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Atlas Mountains Day Trip with Camel Ride

Product ID: 62241
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.

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About this activity
Duration: 9 hours
Starting times 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, Arabic

Pickup included

From the reception of your accommodation in Marrakech or an agreed local landmark
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

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
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

    • Entry not included
Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Full description
Your driver will meet you at your accommodation (or preferred pick-up point) at 9.00 am to start the transfer to Imlil. On your way you will pass through the town of Tahnaout where you can stop at an Argan Oil Co-operative and learn how the woman of the co-operative turn the Argan nut into many of the different Argan Oil-based products 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 you will stop for 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. You will 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 meal 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 meet your vehicle. Your return transfer will take you via Moulay Brahim Gorges, where you will arrive at a main trailhead with streams and paths branching out in all directions. Here you will have the opportunity to experience riding a camel. You will then continue your journey back to Marrakech, arriving back at approximately 6.00 pm.
Includes
  • Return transport from Marrakech
  • English-speaking guide (other languages can be catered for)
  • Lunch
  • Mint tea / coffee
  • Camel ride
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 3004 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
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Overall it was nice but there was few things that could be improved. First of all during our first stop to see a village, the guide got a little too deep in the history of the village and Islam in general which was interesting only for first few minutes. The Argan oil house was a nice experience with breakfast and tea served for us there. One thing that was the most disappointing was the camel ride as the spot was just on the side of a road with all the camels tied together so that when we were riding them, camels head was tied to the other camels bum in front of him. It just felt quite uncomfortable and definitely not what we thought it would be.

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April 2, 2020

We were met by local guide Mustapha Amazouz and his driver Karim. They were both very friendly and full of useful information about the day. We learnt alot about Moroccan culture, we felt all the information we received was interesting. The Atlas mountains were amazing to see up close after a lovely walk around the local villages. We stopped for a nice Camel ride on way for an hour which was great. Also visited a local shop where we shown the making of oils and soaps.

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March 23, 2020

Great day in the company of Zacharia who made us discover the surroundings of the atlas. We really enjoyed the hike and the kindness of Jamal who invited us to his house for tea. We also ate very well for lunch. Finally the camel ride was very nice. We really recommend this busy day, which allows full discovery far from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech.

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March 22, 2020

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Product ID: 62241