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From Marrakech: Atlas Mountains Day Trip with Camel Ride

From Marrakech: Atlas Mountains Day Trip with Camel Ride

From US$ 40.11 per person

Escape the bustle of Marrakech and head for the breathtaking High Atlas Mountains and the village of Imlil.

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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 and start the transfer to Imlil. On your way, pass through the town of Tahnaout. Stop at an Argan Oil Cooperative to learn how women of the cooperative turn the Argan nut into many different Argan oil-based products which Morocco is famous for. 

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). 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.

Go 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

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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 3452 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 had a great experience as a family, myself, my partner and our 6 year old daughter. Our guide was Ismail, I honestly cannot recommend him highly enough! Wonderful experience from start to finish, from the camel ride, to the breakfast in a local village, to the hike through the scenic mountains, topped off with a great lunch! 10/10, thank you very much!

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January 30, 2023

It was a really great experience, the stops along the way were very beautiful and certainly photo worthy. In addition, our guide Ismail was really great, he knew everything and helped us through the mountains. We were lucky that it had just snowed so that the mountains looked nice and white, very slippery but it was definitely worth it. Then nicely closed with a lunch with a fantastic view. I definitely want to thank Ismail for this experience and this tour is also more than worth the money. Top!

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January 30, 2023

The day began with a prompt pickup. We then went to a local oil mill where we learnt about uses of the argon oil and ate breakfast. We went on to the mountains where we started a short hike to a rather small waterfall. After a photo break we had lunch in a nearby restaurant. The minibus then took us back to marrakech, stopping for a camel ride and a couple photo breaks along the way. Was a good day lead by RaChid Mazik, our tour guide local to the Imlil region. He made the day smooth and informative.

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January 30, 2023

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