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Meet the Berbers: 4x4 Escape to Atlas Mountains

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Enjoy a full-day trip to the High Atlas Mountains and meet local Berbers. Visit Toubkal National Park and Imlil village, where you can choose a moderate guided hike or continue on to the village by 4x4 vehicle. Eat a traditional lunch with a local family.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, French

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Your hotel or riad in Marrakech
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Experience

Highlights
  • Drive across the Agafay Desert on a 4x4 adventure
  • Meet a Berber family and learn how to prepare a cup of mint tea
  • Visit Imlil and take an optional hike to Armed village
  • Enjoy a Berber tagine at lunch with a local family
Full description
Discover and explore deep Berber country in the High Atlas Mountains, and enjoy the landscapes of desert, valleys, villages, and open plains on a full-day trip from Marrakech. 

The drive takes you first to the Agafay Desert, just south of Marrakech, where you’ll experience some dune bashing before continuing on to the Lalla Takerkoust region, making your first stop on the hills overlooking the lake.

From here you’ll begin a 4x4 adventure on dirt tracks rarely frequented by tourists and climb up to the Kik Plateau, where you’ll drive from village to village meeting locals, visiting Berber homes, and sampling their traditional mint tea and homemade bread. 

When you arrive at Imlil Village, located in the heart of Toubkal National Park, you’ll have the option of hiking for an hour to Armed village or continue to the village by 4x4. The 1-hour hike with a local guide is of moderate difficulty.

In the village you’ll be served a Berber lamb tagine for lunch at a local home. You’ll also enjoy Moroccan salads and homemade bread during the meal. 

After lunch and a short relaxation break, you’ll head down a gentle hill to Imlil village, where you’ll meet your driver for the 1-hour trip back to Marrakech via the Haouz plains.
Includes
  • Transfer by modern air-conditioned Toyota Land Cruiser 4x4
  • Berber house visit with mint tea
  • Trekking in the Toubkal National Park with local guide (optional)
  • 3-course Berber lunch with the locals
  • Camel ride
  • Speaking English/French driver
  • Professional mountain trekking guide
  • Small group tour
  • All entrance fees
  • Local taxes
  • Fuel
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Beverages

When you get there

Know before you go
• The optional trekking tour in Toubkal National Park is of moderate difficulty and requires that you are fit. Walking shoes are mandatory. If you do not choose the trekking tour, you will be taken to Armed village and down to Imlil by 4x4