Day trip to the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech

(1165 Reviews)

Best Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains Day Tour

Escape to the breathtaking Atlas Mountains on an award-winning day trip from Marrakech, where adventure awaits: journey through the enchanting Agafay desert, hop on a camel for a unique ride, traverse the picturesque Kik plateau with its charming mud-brick Berber homes and friendly shepherds, step inside traditional Berber houses to enjoy a cup of refreshing mint tea, and embark on a scenic hike through Toubkal National Park to discover mesmerizing waterfalls. This immersive experience promises not only natural beauty but also a warm connection with the local culture and hospitality in Morocco’s stunning mountainous landscapes.


  • A/C modern Toyota land cruiser 4x4.
  • English / French speaking driver/guide.
  • 30 minutes camel ride.
  • Mint tea, home made bread and olive oil at a Berber house.
  • 1 hour walk in Toubkal National Park with an experienced local guide.
  • 3 course lunch at a Berber House in Imlil Village.
  • Pick up and drop off at your Marrakech hotels.

Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains Day Tour Highlights:

  • Drive across Agafay desert to admire the view of the arid dunes with Atlas Mountains in the backdrop
  • Experience a camel ride enjoying the views of snow-capped Atlas Mountains
  • Enjoy a tea ceremony at a Berber house in Kik Plateau
  • Hike to Aroumd Berber village and stop at the waterfalls on the way
  • Treat yourself to a delicious Tagine served at a Berber family house
  • Visit a Berber market and watch locals haggle for every item

Atlas Mountains Day Trip from Marrakech Itinerary:

Marrakech - Agafay Desert - Toubkal National Park

After meeting your 4×4 driver / guide at your hotel or riad, your day trip to the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech will start with a drive south of the city through the Haouz plains to Agafay desert.
From here, enjoy some off the beaten track drive to the lake of Lalla Takerkoust where you will stop to enjoy the view and take photos.
An optional 30 minutes camel ride will be your next stop at the slopes of the Atlas Mountains before you continue your drive through the mountainous tiny roads to Kik Plateau admiring the views of Berber villages scattered left and right.
Fadma is a generous Berber lady who was kind enough to host our guests for a tea ceremony at her humble mud brick house. She will bake home made bread for you as well, to dip into extra virgin olive oil.
Continue your Atlas Mountain journey through rough terrains to Imlil village, where we will leave our 4×4 and enjoy an hour moderate hike to ‘’Aroumd’’, a tiny Berber village located at the heart of Toubkal National Park, famous for its splendid views of Toubkal Mountain, the highest peak of North Africa ( 4 167 m / 13,671 ft high ). There is also a small waterfall the way not to miss, and surely your local guide will show you the way there.
After a delicious Berber Tagine lunch served by a host family in ‘’Aroumd’’ Village, descend back to Imlil, and enjoy a smooth ride back to Marrakech through Tahennaout, the main town in the region, where the weekly market takes place every Tuesday.
Your Marrakech to Atlas Mountains day trip will come to an end around 16h00 with a drop off at your hotel or riad in Marrakech.

Atlas Mountain Day Trip Prices:

Number of Participants: 1 2 3 4 5 6
Price per person: 160€ 95€ 75€ 60€ 55€ 50€
Number of Participants: Price per person:
1 160€
2 95€
3 75€
4 60€
5 55€
6 50€


Frequently Asked Questions:

How far is the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech?

The distance between Marrakech and the Atlas Mountains is 65 Km (40.38 miles). Imlil is the principal town used as a hiker base to climb the Atlas Mountains.

What is the best time to visit the Atlas Mountains?

The best time to visit the Atlas Mountains is the fall and spring. If you are a ski fan, you can also visit Oukaimeden ski resort during winter. However, Ourika Valley, on the slopes of the High Atlas Mountains is a popular destination for locals escaping Marrakech summer heat on a day excursion from Marrakech.

What do i wear for a day trip in the Atlas Mountains?

Choosing what to wear for the Atlas Mountains depends on the season: Light clothes during early fall and late spring as the temperature in the Atlas Mountains is mild and sunny. However, it would be best to pack warm clothes for winter and early spring.

What are the Atlas Mountains famous for?

