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$68.50 Day Trips & Excursions

Day tour in high Atlas mountains

From your hotel in Marrakech, you will be picked at 8:00am. Departure from Marrakech for a pleasant drive south way up through the moulay brahim gorges to arrive at the higher foothills of the Western High Atlas Mountains at our trailhead of Imlil. Here we alight from our vehicle and meet up with our After a welcome glass of mint tea in the village prior to setting out for some 4km excursion, towards the south to the Berber village of Aroumd (1843m), passing the hamlets of ait souka, Targa Imoula, up and down the stark slopes, the jagged Western High Atlas peaks of the Toubkal Massif before us and Jbels Aguelzim (3547m) watching us all the way. We shall stop at Aroumd to visit this rather singular village in the Assif Aït Mizane Valley, built seemingly house upon house on a large moraine spur, overlooking ancient irrigated terraced fields of barley, corn and vegetables and always surrounded by apples, cherries and walnut trees. We thence carry on for another Half an Hour to get to our lunch wish will be served among a Berber family in the village prior to setting off back down the other side of the valley back to Imlil and the return trip to Marrakech.

$707.87 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4 Days trip Atlas to Sahara desert

Day 1: Marrakech – ImlilDeparture by car from Marrakech around 8h in the morning for 1h20 drive south up the Moulay Brahim Gorges, Asni weekly market every saturday, then to Agersioual (1,600m), set in the upper level foothills of the Western High Atlas mountains, Here you will leave the Vehicle and meet your local guide prior to setting out for some 12km excursion. towards the East  to the Berber village of AIkkiss   (1,700m), Over Tizi n agersioual pass (2200m). Lunch  taken inside a Berber Home (or by the river) then carry on walking up the Imnane valley then over Tizi n Tamter pass (2779m) , From here one can view the two valleys, down into the Imlil Valley and back down to the Imnane valley.  Another 1h30 trek down from here will take you to the village of Imlil where you will enjoy an evening meal in the charming Dar Adrar Guesthouse. 1h20 drive and 6hours walking.Day2 : Imlil - Dades Valley You will be picked up from your accommodation in Imlil at 9.00am and head out over the Atlas Mountains, driving over the stunning Tizi-n-Tichka mountain pass. You’ll pass through lots of Berber villages, and once you’re in the desert, you’ll see riverside oases and barren hillsides dotted with kasbahs (fortified dwellings that house families and their livestock). Along the way, you will have the option either to take a break and visit the Ouarzazate Film Studios . A side trip is possible to Ait Benhaddou. This is an ancient fortified city containing countless kasbahs and has been the atmospheric subject of numerous hollywood movies (The Mummy, Gladiator, Alexander, Lawrence of Arabia...) You will have the chance to walk around the buildings and explore with your guide.. Once you reach Dades Gorge, you have the option of going for a hike, or relaxing at your hotel. Overnight in Dades. (Total driving time  7hours) Day3 : Dades Valley - Todra gorge - Merzouga Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer from the Dades Valley to Todra Gorge - a massive fault dividing the High Atlas mountains, rising up 300 metres in a narrow valley with palmeries and Berber villages. Here, you can go for a hike to explore the palmery, a green oasis full of large date palms. After lunch you’ll head further into the desert to the gateway town of Merzouga to pick up supplies for your desert trip. You will then drive on to a kasbah to pick up your camel. At sunset, you’ll trek for an hour-and-a-half by camel to a Berber camp.Day4 : Merzouga - MarrakechWake up early , just prior to sunrise, we have a 1h camel ride at sunrise to explore the area further and we head back to Merzouga on our Camels. When we reach Merzouga, have breakfast & have the opportunity to shower and then we begin our journey through the stony desert and over the Atlas mountains, with plenty of stops for photos, exploring and lunch as we return to Marrakech. The usual arrival time in Marrakech is between 17:00hrs and 18:00hrs.

