The Atlas Mountains & Beyond: A 1.5-Day Adventure from Marrakesh
Our Tour Of The Atlas Mountains
Embark on a 1.5-day expedition from Marrakesh into the heart of the majestic Atlas Mountains and the serene Agafay Desert.
This tour combines breathtaking landscapes, cultural immersion, and adventure, taking you on a journey through the timeless beauty of Morocco. You’ll discover the charm of Berber villages, feast on traditional Moroccan meals, and experience a desert sunset like no other.
Arrival at Imlil and High Atlas Trek
We’ll begin the tour with a scenic drive from Marrakesh to Imlil, a small mountain village sitting at an elevation of 1700 meters. Here, you’ll meet your local guide, who will lead you on a 2-3 hour trek (set tour your capabilities, from first-timers to more advanced trekkers) through the captivating landscapes of the High Atlas Mountains.
Immerse yourself in the panoramic vistas of jagged peaks, lush valleys, and terraced fields while your guide provides insightful stories about the region’s geography, flora, and fauna.
Berber Homestay and Lunch
After your morning trek, we’ll visit a traditional Berber home where you’ll be welcomed with warm Moroccan hospitality.
Experience a unique cultural exchange as you learn about Berber traditions and lifestyles while sharing a hearty lunch of local delicacies. This immersive encounter will offer a glimpse into the resilient spirit and rich heritage of Morocco’s Berber communities.
Journey to Kik Plateau and Lalla Takerkoust Lake
Post-lunch, we’ll hop back into the 4×4 and ascend the vast Kik Plateau. This elevated plain is renowned for its unparalleled views of the surrounding mountains and the verdant valleys below. As we descend, we’ll make a stop by the tranquil Lalla Takerkoust Lake for a soothing tea break. Enjoy the serenity of the waterside and relish in the soothing Moroccan tea, a traditional blend of green tea and fresh mint.
Venturing into the Agafay Desert
Next, we enter the stony expanses of the Agafay Desert. As we navigate through this seemingly lunar landscape, the contrast between the lush Atlas Mountains and the stark desert provides a unique spectacle. Eventually, we’ll arrive at our luxury desert camp, perfectly nestled amidst the desert’s tranquility.
Camel Ride at Sunset and Dinner at Camp
Once you’ve settled into the camp, a desert adventure awaits! Mount a camel for a peaceful ride across the desert, timed perfectly to witness a mesmerizing sunset. Watch as the sky transforms into a kaleidoscope of colors, creating an enchanting backdrop against the silhouette of the desert.
Post sunset, we’ll return to the camp for a traditional Moroccan dinner. Relish the flavors of Morocco under the star-studded desert sky, rounding off an unforgettable day.
Returning to Marrakesh
After a refreshing night’s sleep and breakfast at the camp, we’ll return to Marrakesh. As you travel back, reflect on your amazing experiences of the past 1.5 days, having ventured from the high mountains to the desert plains.
Contact Us For A Bespoke Atlas Mountains Journey
This tour delivers a rich tapestry of Moroccan landscapes, culture, and cuisine – a memorable journey that captures the essence of Morocco’s diverse beauty. Whether you’re a nature lover, a culture enthusiast, or an adventure seeker, this tour promises to leave you with lifelong memories and stories to tell.
For a complementary version of this tour or to include the Atlas Mountains on a longer tour of Morocco or Southern Spain, simply contact our local tour planners today.