Join us on a day trip trekking in the High Atlas Mountains! Imlil is around 65 km from Marrakech. On this trekking tour, you can expect either a half or full day of trekking, led by a guide from the Berber Village. Get ready for some traditional mint tea on arrival as well as 2 or 3 hours of walking or exploring with a mule. Lunch will be served in a Berber house or amongst the nature under the walnut trees. The full day option will include a circuit from Imlil to Imnan Valley and lunch beside the river or in Berber House.
We will pick you up from your Riad in the morning to commence a half or full day of trekking. Departing Marrakech, you will drive along the Ouirgane Valley, through the foothills of the Atlas Mountains via the village Asni, before arriving in the Berber village, Imlil. Imlil sits on the edge of the Toubkal National Park, making it a very green and luscious landscape. It is ideal for serious trekkers as this is known as the last step before the ascent of Mt Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa (4,167 metres).
This tour offers an optional visit to the Kasbah Tamadot, owned by Richard Branson, for a look into how the other half lives. Here, you will enjoy a coffee or lunch (for the bigger budgets); otherwise, lunch will be taken later in the Berber village. Immerse yourself into the daily Berber lifestyle and culture here in this peaceful, roadless village of Imlil for the afternoon. This village is fantastic during October, when the pungent smell of ripened apples fills the valleys. Embark on an approximately 1 hour trek on foot or by local transport – the mule! This trekking tour enables you to take in some excellent sights which you can capture with your camera.
You have the option of combining your trip with a visit to a traditional rural market (souks) on Tuesdays and Saturdays. This is an experience not to be missed, with usual and unusual wares to be found and the typical hustle and bustle of any market around the world to be experienced.
This tour is offered by private vehicle solely for you and your party’s use. We include mineral water for every passenger. We hope that you will feel comfortable and enjoy your time with us, and we will do our very best to make you feel like a VIP.
Note: The tariff will be an extra of 15£ per person in addition to the quoted tour price.