$57.09 Day Trips & Excursions

Imlil Valley Day Trip

Escape the heat of Marrakech and drive into the Atlas Mountains on a full day tour to Imlil and atlas mountains. Ride a mule and pass berber villages and enjoy the stunning views of the countryside. Enjoy a traditional lunch in a Berber house and take a short walk with your driver before driving back to Marrakech.Atlas mountains and imlil day trip is one of the most spectacular day trips from Marrakech if you desire to get out of the city and delve in the authentic and rural side of Morocco. We will start our Imlil day trip at 09am from marrakech by a 4WD vehicle or mini van for 2 hour drive south up the Moulay Brahim Gorges, and the berber village of Asni very popular for its weekly market every saturday then to Imlil. Imlil is a small village at the foothills of the highest mountains in Morocco Toubkal mountain. Imlil is the center to hire mountain guides and mules due its unique possition and its connection to several berber villages and a very popular start point of treks and hiks for climbing Toubkal mountain. Arrival to Imlil here we shall leave our vehicle to take mules for around 40 minutes towards the south to the Berber village of Aroumd (Aremd) (1843m) set in the upper level foothills of the Western High Atlas mountains, a main trailhead with streams and paths branching out in all directions to get our lunch which will be served in a berber house in the village of Aroumd. Afterwards you can take a short walk before we return to Marrakech.

$114.17 Cultural & Theme Tours

Day trip from Marrakech to Atlas Mountains and three valley

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: High Atlas Mountains, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz RegionThe departure going to be from your hotel or Riad in Marrakech on your comfort private transport , Then start the way to an amazing place between mountains in Morocco to discover old Berber village and unique beauty in the upper level foothills of the Western High Atlas mountains, a main trailhead with streams and paths branching out in all directions. You could leave your vehicle To Find another aspect of life and new people. in Ourika valley, you can make trekking for 2 hours walking in the mountains then get lunch in a local restaurant by the river; set in a wonderful place that gives you a good feeling to live unforgettable moments. After lunch relax for a while then enjoy the beautiful landscapes and why not taking some amazing pictures, then the driver will meet you in the point where he drops you to drive back to your Riad or Hotel in MarrakechDuration: 5 hours

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Full-Day Tour from Marrakech to the Imlil & Toubkal Valley

Your adventure starts with a departure by car from Marrakech around 9am from your hotel or riad. The 2-hour drive south will go up the Moulay Brahim Gorges, past the Asni weekly market and onwards to Imlil, set high in the upper level foothills of the Western High Atlas mountains. For hiking lovers, there's a main trailhead with streams and paths branching out in all directions. Here you'll take a break with a welcome glass of mint tea in the village and to meet your local guide prior to setting out. The excursion will be ~4km towards the south to the Berber village of Aroumd (Aremd). On the way, you'll pass the hamlets of ait souka, Targa, and Imoula; and go up and down the stark slopes with the jagged Western High Atlas peaks of the Toubkal Massif towering before you. You'll stop at the village of Aroumd, a rather singular location in the Assif Aït Mizane Valley, built seemingly house upon house on a large moraine spur that overlooks ancient irrigated terraced fields of barley, corn and vegetables and always surrounded by almond and walnut trees. You'll then carry on for another 30 minutes to get to your lunch location, which will be served among a berber familly in the village of Achayn. After some rest and relaxation, it's time to set off back down the other side of the valley, back to Imlil, and to your return trip to Marrakech.

$114.17 Outdoor Activities

Camel & Hike Atlas Mountains

Atlas Mountains and Imlil valley day trip are one of the most spectacular day trips from Marrakech. Then, if you desire to get out of the city and delve into the authentic and rural side of Morocco.We will start our day out at 09 am from Marrakech by a 4WD vehicle or minivan for 1.30hr drive south up the Moulay Brahim Gorges. And the Berber village of Asni very popular for its weekly market every Saturday then to Ait Mizan valley. Imlil is a small village at the foothills of the highest mountains in Morocco Jbel Toubkal.Imlil is the center to hire mountain guides and mules due to its unique position. And its connection to several Berber villages and a very popular start point for treks and hikes for climbing Toubkal mountain.Arrival to Imlil here we shall leave our vehicle to start our walk towards the south to the Berber village of Aroumd (1843m) set in the upper level foothills of the Western High Atlas mountains. a main trailhead with streams and paths branching out in all directions to get our lunch which will be served in a luxury Riad in the village.Afterward, back to the transport to go backto Marrakech, in the way toMarrakech you will stop for a camel ride tour, then back to the city.End of our services

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