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Atlas Mountains Day Trip with Camel Ride from Marrakech

Marrakech, Morocco
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Escape bustling Marrakech and walk in Morocco’s High Atlas range on this day trip. Drive through the Toubkal National Park to the village of Imlil in the Atlas foothills, and enjoy a guided hike past waterfalls and Berber hamlets, learning about Berber culture on route. Tour a Berber village, savor a traditional Berber lunch, and enjoy an optional riverside camel ride. Lunch, private transport, and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Imlil and Atlas Mountains day trip from Marrakech
  • Ascend the Atlas foothills past Berber villages, walnut groves, and lush valleys
  • Visit an argan oil co-operative and Berber market (Saturdays only)
  • Guided hike from Imlil to see waterfalls and Berber hamlets
  • Traditional Berber lunch, plus mint tea and biscuits at a Berber family home (subject to availability)
  • Optional camel ride by Moulay Ibrahim river
  • Air-conditioned transport and hotel pickup and drop-off included
Depart your Marrakech hotel by air-conditioned vehicle and travel south into the High Atlas Mountains to Imlil, a Berber village that’s the last hiking stop below Mt. Toubkal.
Follow twisting roads past lush valleys and terraced fields, and visit a women’s argan oil co-operative in the village of Tahnouat. Watch the workers making argan oil products and then ascend further to the village of Asni. If it’s a Saturday, stop to browse Asni’s traditional Berber market before continuing higher to Imlil, stopping for photos on route.
On arrival, enjoy a tea or coffee, and meet a local guide for your trek. Walk through Berber hamlets, walnut orchards, and terraced fields; admire waterfalls and spectacular mountain panoramas; and hear about Berber culture and places of interest from your guide.
Break for a traditional Berber lunch and then continue to another Berber village, where, if possible on the day, you'll visit a private family home for some refreshing mint tea or coffee with biscuits.
After leaving Imlil in the late afternoon, enjoy an optional camel ride by the River Moulay Ibrahim before finishing your tour with a drop-off at your Marrakech hotel.

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Sylvie L
, Jun 2018

This was truly the best excursion we did during that 10 day trip to Morocco. The Imlil Valley is magnificient. Our guide was a mountain climber and the trek was marvelous and quite knowledgable as he was born and raised in the region. This is not for everyone however, as the terrain is slightly difficult. It is a 10-k trek which we really enjoyed. We were taken to a Riad for our mid-day meal and it was the best Tajine I had the opportunity to eat during this trip.

Jae B
, Dec 2017

We booked this trip, not knowing what to expect, Ishmil picked us up from our Riad on time we were running late and while we had to rush our kids to get ready, he patiently waited for us.
He is actually from Imlil Valley so he has a lot of knowledge of town and took us on best hike we had ever experienced.
The day we went was pretty cold and once we got up to the mountain, it was SUPER cold. He stopped by a local store and borrowed a jacket from them for us power of having a local tour guide that is clearly well liked/respected in town
As we started our hike, he asked if our kids would like to ride on a mule and of course we said yes! He negotiated the price and it was really reasonable. Totally recommend riding the mule. As we started hiking up, we had to get off the mule as it couldnt go up the moutnatin and we were bit worried, as there was bit of climbing. How will we get down?! But the beautfiful views totally made up for it and we even saw snow!! Well once we were done, as we were mentally preparing ourselves to go down, there were the mules!! BC he grew up in the Valley, he had knowledge of all the short cuts and where to go to enjoy the scenes. Going up took few hours or what it seemed but coming back down, riding the mules on a carved path was really short. We stopped by this local restaurant had a wonderful meal and we wished we could've stayed little longer. The disappointing part of the trip woudl be that, it got sooo cold, none of us wanted to go out to ride the camel. Only our youngest son braved the cold/wind while we watched from the car. Marrakech is a beautiful city, full of rich history, but this tour made us appreciate Morocco even more.

