1 Day (7/8 hours)
Tired of the Red City’s noise and crowd?
Escape the heat of Marrakech and drive into the beautiful and refreshing Imlil Valley. You’ll have a chance to ride a mule and pass Berber villages and enjoy the stunning views of the countryside. Just a short ride away from Marrakech! Enjoy a delicious, traditional lunch in a house of a Berber family and take a short walk before driving back to Marrakech.
Starting time 8 AM
Departure is by car from Marrakech around 9 in the morning. The ride will last for 90 minutes and will take you south up the Moulay Brahim Gorges. In Asni there is a weekly market every Saturday - an exciting experience! We will then go to Imlil (1,740m), 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 will leave our vehicle to enjoy a glass of mint tea in the village and meet your local guide before setting out for your 4 km excursion. Your local guide will take you towards the south to the Berber village of Aroumd (1,843m). During your trek you will be passing the hamlets of ait souka and Targa Imoula, up and down the stark slopes, the jagged Western High Atlas peaks of the Toubkal Massif before us - Jbels Aguelzim (3,547m), Aksouâl (3,847m) and the Adrar Adj (3,122m) watching us all the way.
During our trek there will be a stop at Aroumd to visit a village in the Assif Aït Mizane Valley. It’s a beautiful historical landmark that you can’t skip. This place was built house upon house on a large moraine spur, overlooking ancient irrigated terraced fields of barley, corn and vegetables and always surrounded by walnut trees. The trek then continues for another half an hour until the stop for lunch which will be prepared by a Berber family in the village of Achayn. After lunch you will be heading back down the other side of the valley back to Imlil and the return to Marrakech.
This tour operates daily throughout the year. Timings are approx. and may vary due to interests of the group, weather or seasons.
Trainers or walking shoes plus sun protection.
Tips and items of a personal nature.
|2 adults||€ 60 per person|
|3 adults||€ 50 per person|
|4 & 5 adults||€ 45 per person|
|6 adults and more||€ 40 per person|
Further discounts are available for group sizes over 10 people.
Children 5 to 15 years 50% off (must be min. 2 adults accompanying).
In Berber villages it’s advisable to dress more conservatively, it doesn’t mean you have to be all covered. But you should avoid clothing that shows off a lot of skin.
Your pick-up location should be at your accommodation but if we are unable to access it with our van, we will arrange someone to walk you to our transportation or arrange a convenient meeting point.