The High Atlas, the greatest mountain range of North Africa, is perhaps the most beautiful and intriguing part of Morocco. It has retained a remoteness which until recent decades was virtually complete, and contains villages where the way of life has changed little for centuries. Visit Imlil, gateway to Toubkal National Park Excursion from Marrakech to Imlil Valley and visit the Berber villages of the high Atlas Mountains in full Day trip from Marrakech. 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, The Berbers who live on the mountain slopes are used to fight hard against the harsh winter climate, their hospitality is legendary.HIGHLIGHTS :
- Enjoy local Berber hospitality and a traditional mint tea
- Stop to explore colorful rural markets
- visit the local souk of Tahanoute on Tuesdays and Asni on Saturdays
- Take your lunch wherever you want
- Opt for a hike, a mule trek, or a horseback ride
Your day tour from Marrakech begins with a pick-up at your hotel at 09:00. From there you’ll head out on a 5-hour excursion into the Atlas Mountains south up the Moulay Brahim Gorges, Asni weekly market every Saturday then to Imlil (1740m), set in the upper level foothills of the Western High Atlas mountains, a main trailhead with streams and paths branching out in all directions. Here we shall leave our vehicle to take a welcome glass of mint tea in the village and meet your local guide prior to setting out for some 4km excursion towards the south to the Berber village of Aroumd, passing the several hamlets, up and down the stark slopes, the jagged Western High Atlas peaks of the Toubkal Massif.
We shall stop at Aroumd to visit this rather singular village in the 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 almond and walnut trees. We thence carry on for another Half an Hour to get to our lunch wish will be served among a barber family in the village prior to setting off back down the other side of the valley back to Imlil and our return trip to Marrakech.
- Modern, air-conditioned vehicles
- Hotel pickup and drop-off