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Departing in the morning around 9am, drive for one hour up to Moulay Brahim Gorges, arriving at a main trailhead with streams and paths branching out in all directions, here you can ride the Camel, then continuing to Imlil valley passing through many Berber villages. From Imlil, leave the vehicle to head into the village. You will stop for a welcome glass of mint tea before continuing on a mule for 3 kilometers up to Armed the highest and the biggest village in imlil valley,Trek 1 or 3 hours to the Berber village of Ait souka, passing the hamlets of Ait mizan, Targa, and Imoula. Stop off in Tamatert. Enjoy lunch with the family in a Berber home, and marvel at the view of ancient irrigated terraced fields of barley, corn, and vegetables, surrounded by cherry and walnut trees. Continue for another 30 minutes to arrive at the home of a Berber family have mint tea with the family and see how the Berbers live. Walk down to Azroul and visit the waterfalls, then begin your return trip down the other side of the valley to Taourirt before we drive back to Marrakech.
Following a morning pickup from your hotel in Marrakech, meet your guide and head out of the city by 4-wheel drive vehicle to begin your tour. Traveling through Morocco’s majestic countryside offers a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech, and a rare glimpse into a more relaxed way of life in this magical part of the world. Cruise off road in your 4x4 vehicle toward the soaring peaks and plummeting valleys of the Atlas mountains, covered in lush pastureland in summer and snow in winter. Travel the Berber trail (named after the indigenous people who live and work here) through the Ourika, Asni, Imlil and Tahannaout valleys, soaking up spectacular mountain views along the way. On route, see the smiling faces of happy locals living a lifestyle very different to Morocco’s city-folk and gain insight into an ancestral way of living which many thought had disappeared long ago. Arrive first in the Berber village of Tahanaout and enjoy a guided visit of the mills. Sit down with the locals, and perhaps take a moment to gain insight into their way of life as you sip on a refreshing cup of traditional mint tea. After waving a fond farewell to the villagers in Tahanaout, continue on to the village of Imlil in the Ourika Valley, where an appetizing lunch of local delicacies awaits (see sample menu below). With hunger sated, hop back in your 4-wheel drive vehicle for the journey back to Marrakech where your off-road Berber trails driving tour will come to an end.
Day 1: Marrakech-Imlil – Tizi n’Tamaterte – TachddirtDeparting Marrakech around 9am in the morning to Imlil. After a welcome drink leave Imlil behind and enjoy walking with the views of many berber Villages and meet friendly local berber people. After a 1 hour walk we stop for a glass of mint tea in a traditional berber home with family. Continue the trek to Tizi n’ Tamatert (2300m). There will be lunch on the pass after Tizi n’ Tamatert before you head to the last village, Techdirt or Tinghourine, and spend the night in a guesthouse.Day 2: Tinghourin/Tachddirt-Ikkis-Aguersiwal-Matat-Ait AissaThe second day will bring you 4-5 hours of trekking and take you from Tinghourine/Tachdirt to Ikkis, Aguersiwal (2100m) and to Matat to Ait Aissa. The route takes you by other picturesque villages and along the Oudit Pass (2200m). In the evening in the Ait Aissa, there is a gite to stay in and a steam bath (hamam) if you would like to use it.Day 3: Ait Aissa/Tizi Oussem- MarrakechThe third day is 4 hours and will take us first to visit the biggest waterfall in the Toubkal National park. Then join the path that goes over Mzik pass (2500m) with fantastic views over the Ait Mizan valley. Enjoy lunch in Mzzik and trek down to Imlil where the trek will end and you will be transferred back to Marrakech.
Only 70 kilometers from Marrakech, Imlil is the last stop before the ascent of Toubkal and the departure of many walks. In the morning you will depart Marrakech and en route you will have the opportunity to stop in Tahnouat where you can stop at an Argan Oil Co-operative and learn how the woman of the co-operative turn the Argan nut into many of the different Argan Oil based products Morocco is famous for. You will then continue on through Asni where on a Saturday a traditional Berber Souk and market can be visited. There are many photo opportunities of traditional villages and wonderful scenery on the way. In Imlil you will have tea or coffee, then trek 2 or 3 hours with a local mountain guide visiting Berber villages, waterfalls and experiencing amazing views of the highest mountains in North Africa. Your guide will point out things of interest and talk to you about the Berber culture and heritage along the way. After having a traditional Berber lunch (included in the price) you will then enjoy a short walk to another Berber village with the possibility of mint tea / coffee and biscuits with a Berber family in local house. Departure from Imlil in the late afternoon and en route you will have the option of riding a camel at Moulay Ibrahim River, arrival in Marrakech around 6pm.
Day 1: Marrakech-Imlil- Toubkal Refuge.Departing Marrakech around 9am in the morning to Imlil after a welcome drink. Leaving Imlil behind, enjoy a scenic ride south towards the craggy peaks and plunging valleys of the Toubkal Massif passing the village of Aremd the biggest and highest village in the Imlil Valley and then onto the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch. Stop 1 hour for Lunch and visit the cascading waterfall that rests beside it. Continue the trek, snaking and zigzagging your way up to the Toukbal Refuge, where you will stop for the night. (4-5 hours of walking)Day 2: Toubkal - Imlil- MarrakechAn early start will take you to the top of the highest peak in North Africa. The summit has an incomparable view of the Atlas Mountains, the Sahara Desert and the environments that have enclosed them for centuries. Then descend to the refuge for lunch. The day involves around 8 hours walking and finishes back in Imlil followed by the drive to Marrakech.
Depart in the morning around 9am and begin your 1-hour drive up to Moulay Brahim Gorges. Arrive at a main trail head with streams and paths branching out in all directions where you will ride a beautiful camel. Then, continue to Imlil valley passing through many Berber villages. From Imlil, leave the vehicle to head into the village. Stop for a welcome glass of mint tea before continuing on a 2-4 hour trek up to Armed, the highest and the biggest village in Imlil valley,Next, Trek to the Berber village of Ait Souka, passing the hamlets of Ait mizan, Targa, and Imoula. Make a stop in Tamatert and marvel at the view of ancient irrigated terraced fields of barley, corn, and vegetables, while surrounded by cherry and walnut trees. Proceed for another 30 minutes and arrive at the home of a local Berber family. Enjoy mint tea with the family in Ait souka before walking down to Azroul. Be sure to also enjoy lunch with the family, then begin your return trip down the other side of the valley to Taourirt. Drive to Marrakech for a 6:30pm arrival.