Atlas Mountains and Three Valleys: Guided Day Trip from Marrakech

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Atlas Mountains and Three Valleys: Guided Day Trip from Marrakech
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This day-long excursion from Marrakech provides you with the opportunity to encounter Berber village life firsthand as you make your way to the home of a Berber family in the High Atlas mountains, and an opportunity to ride a camel which is included. This is a highlight of any trip to Marrakech!
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In Brief

Location:
Marrakech, Morocco
Country:
Morocco
Duration:
1 day
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
A la carte lunch included
All entrance fees included
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This day-long excursion from Marrakech provides the opportunity to encounter Berber village life firsthand as you make your way to the home of a Berber family in the High Atlas mountains, and an opportunity to ride a camel which is included. You will be picked up from your hotel in Marrakech at 9am, in a comfortable air-conditioned 4x4 or minivan. and start your drive out of the city. The first stop will be at a traditional village and an argon oil cooperative

Continue on your climb up into the Atlas mountains with amazing views and an opportunity to ride a camel which is included. After a camel ride you will be driven to Imlil Valley, here you will stop for couple of tea and cake on a terrace then your guide will ask you how you will like to spend the day. There are options for length of walk and a vehicle drive to a higher village in the Atlas or you can trek on foot or ride a mule.

Stop for lunch on a terrace high up above Ait Souka Village with a traditional Berber cuisine, salad, tajine, couscous, fruit and drinks. After lunch, continue on a short walk to experience life in a Berber house, meet the family and your guide will explain to you the Berber way of life.

Continue to the third valley of Molay Brahim.

Afterward, drive to Marrakech. Admire the azure artificial lake framed by snow-capped mountains and pass traditional villages to the Kik Plateau, a limestone mountain plateau with epic views over the verdant valleys below. Your trip then ends with a drop-off at your Marrakesh accommodation.

Inclusions

  • Private Transport from and back to your Hotel in Marrakech by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Guide
  • Camel ride
  • Lunch
  • Tea

