Begin your full-day tour with a pickup from your Marrakech hotel and climb aboard your comfortable, air-conditioned 4x4 for your journey into the Atlas Mountains.
Sit back and enjoy the views as your guide drives you out of Marrakech into rural Morocco. Glimpse the rustic villages that sprinkle the rugged landscapes, and soak up the sight of the Atlas mountains as you venture into the foothills.
Follow the winding roads through the hills, where the valley slopes are coated with snow in winter and pastures grazed by sheep in summer. Trace the ancient trails of the Berbers— the indigenous peoples of Morocco — along the palm-dotted Ourika, Asni, Imlil and Tahanaout valleys, passing rivers, fruit orchards and timeless Berber villages that cling to the hillsides.
On route, see villagers at work in their smallholdings, and learn about their slower, age-old way of life far from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech.
Pull up in the village of Tahanaout and experience the simple traditions that characterize the Berber lands. Visit the wooden mills that are still used to grind grain, and chat to some of the hospitable, smiling locals over a refreshing glass of mint tea.
Continue into the Ourika Valley, passing rushing streams, olive groves and mud and stone Berber settlements. Stop at the village of Imlil and visit a local restaurant for a delicious lunch of Berber staples such as couscous with chicken. See the Itinerary for a sample menu.
Lastly, hop back in your 4x4 and return to Marrakech where your Berber trails tour finishes at the original starting point.