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Marrakesh: Full-Day Desert and Mountain Tour with Camel Ride

1. Marrakesh: Full-Day Desert and Mountain Tour with Camel Ride

The adventure begins with pickup from your hotel in Marrakech or the closest accessible point to your accommodation. Head south towards the vast Agafay Desert, admiring the changing landscape along the way as the city gives way to luscious greenery. Arrive at the large village of Imlil located at the foot of the High Atlas Mountains, then pass through the incredible Kik Plateau. Next, embark on a 30-minute camel ride and soak up views of the surrounding landscapes. After your ride, enjoy a relaxing tea break and learn about local Berber culture, as well as their traditions, history, and way of life. Pass through several Berber villages on your way to the Amizmiz Valley, then arrive at Tinirt Village where you can have lunch at a traditional Berber house. After lunch, continue the tour to the Great Plain of Haouz, passing through the village of Ouled Mataa which was originally inhabited by Bedouin Arab tribes from the desert. The day ends with a tour of the Agafay Desert, where you can take incredible photos for your holiday album, and marvel at the rugged Moroccan landscape that surrounds you. After an unforgettable day, sit back and relax on the return journey to Marrakesh, arriving back at your accommodation.

From Marrakech: Atlas Mountains Day Trip with Camel Ride

2. From Marrakech: Atlas Mountains Day Trip with Camel Ride

Depart from Marrakech and enjoy a guided day trip through the High Atlas Mountains to learn more about Berber culture and traditions. Admire scenic landscapes, learn about local traditions and industry, and enjoy some local food and drinks. Meet your guide at your accommodation and start the transfer to Imlil. On your way, pass through the town of Tahnaout. Stop at an Argan Oil Cooperative to learn how women of the cooperative turn the Argan nut into many different Argan oil-based products which Morocco is famous for.  Continue on through Asni where, on Saturdays, a traditional Berber Souk and market can be visited. Once you arrive in Imlil, enjoy a welcome glass of mint tea and meet your guide before commencing your tour of the local area. Your guide will help you decide on the length of your tour (you can choose between 1 and 3 hours). Make your way to the largest and highest village in Imlil Valley. Your journey will take you past waterfalls and the hamlets of Ait Mizan, Targa, and Imoula. Stop off in Tamatert and have the opportunity to take in the views of ancient irrigated terraced fields of barley, corn, and vegetables, surrounded by cherry and walnut trees.  Your guide will point out things of interest and talk to you about the Berber culture and heritage along the way.  Travel down through the village of Ait Souka and afterwards enjoy a traditional Moroccan lunch in a Berber family guest house. Once you are rested you will begin your return trip down the other side of the valley to Taourirt to board your vehicle. Go through the Moulay Brahim Gorges, before arriving at the main trailhead with streams and paths branching out in all directions. Here, enjoy a camel ride through picturesque landscapes. Finally, make your journey back to Marrakech, with drop-off in the early evening.

Marrakech: Atlas Mountains & 5 Valleys Day Tour with Lunch

3. Marrakech: Atlas Mountains & 5 Valleys Day Tour with Lunch

Leave the hustle and bustle of Marrakech behind for a day and head to the Atlas Mountains and the 5 Valleys. Your first stop is the famous waterfalls of Ourika valley. Enjoy spectacular views of different landscapes as far as you can see. Watch Berber women extract Argan oil – unique to Morocco.  Continue through the Oukaimden Valley on secluded mountain roads and pass through traditional Berber villages built from adobe and stones. Discover the authentic life of Berber people and enjoy a delicious lunch in a typical Berber house with an amazing view over Sidi Fares valley. Visit the Asni valley, famous for its apple, walnut, almond and peach trees, and enjoy the sight of the snowy summits of the Atlas Mountains.  Conclude the tour with a drive back to Marrakech passing by the fifth valley, Tahanaout.

