Day Trip to Imlil

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Day Trip to Imlil

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The spectacular High Atlas Mountain region of Morocco is a hiking/trekking paradise. With one day we drive you to the village of Imlil in the High Atlas Mountains. The drive alone is superb, following the river up into the High Atlas passing small rural villages perched on the sides of the hills, in spring the almond and cherry trees are full of blossom and the small terraced fields full of produce. Later in the year the apples are harvested and even in the winter you can smell the apples in the air.

From Imlil centre we walk up to the village of Aremd, from here you can see across the flood plains is the route to Jbel Toubkal at 4167mtrs. One of my routes goes through Aremd, through walnut groves and the villages of Tagadirt and Targa Imoula and along the Tamatert Valley back to Imlil.

These trips can be extended if you wish to spend some time trekking in the region.

We also offer a day trip to Imlil with a mule trek up to Aremd, along the walnut groves trails, through Berber villages and lunch in Tamatert or Aremd which is nestled in walnut and cherry woodlands. This is an ideal option for a family day out. Please ask me about this option.

Another route takes us up the opposite valley to Mzik, a village perched on the hillside, here you can have a wonderful lunch in Mohameds house, his wife will cook a 3 course lunch for you while we enjoy the walk, views from the Berber house down the valley are astonishing and well worth the effort. As time goes on I will have more options for short and medium treks in this area.

For a few months of the year this region is in the snow belt, but even in December it is a very beautiful time to visit. The low winter sun casts incredible shadows across the landscape and you can get the most amazing photos.

I have several community projects in this region of the High Atlas Mountains; schools, projects for water reservoirs, helping local village associations and donating clothing etc. If you are coming to Marrakech and have any items you could bring, or can collect stuff to bring, we can then take them with us on our trip to Imlil, just let me know when you are booking and we will be delighted to bring things with us to the village associations.

  • Destination
  • Included
    Bottled water
    Personal guide
    Private transport
  • Not Included
    Airport transfers
    Meals as per tour description
    Soft drinks
    Tips for staff and guides
At the crossroads of Europe and Africa, surrounded by Mediterranean waters and opening onto the vastness of the Atlantic ocean, Morocco is a wonderland for nature lovers. It is the "land of the distant sunset", a destination rich in contrasts, with a two thousand year-old history, that will stimulate your curiosity. In these lands where several dynasties succeeded one another, you will discover remains of the greatest Mediterranean civilizations. In the north of the country, the Roman ruins of Volubilis stand. In Rabat, pieces of architecture are evidence of the ancient French presence. Everywhere else, there are several treasures tracing the Muslim civilizations: the Kasbah of the Oudayas, the green expanses of the Menara gardens. Between sea and mountains, desert sands and green plains, eye-popping panoramas are displayed to shower you with tranquility and natural beauty; enchanting vivid pictures with the richness of a brawling culture transport you into a most raw nature.

Morocco, a melting pot of dynasties and cultures:

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Gastronomic journey with Moroccan flavours

Morocco's culinary heritage embraces the deep-rooted traditions and cultural variety of the country. Couscous, Tajine, Pastilla, Mrouzia, and R'fissa, are some of the emblematic dishes of the country that you can’t resist. Subtly composed of a wide variety of striking flavours and scents, Moroccan cuisine draws its originality from a combination between Berber, Arab-Andalusian, and Jewish culinary traditions. Thanks to its rich cultural heritage specific to each region, Morocco has built an undisputed reputation worldwide.

Authentic stay

A warm welcome, magnificent landscapes, a secular culture, everything was thought to offer you an unforgettable stay. Whatever solution you choose, the charm of Moroccan art of living will not fail to surprise you! You may lose all our bearings when travelling, especially when it comes to communicate with local people, but in Morocco you’ll feel at home. Moroccan unparalleled hospitality will make your trip a lot more easier! Without even asking, you’ll be given advises but also places to stay in. Inside of the famous medinas, the Riads and guest houses will shower you with warm reception and affection.You won’t fail to find authenticity in the mountains or in the valleys neither, if you decided to stay at the inhabitant's, in a lodging, an inn or in Kashbah made of mud-brick. And for those who dream of deserts and oases, a bivouac in the Sahara is tailor made for you.

Morocco : Long-standing traditions blend seamlessly with modernity

Morocco is undoubtedly been able to preserve its traditions and make its cultural heritage prosper through generations, using them as levers for development. In Marrakech, the Medina and its magnetic souks shower you with its traditionnal side, while Guéliz and Hivernage offer the most modern facilities and infrastructure. Far from being antagonistic, the combination of modernity and tradition embodies the true strength of Morocco. Leaving the old medina where the history of Marrakech takes hold of all the architectural details, you’ll discover modern districts. Grand boulevards, European-style buildings in ochre color charm its visitors. In a notable contrast with the old medina, the districts of Gueliz and the Hivernage give the city another level of fascination : a more modern, lively and revolutionary aspect. Gueliz, which is the beating heart of the city, is the business district. As you walk along its boulevards, you will find a Western-style setting: the headquarters of banks and companies.

Ecological tourism in Morocco

Nowadays, many tourists tick-off "Eco-Friendly" stays harking back for nature, relaxation, mediation and a total break with the routine. Looking for inner peace and zen moment goes hand-in-hand with nature preservation, for nature being the source of our hapiness. We are always looking for inner peace and this cannot be achieved without the preservation of nature: nature that does us good and protects us! Morocco, in this same context, also seeks to avoid the shortcomings of modernity, particularly in environmental matters, by promoting responsible tourism that impacts the land and the local populations.   SOURCE: VISIT MOROCCO