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From Marrakech: Ourika Valley in High Atlas Mountains Tour

1. From Marrakech: Ourika Valley in High Atlas Mountains Tour

Escape the frenzy of Marrakech in the Ourika Valley, a cool mountain getaway not far from the city. Travel by road to the picturesque village of Ourika nestled in the High Atlas Mountain Range. Experience some of the beauty of the North African countryside without sacrificing the comforts of your hotel or riad on this day trek in the mountains. Pass the village of Ouigrane on your way up a 6,563-foot peak and admire a panoramic view from the top over Ait Oucheg Valley, full of terraces and traditional houses made of stone and clay. Ourika is an archetypal Berber village, with friendly people happy to show you around. See how the Berbers live and experience some of their food and their culture as you have lunch in a Berber home. Later on, see the 7 waterfalls of Setti Fadma and the stunning Ghamt Mosque. Along the way, learn more about the area from your guide, including which plants in the area are medicinal.

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Mount Toubkal 4-Day Trek

2. Mount Toubkal 4-Day Trek

On the first day, after being picked up from your hotel in Marrakech at 8:30 AM, drive towards Imlil valley where you will be met by a local guide. Check in at a guesthouse before your set off on an acclimatizing hike to Tizi Mzik pass Stop for lunch prepared by a cook then walk back down to your lodge in Imlil for an overnight stay.  After breakfast, hike along the Mizane Valley towards the village of Aremd. Continue east and cross the floodplain along mule tracks and up into the high rocky cliffs above the valley. Cross the river until you eventually come to the pastoral shrine of Sidi Chamarouch. The village sits beside a small waterfall and a jumbled cluster of houses. From here the trail continues to climb steadily, snaking and zigzagging its way up to the Toukbal Refuge for your stop for the night. On day 3, after an early breakfast, climb to the summit of Jebel Toukbal, the highest peak in Northern Africa. The walking is relatively straightforward, but the scree and the altitude will make the going quite difficult in parts. When you reach the plateau and the summit, take in the breathtaking unrestricted vistas across the Marrakesh Plain, the High Atlas Mountains in the North, and the Sahara in the South. Return down the mountain to base-camp for lunch and an overnight stay. On the last day, walk back down to Imil and stop for lunch at the lodge before you transfer back to Marrakech.

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2-Day Toubkal Climb from Marrakech

3. 2-Day Toubkal Climb from Marrakech

Spend 2 memorable days in the spectacular Atlas Mountains on this trekking excursion from Marrakech. Take in stunning views, enjoy Berber hospitality, and ascend to the summit of Toubkal. Day 1: Marrakech – Imlil – Nelter Refuge You’ll be picked up at your hotel after breakfast and head off on the 90-minute drive to Imlil village. This is where you’ll meet the rest of the small team before embarking on a 5-6 hour trek to the small shelter under the top of Toubkal. In some places, the paths are quite steep and narrow, as you continue to rise through the secluded mountains. The route takes you through several passes before you arrive at the shelter where you can enjoy Berber hospitality and spend the night. The first day's trek will involve walking for 5-6 hours and a climb of 1,500 meters (4,921 feet). Day 2: Toubkal Refuge – Toubkal Summit – Imlil – Marrakech On the second day, you’ll make the ascent to the highest point of the Maghreb. Note that this climb does not present any major difficulties. The last peak of Toubkal is wide and the climb is not as steep on the approach to the summit. Marvel at the cliffs that overlook the other side of Lake d'Ifni. After reaching the highest point in North Africa, you will descend to Imlil, where you’ll be picked up for the return trip to Marrakech. The duration of the second day’s trek is approximately 8 hours. You will make an ascent of 1,000 additional meters (3,280 feet). In total, the descent will be approximately 2,468 meters (8,097 feet).

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Toubkal National Park Day Trip from Marrakech

4. Toubkal National Park Day Trip from Marrakech

After being picked up at 8:30 in the morning from your accommodation in Marrakech set off for the Toubkal National Park, located about 60 km South Marrakech. Stop in the village of Asni for a 30-minute camel ride. Visit a local market where every Saturday people come from the surrounding villages to barter for fruits, vegetables, footwear, clothes, crafts, and livestock.  Continue to Imlil, a famous Berber village that marks the entrance to the Toubkal National Park where most expeditions to the Jbel Toubkal begin. Stop for tea and a little rest before you start a short walk through the Berber villages of the High Atlas Mountains. Meet the local people and learn about their culture and customs. When you reach the village of Aremd, enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the Toubkal National Park. Enjoy lunch in Berber family house and you will have the possibility of making a short tour on a mule before heading back to Imlil. Journey back to Marrakech where you will arrive at around 5 PM where your driver will drop you off back at your hotel.

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From Marrakesh: 2-Day Mount Toubkal Trek

5. From Marrakesh: 2-Day Mount Toubkal Trek

On the first day, ride to Imlil from Marrakesh and begin your trek. You'll head along the Ait Mizane Valley, pass through the village of Aremd and onto the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch. You’ll follow mule tracks into the high rocky cliffs, climbing steadily above the snow line until you reach the Toukbal Refuge. Rest here for the night. On the second day, you’ll follow the southern circle route. The climb itself is not highly strenuous, but scree and altitude changes may make it difficult in parts. Don't worry - there are plenty of views to distract you along the way. When you reach the summit, soak in the 360-degree-view. You'll see the Marrakech Plain and the High Atlas Mountains to the north, all the way to the Anti-Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert in the south.  From the peak, you’ll head back down the mountain and return to Marrakesh via Imill.

