Ijoukak Valley Day Trip and Lunch

Duration: 8-10 hours

Location: Ijoukak Valley

Group of 2


2 is the minimum required

Group of 3


Group of 4


Child 5-14


with 2 adults

Child under 5


2 guests is the minimum required for this experience.
Children are at a reduced price when accompanied by 2 adults.
Discounted pricing available for groups larger than 4.

Drive to the heart of the Atlas Mountains 100km from Marrakech to experience a local meal and village experience.

  • A full day experience in a rural Berber village including a home cooked breakfast and lunch.
  • Enjoy walking through the village and discovering how villagers live and provide for themselves.
  • Visit the nearby 12th century Tin Mal mosque; an architectural wonder.
  • See the simple craftsmanship that goes into hand-throwing tajines - and maybe even try it yourself!
  • Enjoy a day spent in the peace and solitude of the mountains.

This tour includes all transportation to and from the valley as well as visiting the other sites.

You will be hosted by a local family at their home.

Children are allowed and welcome on this tour!

Be judicious with photography and always ask your hosts beforehand.

Please dress modestly for this experience out of respect for locals.

What to Expect

Your driver will pick you up from your Marrakech accommodation in the morning to begin your drive to the valley. Along the way you’ll get your first glimpses of the High Atlas Mountains including snow capped peaks depending on the time of year.

Arrive at your hosts home and take a short walk through the village to the family home. Enjoy a fresh breakfast of all local products before you take a longer walk through the villages and valley (optional). Before lunch visit the historic 12th century Tin Mal mosque as well as see how clay tajines are made – and possibly try your hand at making them as well.

After you’ve worked up an appetite return to the family home and dig into a delicious home cooked lunch with seasonal products. Your driver will return to bring you back to Marrakech.

This experience truly gives you an opportunity to see life in a Berber village. Please be respectful of the locals who live here by dressing modestly and only taking pictures if you ask your host first.

Return time to Marrakech is in the evening between 5 and 7pm depending on how long you walk and meal time.

Itinerary for Your Mountain Day

Your Accommodation

Wake up and be ready for your tour to start! Your driver arrives to begin the journey from the city to the mountains. You can stop for scenic pictures along the way.

Family Home

On arrival at the family home you'll be greeted with a fantastic meal. Sip some mint tea and fill up before an exploration walk.

Village Walk (optional)

Discover the little villages that make up the Ijoukak Valley with a walk of 30 min, 60 min or 120 minutes - it's up to you. Or opt for a mule ride instead!

Tin Mal Mosque

Drive a short distance to visit the 12th century mosque that is now a historic monument.

Tajine Making

Visit another small village to see how tajines are made from local clay. Try your hand at the process.

Family Home

Back at your hosts home it's time to dig into a delicious lunch meal prepared just for you.

Back to Marrakech

Your driver will be waiting to pick you up and drive back to Marrakech for the evening.

Where to Meet

You will be picked up directly at your accommodation.

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Because we operate very small group tours it is very important that we have an accurate count ahead of time. When you purchase your ticket you have the option of including insurance on your ticket. This is offered by an outside company that we have partnered with. If you are worried that you may need to cancel your tour please review this and consider purchasing.

If your tour is under 2 weeks away and you need to cancel we can not offer you a refund or exchange. Please consider this when making your reservation.

Children are allowed on our tours. We would love to have them join us!

Yes, advance ticket purchase is required. Events typically sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the date, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance.

Gratuities are greatly appreciated, although not mandatory.

The tours are held rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, we will do our best to avoid exposure. Marrakech has sunshine most days of the year so this is a very limited possibility.  However, we advise to check the weather conditions for your days event and dress appropriately. Also keep in mind evenings especially in winter can get quite cold, bring a sweater or jacket!

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