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

From your hotel in Marrakech or your Riad

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

I highly recommend both a trip to the Altlas Mountains and going through this tour operator! We were picked-up in the morning near our Riad, a despite booking the trip the night before - the logistics went smoothly. The trip began with a 20min drive and a short stop to ride camels. Nothing super special but still fun. We then made another stop at an argan oil cooperative which was nice and more affordable than other similar cooperatives I've visited. As we approached the Mountains, we made multiple stops for photos and saw a beautiful old Berber-Jewish village in the hillside. The driver was kind, pointed out different sites to us, and stopped to show us different views. After about 2hrs of driving, we arrived in Imlil where we met our guide for the rest of the day, Omar. Omar took us on a 1.5hr-2hr hike through multiple Berber villages and a waterfall. The hike itself should be accessible to most people unless you have any specific health conditions or walking constraints. With the exception of two 15min periods where the hike was steeper, most of the walk was relatively flat. Additionally, Omar kept a good pace, with plenty of quick breaks, frequent check-ins on how we were doing, and a quick stop for tea. Omar was also very friendly and provided good company to the small group. Throughout the hike we saw beautiful mountain passes and villages ticked in between valleys - it was great! The hike ends with a late afternoon lunch at a Berber guest house. The food was quite good and the lunch restful. Overall, a great day trip for anyone looking to escape the chaotic Marrakech medina!
• Submitted 16 Aug 2019
We had a really great time on this tour even though it was a really long hike! My sister and five year old ended up taking a mule but had a great time. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. He served us tea in his home where we met his lovely wife. Lunch was amazing at a local restaurant. I would highly recommend.
• Submitted 05 Aug 2019
This was such an awesome tour. Mohammed was our driver and Omar our guide. Pickup was punctual, Omar explained the plans for the day. Our first stop was an oil village where they make Moroccan oil. They showed us how they use the buts to produce this amazing oil. Then we went to our next stop and started our hike to the waterfall. It was a pretty steep climb and takes about 2 hours in total for the full hike, so was very happy I opted for the mule ride instead. Then after the waterfall we had an amazing lunch consisting of Moroccan bread, a delicious tomato based appetizer, chicken tagine, and fruit for desert. Finally, Omar took us to his house and served Moroccan mint tea and a delicious chocolate cake.
• Submitted 31 Jul 2019
Incredible hike through the berber villages and into the atlas mountains. Stunning views. Our guide Mohamed Idali was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Answered any questions and was very helpful. Argan oil was a nice stop, no pressure to buy. Skip the camal ride unless you have children or just want the photos. Would book again!
• Submitted 31 Jul 2019
This excursion is a MUST if you want to experience the true Morocco of the Atlas Mountains and the lives and culture of the indigenous Berbers who live there. Our guide Issmail was amazing! Not only was he incredibly considerate and conscious of our differing needs but incredibly knowledgeable too. Everyone throughout the valleys we travelled knew him and showed our party nothing but kindness and hospitality. The food was absolutely delicious too. We couldn't recommend this trip more...well worth every penny. if you re considering going on this excursion, and we recommend you do,make sure Issmail is your guide and Tichka your driver...they made our day very special and memorable. Thankyou Guys!
• Submitted 30 Jul 2019
Booked trip for 5 people day before the trip which was 23rd July. Driver Mokhtar made contact same day and we met him next day in an airconditioned Hyundai people carrier. Modern, comfy. Mokhtar was very polite and professional and we went on a camel ride, visited a traditional market then onto Imli which was our destination. There, a local guide Hassan was assigned who took us on a hike to to waterfall and to see the peak of of Mount Atlas. I had an 8 year old so requested a short hike. He looked after us all and then took us for lunch organised by the tour operator and served us food. Mokhar then collected us and drove us back to Marrakesh. We thoroughly enjoyed this trip and our thanks to Mokhtar and to Hassan for making it feel special for us. THANK YOU.
• Submitted 25 Jul 2019
The day was well organized, breathtaking views and excellent value for money, so much included. We had our 5 year old daughter with us and she loved it, our guide Rashid Amzil was great with her. He also had lots of knowledge about the area. 10/10 the best excursion so far. Thank you
• Submitted 22 Jul 2019
Our guide Babala was great. He was very infomative and helps us everything. The tour was great but tiring so expect couple hour walking.
• Submitted 22 Jul 2019
My friends and I had a lovely time experiencing and learning more about the Berber community in the Atlas Mountains. Although we were a bit confused about the trip details because our driver himself was not fluent in English, he was still incredibly friendly and helpful to us. Our Berber tour guide was phenomenal. We really enjoyed him telling us more about how the Berber community functions up in the Atlas Mountains, and the views that he took us to were absolutely astonishing. Overall, we really enjoyed our experience!
• Submitted 18 Jul 2019
Everything was very good, I recommend this trip. Our guide, Hassan vas very kind. The lunch was delicious.
• Submitted 18 Jul 2019
Omar, the driver stopped and showed us some great shops and markets along the way. He bought us cookies, he haggled with the vendors on our behalf, and he translated for us. It was more like a fun party bus than a ride to the waterfalls. He was funny, played music and even took requests on the type of music we wanted to hear. Hassan, the guide, lead us to the waterfalls was ever sooo sweet. He informed us with vast information about the events and history of the people. The walk was moderate with several stops in between to give information and provide ppl a break .Whenever my friend couldn’t make it up the mountain, he waited with her, carried her bag and was extremely patient. He was thoughtful, encouraging, kind, funny and charming. He was very knowledgeable of all the nature around us. At the very end, he treated the group to some delicious wild mint tea!
• Submitted 12 Jul 2019
