tranquillity of the place and immerse yourself into the Berber tea culture with your local family. Learn to prepare the typical Moroccan tea with plenty of fresh mountain herbs that you will personally pick from the garden. Option 2 Stretch your legs during a 1.5-hour trek along the Imlil valley to discover the Berber villages and enjoy the stunning panorama of the surrounding Atlas Mountains. After lunch, your driver will take you along the scenic route crossing the Kik Plateau, a rocky limestone outcropping with inspiring views of the region, ending at the Lalla Takerkoust, an artificial lake before heading back to your accommodation in Marrakech at around 5 PM.
  • Round-trip transportation from Marrakech
  • English speaking guide
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
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4.8 /5

based on 48 reviews

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What a great day! We first started the day with a couple of stops on the road with great views! We stopped by for some pictures. Then we arrived at the traditional market where we bought our veggies for our tajine. Later we went through the village, cooked our meal and relaxed with an incredible view of the valley. Hassan was super nice and everybody involved as well. It really felt authentic and not a classic tourist event. It was just me and my partner. We later went for a little hike around the village while the tajine was cooking. Then we finally ate it ! It was delicious :)! We learned a lot about Berber life, I highly recommend.

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June 26, 2022

My boyfriend and I had a fantastic day trip to the Atlas Mountains , mustafa was very informative and a great host. Our cooking class was with Fatiha Talaour guest house she was absolutely lovely and also showed me how to make the morrocan mint tea after our lunch! Would definitley recommend it was a lovely break from busy Marrakesh!

March 6, 2022

Very good experience! We loved the meal, which we all prepared together, it was delicious!! We hadn't hiked but we had a quiet meal facing the mountains. It was a great time, very relaxing. No negative point. I recommend with your eyes closed if you like to cook and want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city!

December 19, 2021

Product ID: 254867