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From Marrakesh: 3‐Day Trek to Mount Toubkal

6. From Marrakesh: 3‐Day Trek to Mount Toubkal

On the first day, you will depart from Marrakesh around 9:00 AM in private transport. The journey takes about 1 and a half hours and passes south through the Moulay Brahim Gorges to Imlil. Imlil is a village set in the upper level foothills of the Western High Atlas mountains, a main trail-head with streams and paths branching out in all directions. Here, enjoy a welcome glass of mint tea in the village and meet your local guide prior to setting out for a four kilometre excursion. The purpose of the first day is to acclimatize to the high altitude of the region. Travel south to the Berber village of Aroumd (Aremd), passing the hamlets of Ait Souka, Targa, and Imoula, situated along the slopes. Gaze upwards at the jagged Western High Atlas peaks of the Toubkal Massif along the way. Once in Aroumd, watch over the ancient irrigated terraced fields of barley, corn and vegetables surrounded by almond and walnut trees. Travel onwards to lunch which will be served by a Berber family in the village of Ait Souka, where you will stay in a guest house for the night.  On the second day continue eastwards, crossing the flood plains as the route winds along mule tracks up into the high rocky cliffs above the valley. Crossing the river you will arrive at Sidi Chamarouch, which attracts tourists and pilgrims. From here the trail continues to climb steadily, snaking and zigzagging its way up to the snowline to the Toukbal Refuge (3206m), which is the stop for the second night. The second day comprises of about five hours of trekking. On the third and final day, rise early for the climb up Mount Toubkal. This is a fairly long day with 8-9 hours of trekking, involving 900m up then almost 2,500m back down to Imlil. At the summit of Mount Toubkal, catch wonderful views over the Atlas mountain range and the Sahara Desert. Then, make the long journey back down past the refuge and the well-worn path back to Imlil. Then be picked up by private transport to be taken back to Marrakesh, arriving back at approximately 5:00 PM.

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Marrakech: Sahara Desert 3-Day Trip

7. Marrakech: Sahara Desert 3-Day Trip

Embark on a three-day journey through the High Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert with a private driver. Visit world heritage sites, movie sets, and one of the most beautiful canyons in the world. Ride a camel through the sand dunes and watch the sunrise from a Berber encampment. On the first day, your driver will pick you up after breakfast from your accommodation in Marrakech. Travel over the High Atlas Mountains to Tizi n'Tichka pass. Pass by Berber villages and homes set into the hillsides as you make your way to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. Walk across the riverbed and explore this amazing kasbah. Still home to a few families and used as a set for Game of Thrones, Ait Ben Haddou is a great living example of kasbah architecture. Head to Ouarzazate to see another famous kasbah, along with Atlas Studios, where many modern movies have been filmed. Enjoy dinner and spend the night in Dades Valley at a luxury hotel with a pool and beautiful interior design. After breakfast the next day, pass through the deep south of Morocco where Berber life has remained virtually unchanged for centuries. Go through Dades Gorge and on to Todgha Gorge for a hike along the riverbed. Cross the Roses Valley and Tinghir through Tinjedad on the way to Merzouga. Head off the main roads and into the desert to meet your camel. After some refreshing mint tea, amble into the dunes on your camel. Watch the sunset from the camp's nearest dune and then settle in for a night of great food and fireside drum music. Share stories of your Moroccan adventure with other travelers and make memories that will last a lifetime. On the third day, the nomads will wake you up at dawn so you can watch the sunrise - the perfect way to start a day. Your camels will be waiting nearby to get you back to your vehicle and then you will set off for your return journey back to Marrakech.

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What people are saying about Marrakesh-Safi

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 43 reviews

We were taken on a fabulous day by our driver Aziz T. The day was far more than we could have hoped for and worth twice the price. We saw snowy mountains and a desert in one day and were welcomed into a Berber home to share the best food we have eaten in Morocco. Our guide ensured we were cared for and happy, happy from the moment we were collected until we were returned to our hotel. We can not recommend this company, Azil, Ibrahim and the Four Seasons Riad, Imlil enough. This trip has made our holiday. Thank you for a wonderful day and amazing memories.

Our guide Rashid was fantastic. Due to a mudslide he took us to a different area. He made sure that we had a full day and new experiences. He was also great with out 11 year old son and made sure to interact with him without treating him like a child. When our son wanted to pet one of the wandering sheep, he caught one for him so our son could hold him! We also had a fantastic meal at a restaurant before heading home that was included. He also made sure to take photos of all of us together to document our time. I would highly recommend!

Wonderful trip, our guide Larbi and driver Hassan were fantastic, very welcoming and passionate about their country and culture. The tagine lunch was delicious with a wonderful view of the Atlas Mountains. Nice to get away from the city. The hike was short but good to stretch your legs and enough in the heat.

Day at the top Nice, pleasant and accommodating driver. The same goes for the guide who was wonderful and with whom conversation comes easily. Beautiful landscape between desert greenery and snow at the bottom of Mount Toubkal. The tagine on the roof of a village with a view of the atlas. An exotic day.

It was an interesting tour. Beautiful landscapes, nice Berber villages and a very kindly driver and guide. Hassan did a great job. For this tour, you need sturdy shoes. We recommend this trip.