Atlas Valley Trek

Panoramic views from Atlas Valley Trek

Atlas Valley Trek

Prices

From $325USD

Difficulty

Guided

B&B, Gite, Camping

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Highlights

Trek through the beautiful valleys of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains

Experience the beauty of the Atlas and Azzaden valleys in Morocco.

Enjoy breathtaking views of Mount Toubkal, the tallest mountain in northern Africa, and the surrounding peaks.

Visit the lovely Ouirgane National Park and see its unique, copper-green soil.

Learn more about Berber life and culture as you visit local villages and stay in authentic Moroccan gites.

Experience the natural beauty of the Atlas Valley in Morocco on a guided trekking tour that’s suitable for the whole family. You’ll explore Ouirgane National Park then trek through the Atlas Valley to the Azzaden Valley. You’ll also see the stunning peaks of Mount Toubkal and other nearby mountains on this incredible Atlas Valley trek.

Stay in authentic Moroccan gites in local Berber villages where you can learn about Berber culture and daily life. Don’t miss this incredible Moroccan trekking experience!

Atlas Valley Trekking Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Marrakesh

Arrival day in Morocco! Transfer from Marrakesh Menara International Airport to your hotel. If you arrive early in the day, spend the day exploring the wonderful city of Marrakesh. Don’t forget to get a good night’s rest to prepare you for your trekking adventure!

Overnight Location
Riad Viewpoint, Marrakesh
Distance
N/A
Meals
None

Day 2 Transfer to Imi Oughlad then trek to Tinzert

Drive from Marrakesh to Imi Oughlad (1,450 m/4,757’) which is along the road to Imlil. Meet your guide and Berber muleteer here and begin your trek. The first day is an easy hike in Ouirgane National Park to help you adjust to the altitude. Enjoy the gentle terrain, the lovely juniper trees, and the unique copper green soil. Walk for about 4 hours until you reach the small Berber village of Tinzert. Spend the night here in an authentic gite.

Overnight Location
Gite in Tizert
Distance
4 hrs
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Trek through the Azzaden Valley to Ait Aissa

Today’s trail begins with a climb to leave the valley and cross to another, the beautiful Azzaden Valley. You’ll enjoy the view of the walnut groves and the rushing mountain stream that runs through them. You can also see the tallest peak in northern Africa, Mount Toubkal, and the stunning neighboring peaks that form the head of the river valley. Spend the night in a gite in the village of Ait Aissa.

Overnight Location
Gite in Ait Aissa
Distance
5-6 hrs
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Trek over the Tizi n Mzik Pass to Imlil, Transfer to Marrakesh

Leave the Azzaden Valley today, climbing up through the valley toward Tizi Oussem. From here, continue climbing to the Tizi n Mzik Pass (2,489 m/8,166’) then descend again to end your trek in the village of Imlil. Enjoy eating lunch here in Imlil, then you’ll be driven back to Marrakesh. If you have the energy, explore this fascinating city and perhaps enjoy an open-air dinner in the Central Square.

Overnight Location
Riad Viewpoint, Marrakesh
Distance
4-5 hrs
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 Departure

Sadly, your adventure in Marrakesh just came to an end. After breakfast, you will transfer to the airport for your flight.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Atlas Valley Trekking Tour Price and Dates

This guided trekking tour of the Atlas Valley is always run as a private tour for your group only and the pricing always depends on the size of your group.
Prices below are per person sharing a double or a triple room:

  • Guided group of 2-3: €375EUR per person
  • Guided group of 4-6: €350EUR per person
  • Guided group of 7-10: €325EUR per person
  • Guided group of 11+: €295EUR per person
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Accommodation on the Atlas Valley trekking tour

Accommodation along your trek will be in simple Berber gites for an authentic experience of Moroccan life and culture. Camping is an option during the summer months.

Before your trek, stay in a 3-star Riad (bed and breakfast) in Marrakesh. Rooms are double occupancy, and single travelers will pay a supplement.

In some cases, accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of €75EUR to have a private room as a solo traveler. In some cases, there may be other solo travelers, and we can match you with participants of the same sex.

Riad Viewpoint, Marrakesh

Lovely Moroccan-style rooms await you, as well as a beautiful rooftop terrace with a great view. For an extra treat, request a room near the terrace!

Night 2-3

Gites along the trail

Stay in gites or guesthouses along the trail for the best experience of the Atlas Mountains surrounding Mount Toubkal!

Riad Viewpoint, Marrakesh

Lovely Moroccan-style rooms await you, as well as a beautiful rooftop terrace with a great view. For an extra treat, request a room near the terrace!

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s included in the Atlas Valley trekking tour?

Meals

4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 2 dinners are included. Water is also included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 4 nights are included as described. The first night is in a Riad in Marrakesh and the other two are in gites along the trail. Camping is also an option during the summer months.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation from Marrakesh to the trailhead and then back to Marrakesh after the trek is included. Transfers to and from the airport are also included.

Also Included

  • Mountain guide and cook on the trek
  • Mules for luggage transport
  • Camping equipment if needed (tents and sleeping mats)

Not included

  • Flights to and from Marrakesh
  • Meals other than those listed in the itinerary
  • Soft drinks or alcoholic beverages
  • Personal gear
  • Travel insurance

Optional Extras

  • Gear rentals (€2-5 EUR/day per item)

Frequenty Asked Questions about Atlas Valley Trek

How hard is the Atlas Valley trekking tour?

We rate this tour as a 2 / 5. This trip is relatively short, and the route is not strenuous. It is suitable for families with children.

Do I need a Visa to travel to Morocco?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Atlas Valley trek?

4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 2 dinners are included. Meals on your arrival day in Marrakesh are not included.

Can I catch an evening flight and miss the last night in Marrakech?

If you do not want the last night in Marrakesh, your tour will be discounted to reflect fewer nights of accommodation. Please note that the tours arrive late in the afternoon into Marrakesh and we can't guarantee arrival at a specific time.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have Health and Medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Marrakesh to start this tour?

Fly to Marrakesh Menara International Airport.

Is the Atlas Valley tour in English?

Yes, the tour guide is English speaking.

Where does the Atlas Valley trekking tour end?

The tour ends where it began, in Marrakesh. Airport transfer is included.

What about my luggage during the trek?

All personal luggage, as well as food and cooking equipment for the group, are carried by mules. Pack a daypack with water and any essentials needed along the trail.

What kind of gear is needed?

  • sturdy hiking boots and socks
  • personal first aid kit
  • sleeping bag
  • rain gear (jacket and pants)
  • water bottle or bladder system
  • soft-sided bag (50-80 liters)
  • lightweight daypack
  • sunglasses and sunscreen
  • flashlight and batteries
  • towel and personal toiletry items

What clothing is appropriate?

Please respect the conservative religious culture of Morocco when choosing your clothing. Knees and shoulders should be covered, as well as the “private“ areas in between.

Can I rent equipment?

Yes. Equipment such as walking boots, sleeping bags, rain jackets, walking poles, backpacks, and stoves can be rented for an additional fee, ranging between €2-5 EUR per day.

Can I combine the Atlas Valley trekking tour with other treks in Morocco?

Yes! This tour can easily be combined with other adventure tours in Morocco!

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Morocco?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Morocco?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Morocco for this tour?

This tour is available year-round, but the best time to travel to Morocco for this trek is during the warmer months from June – October, when camping is also an option.

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Prices

From $325USD

Difficulty

Guided

B&B, Gite, Camping

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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We rate this tour as a 2 / 5. This trip is relatively short, and the route is not strenuous. It is suitable for families with children.

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