This tour was really a highlight! Our tour guide Hassan Imodn was so accommodating and helpful. He was happy to take tons of pictures for us. He was even so kind to invite us in to is family home at the end of tour where we met his beautiful mother who offered us mint tea. The camel ride was perfect amount of time about 20 minutes. There is a good amount of hiking uphill but can take a mule part way if needed for 10 euros. Lunch was served at a Berber restaurant where we sat up top to a gorgeous view . The chicken tangine was delicious! Overall it was very humbling to see this community and how they live. Such a nice change from the chaos in the city.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Ibrahim was an excellent guide who grew up in the Imlil valley, so was able to offer us a true local experience. The walk was beautiful through the waterfalls and through the many villages, with snacks and traditional Moroccan food. The camel ride near the end could have been skipped only because we would prefer not to contribute to the poor maintenance of the camels that are just used for quick rides by tourists. I was not interested in adding to the problem, but the people who run the camel part of the tour dress you up in traditional dress very quickly and put you on one without any time to protest. Keep in mind that there are many areas of the day trip that you'll need to tip for - the argan oil cooperative in the beginning of the tour (which we also could have done without since all the other tourist buses stop there too), the food and staff at the village house where you eat lunch, the 15 min camel ride, and of course the guide, who really deserves the bulk of the tip for making the altas mountains hike a success. Our guide Ibrahim was great, really let us see the perspective of a local and showed us areas that were off the beaten path.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
This trip was so great from start to finish. Our amazing tour guide was called Zin lahcen, I would recommend him to all of our friends as he was great.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Our guide Lichen zin was very enthusiastic a with a wealth of local and detailed knowledge and really looked after us well throughout the day. The trip is well worth doing with the walking part through the mountains refreshing and beautiful. I am 60 years old and was able to enjoy it all and kept up, warm clothing was not needed on our day. The waterfall was lovely and the Camel ride fun. Take water for the trip
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
My husband I travelled with our 7 year old granddaughter. We are young grandparents and quite fit so this suited us. The trip to the mountains was broken up by a few stops which included a camel ride which our granddaughter loved. The vehicle was comfortable and our driver Hassan was friendly and efficient. We were fortunate to have Ibrahim as our guide, he was knowledgable, friendly, thoughtful and extremely good at taking photographs, I have so beautiful family photos on my phone thanks to his talents. The hike in the mountain was beautiful. Be aware if you are unsteady on rough terrain or not able bodied this trip may not be for you. Our granddaughter flagged towards the end but Ibrahim was thoughtful and encouraging throughout and put her needs first. We stopped for lunch at the end of the hike and it was fabulous. Please book the trip and enjoy, and I hope you are fortunate enough to have Ibrahim as your guide. I highly recommend it.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Great Day out. Well worth the 50 quid. The Driver and the mountain guide both had great knowledge of the are. Berber people were friendly and polite, they are a credit to the county of Morocco
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Ibrahim was our guide. He took very good care of us. He knows the mountains very well. He was so kind and helpful. Even bought bananas for us. A wonderful guide, and his driver was very kind too.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Mohammid Imjdob was very friendly and hospitable and all four of us felt very well taken care of on the tour. He was helpful with info on the points of interest that we passed on the way. The hike is not terribly challenging but be prepared to make some physical effort. The scenery was very pretty and picturesque - Mohammed offered to take pictures of us. All in all - a breath of fresh air - a refreshing break from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech. Would recommend!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
If you really want a taste of how the traditional Moroccan people live, this day trip is for you. The guide, Bnzin, and the driver, Tichka, are both very helpful, caring and funny. They really know how to show the beauty of their place and make sure you do not meet any problems during your trip.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
The day we did the tour was a lovely sunny day. Our tourguide Ibrahim and driver Hassan - both really nice - did everything for our convenience. I would really recommend that trip.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
The driver and guide Omah and Hassan picked us up on time. We had a great time at the Atlas Mountains. The food for lunch was excellent and the hiking tour to the villages and the waterfalls very interesting. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
My friend and I chose this tour after looking at least 10 other tourrs. They all seemed about the same and this price was fair. We were joined by one couple.Ibrahim our guide was fun, and listened when we didn’t want to do certain things like ride a camel. There was a hike, but I had an injury and was offered the option of a mule which I took. I felt dumb, but it was fine and I got to enjoy the scenery. We ended with a delicious lunch of tangine.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
The tour with Hassan and his colleague who was driving was wonderful! It was a private tour, so only me and 3 of my friends were picked up at the hotel and brought to the first stop which was a shop where they produce and sell Argan oil products! Then we continued driving through the spectacular scenery of the atlas mountains and had a hike to a waterfall and up to the Berber village where Hassan was living. He invited us to his home and we could enjoy some mint tea there with self made cookies from his mother and sister. Then we continued hiking until a nice small restaurant where we had Lunch which was amazing and our tour ended with Camel riding. Thank you for this nice and special trip! I can highly recommend that!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019

In Brief

Location:
Marrakech, Morocco
Country:
Morocco
Duration:
1 day
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
A la carte lunch included
All entrance fees included