Atlas Mountains day trip
70£ per person
A day trip from Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains offers a captivating escape from the bustling streets of the city into the serene beauty of Morocco’s most iconic mountain range. Visitors are whisked away on a scenic journey through picturesque valleys, Berber villages, and winding mountain roads, providing a glimpse into the region’s rich cultural tapestry and breathtaking natural landscapes. Whether traveling by private car, guided tour, or shared transport, the journey to the Atlas Mountains promises an immersive experience that transports travelers to a world of rugged peaks, verdant valleys, and cascading waterfalls just a short distance from the vibrant heart of Marrakech.
Upon reaching the Atlas Mountains, travelers can explore a variety of attractions and activities tailored to suit different interests and preferences. Outdoor enthusiasts can embark on hikes along well-marked trails, offering panoramic views of the surrounding scenery and opportunities to discover hidden gems such as remote villages, lush oases, and tranquil mountain lakes. For those seeking a more leisurely experience, guided tours and excursions provide insight into the region’s cultural heritage, with visits to traditional Berber homes, markets, and artisan workshops where travelers can learn about local customs, crafts, and cuisine. Whether admiring the snow-capped peaks of the High Atlas, wandering through aromatic orchards and terraced fields, or savoring a traditional Moroccan meal with panoramic mountain views, a day trip to the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech promises an enriching and unforgettable adventure that showcases the natural beauty and cultural diversity of Morocco’s majestic mountain landscapes.
On this Atlas Mountains day trip, we visit Berber villages of Imlil which is composed of small Hamlets. Then, we hike with an English speaking local mountain guide. We will see orchards, waterfall, villages, enjoy lunch on terrace of a guesthouse.
Pick up from the Hotel in Marrakech around 9 in the morning for a 1h30 drive south up the Moulay Brahim Gorges. then, we pass by Asni where a weekly market takes place every saturday, then to Imlil (1,740m). Imlil valley is set in the upper level foothills of the Western High Atlas mountains. A main trailhead trekking tours to Mt Toubkal and to other valleys. By the way , Mount Toubkal is the highest peak in North Africa and in Morocco.
Once we get to imlil, we will leave our vehicle to take a welcome mint tea at a guesthouse. meet our local guide prior to going on a short hike. We walk towards the south to the Berber village of Aroumd, passing the hamlets. We see the jagged Western High Atlas peaks of the Toubkal Massif before us. Then, we continue trekking until the stop for lunch at a guesthouse in the village. It is really an amazing atlas mountains day trip. After lunch we set off back down the other side of the valley back to Imlil and the return trip to Marrakech. Drop off at the Hotel in Marrakech. End of the day trip to atlas mountains, and we hope to see you next time on another adventure.
If you want to experience a short trek in the Atlas mountains, we highly recommend our 2 days Atlas mountains trek.
Dress CodeCasual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat and warm jacket.
IncludedA local guideaccommodationEntrance fees to monumentsFoodTransportation
Not IncludedAirport transfersBalloon rideBreakfastcamel ridingCamels for luggageLunchesMineral waterMule for luggageSleeping bagsSoft drinksTips