Imlil village in the High Atlas mountains

Spend a day outdoors and enjoy the beautiful High Atlas mountains!

Take a break from busy Marrakech and join our private daytrip; we’ll go hiking in the calm and relaxing High Atlas Mountains, near Imlil.

Prepare to enjoy a taste of local Moroccan mountain life while travelling in a solid 4×4, SUV or mini-van (European Standard).

You will be picked up at your hotel or Square Jemaa El-Fnaa at approximately 9:00 am, where we will drive via the outskirts of Marrakech to the High Atlas Mountains. After travelling for 1hr 45mins we will arrive in Imlil and begin our 2-3 hour guided hike.

The roads and trails are mainly unpaved so you will need comfortable, sturdy footwear. The weather can be cool during winter months and quite warm during summer months, so we recommend you research the temperatures prior to departure and dress in layers, ensuring your comfort. It is also important to bring drinking water and sunscreen.

Following the hike we will have lunch with local Moroccan people and or course, enjoy some delicious mint tea! When we have finished lunch there will be an optional second hike, or you can choose to relax in the village, enjoying local shops, cafes and the fresh mountain air. Settle back into the vehicle in the late afternoon to enjoy the scenic trip back to Marrakech where you will be dropped of at your point of pick up.

Imlil

The pittoresque village of Imlil

Bring some good hiking shoes with you. Depending on the time of the year it can be cold in the mountains. Be sure to bring some warm clothes along.

Private groups:

  • Please contact us directly to discuss you wishes and preferred date

What’s included:

  • Transport: to and from Imlil
  • Certified local guide (English & French speaking) to accompany you during the ride and the hike
  • Lunch (without beverages)
  • Tea

What is not included:

  • Optional mule ride (about 10 dirham per mule)
  • Tips
  • Drinks and items of a personal nature

from € 100,- per person

Practical information

How to get there

Direct flights are available from cities in Europe, the Middle East, West Africa and North America to Marrakech Menara Airport and other airports throughout Morocco. We can arrange the flight for you on request.

Passports and visas

Travelers are responsible for their own valid travel documents.

All people traveling to Morocco need a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after leaving Morocco.

EU and UK citizens, Australians, New Zealanders, Canadians and Americans do not require a visa to visit Morocco for a stay of up to 90 days. All other nationalities should contact the Moroccan embassy or consulate in their country for current visa information.

Money

Morocco’s currency is the dirham (MAD), divided into 100 centimes. Changing money is easy and you will find banks, ATMs and exchange offices in all major cities such as Casablanca, Fes and Marrakech. ATMs and banks are harder to find in rural areas. In Morocco, the most commonly used payment method is cash

Vaccinations

Vaccinations are not required by the Moroccan government. Consult your local doctor and take the itinerary with you to see if any vaccinations are required for you.

Luggage

Most travelers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you are traveling light. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are useful, although we recommend that your bag has carry straps. You also need a daypack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips.

Sleeping bags

In the winter months (November to March) there may not be enough heating (sometimes any) or enough blankets to keep everyone warm, we recommend bringing your own sleeping bag if you are traveling during that time.

Clothes

Because the climate in Morocco can vary, especially in the mountains; where the nights can be cold and it will be warm during the day, we recommend wearing several layers of clothing. And for the hikes; Don’t forget to bring your walking shoes!

Morocco is an Islamic country and while Moroccans can be very liberal in the big cities, it is highly appreciated – especially in the countryside – if you cover your shoulders and knees. This applies to both men and women.

Summers can be very hot. Don’t forget to bring a hat or something similar to cover your head. Or buy a scarf in the souks of Marrakech.

Tips

Normal tips are approximately 200 dh per day for the driver. And about 300 dh per day for the guide. Keep in mind that tips are NOT mandatory, but are only given when you are satisfied.

Travel insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory for all our trips. We require that you are insured at least for medical costs, including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment, and loss of baggage and personal belongings.