Experience Berber Village Life
Experience Berber Village Get a glimpse into Berber life by exploring traditional villages in the Atlas Mountains, and meet the hospitable Berbers.
Get a real taste of Berber village life far removed from the commercialization seen in other High Atlas valleys such as Ourika and Imlil. Enjoy an authentic Atlas Mountain experience in a truly spectacular setting. At the Azzaden Valley we follow a trail through the orchards to Ouirgane village past plentiful fruit trees such as plums, apple, plums, apricots, quinces, lemons, and figs.
In the village, we walk along the river, then visit a local mill for a demonstration of Berber bread making. We’ll also learn about village life. Lunch is served at a stunning nature retreat built on the slopes of the Azzaden Valley near the bend of the river. If you prefer, you can take a short walk to Torort village before returning to Marrakech.
During market days, Tahanoute, Ouirgane, and Asni, there will be a stop to visit the local market.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Your accommodation in Marrakech|
|DEPARTURE TIME AND ITINERARY||08:30 Rendezvous with driver. Depart Marrakech, via Tahanoute and Asni|
10:00 Arrive ouirgan in Azzaden Valley; Berber welcome with dates & milk
10:30 Guided walk to Ouirgane village
12:00 Visit the local mill and bake bread Berber-style; tea-making ceremony
12:45 Walk back to Berber hous along the river (if water levels are low) or trail
13:30 Lunch at Berber hous time to relax, swim, sunbathe, bird spot, snooze…
16:30 Optional walk to Torort Berber village, meet vehicle and drive to Marrakech
18:30 Arrive Marrakech
- Berber market day
- Tranquil Azzaden Valley
- Insight into local culture
- Easy walking trail
- Make Berber Bread
- Tea-making ceremony
- Tassa Ouirgane village
- Relax at Kasbah Africa
- Berber cuisine lunch
- Torort Berber village
This tour operates daily throughout the year. Timings are approx. and may vary due to interests of the group, weather or seasons.
Take swimwear, trainers or walking shoes plus sun protection.