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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. Your local guide will ensure that you have an amazing experience brimming with traditional Berber culture and unforgettable views.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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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 2933 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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This day turned out great, but started a little bit confusing. We were picked up by a driver who didn't speak English, so we didn't know what was going on until the first stop when a guide met us. At each stop - the Argon Cooperative, the hike through the Berber villages and the camel ride - there were guides who assisted. The Argon Cooperative was fun and interesting and the hike was particularly enjoyable and strenuous! Our guide was the best and even took us to his house for tea. It ended with a nice lunch. The camel ride on the way back to town was not as picturesque as I would have wanted. We walked by the side of the road, where there was some rubbish. But overall, it's a great day out.

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December 7, 2021

This tour is a MUST. Do not miss it. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking and undoubtably unlike anything you’ve ever seen. They will drop you in one of the most peaceful, remote mountain regions of Morocco and you will have the chance to experience several different Berber villages. Abdul, our local Berber guide, was phenomenal. Such a kind soul and so knowledgeable and hospitable. He even brought us home to his lovely family for some traditional mint tea. Mohammed, our driver was also very kind and made sure we made it back to Marrakech safely and in good time. Can’t recommend enough!

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November 19, 2021

Day very rich in discovery, we made several valleys, very good restaurant, visit Berber village. Small drawback may be for the "merry-go-round" in a camel, and the Argan oil shop more touristy than a real cultural interest. But we played along, and it will be a wonderful day to remember. A big thank you to our driver Mohammed and our guide Igah Lahcen, who were able to answer all our questions with great kindness.

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November 2, 2021

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