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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.

Marrakech: Atlas Mountains & 5 Valleys Day Tour with Lunch

2. 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 woman extracting 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, Tahnaout.

Marrakesh: Jet Ski and Quad Biking Experience

3. 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.

From Marrakech: Full-Day Agafay Desert Quad Adventure

4. 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: 15-Minute Jet Ski Rental at Lake Lalla Takerkoust

5. 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.

Marrakech: 2-Day Atlas Mountains Trek with Village Stay

6. 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.

From Marrakesh: Day Trip to Atlas Mountains & Agafay Desert

7. From Marrakesh: Day Trip to Atlas Mountains & Agafay Desert

Depart from Marrakesh on a day trip to the Atlas Mountains and the Agafay Desert. Visit the lands of Amanar, before heading to Imlil for an authentic Moroccan lunch. Climb Toubkal and watch the sunset in the desert of Agafay. Get picked up from your accommodations and start your journey towards the Atlas Mountains. Make a stop in the lands of Amanar and spend an hour and a half admiring its picturesque beauty or try thrilling activities like zip-lining. Arrive in the small village of Imlil, indulging in a delicious lunch at a restaurant with panoramic views of the valley. Try traditional Moroccan food, including tagine and seasonal fruits. Head out from Imlil into the Atlas Mountains, watching the jagged, giant rocks grow on the horizon. Climb Toubkal, the highest peak in Morocco, with the assistance of an expert guide. Learn about your surroundings as you ascend, experiencing unbelievable views of the world below. Pass along an enchanting road through the town of My Brahim to reach the Agafay Desert. Refresh yourself with soothing mint tea as you watch the sunset over the stretching dunes.

Marrakech: André Heller's ANIMA Garden Ticket & Transfer

8. 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!

Agafay Desert Quad Biking

9. Agafay Desert Quad Biking

Upon pick up, head for Agafay Desert, situated only 40 kilometers from Marrakech. Meet the instructor for a short safety induction, then you will be handed a helmet and other protective material to make the most of your quad bike tour through the Moroccan Desert. Set out to discover the endless fields of golden-colored land as you drive through the dirt roads and enjoying the view of the snowy peaks of the Atlas Mountains. Afterwards, continue navigating your quad bike until you come upon enormous Lalla Takerkoust Lake. Be surrounded by arid mountains reflected in the turquoise waters. Enjoy the stunning landscape during a stop on the route and enjoy a typical mint Moroccan tea. After taking numerous photographs, you will return to the starting point and be driven back to your hotel or riad.

Atlas Mountains and Agafay Desert Jeep Safari

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Al Haouz

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 7,790 reviews

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!

Just back from the 2 days 1 night toubkal trek. It was absolutely amazing, the scenery and the hike is a must do! It was made even more special by our guide and our cook. Zen was so kind, funny and chatty. He was very understanding of both our needs (there was only 2 of us in our group) and he let us choose our pace. He told us all about his culture and his life as well. Our cook Mohammad carried our extra baggage on his mule along with all cooking essentials and food. They chose beautiful spots to stop for lunch and cook tagine and salad fresh. The refuge was comfy and you met other like-minded people there. I would 100% recommend this tour to anyone who wants to climb the highest peak in North Africa!

We really enjoyed our trip. Our guide Abdel was hugely informative throughout and made it very enjoyable. He taught us about Moroccan culture. He was highly professional throughout. He gave us plenty of opportunity to take fabulous pictures. Transportation vehicle was immaculate, clean and very comfortable. Time keeping was excellent. Really enjoyed our meal at Berber family home. Scenery was absolutely stunning. Really good value for money. Communication with Getyourguide was perfect. Don’t forget to take hiking boots and plenty of water.

Had a beautiful day, very well organised, scenery was amazing, such friendly, welcoming people. Many photo opportunities and unforgettable experiences. A traditional meal hosted by a Berber family with spectacular views. Our guide, Marone, was fantastic from collecting us from our hotel to dropping us back again, he went the extra mile throughout our trip Anthony, Julie, Callum and Sophie

My 5 stars go to Hussein my guide who made these 2 days a success kindness benevolence at the top... organization could be improved all the same do not hesitate to communicate upstream