Imlil, a Berber village in the Heart of the High Moroccan Atlas
Morocco’s High Atlas is one of the world’s most beautiful mountain ranges. It is home to the Berbers, who have brilliantly preserved their traditional rural world and unique lifestyle in a stunning natural setting. Now a haven for open air sports, all year long, the High Atlas offers all kinds of adventure activities: hiking, cross country skiing, mountaineering, paragliding, mountain biking and the list goes on. Imlil, a Berber village clinging to the mountainside, is by far the best base camp for all these activities as well as for climbing Mount Toukbal, North Africa’s highest peak at 4168 m in altitude.
You’ll stay in a douar in the mountain. A douar is the traditional housing of Berber villages, built of earth and stone, with several levels of terraces above one another. Our douar has been recently renovated respecting the spirit of traditional Moroccan construction. In the middle of a village of about 30 Berber houses, it comprises 4 rooms. Authentic traditional cuisine is on the menu here!
Price for this Atlas Immersion
Your stay starting from 240€ per person based on a 2 person trip in a douar in the Atlas
Price for each supplementary day: 60€
Final price will vary according to the number of people and the season.
- 3 nights in double rooms
- All meals
- Transfers to and from Marrakech
Not included :
- A guide
To do while there?
. Go trekking for the day with the help of a certified high-mountain guide. All levels are possible: from a stroll in the gardens at the bottom of the valley to climbing the Toubkal and setting up tents for the night on your way.
. Immerse yourself in the daily life of this mountain village by taking a walk through the gardens to meet this Berber world which has preserved its age-old characteristics.
. Enjoy the simple comfort of the inn, or the authentic comfort of the camp, with the warmth and availability of the personnel who will take pleasure in sharing with you their Berber culture.
Additional things to do while there
A guide for the day: about €50.
A guide for climbing Toubkal: about €85 for per day.
- The best period for hiking is from April to October. Cross country skiing and mule skiing unique to the High Atlas, can be done from the beginning of February to the end of March.
- After you book, we’ll send you a list of tips and our favorite places for you to visit!
- Don’t hesitate to expend the trip to make it a week long
- Best period: June and September
How to access ?
Imlil, (1740m in altitude), is located 64 km south of Marrakech. It is accessible by a 1h30min drive on well kept paved roads (transfer included in the price).