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Meet the Berbers: Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains Day Trip

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Activity provider: EXTRA MILE

Meet the Berbers: Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains Day Trip

Activity provider: EXTRA MILE
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Take a break from the busy Marrakech on a day trip to the Atlas Mountains. With camel rides and sightseeing included, you can enjoy the landscapes, sample local food, and interact with the Berbers.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
French, English, Spanish
Pickup included
The driver will be holding a sign with your last name on it.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Take an hour-long hike in Toubkal National Park to the waterfalls.
  • Sample a 3 course home-made lunch at a Berber House in Imlil Village
  • Drive across Kik Plateau and enjoy breath-taking sceneries of the 3 Valleys
  • Ride camels with snow topped Atlas Mountains in the backdrop
  • Visit an Argan Oil ladies cooperative to learn the process of extraction
Full description
Your full-day trip from Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains will start with a pick-up from your hotel or Riad. First, you will drive east towards the town of Tahannaout, where you will make the first stop. Admire a panoramic view of a mud-brick Berber village on top of a hill across the Ghighaya River. Then, continue to an Argan Oil artisanal factory run by local ladies. Sample local bread, Argan oil with min tea, and learn the process of extracting this liquid gold. If your day trip coincides with a Tuesday, visit the local weekly Berber Market in Tahannout or the one in Asni that runs every Saturday. Next, you will cross the canyons of Tibidrt with stunning views of the river and juniper forest on our way to Asni. From here, you will continue to Imlil Village, located at the foothills of Mt.Toubkal. Upon arrival at the Village center, meet your local Berber guide for an hour-long moderate hike in Toubkal National Park past various scattered Berber settlements to a small waterfall. Then, treat yourself to a delicious cup of fresh squeezed Orange Juice while admiring the views before you continue to Aroumd village. Next, a well deserved three-course lunch home-made made lunch will be served at a Berber house. In the mid-afternoon, Descend back to Imlil center, where you will meet your driver. Continue to Kik Plateau across green valleys to Agafay Desert, then get ready for a 30-minute camel ride across the stone desert. Finally, you will drive towards the Lalla Takerkoust lake, which serves as a water reservoir supplying Marrakech. Your Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains Day trip from Marrakech will end with a drop off at your hotel or pre-set drop off points in the Medina.
Includes
  • Transportation to and from meeting point
  • Local guide
  • Tea with a Berber family
  • 3 course lunch
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • The one-hour long hike in Imlil Village is optional.
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

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Had a wonderful trip with Mohammed! This trip to Imlil was a well organised escape from Marrakesh to see the Atlas Mountians. Mohammed drove very safely, shared some interesting facts about Morocco and we made many stops that felt very authentic and free from tour groups. We really enjoyed the tea in a Berber home and the included lunch was delicious and in such a peaceful setting overlooking the village of Imlil. It was a short walk to see the waterfall and we were given many photo opportunities and time to take in the surroundings. Mohammed is very friendly and fun and I would recommend booking with him if you want a nice and hassle free day trip to the Atlas Mountains.

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June 5, 2022

It really was a day we will never forget! We got picked up by a four wheel drive (large enough for 6 persons and the driver). Our driver and guide Mohammad fulfills whatever he promises (and more) and showed us the most authentic places. Overall a day with beautiful views, friendly people and good food! For sure a trip we would recommend to anyone!

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July 17, 2022

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Muy buena excursión y buena actividad , la excursión y la actividad que se lleva a cabo es excelente , cascadas , camellos etc… El personal es excelente

July 17, 2022

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