Day Trip to Imlil Village

Discover Berber Culture and Breathtaking Scenery on a Hike to Imlil

Marrakech Popular Excursions

Nestled at the foot of Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa, Imlil village makes for a gorgeous destination accessible as a day trip from Marrakech. The scenery along the way and opportunities for hiking once there make it well worth a visit.

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Tour Highlights

  • Take a journey to the high atlas mountains
  • Explore the Village of Imlil.
  • Visit Berber family and enjoy a cup of tea and lunch & learn about the traditions of the berber families.
  • Visit a cooperative of women of Argan oil 

Program Details

Your excursion will begin with a scenic 2-hour drive from Marrakech through the dramatic Atlas Mountains. Winding roads take you through lush valleys dotted with Berber villages before arriving in Imlil. Have lunch at one of the friendly restaurant terraces overlooking the village and surrounding peaks.

After relaxing and fueling up, your 3-hour guided hike will begin on well-worn mountain paths. Ascend through lush valleys bordered by terraced fields, pockets of pine forests and Berber settlements. Admire panoramic views of the High Atlas peaks, getting glimpses of typical Berber life along the way. Stop for photos at vantage points overlooking the stunning vistas.

As you hike, your local guide will share fascinating insights into Berber culture, traditions and plant and animal life inhabiting these landscapes. Look out for Barbary macaques, golden eagles and brightly colored flowers. At a steady pace, the terrain remains mostly easygoing with just gentle inclines suitable for most fitness levels.

Return to Imlil energized yet relaxed. Savor tea withlocals before starting the scenic 2-hour journey back to Marrakech as the sun sets over the mountains, reminiscing about rural Berber life and feeling recharged by fresh air and incredible panoramas. An unforgettable way to experience the diversity and beauty of Morocco’s landscapes and people up close.



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