Hamid or myself will meet you outside of Café Argana at 8:30 am (in Jamaa el Fna square). From there we will be picked up by our driver and begin our journey to the High Atlas mountains. Our first stop will be a peaceful place where you'll be dressed in traditional Berber clothes and enjoy a camel ride. Next we'll drive to a women's argan oil cooperative where there will be a bread & oil tasting with Moroccan tea. Next stop will be Imlil (altitude 1740 m), the picturesque and lively valley which will be the starting point of our hike. It is a nice place with a fast flowing river, walnut trees and very traditional Berber villages dotted throughout. From here we will start our walk with a leisurely stop at my charming home where you can take in the stunning view from my rooftop terrace while you enjoy a delicious Berber lunch prepared lovingly by our mother. After lunch we'll continue our walk through the Berber villages and pass by a spectacular waterfall, after which we will find our car waiting to drive us back to Marrakech (arriving back in the city at approximately 5:30pm). Saturday and Tuesday tours also include a visit to a local Berber farmer's market.
I am Elhoussain (nickname Ibri), an official licensed and experienced mountain tour guide from the Berber village of Aremd (Imlil Valley) in the High Atlas Mountains, and it is my pleasure to accompany you on this tour through my world. I have worked with many travel companies and was named best guide three years in a row. My brother Hamid and I love sharing our knowledge with people from all around the world and are proud to be able to provide extensive information about the local traditions, history and culture. Our goal is to always exceed our clients’ expectations, so come on a journey with us and you will be in good hands.
Lunch: Traditional Berber Tagine, bread, olives, salad, mint tea, and season fresh fruit to finish. . Mixture of Moroccan…
Bottled mineral water
Air Conditioned Transport
Stop to take a picture of Azrou, one of the oldest villages in the region. Stop at a women’s argan oil cooperative for tea, fresh bread and a delicious oil tasting. Stop to experience a traditional weekly market (Tuesday and Saturday tours). Hike starts in Imlil, Lunch stop in the Berber village of Armed. Stop in Naqab waterfall. Visit of the Asni valley with a beautiful view of the only ski resort in the High Atlas Mountains.
Accommodation accessability in Marrakech means I may require you to walk a short distance to meeting point Café Argana ( Jamaa El Fna square) Please contact me for dietary needs!
Atlas Mountains & Camel ride, day trip