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A Day With The Berbers

Azzaden Valley, Berber Culture & Atlas Nature Retreat
Explore traditional villages in the Atlas Mountains, meet the hospitable Berbers and learn how to make Berber bread!
a day with the berbers
day trip from Marrakech to visit berber villages in Atlas Mountains
a day with the berbers
a day with the berbers
  • 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

a day with the berbers

Discover real Berber village life far away from the commercialisation seen in other High Atlas valleys such as Ourika and Imlil. Enjoy an authentic Atlas Mountain experience in a truly spectacular setting. In the Azzaden Valley we follow a trail through orchards to Tassa Ouirgane village passing walnut and almond trees, olive groves and numerous fruit trees including apple, peach, plum, apricots, quince, lemon and fig. 

In the village we walk to the river then visit the local mill for a demonstration of how to make Berber bread. We’ll also learn about day to day village life. Lunch is served at Kasbah Africa, a stunning nature retreat built on the slopes of the Azzaden Valley on the bend of a river. At the Kasbah there is a pool with a wonderful view and plenty of areas to laze and enjoy peace and tranquillity. If you are still feeling active there is the option of a short walk to Torort village before we return to Marrakech. 


0830   Rendezvous with driver. Depart Marrakech, drive via Tahanoute and Asni

1000   Arrive Kasbah Africa in Azzaden Valley; Berber welcome with dates & milk

1030   Guided walk to Tassa Ouirgane village through orchards and along river

1200   Visit the local mill and bake bread Berber-style; tea-making ceremony

1245   Walk back to Kasbah Africa along the river (if water levels are low) or trail

1330   Lunch at Kasbah Africa; time to relax, swim, sunbathe, bird spot, snooze...

1630   Optional walk to Torort Berber village, meet vehicle and drive to Marrakech

1830   Arrive Marrakech

A stop to visit a local market will be made on market days - Tuesday (in Tahanoute), Thursday (in Ouirgane) and Saturday (in Asni).



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.

Typical scene in the mountains

The friendly and hospitable Berbers live a simple lifestyle in the mountains

Typical village

The mountains are home to scores of Berber villages

Atlas mountains

A drive into the Atlas Mountains reveals stunning scenery

Traditional music

Music and song are still a big part of Berber life

Berber village

Only a few hours from Marrakech

Prices from £40 / 500 dirhams

Group Size        £GBP      Dirhams
2 adults        £72     900

3 adults        £62     775

4 adults        £54     675

5 adults        £44     550

6 adults+      £40     500

Note:  Prices are Per Person

Price for children 0 to 11 years old is £24 (300 dirhams) per child (must be min. 2 adults accompanying). Children 12 and older pay adult price. 


Pick-up/drop-off at your accommodation in Marrakech; travel in style in private vehicle with air-conditioning and professional driver; English-speaking Berber guide in the Azzaden Valley; three course Berber lunch at Kasbah Africa (with a mountain/river view and access to the swimming pool), local cultural activities. 


Entrance fees, beverages and meals not specified; tips and items of a personal nature.  


Hundreds of people have enjoyed this trip and we are proud of our customer satisfaction levels. 

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