Marrakech: 2-Day Atlas Mountains Trek with Village Stay

4. Marrakech: 2-Day Atlas Mountains Trek with Village Stay

Your 2-day adventure begins with pickup from your hotel in Marrakech and heads towards the High Atlas Mountains via Tahnnaout, Oued Ghighaya, and Asni. Throughout the drive, admire stunning views of the surrounding landscapes as well as a glimpse of local villages along the valley. Arrive at Imlil and meet your trekking crew for the trip, then enjoy a refreshing mint tea to set you up for a day of exploring. With your guides, head out towards Azzaden Valley via the Tizi Mzik pass where you can marvel at panoramic views over the valley as well as several neighboring Atlas peaks. Lunch is served at the top of the pass, so you can admire the views while you eat, then continue down the valley through the Juniper Forest to arrive at Tizi Oussem village. Spend the night at this traditional Berber site, meet the locals and learn about their culture and way of life. Enjoy a delicious and authentic tagine dinner surrounded by the peaceful tranquility of the mountains. After breakfast on day 2, soak up the sunshine that lights up this colorful valley before heading out towards Id Issa village. Spend some time exploring then trek to Tizi Oudid mountain pass walking through Matat village along the way. Arrive at a walnut grove and enjoy a relaxing lunch next to the river. Finally, return to Marrakech around 5pm.

The Atlas Mountains and 5 Valleys Day Trip from Marrakech

5. The Atlas Mountains and 5 Valleys Day Trip from Marrakech

Enjoy a full-day trip from Marrakech to the most beautiful valleys of the High Atlas Mountains region in the company of an experienced guide. First, on your way to Ourika valley, you will enjoy the stunning sceneries. Take a 90-minute hike to see waterfalls and some spectacular vistas. Along the way, you’ll see Berber women extracting the unique Argan oil. Continue on to the second valley, Oukaimden, and take a secluded mountain road up to 1,800 meters above sea level. You’ll pass through many traditional Berber villages built from adobe and stones, and see the daily life of local Berber people. When you arrive at Ait Fares, the third valley, you’ll be served a delicious full lunch. Enjoy a typical meal of soup, salad, Berber tajine, couscous, dessert, mint tea and mineral water in a local home surrounded by breathtaking scenery. After that, you’ll visit the fourth valley, Asni, best known for its fruit trees, where you can enjoy the views of the snowy summits of the High Atlas Mountains. The tour concludes with a drive back to Marrakech via the fifth valley of Tahanaout, arriving back in Marrakech at approximately 5:00 PM, and a drop-off at your accommodation.

From Marrakech: Atlas Mountains 45-Minute Horseback Ride

6. From Marrakech: Atlas Mountains 45-Minute Horseback Ride

After morning pickup from your accommodation in Marrakech, set off on a roughly 1-hour long drive into the High Atlas Mountains, bound for the mountain town of Tahnaout. Arriving, you’ll be paired with a horse and provided with all the necessary equipment to set off on a journey through stunning mountain trails. Your guide will lead you through towering juniper forests, steadily through the foothills of the mountain range, up to scenic viewpoints over the Asni Valley and sprawling Al Haouz plains. Ride on to Rha Moulay Brahim, where you’ll drop off your horse. Continue on, via car, to Imlil for a sumptuous local lunch with a view of the highest peaks of the High Atlas Mountains. After lunch, you’ll head back down the mountain to your accommodation in Marrakech.

From Marrakesh: Atlas Mountains Private Day Trip with Lunch

7. From Marrakesh: Atlas Mountains Private Day Trip with Lunch

Set out from Marrakesh to experience life in the Atlas Mountains on this tour. The Berbers have called the region home for centuries. Discover their traditions and enjoy a meal. From the mountains, descend to the desert to ride a camel over the dunes. The first stop on the tour is the city of Tahanaoute. Visit a special cooperative where Berber women produce argan oil. You’ll get to try it in a traditional breakfast along with olive oil, organic honey, and fresh bread. After your meal, learn about the Berbers’ daily life. Cross through several Berber villages before reaching Imlil, the town offers sweeping views of Toubkal and the other mountains. Begin your descent and pass through the Berber village of Asni. It’s well-known for the market it hosts on Saturdays. Spend some time in the nearby valley. The waterfalls and the surrounding mountains are great for taking pictures. After having good time with the Berbers, you will be back to Marrakech.

