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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
US$77.75
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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Wonderful Experience

This was a wonderful tour and a must do if you have time on your agenda. Pick up was prompt and the drive was smooth. You do stop at all four valleys with the first being my favorite. Ourika river and waterfall. You will have...More

1  Thank Nita M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
A great tour with a knowledgeable guide

Our tour guide, Ismail, was exactly on time to pick us up and was warm and friendly right away. The van was very nice and clean. During the trip to the valleys Ismail was dropping a ton of knowledge about Moroccon culture and Islam which...More

1  Thank vicosun
Reviewed 1 week ago
Good outing from Marrakech

Morocco Inspiring Tours is a well run tour company. We received emails and our hotel was able to confirm everything with them on a timely manner. The van used was very clean and comfortabe. Our driver, Ismail, was energetic and friendly. He gave us a...More

1  Thank Kuniko D
Reviewed 1 week ago
A Very Enjoyable Day

We had a thoroughly enjoyable day with Ismail as our guide. Our family of three were joined by three others for what was a really good group size. We were picked up from our hotel exactly at 7:50am as agreed and then made our way...More

Thank Gary M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Recommend this tour to everyone

Totally worth it! The tour was very smooth and we did everything that was on the planning. We had a lot of information about the location, villages and berber culture from Abdul. Every locations were amazing. We had lunch on the terrace of a very...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
moroccoinspiringtour, Owner at Morocco Inspiring Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks! Really enjoyed your comment about the day trip with us, Wish you the best, and welcome any time. ElAlaoui

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cftaylor93
16 August 2018|
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Response from hrcnow | Reviewed this property |
My boyfriend was given a vegetarian version, there was no trouble at all, just let the tour guide know at the beginning of your trip.
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trinigirl2015
7 August 2018|
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I believe it would be possible to just stay by the river if you didn't want to do the hike. There are lots of cafes by the waterside where you can relax and enjoy the scenery. The hike itself isn't too strenuous. It is an... More
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jip3972018
20 June 2018|
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Response from hanky84 | Reviewed this property |
Expect a 30-minute hike up to the waterfall and the same down to the valley. A good pair of waterproof shoes is a must. The weather in the mountains can change very quicly. You will have a good chance of warm sunshine and... More
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