Day trip to the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech

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Meet the Berbers: 4×4 day trip to the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech


Morocco Tours Company offer the most well known Day trip to the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech with Riad or Hotel pick up, by expert guides. We visit astounding spots in the High Atlas mountains, including Berber towns.

All our trips from Marrakech have simply proposed a schedule. In the event that you wish to alter any of our trips, it would be ideal if you let us know by telephone or email.

What you will do in day trip to the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech:

  • Drive across Agafay desert, just outside Marrakech to LallaTakerkoust lake;
  • Cross the Berber countryside in Plateau de Kik with the snow-capped Atlas Mountains peaks as a backdrop;
  • Enjoy a cup of Mint tea with homemade bread an olive oil at a real Berber family house;
  • Enjoy an hour hike in Toubkal National Park ( optional, mules available for a ride if you wish )
  • Enjoy a lamb Tagine prepared for you by a Berber host family


This is the best day trip you can opt for while in Marrakech. You will drive in rarely frequented off the beaten tracks in the high Atlas Mountains and Valleys to enjoy the scenery and meet the real Berbers.

4×4 day trip to the Atlas Mountains itinerary:

Explore the deep Berber country of the High Atlas Mountains while admiring the landscapes of the desert, snow-capped mountains, valleys, lakes, open plains, and adobe mud-brick villages.

Your day trip to the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech pick up you from your riad or Hotel in Marrakech at around 09:00 am, Joined by an expert guide will take you first south-east of to town, where you will enjoy a 30 minutes off-road drive in Agafay desert to the Haouz planes across apricot and olive farms to the village of LallaTakerkoust where you will make your first stop to admire the lake.

From here, you will drive from one Berber village to another crossing the Kik Plateau on a rough terrain. Stop at Fadma’s house, a very nice Berber lady who exceptionally opened her house for our guests to visit and enjoy a cup of mint tea with homemade bread and locally produced olive oil.

Should your day trip to the Atlas Mountains coincide with a Souk day ( Tuesday – Saturday ), you will stop at a weekly Berber market in either Tahennaout or Asni for a quick visit before you continue to Imlil village, located in the heart of the Atlas Mountains, and considered the base of Toubkal National Park.

Upon arrival, enjoy an hour hike to Armed village accompanied with your Berber guide before you enjoy a delicious Berber Tagine cooked just for you by a local family in their house.

In the afternoon, drive back to Marrakech on the main road, and your day trip to the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech and to the Berber villages will end with a drop off at your hotel/riad or a location of your choice.

Duration: Full day ( 8 hours )
Starting time: 09h00 AM

  • A/C modern Toyota land cruiser driven by an English speaking driver/guide
  • Mineral water
  • Mint tea, homemade bread and olive oil at a Berber house
  • 3-course lunch at a Berber house