Atlas Mountains and Berber Villages
Day Trip from Marrakech
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.
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: Departing in the morning around 09.00hrs drive for one hour up to Moulay
Brahim Gorges, arriving at a main trailhead with streams and paths
branching out in all directions here you can ride the Camel, then
continuing to Imlil valley passing through many Berber villages. From
Imlil, leave the vehicle to head into the village. You will stop for a
welcome glass of mint tea before continuing on a mule for 3 kms
up to Armed the highest and the biggest village in imlil valley.
Trek 1 or 3 hours to the Berber village of Ait souka, passing the
hamlets of Ait mizan, Targa, and Imoula. Stop off in Tamatert. Enjoy
lunch with the family in a Berber home, and marvel at the view of
ancient irrigated terraced fields of barley, corn, and vegetables,
surrounded by cherry and walnut trees. Continue for another 30 minutes
to arrive at the home of a Berber family have mint tea with the family
and see how the Berbers live. Walk down to Azroul and visit the
waterfalls, then begin your return trip down the other side of the
valley to Taourirt before we drive back to Marrakech.
Note: Total excursion lasts about 8 hours
Price per person: $42USD/€36euros/£32GBP
- Free Pick-Up and Drop-Off from/to your Marrakech accommodation
- Services of a Berber Guide for the day
- Visits to places of interest en route e.g. Argan Oil Co-Operative. Eco Musée
- Short Camel Ride
- Berber Family visits
- Meals e.g. Lunch
- Gratuities (Tips)
Please note: If you do not have a PayPal account we can accept pre-payment to our Guide/Driver on arrival at your pick-up point.