• Location: Marrakech, Morocco
  • Duration: Flexible
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Discover the Berber villages of the Atlas Mountains on a full-day trip from Marrakech that explores broad valleys and lush orchards with views of Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa. Ride a camel through a broad gorge, pause for tea in Imlil Valley, then hike to the isolated village of Ait Souka to share a meal in a Berber family’s home. Throughout the day, take in the mountains’ beautiful scenery: terraced gardens that climb steep hillsides, tumbling waterfalls, and an alpine kasbah.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Led by a local guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

What You Can Expect

Atlas Mountains and Berber Villages Day Trip from Marrakech

Day Trips from MarrakechAtlas Mountains

Customer Reviews

Nagin L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Pick up from hotel prompt. Our guide Mohammed and driver Abdul were great and very knowledgeable. First stop near Berber village where Mohammed explained some interesting history. Next stop Argan oil factory where had a nice breakfast and learnt about the making os argan oil. Next and most interesting was the 7km hike up the mountain where we saw great scenery and lovely waterfalls. Please make sure you have good shoes and something warm to wear as it gets very cold and low oxygen as you climb up the mountain. We also did a camel ride before the walk. Finally late lunch at a Berber family which was most welcome. All in all great trip and day with a great guide Mohammed was very enjoyable.

frhughes

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Fantastic day trip from Marrakech! Our driver, Mohammed, was prompt and friendly and pick up and drop off went smoothly. Issmael was our guide, and he was great! He explained everything and gave us fascinating information on the region and the people. We had a few stops before reaching the valley. Issmael took lots of pictures for us. I had asked about buying a tagine pot and he made a special stop at a good place to buy it. He was very accommodating with another person on our trip who had some health challenges, and made sure everyone was comfortable and happy.

One stop took us to a women's coop for argan oil where they also serve you Moroccan tea. Next was the camel ride, then onward up the mountain. After reaching the first village we hiked up for a view of the valley and Issmael pointed out all of the villages. We continued trekking to the spectacular waterfall where you can also enjoy freshly squeezed orange juice for 10 MAD. Our journey though the valley gave us grand vistas as well as intimate views of the Berber village lifestyle. This was s pleasant hike but don't wear your dress shoes! I'm glad I had on sneakers as it was muddy in places and you are following donkeys some of the time. Lunch in the Berber home was delicious and everyone was welcoming to our group. Issmael made sure before we left Marrakech that we were prepared to pay for the lunch since it was not part of the specific trip we booked. We were prepared for the 75 MAD each for lunch, since I had read about in other reviews. Overall it was a pleasurable, marvelous day. Issmael and Mohammad were great, and my son and I were so glad we did this trip.

Some tips: I wanted to double check the exact time of pick up and glad I did, since the driver didn't know the place where we were staying. Got it settled the night before and everything went smoothly. This trip is higher in altitude and requires trekking in sometimes rocky and wet conditions. If you have a heart condition, or trouble walking on uneven surfaces or for distance, you may want to customize your tour with your guide.

Zina Ireland

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

The two of us were very satisfied with this trip. Our driver Omar was really chatty, polite and it was nice to have him. The first stop was for our camel ride and it was amazing. The guys put original clothing on us and we had a nice up to half an hour ride. The guide stopped a few times and took our mobile phones to make some pictures. Really appreciate it. The next stop was at Tassloumt, were we visited a Woman's Cooperative. Next stop was in Imlil were our guide Kareem took over and we walked to the Waterfalls. It was a nice walk and you could buy a freshly pressed Orange Juice just below the waterfall. After that he lead the way to his home were we had a nice lunch which you have to buy separately and it is noted in the trip description. Then Omar picked us up and brought us back to the Riad.
We enjoyed this trip.

Christopher A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Muhammad was great, highly recommend this tour. We went to a women's cooperative to see how Argan oil was made, then we stopped at a Soukmarket on our way to the Berber Village. The Souk was crazy cool, if anything an experience to walk through. We continued the drive to the Berber Village of Imlil and then had lunch at a house. We were told that we had to pay 75 dirham each for lunch, as it wasn't included... After we ate lunch, we trekked to the local waterfalls which were gorgeous. The trek is a once in a lifetime experience. As far as logistics, make sure you tell the tour company what riad/hotel you are staying at - and they will send the driver/tour guide to pick you up there. Important - if you are in the medina, don't fret - the driver will walk on foot to your riad for pickup.

Ahmed G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Researched other similar tours and this was the best value we found. The two guides Salah and Mohammed Potato were excellent and constantly gave us running commentary for the whole day. Mohammed nicknamed Potato was a fabulous guide showing us the waterfall, highest Berber village and then took us down for lunch which was a lovely end to the day. The day was filled with humour and great information. I would strongly advise people to look at this tour.

Wendy C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This trip was amazing can’t recommend it enough!!
Our driver Mohammed and guide Hussain went above and beyond to make this trip amazing. They were super friendly and very informative :)
One of our best days in Marrakesh:)

Nick H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This tour, or should I say, Muhammad, was the highlight of your entire Morocco adventure. We paid for an accompanied tour of the Atlas Mountains, but received so much more Muhammad is a vibrant guide, an exciting photographer, and an awesome friend! He never stopped bringing energy to the group, checking in on our needs, and sharing his culture with us.

We stayed in the medina, but were met at our front door and accompanied to the vehicle, taking away much of the stress of navigating the medina. Highlights of the trip were the delicious and affordable lunch, mint tea in the berber village, our camel ride Camel riding is far less exciting than we anticipated, so the brief stint of it offered along the tour was perfect, and the waterfall hike.

If you are staying in Marrakech, you must take a day out to experience Berber life and visit the mountains!

Rachel P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Great experience! Our tour guide Abdil was very knowledgeable and it was so nice to have someone who was local to the area show us around - he was so funny and so interesting to listen to. Everything he organised was great and it was such a beautiful location. Would highly recommend this tour.

Ian Q

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

It was the highlight of my time in Marrakech. Spectacular day with great value for money! I would recommend this trip to anyone traveling to Marrakech.

Sarah G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Fantastic!would reccomend this in a heartbeat. We had a bad experience with a previous tour so weren’t expecting much but were blown away. The driver was so kind,stopping and letting us take pics ,giving us water and making sure we were happy and comfortable. The view is incredible and a must see

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