Marrakech: Berber Culture Experience & Atlas Mountains Tour

8. Marrakech: Berber Culture Experience & Atlas Mountains Tour

Following a pickup from your hotel at 9 AM, start your journey toward Imlil village and the High Atlas Mountains. On your way, you will pass through the town of Tahnaout. Before reaching the village, embark on a 1-hour camel ride and enjoy a cup of mint tea. Then, visit a female-run argan oil cooperative and learn how the cooperative turns the argan nut into many of the different argan oil-based products Morocco is famous for. Take in stunning panoramic views at Moulay Brahim Gorges before reaching Asni village and the valley. Continue on through Asni where, on Saturdays, a traditional Berber Souk and market can be visited. Next, drive to Imlil village to discover the National Park and the high plateau of the Toubkal. At your arrival in Imlil, meet a local guide to explore the marvelous Berber village. Take in spectacular views over the Imlil waterfall and the valley at the Toubkal Summit. Enjoy a Moroccan lunch with a Berber family and immerse yourself in the culture. After lunch, continue exploring the village as you enjoy the scenic landscape. At 5 PM, journey back to your accommodation in Marrakech where your tour will end.

From Marrakesh: Ouirgane Private Tour with Mountain Views

9. From Marrakesh: Ouirgane Private Tour with Mountain Views

Nestled in the tranquil foothills of the High Atlas Mountains in the heart of the Toubkal National Park is the pretty Berber village of Ouirgane. Wonderful views of the Toubkal range, walking, horse riding, mountain biking, a wide variety of birdlife and a fresh and invigorating altitude of 1,000 metres await the traveller who makes it here.  Ouirgane is only a one hour drive from Marrakech and is located on the valley floor of the Oued ‘River’ Nfis.    En route a stop sill be made at the busy little town of Asni which is a buzz of activity as local Berbers ply to sell their produce, particularly on Saturdays – market day.    Once in Ouirgane time is free to explore the village. Fed by the Oued Nfis from the Atlas, a perennial water source, the village is surprisingly verdant – a real oasis in the mountains. In recent years a dam was built creating a reservoir which adds to the visual appeal of the valley.   The most popular activity for visitors is walking. Market day is Thursday.    Lunch is at local restaurant .

From Marrakech: Private Atlas Mountains Bike Tour With Lunch

10. From Marrakech: Private Atlas Mountains Bike Tour With Lunch

Discover the mighty Atlas Mountains on a private guided bike tour from Marrakech. Leave the city's hustle and bustle behind in favor of remote valleys and traditional Berber villages. Taste local mint tea, coffee, and enjoy lunch while on your day out. Meet your driver bright and early at the Hôtel Ali cafe and drive towards the Atlas Mountains. Break up the ride and stop for a refreshing cup of traditional mint tea at a local house in the Ourika Valley. Then, meet your local team and pick up your bike. Begin your cycle through Sidi Fares Forest, riding along a zigzagging road for an hour before the terrain becomes flatter. Stop for lunch at the village of Asni. Enjoy the expansive views surrounding you and revive your mind and body with a fresh cup of coffee at the end of your meal. Refreshed, set off for your final push towards Kik Plateau, where ochre houses and the imposing snow-covered mountain create an incredible juxtaposition. Pass through many villages along this route, before heading down to Takerkouste Dome. End your journey with a mint tea before driving back to Marrakech.

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We went on this trip today and were keen to write a review recommending it asap as the trip was phenomenal. On the car journey through Marakesh after we were picked up from our hotel our tour guide Abdel provided us with information about each place we passed. We then went on a short hike with a guide who was so helpful and was happy to answer any questions we had about the area. When we got back into the car we drove to several hot spots to take pictures of various villages and the mountains, Abdul answered all of our questions in great detail and he was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the people in the villages which we both enjoyed immensely. Lunch was truly the best tagine we've had in Morocco so far and was accompanied with breathtaking views of the hills. Well worth what we paid!

We had a great family day in the Agafay desert, camel ride, culture discovery, argan oil co-op and hiking in the Atlas Mountains. A delicious chicken tagine to fill us up for lunch! All these activities accompanied by a great guide: Marwan who was very attentive, friendly and attentive. We liked his humorous touch. Thanks !

Absolutely amazing experience, the tour was really good value as we got to see and do so many different things and the guides were kind, fun and really dedicated to making sure we were enjoying ourselves. Would definitely recommend!

Beautiful tour, not very large group, excellent organization. Not having much time available, we entrusted ourselves to a tour and, in doing so, we were able to see many interesting landscapes and have beautiful experiences.

We had a great time on the Atlas Mountain excursion. Youssef was a brilliant guide - friendly, informative and made the day interesting and fun. Thanks so much!!