Cultural day trip to the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech

Day Trip

Omar B.

Marrakech
Arabic (Native), English, French
8.5 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 30 people

Set back in our clean and confortable car and let us take you on this highlighted day trip to discover and learn the hidden secrets of the Berbers, their way of life and their history. You will have the opportunity to visit an argan cooperative to learn how local women turn an argan nut into oil (optional), while enjoying a cup of fresh mint tea, peanut butter and local bread. We will set off further into the Atlas valleys to reach our main destination at an altitude of 1,800m. In the

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Meeting Point

08:30

Marrakech - Atlas Mountains

After meeting you at your hotel in Marrakech, we will be pleased to take you on unique and unforgottable day trip to discover the hidden secrets of the Berber heritage in the Atlas Mountains passing visiting three different valleys. We will guide you through many village built along the road and valleys with stops to take pictures of the tremendous sceneries in many photo spots.

09:30

Azrou village (Ghighaya Valley)

The first stop will be a photo break to take pictures of one of the oldest villages in the area, back to about 400 years, Berbers who are the native people of Morocco had chosen to to build this village at the foothills of Atlas Mountains by the ghighaya Valley using basic local materials. This village of Azrou stand as an example of typical Berber hamlets.

10:00

Argan Oil Co-operative

Stop at an Argan Oil Co-operative run by local ladies where they are breaking Argan nuts by their magic hands and turn it to oil and several cosmetic products. After enjoying tea, local made bread, olive oil, almond and peanut butter as your second breakfast, one of the ladies will be pleased to give you informations and explain all of the detailed process of making this magic product. No push to buy and the main aim of the the visit is to learn about the local things

11:00

Asni Valley

The drive continues to the next valley of Asni, with green apple fields, Berber villages scattered around and breathtaking views of the high peaks of the Atlas Mountains, this is a must stop for more pictures. On Saturday, you can visit the local weekly market as a main cultural event that people can have here every week, 

12:00

Imlil Valley (Lunch)

The drive continues to the next valley of Asni, with green apple fields, Berber villages scattered around and breathtaking views of the high peaks of the Atlas Mountains, this is a must stop for more pictures. On Saturday, you can visit the local weekly market as a main cultural event that people can have here every week, 

13:00

Imlil Valley (Walk)

We will then take you on a gentle hike through the typic berber hamlets of Ait souka,Targa imoula, Achayn and and other villages. Passing by green walnut and cherry tries to to the little waterfall of the region.

15:00

Kik plateau

After walk,we will meet our driver again to take us back to Asni where we are changing the direction to Kik plateau and Takerkoust.

16:00

Takerkoust (Camel ride)

We stop by Takerkoust for a 30 minutes camel ride experience. After putting on some local outfits, the camel guide will help you riding camels and allowing you to take pictures on and with this friendly and well looked after Animal.

17:00

Marrakech

Back to Marrakech and drop you off at your accommodation or place on your request.

Ending Point

On your request

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

- Hotel pick up and drop off

- Air-conditioned car or minibus

- Lunch at our family house

- Camel ride

- Local guide for the walk

- Moroccan mint tea

What‘s not included

- Personal expanses

Important Information

We are operating all year around

- This all inclusive private day excursion to the Atlas Mountains is one of the most highlighted and popular things to do in Marrakech.

- Tremendous and breathtaking views guaranteed.

- Meet the Berbers and learn about their culture

- On Tuesday and Saturday, you can visit a local weekly market.

- Fresh lunch cooked and served at hour family house is included.

- Camel ride experience is included in this trip

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time
$30/ per person

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