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2- Day Guided Cultural Trek in the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech

2- Day Guided Cultural Trek in the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech

By Marrakech Day Trips
per adult
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Ages 0-99, max of 30 per group
Duration: 2 days
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: German, English, French, Spanish

  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Local guide
What's not included
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

    Pickup details
    • Departure Point: We can pick up the customer from their Hotel
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        • Near public transportation
        • Infants must sit on laps
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 11195P9

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Children must be accompanied by an adult
        • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
        • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
        • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
        • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
        • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 11195P9

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        • Marrakech Day Trips
          Marrakech, Morocco
          Joined in February 2016
        • sarahwD1286LN
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Totally worth it
          Oh my goodness this was an incredible tour. Such a lot packed into the day for such a reasonable price. The camel ride was a fun experience, we really enjoyed visiting the feminine cooperative where they make argan oil products. The walk to the waterfall through atlas mountain villages was lovely and then an amazing lunch. DO THIS TOUR!
          Written May 31, 2024
        • 77Karin
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          3.0 of 5 bubbles
          Viator: 1/5, Experience/Mountain Guides: 5/5
          Viator: 1/5 Experience/mountain guides: 5/5 We booked the 2 day private Mount Toubkal Trek for our family of 4 with 2 young adult children through Viator. We tried to check a few things ahead of time and they were impossible to reach via email or phone. The pickup was about 45 mins late and we still had to drive around Marrakech to pick up 3 more parties. Once we arrived in Imlil we realized that the private tour wasn’t private after all. We were in a group of 12. To cut a long story short: find a different tour provider, do not book through Viator. The mountain guides are accompanied by 2 mules and a cook. If you want to sleep in your own sleeping bag (there are blankets at the refuge) or bring extra gear or luggage, they will put it on the mules and take it up the mountain for you. On day 1 they provide a cooked lunch and dinner - there is always plenty of food. On day 2 they provide breakfast and a cooked lunch. Bring snacks for in between meals or extra boosts of energy during the hike. As there are numerous opportunities during the hike to buy water (including at the refuge), there is no need to bring water for the whole 2 days. Bring a headlamp. You will need it for at least 3 hours of the ascent. And I would highly recommend hiking poles for day 2, it is super steep and rocky all the way up and down. Bring layers and gloves. We did the trek mid May and it got really cold at the top. Day 1 is a 11 km pretty strenuous hike up the mountain to the refuge. Day 2 of the trek is extremely challenging - do not underestimate it. The tour description doesn’t quite explain how challenging it really is. Being an avid hiker like myself (and most of the members in our group) is helpful, but this trek is something else. My 22 year old son was one of two people who didn’t find it particularly hard - he bounded up the mountain like a young goat. We had 2 people in our group of 12 fall ill with altitude sickness. It was a huge struggle for them to get back down to the refuge, they threw up more than once and fell very nauseous and week. I thought about giving up and turning around more than once. I might have cried close to the top and uttered many choice words. And after a very tough ascent and almost equally tough descent (7 kms one way), you still have to hike 11 kms back to Imlil which is strenuous in itself. This was the physically hardest thing I have ever done. The mountain guides were absolutely fantastic. They were very good at looking after everybody and keeping everybody going. Even though we were initially annoyed and disappointed about not being in a private group, being in a big group enabled the 4 of us to hike with people who were hiking at the same pace, which was very motivating. All in all this 2-day trek was a fantastic experience to do as a family with young adults. We will talk about this for years to come. For me personally day 2 was too hard to be enjoyable.
          Written May 18, 2024
        • Dreamer01328279996
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          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Good experience
          Reasons for 4 star; - pick up was supposed to be 8.30 and was actually 9.15. - stopped on way at an Argan Oil shop - which wasn’t necessary, felt it put the timetable back. - sat down for lunch at 3.30pm and evening meal at 9.30pm. Me and my husband ended up going to bed without eating at 9pm as we was so tired. - wanted everyone up to set off at 4am which after evening meal would mean little to no sleep for some. Some in our group reported not sleeping at all. And other reported they only had an hour sleep. Despite this, I enjoyed the trek and I’m glad I did it. It’s icy in places, and extremely cold. Pack warm layers. Abdul helped me get my warm kit on when I was struggling with the cold. He made sure to hold me arm/hand in icy patches so I didn’t fall and was always reassuring and asking if I needed a break. One person on our treck started with bad altitude sickness and had to go back down but was poorly and couldn’t walk - Abdul carried her all the way down. Mohammed (who was with the faster hikers) then retraced his steps to meet us on the mountain so we wasn’t alone. I packed Diamox. I’m glad I did, a few people struggled with altitude sickness/shortness of breath. Overall I feel the pace could of been a little slower and there should of been more breaks to accommodate for people needing a quick bite to eat/energy.
