Day trip

Marrakech: Atlas, Berber Villages, Agafay & Camel Ride

Marrakech: Atlas, Berber Villages, Agafay & Camel Ride

From US$ 46.58 per person

Set out from Marrakesh into the Atlas Mountains, passing hamlets, villages, and farmers' fields. Visit and share a meal with a Berber family, admire Takerkoust Lake, and relax in the tranquility of the Agafay Desert as the sun sets.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, French, Arabic
Pickup included
Pickup at your hotel in Marakkesh
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Take in views of Mount Toubkal, Kik Plateau, and Berber villages
  • Enjoy a traditional lunch with views of the High Atlas Mountains
  • Take a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Full description
Fall in love with the varied and unique beauty of Morocco’s valleys, mountains, countryside, and desert on this full-day guided excursion from Marrakech. After pickup at around 9:00 AM, head to the Atlas Mountains, passing through a small village where you can visit both an argan oil co-operative and a traditional Berber souk (market).   Arrive in Imlil and take a trek by foot or by camel to Armed, the highest and largest village in Imlil Valley. Your journey will take you past waterfalls and the hamlets of Ait Mizan, Targa, and Imoula. Stop off in Tamatert to take in views of ancient irrigated fields of barley, corn, and vegetables, surrounded by cherry and walnut trees. Your guide will point out interesting sites and tell you about Berber culture and heritage along the way.   Come back down through the village of Ait Souka, where you’ll meet a Berber family and enjoy a traditional Moroccan meal as a guest in their home. Head next to Kik Plateau, at 1,800 meters altitude, offering spectacular 360-degree views, and in spring, a marvelous spread of alpine flowers.   Arrive at the edge of Lalla Takerkoust Lake, whose dam supplies Marrakesh with all its energy. Take a tea break and admire the views out over the lake, or, if you’d prefer an adrenaline rush, quad biking or jet skiing can be arranged locally.   Finally, drive to Agafay Desert and enjoy the tranquility of the countryside. Pass through stone desert, barren light brown plateaus, Bedouin villages, oases, and high hills with panoramic views to High Atlas. If the timing is right, enjoy views of the sunset from up high before returning to Marrakech.
Includes
  • Lunch
  • Guided walk in the village
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Soft drinks
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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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • All dietary options can be catered for
  • If you have small children, it is recommended that you bring your own child / booster seats
  • If you take this tour between May and September, it will be very hot during the day
  • If you take this tour between October and April, the temperature can be cold during the day
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 208 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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What an amazing time my wife and I had during this cultural experience. Our guide Abdul took us for a hike and brought us to two different villages. He shared with us the history and what life is like for the Berber people in the Atlas Mountains. It ended with a big lunch and an amazing view of the mountains. Our driver then brought us to the Arafay desert for a camel ride and Tea right before the sunset. Only thing we didn’t like was the drive to and from our Riad. Our driver was great and charming and tried to speak English as best he could, but he was on his phone texting and talking a lot while driving in the morning and afternoon and we almost hit a car in front of us a few times during the day. Other then that, please go on these excursions, it truly helps the Berber people and the region with this truly authentic experience!

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October 13, 2021

Amazing day trip! Our guide Abdul was really great - telling us the history of Berber culture, the landscape and all about what life was like growing up here. He had a passion for showing us his village and home, and it really made the trip! The scenery was breathtaking, and it's definitely a hike most people can do. 100% would recommend this trip, and Abdul as our guide. Thank you!

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September 30, 2021

Excursion incroyable! Que ce soit le chauffeur et ses multiples arrêts pour faire des photos et admirer les paysages ou notre guide Karim qui a pris le temps de nous expliquer tout, ils ont été au top! On a commencé avec les villages berbères et leurs histoires, puis la découverte de l’Atlas et un dejeuner très bon chez Karim, pour finir par une balade en dromadaire dans le desert d’agafay ! Je recommande a 200% car des paysages splendides

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August 3, 2021

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