Morocco’s Atlas Mountains are famous for trekking and skiing and represent an excellent opportunity for a moderate walk and visit Berber communities. They are also amazing destinations to explore on a day excursion from Marrakech.

What is the Climate of the High Atlas Mountains?

During summer, the altitude level of the Atlas Mountains offers cooler temperatures. However, exposed valley’s temperatures can reach up to 30 °C. Thunderstorms and heavy showers are occasional during summer seasons in the Atlas Mountains. In winter, the high altitudes are exposed to freezing weather and heavy snow. Toubkal summit ( 4167 m above sea level ) is covered in snow from late November to late May. During the day, the temperature can range from 10°C to 20°C. Although the spring season is wet in the Atlas Mountains, and possible floods are caused by occasional rain and melting snow, there will be many dry and sunny days, representing an excellent occasion for visitors and trekking fans to enjoy the Atlas Mountains. The fall (September / October) is undoubtedly the best time to visit the Atlas Mountains, thanks to its dry weather and mild temperatures.

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Silas Mercer

Family Traveller

It was truly a wonderful and fresh adventure that I would enthusiastically suggest to everyone. Our driver, Mohamed, was an outstanding tour guide who ensured we felt right at home and shared all the important details with us. He truly elevated the experience beyond our expectations. We gathered at a designated spot and then embarked on a journey to the Agafay desert, where we not only enjoyed tea but also had the chance to ride camels. After that, we had the incredible opportunity to meet a local family of berbers who graciously taught us the art of making authentic Moroccan tea. Moving forward, we ventured into the stunning Atlas Mountains, treating ourselves to a captivating tour of the mountainous region. And to top it all off, we indulged in a delicious tagine meal with a breathtaking view of the mountains.

August 30, 2023

Ignacio Rojas

Family Traveller

I highly recommend this trip to anyone visiting Marrakech! Our guide, Hassan, was absolutely fantastic. He led us to a local Berber friend’s house for an incredible Moroccan breakfast, where we got a firsthand look at their lifestyle and learned about their daily routines. We had numerous chances to take memorable photos. We journeyed through the Agafay desert and continued to the Atlas Mountains, which offered stunning views. Hassan even took us to his family’s home in the Atlas Mountains, treating us to tea with breathtaking vistas. We enjoyed a short walk to witness a beautiful waterfall as well. The day also included a Moroccan lunch in a charming mountain town, with more opportunities for photos. We explored a women’s cooperative and wrapped up the day with a camel ride. This jeep safari is an excellent way to immerse yourself in the Berber way of life, guided by someone knowledgeable and friendly!

August 26, 2023

Arata Tanaka

Couple Traveller

We had a fantastic outing with our guide, LAhcen! He skillfully highlighted the key aspects of the excursion and accommodated our preferences throughout the day. His driving was excellent, and he provided valuable assistance. Thanks once more!

August 25, 2023

Luciano Costa

Couple Traveller

Our guide was really friendly and did a great job explaining the various villages and places we visited. We had a quick stop at a shop where they produce argan products, and we got to taste tea, oil, and honey. When we reached the Atlas Mountains, we visited a Berber house and even got to prepare a tagine ourselves. In the afternoon, we explored the Agafay desert, taking photos and going on a 4×4 adventure. I highly recommend this! Many thanks to Ali for making this day so wonderful.

August 23, 2023

Emilian Kova?

Family Traveller

The excursion was truly worth it. It offers a fresh perspective on the country and its people compared to the usual city experience. Venturing into the mountains and Agafay desert, we enjoyed breathtaking views. The Berber villages we visited went the extra mile to prepare delicious food, and we were treated to stunning waterfalls. It was fascinating to witness the process of making Argan oil. The camel tour was decent, and overall, it was a very pleasant trip that provided a unique experience. On a personal note, it was a bit disheartening to observe how animals are often used for tourism or other purposes, rather than being cared for. Nevertheless, the excursion itself was cozy and enjoyable. Our guide shared a wealth of information and was extremely friendly. This experience was truly valuable, and we’re thrilled that we went for it. The warm and welcoming attitude of everyone involved added to the overall charm of the trip.

August 22, 2023
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