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Marrakech: Atlas Mountains Cooking Class and Hiking Day Trip

4.9 / 5

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Marrakech: Atlas Mountains Cooking Class and Hiking Day Trip

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Embark on a unique tour to the Imlil Atlas Mountains and discover the local Berber culture. Learn how to prepare a tajine with a local family and choose to either trek in the beautiful Atlas Mountains or immerse yourself in the tea culture during a break.

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Duration 7 hours
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English, French, Arabic, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn how to prepare a tanjine at a local Berber family home
  • Immerse yourself into the traditions and culture of the Berbers
  • Prepare typical Moroccan tea with plenty of fresh mountain herbs
  • Marvel at the amazing panorama of the surrounding Atlas Mountains
Full description
Get picked up from your accommodation in Marrakech at 9 AM and reach the village of Imlil after a short 1-hour drive. Meet your local guide and his team who will walk you to the local family that will host you for your morning cooking class chez l’habitant. At the end of the day, you will know how to prepare an authentic Berber tajine with meat and fresh vegetables. After preparing the tajine, there will be a short break for other activities while the food is cooking in the stove. Choose from two options: Option 1 Enjoy the tranquillity of the place and immerse yourself into the Berber tea culture with your local family. Learn to prepare the typical Moroccan tea with plenty of fresh mountain herbs that you will personally pick from the garden. Option 2 Stretch your legs during a 1.5-hour trek along the Imlil valley to discover the Berber villages and enjoy the stunning panorama of the surrounding Atlas Mountains. After lunch, your driver will take you along the scenic route crossing the Kik Plateau, a rocky limestone outcropping with inspiring views of the region, ending at the Lalla Takerkoust, an artificial lake before heading back to your accommodation in Marrakech at around 5 PM.
Includes
  • Round-trip transportation from Marrakech
  • English speaking guide
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

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  • Pets
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 30 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Our guide Mustapha amazouz and driver hassan made this trip amazingly good. The experiences themselves were fantastic with a visit to a Berber market, the small berber villages, the Argan oil cooperative, a nice hike to some beautiful waterfalls, delicious Berber lunch with a stunning view of the valley and the mountains, a visit to our guide's own home for tea, driving up the mountain side and into the Agafay desert for a fun camel ride and tea with incredible views. Really amazing value for money, there was never pressure to buy any extras, quite the opposite (although we felt like buying some nice locally made Berber souvenirs). This trip was made one to remember by Mustapha and hassan, so extremely friendly, attentative and open. We never needed anything and we parted as new friends.

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October 14, 2021

I could not recommend this excursion higher! The driver and family all made us feel incredibly welcome. Not once did we hesitate to ask anything and the feel of it all was so authentic. Not only was it informative the food we picked and made ourselves was delicious… thanks to the guidance of their family. To top it all off we had a lovely walk to a nearby waterfall that we were able to cool off in! Thank you again to the family for welcoming us into your home!

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September 13, 2021

Our guide Mustapha was so friendly and welcoming. I wasn't feeling well and was able to push the class by a day. The fact that the transportation is included you cannot beat the price. Walking to get the vegetables locally was a great to experience and everyone at any level can participate in the cooking. My husband and I had such a good time and enjoyed the company of everyone. We would gladly sign up again and maybe even stay the night at the Guest House where food is prepared. You won't be disappointed- book this activity!

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August 22, 2021

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