Journey to Morocco’s Atlas Mountain area and spend the day exploring the Three Valleys with this private, full-day tour. Your guide plans out the whole day for you, including transportation and lunch, so that you can enjoy your explorations without worry. Go on a camel ride, and then stop for a cup of Moroccan tea and cake in Imlil Valley. Visit the home of a Berber family in Ait Souka to learn more about their everyday lifestyles, and end the day in Moulay Brahim near the Asni Valley.
Private, full-day tour of the Atlas Mountains and Three Valleys
Travel up to the Atlas Mountains, and go on a camel ride
Stop in Imlil Valley for a cup of tea and a piece of cake
Choose to drive, walk, or ride a mule to the Ait Souka Village, and enjoy a traditional Berber lunch
Visit the home of a Berber family to learn more about their everyday lifestyle
This private, full-day tour of the Atlas Mountains and Three Valleys starts with an early morning pickup from your hotel a little before 9a.m. Get comfortable as you begin your ride in your air-conditioned minivan to a traditional village and oil cooperative. Continue up the mountain area with a camel ride, and take in stunning scenic views as you go. Afterward, your guide drives you up to Imlil Valley where you can rest on a terrace to enjoy a cup of Moroccan tea and a piece of cake. Your guide asks you a few options for the rest of the day, including how long of a walk you’d like to take and if you’d prefer to drive, walk, or ride a mule to your next stop. Once you’ve decided, set out for Ait Souka Village. Lunch is waiting for you and your group. Experience a traditional Berber lunch, including salad, tajine, couscous, and fruit. At the village, follow your guide to the home of a Berber family, and learn about their culture and way of life before heading over to Moulay Brahim near the Asni Valley. Your day ends with a quiet drive back to Marrakech. Get dropped back off at your hotel when you reach the city. Tours end at different times depending on the options you choose while in the Imlil Valley. Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.
My friends and I had a lovely time experiencing and learning more about the Berber community in the Atlas Mountains. Although we were a bit confused about the trip details because our driver himself was not fluent in English, he was still incredibly friendly and helpful to us. Our Berber tour guide was phenomenal. We really enjoyed him telling us more about how the Berber community functions up in the Atlas Mountains, and the views that he took us to were absolutely astonishing. Overall, we really enjoyed our experience!
Your day begins at 9am, if you are staying at a riad, you will meet at the Cafe France in Jema al Fnaa. Your drive will be comfortable, in a spacious and air conditioned van. Our group was only 6 people, but the van fits up to 8.
On your way to the Atlas Mountains, you will stop to see a few Berber villages and enjoy a tea at an argan oil shop. The women at the shop will teach you how argan oil is made, and how it is used as cooking oil, soap, or infused with essential oils for different ailments or skin conditions. You won’t be pressured to buy anything.
Upon arrival, you will be guided through a 2 hour hike which is mostly flat/gradual incline, though there are some steep areas with steps. You will see a waterfall, Berber villagers cooking, selling their goods, riding donkeys. Ibrahim was such a wonderful guide! He is very hospitable, makes sure everyone stays together, and that everyone in the group is comfortable with the pace, water, information. The Tajin lunch is DELICIOUS. Freshly made and better than anything you’ll have in the square!
Omar, the driver stopped and showed us some great shops and markets along the way. He bought us cookies, he haggled with the vendors on our behalf, and he translated for us.
It was more like a fun party bus than a ride to the waterfalls. He was funny, played music and even took requests on the type of music we wanted to hear.
Hassan, the guide, lead us to the waterfalls was ever sooo sweet. He informed us with vast information about the events and history of the people. The walk was moderate with several stops in between to give information and provide ppl a break .Whenever my friend couldn’t make it up the mountain, he waited with her, carried her bag and was extremely patient. He was thoughtful, encouraging, kind, funny and charming. He was very knowledgeable of all the nature around us. At the very end, he treated the group to some delicious wild mint tea!
The tour with Hassan and his colleague who was driving was wonderful! It was a private tour, so only me and 3 of my friends were picked up at the hotel and brought to the first stop which was a shop where they produce and sell Argan oil products! Then we continued driving through the spectacular scenery of the atlas mountains and had a hike to a waterfall and up to the Berber village where Hassan was living. He invited us to his home and we could enjoy some mint tea there with self made cookies from his mother and sister. Then we continued hiking until a nice small restaurant where we had Lunch which was amazing and our tour ended with Camel riding.
Thank you for this nice and special trip! I can highly recommend that!
Mohammid Imjdob was very friendly and hospitable and all four of us felt very well taken care of on the tour. He was helpful with info on the points of interest that we passed on the way. The hike is not terribly challenging but be prepared to make some physical effort. The scenery was very pretty and picturesque - Mohammed offered to take pictures of us. All in all - a breath of fresh air - a refreshing break from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech. Would recommend!
This tour was so amazing! It's a must-do for sure! Ibrahim, a Berber himself, is so welcoming and friendly. He explained a lot of his culture to us and made us feel absorbed on it by inviting us to his uncle house for tea and picking some cherries on our way up the mountain. Things happened in such smooth way. The tagine was amazing, the mountains, villages and waterfall were incredible and the camel ride super fun. A perfect day out and a deeper understanding of the culture and tradition. Will definitely go back at some point! Hope everything goes well for you Ibrahim!
My friend and I chose this tour after looking at least 10 other tourrs. They all seemed about the same and this price was fair. We were joined by one couple.Ibrahim our guide was fun, and listened when we didn’t want to do certain things like ride a camel. There was a hike, but I had an injury and was offered the option of a mule which I took. I felt dumb, but it was fine and I got to enjoy the scenery. We ended with a delicious lunch of tangine.