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3 Day Trek in the Atlas Mountains and Berber Villages from Marrakech provided by Trekking Atlas Mountain Tours

3 Day Trek in the Atlas Mountains and Berber Villages from Marrakech

3 Day Trek in the Atlas Mountains and Berber Villages from Marrakech
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About
This 3 day-long trip to and from Marrakech provides the opportunity to encounter Moroccan village life firsthand as you make your way to the home of a Berber family in the High Atlas mountains. The rural, scenic walking is a welcome contrast to the hectic atmosphere of Moroccan cities. After spending the great time enjoying a meal and experiencing village life, you'll have a good sense of the beauty and hospitality of Berber's indigenous people. on this perfect trip you will have a real experience. Depending on your fitness level, we offer three different trips. The first includes about 4-5 hours of walking every day, the second includes 2-4 hours of walking every day, and the third includes very little walking, visiting a local village accessible by Mule ride. All three include visiting a Berber family and the chance to see Berber village life firsthand.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Danish, Dutch, Spanish
What to expect
  • Day 1: Marrakech-Imlil – Tizi n’Tamaterte – Tachddirt Departing Marrakech around 9am in the morning to Imlil. After a welcome drink leave Imlil behind and enjoy walking with the views of many berber Villages and meet friendly local berber people. After a 1 hour walk we stop for a glass of mint tea in a traditional berber home with family. Continue the trek to Tizi n’ Tamatert (2300m). There will be lunch on the pass after Tizi n’ Tamatert before you head to the last village, Techdirt or Tinghourine, and spend the night in a guesthouse. Day 2: Tinghourin/Tachddirt-Ikkis-Aguersiwal-Matat-Ait Aissa The second day will bring you 4-5 hours of trekking and take you from Tinghourine/Tachdirt to Ikkis, Aguersiwal (2100m) and to Matat to Ait Aissa. The route takes you by other picturesque villages and along the Oudit Pass (2200m). In the evening in the Ait Aissa, there is a gite to stay in and a steam bath (hamam) if you would like to use it. Day 3: Ait Aissa/Tizi Oussem- Marrakech The third day is 4 hours and will take us first to visit the biggest waterfall in the Toubkal National park. Then join the path that goes over Mzik pass (2500m) with fantastic views over the Ait Mizan valley. Enjoy lunch in Mzzik and trek down to Imlil where the trek will end and you will be transferred back to Marrakech.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Danish, Dutch, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Day 1: Marrakech-Imlil – Tizi n’Tamaterte – Tachddirt Departing Marrakech around 9am in the morning to Imlil. After a welcome drink leave Imlil behind and enjoy walking with the views of many berber Villages and meet friendly local berber people. After a 1 hour walk we stop for a glass of mint tea in a traditional berber home with family. Continue the trek to Tizi n’ Tamatert (2300m). There will be lunch on the pass after Tizi n’ Tamatert before you head to the last village, Techdirt or Tinghourine, and spend the night in a guesthouse. Day 2: Tinghourin/Tachddirt-Ikkis-Aguersiwal-Matat-Ait Aissa The second day will bring you 4-5 hours of trekking and take you from Tinghourine/Tachdirt to Ikkis, Aguersiwal (2100m) and to Matat to Ait Aissa. The route takes you by other picturesque villages and along the Oudit Pass (2200m). In the evening in the Ait Aissa, there is a gite to stay in and a steam bath (hamam) if you would like to use it. Day 3: Ait Aissa/Tizi Oussem- Marrakech The third day is 4 hours and will take us first to visit the biggest waterfall in the Toubkal National park. Then join the path that goes over Mzik pass (2500m) with fantastic views over the Ait Mizan valley. Enjoy lunch in Mzzik and trek down to Imlil where the trek will end and you will be transferred back to Marrakech.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 8479P3
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private transport to and from your hotel in Marrakech
  • Local guide
  • Food for 3 days (Breakfast and dinner)
  • Accommodation
  • Mule to carry the bags
Exclusions
  • Soft drinks
Duration
3 days
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Marrakech, Marrakech, Marrakech-Safi
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • Walking shoes are recommended and sunglasses, sun cream and camera
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private transport to and from your hotel in Marrakech
  • Local guide
  • Food for 3 days (Breakfast and dinner)
  • Accommodation
  • Mule to carry the bags
Exclusions
  • Soft drinks
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Marrakech, Marrakech, Marrakech-Safi
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • Walking shoes are recommended and sunglasses, sun cream and camera
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Pedro Minarro
1 contribution
Not as described and not contacted back
Nov 2019
We booked the tour thinking that it would stick to the description...
On the first day we did not do what was on schedule and instead we were taken for a short walk around the valley.. We were told that the group left before since we were late, we were on time ready to depart in the morning.

