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From Marrakesh: Day trip to Imlil and the Atlas Mountains

1. From Marrakesh: Day trip to Imlil and the Atlas Mountains

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.

Atlas and Agafay Day Tour with Sunset Camel Ride

2. Atlas and Agafay Day Tour with Sunset Camel Ride

Start your day with pickup in Marrakesh at 9:00 AM. Your first stop is the Atlas Mountains. Visit a traditional Berber market on the way and an Argan oil co-op. From Marakkesh, you’ll arrive at Imlil. From there, you'll head to the highest and largest village in Imlil Valley, Armed. Either choose to walk to Armed, or you go by camel. See the waterfalls, as well as the hamlets of Ait Mizan, Targa, and Imoula. To add some more glamor to your journey, your tour guide will stop at Tamatert, so that you can enjoy the amazing view of ancient irrigation fields that are surrounded by cherry and walnut trees. From Tamatert, pass through the Ait Souka village on the way to the next stop at Kik Plateau. At Ait Souka, you’ll meet a berber family, and you’ll be welcomed with a nice guest meal in their home.  Your journey will also take you from the Kik Plateau to the edge of Lalla Takerkoust Lake. Take a tea break and see the gigantic dam that supplies Marrakesh with all its energy. Quad biking or jet skiing can also be locally arranged if you enjoy adrenaline-pumping activities. The last stop before you return to Marakkesh is the Agafay Desert. Through the stone desert, oasis, barren light brown plateaus, high hills, and Bedouin villages, you'll enjoy the beautiful sunset as your journey wraps up.

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What people are saying about Imlil

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 2,856 reviews

Great experience, would highly recommend! Our tour guide Nour was very friendly and took us around the Berber villages where we learned of their culture and witnessed their way of living. We also went to the waterfalls in Imlil where you’re guided up for a hike (make sure you wear the right clothing for this). The desert was not sandy but its background are the snowy atlas mountains which look amazing in pictures. The camel ride was the highlight of our trip, we got to wear the desert attire and took a ride around on the camels. Unfortunately because the weather was bad on the day we travelled, we weren’t able to see the sunset (so make sure to check the weather before you book). All in all, its a great tour if you’re in for a short trip in Marakesh.

Excellent day trip!

I booked this amazing day trip to high atlas mountains, namely Imlil valley! I stopped for a camel ride for around 30 minutes; it was so funny! I really enjoyed the ride! then I went up further to the valley where I did a short hike around few berber villages! the local guide was very nice & friendly, he talked alot about this area! I highly recommend it!

highly recommended!

we booked this excursion to Imlil valley! we enjoyed the short camel ride near a river before we drove till imlil valley which an amazing mountaineous place! our local guide took us on a gentle hike through some small hamlets in the valley! we had nice lunch at a local guesthouse! All in all, it was a nice trip!

I would like to thank you for this nice day tour to imlil valley. It's been a memorable day to the Atlas mountains. I enjoyed every minute; lovely sceneries along the way. Snow-capped mountains. All in all, I will definitely recommend it to my friends.