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Half-Day Small-Group Tour From Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains

Highlights
  • 5-hour Ourika Valley and Atlas Mountains tour from Marrakech
  • Travel into the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains
  • Follow the Ourika Valley past Berber villages, rivers, and orchards
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Half-Day Small-Group Tour From Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains
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Half-Day Small-Group Tour From Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains
From $45.11
Overview
Escape the hustle and bustle of Marrakech and experience the traditional Moroccan life and stunning scenery on this 5-hour guided small-group tour to the Atlas Mountains, especially the famous Ourika valley. Explore its lovely waterfalls and discover the traditional Berber villages made of adobe and stone.
What to Expect
After pickup from your Marrakech hotel at 8 am, travel with your small group in a comfortable and air-conditioning vehicle through the majestic Atlas Mountains on this half day tour from Marrakech.
On route, you will learn about the Atlas geography and the Berber villages that speckle their valleys and slopes. As we approach the mountains, we enter the lush Ourika Valley, passing stone and adobe-mud villages framed by the snow-capped peaks, this is where you can take amazing pictures. After a roughly 1-hour journey we will have the chance to visit the berber women that are making the precious Argan Oil (the unique Moroccan oil), and discover how they are extracting it, enjoy a full berber and traditional breakfast there (mint tea, bread, argan oil, olive oil and honey).
Continue to the end of the valley and arrive at Setti Fatma town near the falls then choose to either relax at the pretty riverside cafes or take an 80 minutes guided hike to explore the Ourika falls with our professional mountain guide, admire the cascades and take photos of the mountain views that unfurl on route.
Return back to Marrakech where your half day tour concludes at the starting point at approximately 1:30 pm.
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Reviews (37)
1 - 5 of 37 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent trip

We were picked up at 8am from our hotel and driven to the Atlas Mountains where we had breakfast at a local shop making oil then drove on and hiked up the waterfall it was beautiful and I would thoroughly recommend this trip. The guides...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kerriesgordon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Amazing tour, very worth the climb

Firstly a fab drive up to the mountain by our tour guide Jamal, he was very informative, stopped quite a few times at our request to take in the views and photos. He was amazing answering all our questions about the area and more than...More

Thank U9707LAluciac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing, fantastic guide

We booked on trip advisor which was very simple, the reviews were amazing and our trip definitely lived up to expectations! We were picked up at 8, by Jamal, who was warm and friendly on pick up. He was very knowledgeable about Marrakesh/Atlas mountains, and...More

1  Thank LouiseHampshire
Reviewed October 31, 2018
Great tour

Excellent tour, booking with Sara over email could not have been easier. Our guide was lovely, entertaining and knowledgeable. The activities were very good and our trekking guides were excellent. The company even printed our boarding passes for us! Highly recommended.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Lily C
Reviewed October 30, 2018
Large group- 28 in total

There were a lot of us in Marrakech for a few days to celebrate a family birthday. With the main meal being the night before our trip, we asked to move the pick up back by an hour to 9am. Even in October, the Valley...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AndyCrossley
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Amy A
September 30, 2018|
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Response from tincell0 | Reviewed this property |
Hello We didn't do the hike - too old.
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msahal19
July 9, 2018|
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Response from tincell0 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Our trip took 3 hours because we didn't do the hour hike. We had breakfast and visited the co-operative that produces the cosmetics and visited the small market where the road ends. We didn't but there is an opportunity... More
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Travelbugperry
April 29, 2018|
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I did this tour with my sister and we were with the two of us and our guide (so we were lucky). I believe the amount of people being part of the tour goes to a maximum of seven. The hike was a bit difficult but not... More
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