On the second day, when we were supposed to start our walk we got stomach sick and after waiting for hours to start our trek we decided to give up and return to Marrakesh. They kindly arranged the taxi back to Marrakesh and we were told that somebody would call us the same day for a refund... Nobody contacted us and after sending a mail I have not received any response either or any refund.
Written 14 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Roman Pfaff
3 contributions
Really nice experience!
We had a great time with Mohamed (Bowajamour) in the mountains! The trail was beautiful and not too exhausting. And the meals prepared by Jamal on our journey exceeded our expectations!
Thanks for everything and see you next time on the tour to the top :-)
Written 12 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Pathfinder768676
Marrakech, Morocco2 contributions
Fantastic trekking in the Atlas Mountains
Apr 2019 • Friends
We had a wonderful 3 days trekking with our excellent guide Issmail and cook Hassan. Both of them were professional throughout and very accommodating of our mixed ability group. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they both did everything they could to make sure that we all had a fantastic time, including allowing a choice of 2 routes for the different groups on our tour. The trekking is through beautiful scenery the routes are well-planned. It is challenging - we did about 35miles over the 3 days with steep inclines - but the views (and Hassan’s delicious freshly prepared tagine) at the top made it very rewarding.

As others have mentioned, the accommodation is basic (mattresses on the floor/squat toilets for our first night) and even at the beginning of April we were very cold at night so make sure to pack warm clothing, woolly socks/hats etc!

From an administration point of view - it was easy to get in touch with the tour operator via WhatsApp on the number on your voucher. The decision to charge separately for lunches (21€pp/3days) is strange, these are delicious but not optional and would be better included in the (otherwise excellent value) tour price. Also, this is not necessarily
an individual tour as stated on viator - we were a group of 2 and joined another group of 3 for our trip. As mentioned, Hassan was supremely accommodating of our slightly different plans for the trip and it was not an issue for us (we treasured the fun we had with our new American friends!) but the advertising of this as a private tour was not what we experienced.

Overall we would heartily recommend the trip - full of challenge, fun, laughter and new experiences - thank you once again Issmail and Hassan for a fantastic trip we will remember for years to come!
Written 8 April 2019
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Riccardo I
1 contribution
Awesome views and great discoveries
We just came back from a three days trekking in the atlas Mountains under the guide of Mohmad Bowajamor. This was an awesome experience with spectacular views, visits to old berber Villages and surprisingly good food. Mohmad was a very attentive guide that took the time to answer our thousands questions and point out interesting or beatiful sights. I would definitely recommend the trip and Mohmad.
Written 31 March 2019
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Claudia
11 contributions
Review of: 3 Day Trek in the Atlas Moutains and Berber Villages from Marrakech
This was such a great trip- well worth every penny! Our guide Issmail Talalou made us feel very welcome from the start and we were very happy all the way through!

The trip started with a pickup from our riad and we were joined by another couple. We were able to text the driver the night before / morning. Communication was very easy.

After a 1.5 hour drive we were in the atlas moutains and started our three day trek. The views were absolutely incredible! Having lunch cooked for us in an open field surrounded by mountains was amazing after the hike up.

The terrain was challenging and amazing at the same time. We would recommend hiking shoes.

Our highlight was going to the remote Berber villages and learning about their way of life.

We felt very safe and welcome during our three day hike.

Such a beautiful and wonderful experience!

Amazing 3 Day Trek in Atlas Mountains - Soooo Happy!!
Written 25 March 2019
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Nikoline R
19 contributions
Fantastic
We were three friends in our tweenties travelling and we loved it. Our guide Drissee was the very best, and so kind. He took us safe and well through the Atlas mountains. We stayed in two different gesthouse on the trip, and it were totally fine. Not the most luxury, but who needs that when you are there for the view.
The first day we walked 13km and 600 heightmeters. The second day we walked 22.5km and 900 heightmeters. The last day we walked 18km and 900 heightmeters. So it is a long trip, but we had the best time. We changed between walking on a track and the road. The mule carried all the food and we got hot meals for lunch and dinner, and a lot of warm tee.
Since we travelled in january, it wasn't that hot, but when the sun shined it warmed. Bring warm clothes for the evening. Remember to wear sunscreen if you easily get burned.
Written 22 January 2019
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Malcolm R
3 contributions
Utterly Breathtaking
Compared to Morocco’s mass tourist attractions, high pressure souks and roadside camel rides, this experience is on another level entirely. Not only is the scenery very possibly the most spectacular on earth, the tourism industry in the High Atlas Berber villages is now developing in an extrodinary way.

