Day trip From Marrakech To atlas Mountains
Day Trip from Marrakech to Atlas mountains (Imlil Valley) and visit the Berber villages of the High Atlas mountains. This full-day excursion is intended to introduce you to the mountainous and rural valley of Imlil at the foot of the Toubkal summit. varied nature in the heart of its colorful terrace cultivation valley.
Detail about the package
imlil valley day trip
If you want to get out of the city and dive into the authentic and rural part of Morocco. Our day trip to Imlil will start at 9:00 am from your hotel by a private vehicle for 2 hours drive to the Moulay Brahim Gorge. Then the Asni Berber village that is very popular for its weekly market to cross to Imlil, a bright green valley that stays fresh and lush even during the hottest days of summer. Imlil is a small village located at the foot of the highest mountains of Morocco, including the mountain Toubkal.
Arrival Aremd (1843 m) located in the foothills of the Western High Atlas, the main path with streams and trails branching in all directions to take our lunch will be served in a Berber house in the village Aremd. Then you can take a short walk before returning to Marrakech.
Places to be
Maps & Location
In every season the Imlil valley has its own particular beauty: from the milky-white blossoms of spring to the fiery reds and auburn of the autumn leaves, and from the snow-capped winter peaks to tranquil, green summer hollows. Discover a more traditional way of life as you hike amongst the mud-built Berber villages scattered on these hillsides and relax in peaceful surroundings. Ideal as a base for exploring the region on foot, or as a start or finish point of a linear hike, guest houses such as Dar Adrar have for many years been firm favorites with our guests.
Imlil is the centre of mountain tourism in Morocco due to its unique position. From here, 90% of visitors head up to Toubkal, the highest mountain in Morocco. Imlil is the end of the tarmac road, and is a natural place to hire mountain guides and mules for the onward trek.
Imlil is connected to Asni and Ikkiss by tracks. Open-back trucks provide a bus service several times a week between these three villages.
Imlil as a village is a relatively new creation. It was created to cater for the number of tourists pouring through en route to Toubkal. The original communities still exist in the valleys around Tamatert, Ait Souka, Tagadirt, Tacheddirt, Acheim, Taourirt n’Ait Mizane, Mzikene and Arhrene.
Before the advent of mountain tourism, the Imlil area was well known for its walnuts, apples and cherry production. While these are still important to the local economy, these have been eclipsed by tourism. Both mountain tourists and Moroccans come to Imlil seeking a cool relief from the heat of the Haouz.
- Group 1 person : On request
- Group 2 – 3 people : 70€/person
- Group 4 – 7 people : 50€/person
- Group 8 – 12 people : 40€/person
- Prices quoted are per person, based on sharing a Car.
- Trek prices may vary depending of the season (High altitude Treks)
- Payment : can be done in € / $ / £ or MAD
- English speaking guide.
- Ground transfers by minibuses / taxis: ( hotel – trek – hotel )
- Travel insurance.
- Soft/alcoholic drinks
- Tips and personal expans
This trek runs all year round and can depart at any date of your preference.
We usually have several treks departing each week that you may join , please get in Touch!!
- Walking boots and socks / good trainers
- Day sack/backpack
- Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants
- Water bottle or camel back (recommended)
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