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Meet the Berbers: Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains Day Trip

4.9 / 5

14 reviews

Activity provider: EXTRA MILE

Meet the Berbers: Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains Day Trip

Activity provider: EXTRA MILE

From US$ 27.59 per person

Take a break from the busy Marrakech on a day trip to the Atlas Mountains. With camel rides and sightseeing included, you can enjoy the landscapes, sample local food, and interact with the Berbers.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
French, English, Spanish
Pickup included
The driver will be holding a sign with your last name on it.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Take an hour-long hike in Toubkal National Park to the waterfalls.
  • Sample a 3 course home-made lunch at a Berber House in Imlil Village
  • Drive across Kik Plateau and enjoy breath-taking sceneries of the 3 Valleys
  • Ride camels with snow topped Atlas Mountains in the backdrop
  • Visit an Argan Oil ladies cooperative to learn the process of extraction
Full description
Your full-day trip from Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains will start with a pick-up from your hotel or Riad. First, you will drive east towards the town of Tahannaout, where you will make the first stop. Admire a panoramic view of a mud-brick Berber village on top of a hill across the Ghighaya River. Then, continue to an Argan Oil artisanal factory run by local ladies. Sample local bread, Argan oil with min tea, and learn the process of extracting this liquid gold. If your day trip coincides with a Tuesday, visit the local weekly Berber Market in Tahannout or the one in Asni that runs every Saturday. Next, you will cross the canyons of Tibidrt with stunning views of the river and juniper forest on our way to Asni. From here, you will continue to Imlil Village, located at the foothills of Mt.Toubkal. Upon arrival at the Village center, meet your local Berber guide for an hour-long moderate hike in Toubkal National Park past various scattered Berber settlements to a small waterfall. Then, treat yourself to a delicious cup of fresh squeezed Orange Juice while admiring the views before you continue to Aroumd village. Next, a well deserved three-course lunch home-made made lunch will be served at a Berber house. In the mid-afternoon, Descend back to Imlil center, where you will meet your driver. Continue to Kik Plateau across green valleys to Agafay Desert, then get ready for a 30-minute camel ride across the stone desert. Finally, you will drive towards the Lalla Takerkoust lake, which serves as a water reservoir supplying Marrakech. Your Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains Day trip from Marrakech will end with a drop off at your hotel or pre-set drop off points in the Medina.
Includes
  • Transportation to and from meeting point
  • Local guide
  • Tea with a Berber family
  • 3 course lunch
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • The one-hour long hike in Imlil Village is optional.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    5/5

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I enjoyed the tour a great deal! Our guide, Youssef was a very nice person and also a knowledgeable guide. He answered patiently at all our questions about the Berber culture and about the places we saw during the tour. The lunch provided in one of the Berber villages (Chicken tajine with vegetables) i can say it was the best tajine I had during my stay in Marrakech :) I have only words of praise for this tour! Best regards, Youssef! :)

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September 24, 2022

MEETING LATE BUT ANYWAY, LET'S START FROM MARRAKESCH TOWARDS IMLIL AND THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS. IN THE MIDDLE WE MAKE THE WEEKLY SOUK EXPERIENCE IN TANNANHOUT WHERE WE BUY THE INGREDIENTS AROUND THE BERBER AND TANJIN TEA TO SHARE WITH THE LOCALS, A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE. THEN TOWARDS IMLIL, EVERYTHING CUTE AND MOHAMMED IS KIND AND NICE, BUT I DID NOT GET THE CLASSIC IMLIL VIEW THAT I WOULD LIKE, IT LEAVES YOU ALONE TO EXPLORE TOWARDS THE WATERFALLS AND HAVE LUNCH (NOT IN A HOUSE AS THE DESCRIPTION SAYS) OVERALL BEAUTIFUL, EVEN IF DESCRIPTION AND PHOTOS ARE A LITTLE FORVIANTI

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September 22, 2022

Highly recommended, Abdu our driver picked us up on time at our Riad, the trip was very pleasant making several stops to see the landscapes. Abdu is very nice and he made the old man wonderful. The guide for the hike to the waterfall at Inmil was also very good. , highly recommended trip.

August 24, 2022

Product ID: 386530