What could have been exploitataive ethno-tourism is the exact opposite. This seems to be a product of a genuinely community based grass-roots movement with a shared vision; to bring much needed income to some of the poorest and most remote villages, and so build the schools, hospitals and roads they badly need. Because of this, the hospitality is utterly genuine and the desire for visitors in an chronically underdeveloped region very, very real.

If you want five star luxury, a la carte dining, a nice easy walk, tat stalls, guides that see you only as a paycheck or you can’t live without phone reception, look elsewhere. Please.

But if you want responsible tourism, and a uniquly positive experience discovering an extraordinary, anicient and welcoming culture on a self-help mission, this three day excursion into the stunning High Atlas mountain villages is the rarest of gems.

Written 3 January 2019
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Alexander W
5 contributions
Very memorable experience!
Amazing trip I'll remember for a long time. Mostafa was an amazing guide and very helpful. Everyone was very hospitable and if anything I was given too much food!

Definitely take proper walking gear and some warm clothes for the nights. The trek on the last day was very difficult - I wouldn't recommend this to anyone who isn't decently physical fit.
Written 6 December 2018
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Hellkar
Oslo, Norway14 contributions
Amazing hike and guide
I highly recommend this hike, the view is magical and the berber villages are beautiful. We walked in november, and were not prepared for the cold rooms we had to sleep in. There are no heating, not in the living room or in the bed rooms, so bring warm clothes, shoes and jacket. I would also recomend a sleepingbag, soap and toilet paper. Our guide, Driss, was the best! He was caring and helpful all the way, and did everything he could to make the hike perfect. We had amazing lunch in the mountains, made by chef Hassan. He made us the best food I have ever tasted in Marocco!

We had one negative experience, and that was the transport back to our hotel. The taxi driver refused to drive us to the hotel, so we had to walk 50 minutes with all our luggage.
Written 15 November 2018
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Wanderer292
Bath97 contributions
Would DefinitelyTry Again
Oct 2018 • Friends
Our second and third days were fantastic with Hossain as our guide and Ousay (sp?) as our mule attendant / cook! Bring a small day pack for your rain gear / camera / drinking water, etc. You will not have access, on the trail, to your luggage on the sweet mule who goes at a different pace. Hossain made sure we had a chance to stop and buy the necessary large bottle of drinking water (which he then carried) and got me a rain jacket to rent (for 50 Dirham). Expect to be hiking on similar mountain trails to what you'd find in any mountains -- rocky narrow trails switch backing on steep mountainsides. The delicious vegetarian, for me, lunch on the pass was made by Ousay and Hossain with a gas stove and provisions that the mule carried. The "Gite" accommodations for the night were in a lovely mountain village. Foam mattresses on the floor in private room. Wool blanket to cover the mattress and one or two on top, no sheets. Group Turkish / squat toilet on the first floor and a sit-down toilet a bit out of the way and not easily accessible on the second floor. There was TP (but would not count on it) but they did not have soap nor hot water in shower. We asked for towels and they were able to provide a large cloth for us to share. Wonderful meals, accommodating staff -- great place to stay. Our last day was another great hike with a wonderful home cooked outdoor meal before our ride back to Marrakech. It is a bit annoying that lunches are not calculated into the price of the trip -- by the time you get to mealtime, you are hungry and in no position to decline food and no one announces you'll be charged later. We were told after the first lunch that our lunches would be 150 dirham each person each meal -- but later were told it should have been more like 75 dirham -- it didn't really matter because they didn't make us pay due to the problems of day 1.
We got off to a rocky start. The website says the only way to contact the company is via phone-- that is hard for some of us to do from another country. I tried to tell them via WhatsApp text where our Marrakech hotel was, but after an initial response they stopped reading and responding to my messages. Fortunately our hotel proprietor was able to call them the night before our trek and the pick up went smoothly. However the pick up for the second party did not go smoothly due to miscommunications and we were an hour late on the road. It was only then that we were informed we were on the day trip auto tour, not the 3 day mountain trek. We tagged along with this other lovely group of three with their excellent guide and we got deposited in our guest house after lunch to entertain ourselves. Big disappointment. We never got the chance to see the national park waterfall due to our modified route of 2 instead of 3 days. Our Guest house the first night had a private bathroom, no TP, no soap. Great meals, and great accommodations. Thank goodness Hossain came promptly the next morning to give us a wonderful 2 day trek!
Written 13 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Unforgettable!!. Great value for Money
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Good Tour but Horrible Communication
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Atlas with Ali!
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Such a great tour!
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Great Atlas trip with the best guide Omar
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Great day out, thanks to our fab guides
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Great tour with amazing guide
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A very beautiful day
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Whole day tour
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Wonderfull day!
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