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Day Trip from Marrakech To Imlil Valley and Berber Villages

Aroumd, MA
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Day Trip from Marrakech To Imlil Valley and Berber Villages

Aroumd, MA
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Embark on a thrilling day trip from Marrakech to the breathtaking Imlil Valley and immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Berber villages. Leave the bustling city behind as you venture into the heart of the Atlas Mountains, where majestic landscapes and authentic local culture await. This private tour ensures a personalized experience, with your own vehicle, driver, and guide. Escape the tourist crowds and delve into the real Berber village life, exploring local trails on foot and discovering hidden gems far away from the typical tourist traps. Along the way, visit saffron farms, archaeological sites, and organic farms, and learn about the important role of women in the Argan Co-ops. Indulge in traditional tea at Berber Houses, marvel at the craftsmanship of local artisans, and even ride camels and ornately decorated horses by the river. This unforgettable journey will leave you with cherished memories of the mesmerizing Imlil Valley.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 7 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Small Group Tour, Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Authentic Berber village experience
  • Explore local trails on foot
  • Visit saffron farms and organic farms
  • See the manual preparation of Argan oil
  • Ride camels and decorated horses by the river
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Coffee and/or tea
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Local guide
  • Tip (Optional)

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Introduction

Experience the breathtaking beauty of Morocco's countryside on a captivating day trip from Marrakech to Imlil Valley and Berber Villages. This private tour allows you to immerse yourself in the authentic culture and traditions of the Berber people while escaping the tourist crowds. Departing from Marrakech in the morning, you'll be transported in comfort and style to the enchanting Ourika Valley, one of the most popular day trip destinations near the city.

What to expect?

During this excursion, you can anticipate a truly immersive experience in the Ourika Valley. Explore the stunning landscapes, picturesque villages, and local trails on foot, far away from the usual tourist hotspots. Immerse yourself in the Berber way of life, interacting with the locals and gaining insights into their traditions, crafts, and culinary delights. Marvel at the saffron farms, visit archaeological sites, and discover the art of making Argan oil at the cooperatives run by women in the valley. Indulge in a delicious lunch, savoring the flavors of authentic Moroccan cuisine. This day trip promises to be a feast for the senses, offering a unique and authentic perspective on Morocco's rural beauty.

Who is this for?

This day trip is perfect for adventurous travelers seeking a deeper understanding of Morocco's rich cultural heritage. It is ideal for individuals, couples, families, and small groups who want to explore beyond the bustling city of Marrakech and discover the tranquil beauty of the countryside. Whether you're a nature lover, a history enthusiast, or simply curious about different cultures, this tour is designed to cater to a wide range of interests. Embrace the spirit of adventure and embark on a journey that will leave you with lifelong memories.

Why book this?

Embark on this captivating day trip to Imlil Valley and Berber Villages to experience the true essence of Morocco. Unlike other tours, this private excursion ensures personalized attention from your own guide and driver, allowing you to delve deeper into the local culture. By avoiding the typical tourist traps, you'll be able to witness the authentic daily life of the Berber people and explore hidden gems off the beaten path. This tour provides a unique opportunity to connect with the local community, support women-run cooperatives, and gain a deeper understanding of Moroccan traditions. Immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes, indulge in delicious local cuisine, and create unforgettable memories in the heart of Morocco's countryside.

Good to know

It's important to note that this tour includes hotel pick-up and drop-off, ensuring a hassle-free experience. Your air-conditioned vehicle will provide a comfortable journey throughout the day. Stay hydrated with complimentary bottled water and enjoy a delicious lunch. Remember to bring some cash for optional tips. Along the route, you'll have the opportunity to visit Berber houses, enjoy tea, and explore local craft workshops. Don't miss the chance to ride camels or ornately decorated horses by the river for a small fee. Prepare to be enchanted by the beauty of Morocco's countryside and the warmth of its people.

Reviews

Travelers who have embarked on this day trip have raved about their experiences. They highlight the incredible landscapes, the authenticity of the Berber villages, and the warm hospitality of the locals. Many reviewers mention how this tour allowed them to escape the tourist crowds and truly immerse themselves in Moroccan culture. The opportunity to visit women-run cooperatives and witness the traditional production of Argan oil was a particular highlight for many. Overall, travelers highly recommend this day trip as a fantastic way to explore the beauty and culture of Morocco's rural areas.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Your Itinerary

Aroumd

This lush, fertile valley hides many Berber traditions and ancient cultures, gifted artisans and exceptional scenery. Just one hour from Marrakech it is an ideal place to visit and explore for groups, individuals and families alike. An optional extra is the opportunity to climb the waterfalls at Setti Fatma with a local guide, (suitable footwear essential). Enjoy your lunch at one of the many waterside restaurants with excellent local cuisine, you can even choose to have your table actually in the river if you wish. Take home some of the locally grown fruits and soak up the atmosphere and incredible scenery of this secluded verdant jewel in the heart of rural Marrakech.

Imlil

Along this valley there are also saffron farms, an important archaeological site, interactive gardens and organic farms. Argan Co-ops run entirely by women are situated in the valley. Although the Argan tree does not grow in this region, the kernels are processed here to produce culinary and cosmetic oil, soaps, creams and a dip for bread known as amlou. The co-operatives are run to support divorced, widowed or unemployed women in the local region. You can visit and see the manual preparation of the oil from the kernels. There are many Berber villages along this route and you can stop off at some Berber Houses to visit and enjoy tea. This is also a location for many artisans and craft workers and you will see many places selling a range of products. Pottery workshops line the part of the route where the rich red earth lends itself particularly well to the craft. There are camels and ornately decorated horses to ride down by the river for a small fee.

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