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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$79.62
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 2 days ago via mobile
Excellent tour with Ismail

Myself And my friend did a countryside tour with Ismail And it Was one of the best trips i have ever done We had such in depth conversation with Ismail And local life on morocco Highly recommend!!

1  Thank edwars4090
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
What a great day out. 😁

I would like to thank Abdul for a a very enjoyable day. From the second he picked us up in the hotel it was a very relaxed lighthearted day with chit chat, and laughing. He seemed to have an in-depth knowledge of what ever subject...More

1  Thank Keith R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Wonderful day out in the mountains

Thanks to Abdul for a fantastic, fun and informative trip to the mountains. Highlights: waterfall hike, seeing macaque monkeys in the wild, and traditional lunch in a Berber village hosted by a gracious family. Also Abdul offers knowledgeable commentary and takes great photos from the...More

Thank mariaannagracia
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Amazing tour with Ismail

Ismail was so energetic and passionate about his country. Extremely knowledgeable and brilliant spoken English. Our tour included 2 Australians, 2 Americans and 2 English people - we all got on really well and learnt so much. Ismail stopped constantly to let us take photos...More

Thank Elke M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Wonderful trip

Abdul our guide was very friendly and attentive. Fantastic views of all four valleys. Really enjoyed guided walk to waterfall. Delicious meal in Berber family house Would warmly recommend Trevor (UK)

1  Thank NorthStar813208
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pamark0573
26 August 2018|
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Response from Vicki F | Reviewed this property |
We went on Wednesday and it was chilly in some parts! I’d advised on a light jumper or a hoodie. You’ll be hot for waterfall climb due to the fitness you need to do so! But the Atlas Mountains and Berber lunch it was windy... More
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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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Response from SKT_30 | Reviewed this property |
Apologies for the late response, yes i’m sure you could skip the hike and relax by the water with a peppermint tea!
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