Experience three of the Atlas Mountains’ beautiful valleys and traditional Berber life on this full-day trip from Marrakech. Traveling into the mountains by 4×4 or minivan, discover the lush Ourika Valley with its idyllic waterfalls, the timeless villages of the Oukaimeden Valley, and the orchards of the Asni Valley. Drive spectacular mountain roads and enjoy lunch at a restaurant, or, if you wish, in a Berber family home. Upgrade to also visit Takerkoust Lake and the high Kik Plateau.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||your accommodation in marrakech|
|DEPARTURE TIME||08:45 Pick-up from riad or hotel. Time may vary by 15 mins depending on pick-up point.
17:45 Drop-off and end of tour.
Departure from Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains in the company of an experienced guide, heading the first Ourika valley about 1 hour drive from Marrakech, famous by its waterfalls (if you want to visit this waterfalls you have to walk for about 1h:20 min for going and coming back with a mountain guide), you will enjoy different landscapes and get spectacular views as far as the eye can see, this is also where you will visit the Berber women extracting the Argan oil (the unique Moroccan oil)you will continue through the second valley that is Oukaimeden valley, and taking a secluded mountain road route standing at 1800 meters above sea level, you will pass through traditional Berber villages built from adobe and stones, and if you want to discover the authentic life of Berber people we can arrange a delicious lunch for you in a typical Berber house. After that you will reach the third Asni valley, famous by its fruit trees (Apples, walnut, almonds, peaches…), this is where you can enjoy the sight of the snowy summits of the High Atlas Mountains, then you will cross the Kik plateau and get to the Takerkoust lake used as reservoir of the Atlas mountains water and also to generate the hydraulic power. The thrilling tour concludes with a drive back to Marrakech in the evening…
Private departures operate daily throughout the year and can be tailored to personal interests. Timings are approx. and may vary due to weather or seasons.
Take shoes with good grip plus sun protection.