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Marrakech Day Tour

Day Trek and Lunch with Berber Family in Toubkal National Park

1 day

Tour Ref:   SV046
Tour start:   Marrakech
Tour end:   Marrakech
Tour type:   Day Tour
Regions:   High Atlas Mountains
Available:   All year upon request

Tour summary

Private day tour in 4x4 vehicle from Marrakech to stunning natural beauty of Toubkal National Park, the trekking region of Imlil and a moderately easy trek to the remote Berber village of Aroumd for a tasty traditional lunch with a local family. This day tour includes about 4 hours trekking either on foot or on the back of mules and is about 1.5hrs drive through scenic countryside into the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains, with North Africa’s highest peak, Mt. Toubkal, towering in the background. An active outdoors day tour from Marrakech for those who want a taste of authentic Berber culture. Group size from 2 - 5 people sharing. All ages and fitness levels. English-speaking trekking guide.

Please note: All our Morocco tours can be customised to allow extra days for shorter daily car journeys, extra activities, relaxation days, exploration days etc. We can also adapt tours to connect with different start/end locations in Morocco. Let us know your wishes and we will build your perfect Morocco tour itinerary.

Price: Contact us for a personalised quotation.
Prices will vary according to number of people travelling in vehicle, number of days, time of year, category of accommodation chosen and activities requested.

NB Our Morocco tours are private tours organised upon request.

Day tour itinerary

Day 1

Marrakech-Asni-Imlil-Toubkal National Park-Aroumd-Marrakech

You depart in private 4x4 from your hotel in Marrakech at around 9.00am. You head out into the foothills of the High Atlas for a magnificent active day excursion in the Imlil Valley area of Mt. Toubkal National Park. Along the way you will pass through the town of Asni where there is a lively local souk/market on Saturdays (you will stop here for about half an hour on route if time permits). The road then heads up into the Imlil valley with great views of the summit of North Africa’s highest mountain - Mt. Toubkal - in the distance. The road ends in the Berber village of Imlil, which is a busy hub for trekking and climbing expeditions (1,740mtrs altitide). Here you meet your local mountain guide and the mules (if requested) who will then lead you upwards into the next valley to reach the village of Aroumd at 1,967mtrs altitude. Along the way you climb quite steeply, passing streams of snow-melt waters, small terraced fields with dry stone walls, hillside tracks shaded by walnut trees and spectacular views over the Imlil valley below. The village of Aroumd sits perched on a hilltop and you enter the family home of your guide to enjoy a hearty lunch of tajine or couscous, served with salads and fresh fruit. After relaxing and looking out over the rooftops of the village, or meeting various memebers of the family for a glass of mint tea, you then descend back to Imlil along an easier mule-track, passing via the Kasbah du Toubkal and you rejoin your driver at around 4pm. You drive back to Marrakech passing through orchards of apple, cherry and apricot trees and then to the agricultural plains of olive and orange groves, reaching Marrakech at around 6.00pm after a thrilling Atlas Mountains excursion from Marrakech.

Stay: N/A

Meal plan: Lunch included

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