          Written November 12, 2023
        • Kerena c
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          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Really good Trip to Atlas Mountains
          We had a lovely day in the Atllas Mountains with Rachid Mazik. He gave us lots of Information about the Berber people and their lives. There wasn't too much walking, the right amount. We had a great lunch with amazing views of the Mountains and villages. We saw how Argan oil was made, shopping for rugs/leather on the trek and we got to ride a camel!!. Got some great pics of the mountains, the desert scenery on the road trip. The only downside was the delays on the roads due to heavy work going on ( i assume due to the earthquake). Would definitely recommend this trip.
          Written November 10, 2023
        • E1958PXchristined
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          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Lovely trip
          We had a wonderful time walking in the mountains! The evenings were such a vibe. The crew (Kamal, two Ibrahims and Youssef) made sure we had a lot of laughs! They provided us with delicious meals and snacks and ofcourse a lot of tea :) Would definitely recommend!!!
          Written September 8, 2023
        • Paolo G
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great hiking, great trail and great guide!
          The trekking was great. Our guide Mohamed Bowajamor was very professional and always caring of me and my girlfriend. It was a very great experience, the highlight of our trip to Morocco
          Written August 19, 2023
        • Youssef7z
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Enjoyable trip to Imlil
          It was a very wonderful experience visiting Imlil. Beautiful weather, what a beautiful waterfalls ImlilI did not achieve my dream after climbing Mount Toubkal
          Written August 8, 2023
        • Alexander c
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing trip to Mount Toubkal
          I had a great experience on the two day Toubkal tour. I had booked a group ticket but was the only participant and had a private guide named Ibrahim. Ibrahim was a very good and friendly guide. He puts a lot of emphasis on making you feel comfortable during the climb. He sets a comfortable pace, takes regular breaks and can tell you a lot about the region and nature. It was a great experience and I absolutely recommend it. There were authentic lunches and dinners and an overnight stay at the Refuge Camp. The hike to the camp was very hot, but up on the mountain it can be very cold and windy. Appropriate equipment is therefore recommended
          Written July 18, 2023
        • jakewA2294DF
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Had Such a great experience with a friend and I our tour guide name was Housain I would highly recommend asking for him personally as he made our hike heaps of fun and exciting compared to other tour groups that went up the mountain
          Written July 15, 2023
        • TimBenSpoler
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Toubkal with my girlfriend and Ibrahim
          We had a great experience with this private tour!!! We started at Imlil with our guide Ibrahim and Omar, the chef. Omar did a great job making breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea. It was a lot and very nice (traditional) dishes. The first day was not easy because of the sun but absolutely doable. You could drop some bags on the mule: Omar takes them with him on the trip to basecamp. There are a couple of stops where you can buy some refreshments (coke, etc.) After 4-5 hours (and break) we arrived at the sleeping place. Overnight we stayed at the basecamp in a shared room (private room was also possible but more expensive). After diner we had a little chitchat with Ibrahim, very nice guy! We asked if we could go early in the morning to the summit to see the sunrise, which wasn’t a problem! Day 2 we started in the dark and after an our of walking my headlight was dead. Ibrahim gave his lamp to me and the trip continued. The last part requires quite a lot of climbing because it is steep, but also again not impossible or dangerous. We reached the summit as the first ones that day and it was unreal and so nice!! Thanks to Ibrahim for his care and good help it was a great and special trip. This trip is highly recommended!!
          Written June 17, 2023
        • alexisgG4350TI
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing experience !
          What an amazing experience ! The landscapes were breathtaking and our guides Mohammed and Kamal were really helpful and well-organized. The food and the refuge were good too. Made some new friends along the way ! Strongly recommend ! Alexis and Anne-Audrey Canads
          Written May 31, 2023
        • craigcN659AX
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          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          We would have been better off just climbing on our own.
          So many ways....First, we booked a private guide. There were 10 of us on the climb. All great people but...we booked a private guide. We booked a private room at the refuge. We spent all night awake in a room with six people making all the human sounds you can imagine. The guide service leave a lot to be desired. Fortunately I have a lot of experience climbing so we were able to deal with it. It can be improved by: Providing transportation to and from the trail head. We had to walk about 2.5 miles to get to the start of the trail. No big deal on the way up but it would be good to pick up the clients at the end of a day that includes 3,000' of ascent and 7,000' of descent. Bring your own crampons, the ones they provide are very old and do not fit regular hiking shoes well. For a spring/summer climb bring a good pair of microspikes. Bring layers of clothing including a puffy. Bring gloves and a wool hat. It is very windy and cold on the second morning and you will be doing much of the climb in the dark. Bring your own hiking poles, the ones they provide are pretty cheap. They say you can get stuff in Ismil but most of it appeared used. The guide did not pay attention to some of our group when they got scared crossing some of the snow fields. They are steep enough and if you slip you're going to slide a long ways.
