Marrakech: Atlas, Berber Villages, Agafay & Camel Ride

Marrakech: Atlas, Berber Villages, Agafay & Camel Ride

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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

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

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers 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

4.8 / 5

based on 185 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9 / 5
  • Transportation
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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We really like this excursion, With sublime panoramas and landscapes. At the beginning of January, snow in the mountains, a lunch with the locals, then photos in the Agafay desert of real postcards. We warmly thank our driver who has shown great listening, you can ask him to stop where you want for pictures. Thanks to you Lahcen Asmi. And another big thank you to our mountain guide Rachid Talaoul who knows the region like the back of his hand and who will be able to tell you anecdotes about this fabulous region, with perfect French. Really great I recommend.

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January 11, 2021

I can recommend this day trip, it was a great experience. The company was flexible enough to change my ticket to Tuesday when I realised I won't be able to make Monday. Hassan the driver is a great guy, really did everything for four of us to have a nice experience from picking us up to safe driving and lots of local information which you wouldn't necessarily be able to google. In the valley in the Atlas mountains we joined another group of 5 people for a walk and lunch. Our tour guide was Ahmed, a local guy. I think this was my favourite part of the day, as he told us a lot of interesting stories and facts and invited us to his own home for a tea. (Thank you Ahmed!)

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March 22, 2020

Overall a fantastic day, would definitely recommend. Both guides were very knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions and we loved learning about the Berber culture. Our driver was called Hassan. It was a welcomed escape from the business of Marrakesh and would recommend if you have a few days in Marrakesh (we had 4 days). The walk in the Berber town was lovely and the lunch that was served was very tasty. The only thing preventing this from being a 5 star review is that there needs to be better communication regarding pick up locations- we were informed of a location a short walk from our Riad and we emailed to confirm the location but did not get a reply. We were waiting for 35 minutes at the location until the driver found us and told us we were waiting in the wrong location and the welcome we received seemed a bit frosty. However after a slightly bumpy start to the day it was all great from then on. Other than this slight logistical error would highly recommend this day trip.

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March 14, 2020

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