Marrakech: Day Trip & Hiking Atlas Mountains

4.6 / 5

72 reviews

Activity provider: ATLAS VERTICAL TRAVEL

Marrakech: Day Trip & Hiking Atlas Mountains

Activity provider: ATLAS VERTICAL TRAVEL

From US$ 60.06 per person

A day trek to discover and hike outside Marrakech towards the beautiful Atlas Mountains. This 3-hour trek will cross authentic and old villages and provide great views of the superb Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in Morocco.

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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Arabic
Pickup optional
Pickup from your accommodation in Marrakech.
Private or small groups available


  • Take a nice hike in the Atlas mountains
  • Explore the Berber villages and green valleys
  • Have lunch with a local family
  • See great views of high mountain peaks
  • Choose between a private or shared day trip
Full description

Your day will begin when you meet with your driver by the Cafe of Hotel Ali, situated near the post office at Jamaa Elfna Square. From here, you will drive towards the Toubkal National Park. Here you will meet with your mountain guide and have some mint tea before heading out to walk. Start the walk from the center of Imlil up to the Ait Souka Village. Here you will discover nice views towards Mount Toubkal, which at 4,167 meters is the highest peak in North Africa and is considered one of the best trekking locations in Morocco.

Pass the villages of Tamaterte, Targa Imoula, and Achain. The trail will reach its highest point in Imlil (2,000 meters), from where you will receive a fantastic view of all of the Imlil villages. In the early afternoon, be welcomed into a Berber local family to have your lunch on a beautiful roof terrace with picturesque views over the mountains and farms of walnuts, cherries, and apples. Meet your driver and drive back to Marrakech, where you will be dropped off at your accommodation.

  • Private, round-trip transport from Marrakech to Imlil
  • English, French or Spanish-speaking guide
  • Lunch meal
  • Mint tea
  • Mineral water
  • Personal expenses

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Meeting point

Hotel Ali, Marrakech City Center, Behind Poste Maroc

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Good walking shoes are required for this tour
  • Please inform of any food allergies in advance
  • Always dress according to the weather
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 72 reviews

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Our guide was very friendly, he made us discover his beautiful region and his native village within the valley. We had a nice walk of around 3 hours, where we were able to visit all the small Berber villages in the valley. Thereafter we had lunch a good tajine at the family Riad, and we joined our driver to return to Marrakech. The driver was great, he told us a few little anecdotes about the trip. We recommend the excursion for an authentic escape from the bustle of Marrakech.

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August 12, 2022

Although this trip wasn’t exactly what I was after, it was still a really enjoyable experience. I was specifically looking for a trip that didn’t include things like a stop at an argon oil cooperative and wouldn’t be too full of touristy stops, but these seemed quite hard to find. I thought this would be more of a day-hike but it ended up being a meander up to a Berber village from Imlil and a stop at a family home for lunch. It was lovely, but I was really hoping for a bit more elevation and less stopping (despite it being a welcome relief from the sun and heat at times!)

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June 2, 2022

I cannot recommend this tour highly enough! We had an incredible day with Ibrahim, the best day of our entire trip to Marrakech! Ibrahim was a great guide who provided us with a wealth of information about local customs and culture of the Berber people. We were honoured to be so welcomed by the local people in Ibrahim’s village, where we had mint tea and snacks on the veranda of their house with incredible views of the Atlas Mountains. We hiked through local villages, through the mountains and to a waterfall. Ibrahim also took us to a very authentic and local market in the mountains which was such an amazing experience and one that we would never have done on our own. We also had lunch in a local family’s house which, without exaggeration, was the best food we had the whole time we were in Marrakech. We couldn’t get over the hospitality and kindness shown to us by the local people. We had a truly authentic experience which will stay with us forever. Thank you so much, Ibrahim.

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May 4, 2022

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