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Day Trip to the High Atlas Mountains (Imlil)

Just over an hours drive south west of Marrakech in the High Atlas Mountains is the charming traditional village of Imlil. Normally a base for trekkers, Imlil is a thriving little village that can still be explored for a day out from Marrakech (or from Ouirgane/Ourika) without any trekking.


Please Note: Naturally Morocco's excursions are only available as part of a package booked through us that includes accommodation and transport.

Village of Imlil


Imlil is very traditional at heart, but a charming Berber village to visit in a superb location to witness some of the Berber culture in a gentle fashion. The High Atlas Mountains are incredibly beautiful and well worth the short drive from Marrakech (just over an hour) or from Ouirgane/Ourika) to see the highest peak in North Africa (from a distance), Mount Toubkal which stands at 4,167m.

There are numerous little shops to explore, some small cafés and restaurants to buy a snack or sit in for lunch and an opportunity to wander round the village at your leisure.  Imlil sits on a slope so if you are relatively fit, there are great photo opportunities if you explore further outside the village and take a walk up the hill for some glorious scenery at the top of the village that overlooks Imlil valley.


A Typical Day's Trip to Imlil

1. Depart Marrakech (this day trip can also be taken from Ouirgane/Imlil) at 10am

2. Arrive in Imlil at approx 11.30am.

3. Explore the traditions of a typical Berber village, take a coffee break at midday in one of the small cafes and watch how the locals go about their business

4. Visit some of the local shops and buy a few souvenirs before lunch

5. Take a casual walk to the top of the village for some beautiful views of Imlil Valley

6. Meet your driver at approx 4pm for your return to Marrakech (or Ouirgane/Ourika) at 5.30pm



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