Explore traditional villages in the Atlas Mountains, meet the hospitable Berbers and learn how Berber life Works.
- 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
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Your accommodation in marrakech|
|DEPARTURE TIME AND ITINERARY||08:30 Rendezvous with driver. Depart Marrakech, via Tahanoute and Asni
10:00 Arrive ouirgan in Azzaden Valley; Berber welcome with dates & milk
10:30 Guided walk to Ouirgane village
12:00 Visit the local mill and bake bread Berber-style; tea-making ceremony
12:45 Walk back to Berber hous along the river (if water levels are low) or trail
13:30 Lunch at Berber hous time to relax, swim, sunbathe, bird spot, snooze…
16:30 Optional walk to Torort Berber village, meet vehicle and drive to Marrakech
18:30 Arrive Marrakech
Excursion to Ouirgan Valley Details
Discover real Berber village life far away from the commercialization 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 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 local berber house , a stunning nature retreat built on the slopes of the Azzaden Valley on the bend of a river. If you are still feeling active there is the option of a short walk to Torort village before we return to Marrakech.
Note : 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.