Robert W
, Aug 2017

We stayed for a little less than a week in Morocco and this was for sure the highlight of our trip. The tour guide was so friendly and we felt like part of family at our rest stop to the Atlas Mountains filled with the grape arboretum, fresh bread and tea! It was part of an obligatory argan oil stop but we didn't care as there was no pressure and it was just a joy to be there. The five senses on the road trip were awesome...and then we began our trip up the hills to the waterfalls and through the mountains with the fleet of foot Ibrahim. Would highly recommend bringing lots of water, maybe a couple of snacks, some spare tissues, and good hiking boots and perhaps your speedos to enjoy a refreshing dip in the mountain pool! The lunch stop at the quiet family run mountain-side site was awesome...the view was spectacular and the service just right and much appreciated! All in all, a lovely tour and we would recommend it to anyone!

Debra A
, Jun 2017

We loved our day traveling to Imlil Valley! The hiking was fun and beautiful. We enjoyed the waterfalls and buying orange juice from a local entrepreneur who set up a stand near the waterfall. The camel ride was perfect, not to long not to short... we had so much fun and got some awesome photos.

Staci P
, May 2017

I dont even know where to begin!! This tour is incredible and the guides are amazing! They go through formal school for over a year just to make sure they know the answers to every question you ask. They look out for you, make sure you stay dry in the waterfall and take great pictures for you the entire time. I loved them so much that i am already planning another trip to go back and tour with them for 8 days through the Sahara. LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM!!

Celia M
, Mar 2017

Fabulous trip which really made our visit to Marrakech. Picked up by Omar who was very informative and stopped along the way to show us various sights. Offered to stop whenever we wanted to take pictures. Arrived at Imlil where Ibrahim took over as our guide for the rest of the trip. Very good at explaining history of the Berber people and what we would be doing. He was funny, engaging and tempered the walk to our level so we never felt out of our depth. Lunch was a real surprise, much better than we expected and very welcome. Stopped on the way back to ride the camels which again was a great experience. Only reason I haven't given five stars is that we didn't get any bottled water which was supposed to be offered. Very minor niggle.

Rebecca L
, Mar 2017

We really enjoyed our tour - from start to finish the day was our tour guide and driver were humourous, engaging and knowledgable. This trip has been the highlight of our holiday!

Zalika W
, Dec 2016

We were picked up on time from our hotel and taken to the Imlil valley stopping at a few tourist hot spots along the way. The best stop was seeing the Berber market which was great to witness. Omar our guide was attentive to me and in particular my mum who had altitude sickness on the decent up the mountain. Without Omar I am not sure what would have happened as he was a true God send in helping my mum. I would highly recommend this trip for the mountain views and to get out of the hustle and bustle of Marrakech. My only feedback to the tour company would to have been informed prior to leaving that we would be sharing the tour guided activities with another 2 people since I had booked for a private tour.

, Sep 2016

My friend and I visited Morocco for a short holiday. This was the only day we spent outside of Marrakesh and it was amazing. The scenery was beautiful and our guides were very sweet and knowledgeable. The trek was relatively intense if you are afraid of heights like me, but our guide was very trustworthy and helped me through a few sections, make sure you wear sneaker/hiking boots! Lunch was quite good and picturesque as well. Camel ride was also fun! Highly recommend.

Tracy H
, Sep 2016

The Best Day of our holiday....thanks to Ibrahim our Berber mountain trek guide. After a long and hot, chaotic drive from our Marrakech hotel to the Imlil Valley 2 hour drive by 'crazy' Omar in his 4 wheel drive, we were greeted by the lovely Ibrahim, which was a breath of fresh air! Ibrahim came across as an extremely intelligent, kind and enthusiastic man. He appeared to have only one mission to make our walk in the valley and trek 2000 meters up the mountain as enjoyable for us all as possible. My 12 year old son Henry really bonded with Ibrahim as he they had a good rapport. When we finished the tour, Ibrahim gave us each a necklace made locally as a momento, which we all thought was a lovely gesture. Thanks Ibrahim! The lunch in the valley was delightful really tasty but far more food than we could eat. On the way back, Omar stopped in a village where we had a 10 minute camel ride....however, this was disappointing as we were expecting a longer time. Overall, an amazing tour and would highly recommend that anyone booking this tour should ensure they are booked with Ibrahim.

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