Day Trip to Imlil from Marrakech

A day trip to Imlil is a great way to see rural Morocco and the local way of life in the mountains.  Discover the stark and beautiful scenery of the High Atlas Mountain range with a single-day tour to the village of Imlil. The tour passes through the enchantingly beautiful southern Morocco and includes scenic desert drives, rugged landscape, and powerful vistas of the High Atlas Mountains among other attractions. You also get an experience of the intense Moroccan culture. 

Although Marrakech offers you an incredibly wide variety of things to see, it’s a good idea to take a road trip to the atmosphere of a peaceful mountain.  All in all, Imlil is such a quaint mountain village that makes a perfect destination for all of you who love mountains, hiking, and simple life. Furthermore, this trip offers also a significant chance to get to see Mount Toubkal, which is the highest peak in North Africa. 

In fact, the Imlil region is also known for the best tagines which are a Moroccan cultural dish. This is typically papered with vegetable lamb, beef or chicken and heavily spiced. Another interesting aspect about Imlil is the local Berber tribe Amazigh, who still nowadays live a simple life. Indeed, it’s worth exploring their everyday life and traditions. Besides of amazing scenery, a day trip to Imlil offers you another contrasting view, compared to Moroccan vibrant city life. 

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoying picturesque views of the Atlas Mountains
  • Visiting Berber villages and getting a taste of the local cuisine
  • Mule rides to Aroumd village
  • Panoramic views of Mount Toubkal

Detailed Itinerary

Day trip to Imlil In the morning we will pick you up at your hotel in Marrakech in a comfortable private and air-conditioned vehicle and, set off on our journey towards Imlil. It is a beautiful drive about 56 miles (90 km) taking you through a fascinating landscape. The path is twisted and captivating with the Atlas Mountain valleys providing a powerful backdrop. The views on the foothills of the mountains are a sight to behold. It is a great spot for photography. Continuing on our way, we will pass several small Berber villages. We will be making quick stops at some of these places en route to Imlil. 

Upon arriving in the mountain village of Imlil, we will start exploring the area including the surrounding valleys. From the village, you get an even better view of the High Atlas Mountains. The location also offers a panoramic view of Mount Toubkal, which is the highest peak in North Africa, with its height of 13,671 ft (4,167 m). Nearby is Toubkal National Park, covering 147 sq miles (380 km2), which we will pay a visit. You will also have a great time using the hiking options in the High Atlas Mountains. 

In the afternoon, you have the opportunity to enjoy a desert mule ride to Berber villages, especially Around. In this village, you will get acquainted with the amazing culture of the Berber tribes. Then we return to Imlil and if we have the time, we will also go visit the spectacular Ait Mizane Valley. Late in the day we will turn back and follow the scenic road back to Marrakesh. Our driver will drop you off at your accommodations, marking the end of a fantastic single-day Marrakech-Imlil tour.

Additional information:

  • We offer both standard and luxury accommodations. Please let us know what your preferences are and we will send you the available options.
  • In addition to first-class services, we have free wifi, water, pillows, and a wide variety of music in our vehicles for your amazing journey.
  • Please contact us for the desired tour, pricing, and more information: [email protected]

Contact us for Booking

  • Included

    Comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
    English or Spanish speaking driver
    Pick-up and drop-off at your accommodations
  • Not Included

    Accommodations during the tour
    Entry fees
    Some complementary dinners
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