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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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From US$ 38.53 US$ 28.90 per person

Escape the bustle of Marrakech and head for the breathtaking High Atlas Mountains and the village of Imlil. Your local guide will ensure that you have an amazing experience brimming with traditional Berber culture and unforgettable views.

About this activity

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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 in the morning start the transfer to Imlil. On your way, pass through the town of Tahnaout. Stop at an Argan Oil Co-operative to learn how the women of the co-operative turn the Argan nut into many of the different Argan Oil-based products which Morocco is famous for. You will then 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) and then you will 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.

Travel 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 3059 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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We would recommend this tour to everyone Said and his brother Rachid were excellent guides friendly, helpful and an informative. My wife could not manage the hike due to an injury on her leg. So instead she was given a private tour of a Berber village and made to feel so welcome. This is the best trip we have been on in Marrakesh and a must for anyone visiting the area. Thank you Said and Rachid

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June 24, 2022

Excellent value whole day trip which included bread and preserves at the Argon oil cooperative in the morning and a three course lunch in the mountains. The walk is not too difficult but bumpy and uneven in places. Perfectly doable for most, just don’t leave your trainers at home like I did! A fun day with lots of memories made and great for the price.

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June 23, 2022

7 of us on our tour - all from English speaking countries. We stopped at a viewpoint, and then a ladies argon oil cooperative. Fun experience at this cooperative (better than others been to). We were met by Abdul who took us through the mountains and to some waterfalls. He talked about their culture and way of life. Very informative, relaxed and happy young man. A pleasure to talk to guide. Our lunch after the walk was delicious too. Unfortunately, I wasn't happy with the way the camels were treated. They were tied down with about 1m of rope so couldn't roam anywhere. When we rode them 1 stayed behind- and that had its legs tied together with a short piece of rope too. There were 3 babies- 15 days, 2 months and 3 months. Even the 15 day old mother had a lady riding her- mother and baby were not content. I think this section should be dropped. All in all an amazing day, just shame about the camels.

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June 23, 2022

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