On this exciting day trip you will travel by 4×4 on an off-the-beaten-track Atlas circuit of scenic contrasts and experiences
From Marrakech your first adventure will be at Agafay, the closest desert to Marrakech. A hilly barren landscape in the foothills of the Atlas, the Agafay Desert is a playground for quad bikers and buggy enthusiasts with a backdrop of often snow-capped peaks.
Next you’ll pause for tea at Lake Takerkoust, a popular weekend recreational lake. Boating, swimming and sailing are popular activities here.
From the lake we will drive via the Kik Plateau to the little mountain village called Imlil. If you visit on a Saturday you will visit the traditional and exotic weekly market of Asni in the Atlas mountains.
Next we follow a little-used mountain road to the village of Imlil where you will will have lunch at a local guesthouse. From here you will have a beautiful view of the Mizane Valley. After lunch you will meet your local guide for a 1,5 optional walk in the the area. After the walk you will transfer back to Marrakech.
There’s lots of opportunity for taking photos on this trip, so don’t forget your camera.
Length: 1 days
Price: from €65
This trek is available throughout the year. You can start on any date you wish.Book Now
For Atlas Trekking you need to prepare as you would for walking in any mountain region; it can be warm and sunny during the day but the weather in the mountains can quickly change from sunshine to snow and cold winds (autumn through late spring). Please do not leave any rubbish behind you; carry out what you carry in.
Atlas Treks are tailored to match the season and your level of fitness. You have the choice of basing yourself in Berber Guesthouses, from where you can take daily walks, or you can Atlas Mule Trek for 2+ days. On mule treks you usually have the choice of staying in Berber Guesthouse/with families or wild camping in 2-person tents. In addition to regular packing, here is a Check List for Atlas Trekking:
Tend to be short day walks and rambles at low altitudes. Grade 1 walks can be enjoyed by anyone who leads a reasonably active life and no special preparation is required.
Will usually involve some longer walks (4-6 hours/day) at low altitudes (below 3000m). Some previous hill walking experience would be beneficial but these walks should be within the capabilities of those who lead a normal active life. Grade 2 walking tours may contain some optional strenuous days, and in order to get the best out of the trip we would advise that you tone up your fitness before you join.
Are for the more serious hill walker and a higher level of physical fitness is required. Walking days are normally 6-8 hours and may involve up to 900m or more of ascent and descent. You should be prepared for several consecutive days walking, often at higher altitudes, so stamina is important.