          Written May 12, 2023
        • Andrew0107
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          2.0 of 5 bubbles
          Lovely but be careful
          Bittersweet review but necessary. We booked a “private tour” but it wasn’t . We were grouped with 8 other travellers who booked under the same presumption. From the off the organisation of the tour was extremely poor. We had to text to arrange the private transfer and reconfirm the night before as no one reached out to us. Once in the taxi we were driven around Marrakech for 1 hour picking up other members of the tour who were equally disgruntled with the travel arrangements. When we arrived at the start of the trek. We were introduced to the guide who was only interested in selling the hired equipment. He did not check if everyone had the right equipment or their previous hiking experience. We set off later on the first day because of the bad organisation. The trek on the first day itself was lovely and we were very fortunate to have been grouped with a great bunch. The guide stopped once in 4 1/2 hours to give us some information on a local village. We got to the refuge at 7pm on the first night and there were not enough beds for the group which resulted in one tour member sleeping on the floor. There were no private rooms as suggested and you sleep in bunk beds with everyone else hiking. It’s not unusual to to sleep in dorms like this on big hikes but the marketing should not mislead people and suggest a private room. After arriving at the refuge, we did not receive dinner until 10pm well after other groups had eaten. Most groups were in bed at 8:30 ready for the 3am start the following morning. As a group we highlighted that we were upset that we were eating so late considering the early start the next day. We had to remind the guide that we would need to start the trek at 3am to get a sunrise on the mountain of which he replied to us that there would be no sunrise… unfortunately another member of the tour fell Ill to altitude sickness and the Guide was no where to be found during the 3 hours after arrival at the refuge. We received the hired equipment at the end of the day. Some members were given hiking boots which did not fit and two left foot crampons. They were told to do the hike in trainers and that crampons could be applied!! Fortunately these members dropped out of the tour when they did, or they would have almost certainly developed frostbite or orthopaedic injuries on the push for the summit. During the summit push itself the guide did not check everyone was okay and shouted at two members of the group that had altitude sickness halfway up the mountain. Fortunately another guide took them down. As an experienced mountaineer upto 6500m I thought this was shocking. 6/10 made the summit with 2 being left just below the summit as the guide was unwilling to guide them along a ridge because they wanted to use crampons. Once the summit was made the guide congratulated those at the top and immediately proceeded to tell us to counter review any bad review they might leave after the trek. This was disgusting… a guide should never leave a member of a tour unaccompanied let alone moan about them to other members. The problem was that there was not enough guides for the group members. The final icing on the cake was the transportation back to Marrakech to which we were dropped in the wrong part of the city after much reassurance. The group we were with were fantastic and definitely made the trip worthwhile for us but unfortunately the guiding and organisation was not up to scratch. Please read this review and take into consideration when booking. This is coming from an experienced trekker 😃
          Written May 5, 2023
        • anyam8181
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Out of the city...
          A well organised trip out of the city to see the beautiful countryside including Berbervillages. Jawad and Mazik were on hand to ensure everyone was looked after. For me particularly doing the tour by myself with a baby it was made easily accessible. We even did the camel ride which I wasn't expecting to be able to do. Recommended and a really lovely reprieve from the hectic city, very glad I booked this trip!!!
          Written March 17, 2023
        • GlobeTrotting798351
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fabulous day trip
          What a great day excursion. Was picked up from our hotel by Marwan our guide who had been in touch the night before to confirm the pick up details. Throughout the trip he was funny, informative and considerate. Went first to the Atlas mountains via a stop for breakfast at a woman's Argan Oil cooperative. Delicious and informative and gave us a chance to get to know our fellow travellers. Went on to the mountains with a great commentary by Marwan. Stopped at a village for lunch. Left the van and walked to the restaurant with Marwan pointing out the best views and interesting facts. Lunch was served with an amazing backdrop of the mountains and was hot and very tasty. After lunch we walked to the waterfall which was breathtaking. It was quite a long walk and a little bit tricky at times but Marwan was great, checking everyone was ik and helping us if we needed it. Back on the van we headed for the dessert, about an hours drive away. Again stunning scenery and great commentary. Arrived at the camel farm and enjoyed a 20 minute camel ride which was great fun! Finally back on the can to be dropped off back at our hotel. Great value for money (booked through Getyourguide) and a real insight into the different regions around Marrakech.
          Written March 7, 2023
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles6 reviews
        Very good

