1 Day Culture tour itinerary for Essaouira, Imlil & Marrakech: Enjoy A Day Out With Berbers
Essaouira, Imlil, Marrakech
Discover the Berber way of life and the authentic Moroccan in the High Atlas Mountains only over one hour and half drive from Marrakech. Savour the rustic setting and the simple way of life, humbling you down beyond what can be expressed through words.
Drive across some of the most beautiful valleys to the village of Imlil dominated by Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa.
Start a soft hike, or ride a mule to one of the highest and most picturesque Berber villages.
Meet the local Berber people, descendants of the earliest inhabitants of Morocco and discover their way of life and culture.
During this hike, admire breathtaking mountain scenery.
Learn how local traditional mint tea is made and enjoy a traditional typical lunch in a Berber home in the heart of the High Atlas.
Hotel / hostel pick-up transportation and driver (A/C car) from and to Marrakech.
English-speaking tour guide to pick up you from your hotel.
A guided walk in the national park and a stroll in the fields and orchards of apples, peaches, cherries and apricots.
Visit weekly local souks at Tahanaout and Asni (Tuesdays and Saturdays) Ourika (Monday) Amizmiz (Sunday).
Learn how local traditional mint tea is made.
Try your hand at bread maker.
Learn how to cook one of the Moroccan main dishes.
Try one of the following (vegetarian options are also available):
* Chicken tajine with pickled lemons and olives.
* Lamb tajine with figs and walnuts.
* Lamb tajine with vegetables.
* Beef with prunes and almonds.
* Lamb or chicken cous cous with seasonal vegetables.
Lunch on the terrace with panoramic views of the stunning landscape (3 course Berber lunch).
Tips and items of a personal nature.
Berber or Imazighen, are the descendants of the pre-Arab inhabitants of North Africa. They live in scattered communities sprawling all over Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Mali, Niger, and Mauretania. They speak various Amazigh languages belonging to the Afro-Asiatic family related to Ancient Egyptian. Today there are around 14 million in Morocco, 9 million in Algeria, and much smaller numbers in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, and Mauretania; in the Sahara of southern Algeria and of Libya, Mali and Niger, the Berber Tuareg number about 1 million.
Note: Price: €60 pp (based on 4 travelers); €70 pp (based on 3 travelers); €80 pp (based on 2 travelers).
What to Bring:
Change of clothes.
Essaouira, Imlil, Marrakech
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