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High Atlas Mountains and 4 Valleys Day Trip from Marrakech

Highlights
  • Visit the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech
  • Travel from one valley to the next on a walking tour
  • Discover traditional Berber villages along the way
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High Atlas Mountains and 4 Valleys Day Trip from Marrakech
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High Atlas Mountains and 4 Valleys Day Trip from Marrakech
From $77.63
Overview
Explore Africa’s majestic Atlas Mountains on this guided, full-day walking and riding tour from Marrakech. The Atlas Mountains span Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia across northwestern Africa, and they separate the Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines from the Sahara Desert. On this small-group tour, visit varied landscapes and valleys with spectacular views. Travel through traditional Berber villages, learning about their customs and culture and soak up the atmosphere from one valley to the next. Lunch plus a Marrakech hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
What to Expect
Experience the Berber people's authentic culture and lifestyle along your journey at the Majestic Atlas Mountains. Get the opportunity to visit four various valleys in the company of an experienced, informative, and knowledgeable guide.
Start your small group full-day trip with a pickup from your Marrakech accommodation by air-conditioned, comfortable minivan or 4wd vehicle.
First, you will enjoy the stunning sceneries on your way to Ourika valley about a 1-hour drive from Marrakech, which was made famous by its waterfalls. Visiting these amazing cascades, you will take a scenic hike with a local professional mountain guide for about 90 minutes round trip. Admire different landscapes and get spectacular views as far as the eye can see, also at this valley you can visit a Berber women's cooperative extracting Argan oil (the unique Moroccan oil).
Continue to the second valley called Oukaimeden heading a secluded mountain road route standing at (1800 meters) above sea level. Pass through many traditional locals native areas. Explore Berber villages sizes built from adobe, stones. Watch an incredible contrast between colors like red clay, brown, yellow, blue sky, green forests, white snow... Get the chance to stop anywhere you want during a smooth drive with no rush.
Arrive to Ait Fares the third valley, where you will be provided a delicious full lunch: a typical meal with a soup, salad, Berber tajine, couscous, dessert, mint tea, mineral water in a local home and eating around breathtaking scenery.
Next, reach Asni the fourth valley, famous by its fruit trees (Apples, walnut, almonds, peaches...), observe the snowy summits of High Atlas Mountains. Take panoramic snapshots for the highest mountain in Morocco Toubkal (4167 meters), forests rangers lookout, Richard Branson's luxury retreat (Kasbah Tamadot).
Later on, the thrilling journey concludes with a drive back different path to Marrakech via Tahanaout city, arriving at approximately 5pm.
Please note the following can be done certain days:
- You can visit the weekly souk (berber market) in Ourika every Monday.
- You can visit the weekly souk (berber market) in Asni every Saturday.
- You can visit the weekly souk (berber market) in Tahanaout every Tuesday.
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Reviews (385)
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Great guide, beautiful landscape - recommended

Yesterday we went on a great trip to the Atlas Mountains with our guide Ismail. Easy going, funny and knowledgeable guy - he really made the trip extra good. We saw beautiful landscapes, hiked to a waterfall, visited several valleys and got a lot of...More

1  Thank ireneelise
Reviewed 3 days ago
Best experience in Marrakech

We can definitely recommend this tour. Our tourguide Ismail was the best!! He carried for us and we could always trust him. He told us a lot of interesting informations about the people, the culture and the history of Morocco. His english is also excellent...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Sboettner
Reviewed 4 days ago
Favorite experience in Marrakech, hands down!

My husband and I were in Marrakech for 5 days during our honeymoon and this was our favorite experience while we were there! Our guide was Ismail and he really made the trip for us. He is very funny, engaging, and full of knowledge. We...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank LQBusby
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
What a breathtaking experience!

There really isn’t much more I can say to be honest. The experience overall is absolutely fantastic, our guide Ismail was professional, friendly, talkative, full of knowledge and really made our day! The day starts early to ensure you beat the crowds at the Waterfall,...More

Thank Amckenzie92
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Best trip

First of all, let me say that this tour was the best guided trip I have ever attended. Abdul, our tour guide, was on time and very knowledgeable. He could answer every question we had along the route and provided us with a lot of...More

Thank travelling_max
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Tony G
November 17, 2018|
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Response from puffinphilly | Reviewed this property |
Hi I can't speak for the company but I'm sure they will do the trip Christmas day which has no bearing on Morocco as it is a Islamic country. There are 6 of you so that helps. Have a lovely tour. It certainly is a great day... More
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49lucye
November 4, 2018|
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Response from A-RayTN |
We went in early November and the mountains are very COLD in the morning. Wear layers. You will gain some serious elevation on the drive, which always makes it colder of course. Hiking shoes or sneakers with good grip are... More
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allannicholl
October 24, 2018|
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Response from FrequentFlier742178 | Reviewed this property |
The different valleys have markets on different days, The one we went to was in the first valley and was on a Monday and it was an amazing cultural experience
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