        Yoeri F
        5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2022 • Solo
        Omar Emzilen is a great guide who knows the Atlas Mountains and the berber villages very well. Not only does he lead the way, but he also provides information about the area and cooks excellently. Apart from leading, he is also a great guy in general who makes sure you have everything you need. He speaks English, French, Morocc and Berber. Highly recommended!
        Written December 24, 2022
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        LCD in Inverness
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        May 2019 • Friends
        These folks do it right! Courteous, kind, patient, knowledgeable, safe and delightful company. Our trek was about 22 miles, leaving from Imlil. The trails are rugged and mostly unmaintained. There was some road travel on quiet mountain roads. Stunning views the entire time. Excellently prepared fresh meals. I was traveling with friends and now plan to bring my whole family next year. I am an experienced trekker and found this route to be similar to hikes in the Eastern Sierra being hot dry and steep at times. Loose stones, sand and broken rocks on the path made some descents challenging. Two easy river crossings.
        Tips: trekking poles would be helpful for many. Bring your own snacks/bars etc. if you need to nibble along the way (we found the meals sufficient and the heat takes way much of the appetite. Locally purchased olives and dates travel well). Absolutely take electrolytes if traveling in hot months.
        I have tremendous gratitude for our guides who worked long hot rugged days during Ramadan!! Blessings to you Abdul, Mohamed, and Hakim.
        Written May 19, 2019
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        Suzanne S
        Inverness, United States18 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Abdul was the most amazing, attentive and good-natured guide and our donkey drivers/cooks other Abdul and Mohammed were fabulous! We ate like queens even stopped at the top of a pass in the middle of nowhere. We thought we were going on an 18 kilometer hike over two days but it was actually 22+ miles!! We (six women friends aged 34-72) went from Imlil to Tachedirt and back (different route on return ending at a village below Imlil along the river),staying in a very lovely and comfortable guest house at the very tippy top of Tachedirt which is allegedly the highest village in the High Atlas. Some of the terrain is grueling- especially the final 3 mile descent over rocks and scree. Our wonderful Abdul’s and Mohammed did the entire trip during Ramadan which means that during the days when we were hiking up and down in very warm weather they had neither food nor water. An extraordinary experience highly recommended. Just be sure your body is up to the challenge.
        Written May 19, 2019
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