Imlil Valley Excursion – Atlas Mountains
Atlas mountains and the Imlil day trip is one of the most spectacular day trips from Marrakech if you desire to get out of the city and delve into the authentic and rural side of Morocco. We will start our day-out at 09 am from Marrakech by a 4WD vehicle or minivan for 1.30-hour drive south up the Moulay Brahim Gorges, and the Berber village of Asni very popular for its weekly market every Saturday then to Ait Maizan valley. Imlil is a small village at the foothills of the highest mountains in Morocco Jbel Toubkal. Imlil is the center to hire mountain guides and mules due to its unique position and its connection to several Berber villages and a very popular start point for treks and hikes for climbing Toubkal mountain. Arrival to Imlil here we shall leave our vehicle to start our walk towards the south to the Berber village of Aroumd (1843m) set in the upper level foothills of the Western High Atlas mountains, a main trailhead with streams and paths branching out in all directions to get our lunch which will be served in a luxury Riad in the village. Afterwards, you can take a short walk before we return to Marrakech.