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The Atlas Mountains and 5 Valleys Day Trip from Marrakech

Activity provider: Morocco Inspiring Tours

The Atlas Mountains and 5 Valleys Day Trip from Marrakech

Activity provider: Morocco Inspiring Tours
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From US$ 82.25 per person

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Head out from Marrakech in the morning on an excursion that takes you to 5 different valleys and the High Atlas Mountains. Travel to Berber villages, stopping for lunch with a local family, hike to waterfalls and take in stunning mountain landscapes.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Arabic, French
Pickup included
Pickup is available from your hotel or Riad located in Marrakech. If you are staying inside the Medina (Old Town), your pickup location will be at the closest point with vehicle access.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Hike to the waterfalls in the Ourika Valley
  • Visit Berber women extracting the unique Argan oil
  • Enjoy a traditional lunch in the home of a Berber family
Full description
Enjoy a full-day trip from Marrakech to the most beautiful valleys of the High Atlas Mountains region in the company of an experienced guide. First, on your way to Ourika valley, you will enjoy the stunning sceneries. Take a 90-minute hike to see waterfalls and some spectacular vistas. Along the way, you’ll see Berber women extracting the unique Argan oil. Continue on to the second valley, Oukaimden, and take a secluded mountain road up to 1,800 meters above sea level. You’ll pass through many traditional Berber villages built from adobe and stones, and see the daily life of local Berber people. When you arrive at Ait Fares, the third valley, you’ll be served a delicious full lunch. Enjoy a typical meal of soup, salad, Berber tajine, couscous, dessert, mint tea and mineral water in a local home surrounded by breathtaking scenery. After that, you’ll visit the fourth valley, Asni, best known for its fruit trees, where you can enjoy the views of the snowy summits of the High Atlas Mountains. The tour concludes with a drive back to Marrakech via the fifth valley of Tahanaout, arriving back in Marrakech at approximately 5:00 PM, and a drop-off at your accommodation.
Includes
  • Hotel/riad pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by comfortable air-conditioned minivan or 4WD vehicle
  • Driver/guide
  • Small-group tour (limited to 8 people)
  • Walking tour
  • Professional mountain hiking guide
  • Typical lunch at local Berber family home
  • All entrance fees
  • Local taxes
  • Fuel
  • Weekly market visit (on certain days)
  • Gratuities for your driver (optional)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • You can visit the weekly souk (Berber market) in Tahnaout on Tuesdays
  • You can visit the weekly souk (Berber market) in Asni on Saturdays
  • You will receive confirmation at the time of booking
  • The tour is conducted by a multi-lingual guide
  • There are vegetarian, vegan, and gluten options available
  • Infant seats are available
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 340 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Top day! Thank you, thank you Mohammad! an extra guide, super attentive and mega interesting. A lunch break with a Berber family who welcomed us like royalty and served us an excellent meal. A very nice group that the guide knew how to put at ease. Nothing to complain about just that we recommend this excursion.

November 3, 2022

Superb excursion, our driver and guide Mohamed was extraordinary. We were able to discover Morocco and its customs. The day was wonderful. Mohamed the guide for visiting the waterfalls was great too. The paths are steep to see the waterfalls, but the scenery is breathtaking. Appropriate sneakers and physical condition to be comfortable. The meal in the Berber family was hearty and generous like the people in this country. Head full of memories. A bit like an appointment in unknown land, where we realize that sometimes we complain in France for little... The courage, the way of life, the determination of these Berber families and the smile that we see on every face, cannot leave us unscathed in our return to the ultra-modern, consuming life in which we can be. It is an extraordinary experience! Thank you thank you a thousand times… our hearts are filled with memories. The visit to the argan oil factory: brilliant. Thank you Leila!

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October 31, 2022

It was an unforgettable trip. A slightly mysterious road to the waterfall and its majesty, tea with the sound of the river, beautiful views of the valleys, unique colors of the mountains, a wonderful dinner with a local family ... if someone wants to get to know Marrakesh from a different, quiet side - this day will be a really long remembered day.

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October 17, 2022

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