5 star rating: Highly Recommended 89 Reviews

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  • Location: Marrakech, Morocco
  • Duration:  7 hours (approx.)
Experience traditional Moroccan life and stunning scenery on a day trip from Marrakech to three famous valleys in the Atlas Mountains. Explore the lovely waterfalls in Ourika Valley, see traditional Berber villages made of adobe and stone in Oukaimeden Valley, and delight in the fruit orchards of Asni Valley. Discover more captivating scenery by continuing on to beautiful Takerkoust Lake and the limestone Kik Plateau.

This small-group tour is limited to 7 people to ensure a more intimate experience.

Highlights

  • Day trip to three scenic valleys from Marrakech with the option to also visit Takerkoust Lake and the Kik Plateau
  • Get away from the hustle-bustle of Marrkech to the stunning Atlas Mountains and witness traditional Moroccan life
  • Admire the many waterfalls in Ourika Valley and see native women extract Argan oil
  • See traditional Berber villages in Oukaimeden Valley and take the opportunity to dine with a local family
  • Pass acres of almond, peach and walnut trees in Asni Valley
  • Extend your adventure with a visit to idyllic Takerkoust Lake and the distinctive Kik Plateau
  • Small-group tour limited to 7 people ensures more personalized attention from your guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Taking a day to explore the stunning scenery of the Atlas Mountains is a highlight of any trip to Marrakech. You get to see how different life is in the villages of the valleys and what a truly beautiful country Morocco is!

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What You Can Expect

Three Valleys Day Trip from Marrakech with Optional Visit to Takerkoust Lake and Kik Plateau

Discover the Ourika Waterfalls on your day trip to the Three Valleys

After morning pickup from your Marrakech hotel or riad, travel with your small group in a comfortable 4x4 vehicle or minivan through the majestic Atlas Mountains. Admire towering snow-topped peaks on your 1-hour drive to Ourika Valley. This lush valley’s waterfalls are a lovely counterpoint to the surrounding landscape and the guided visit will help you to fully explore the waterfalls. Afterward, continue to a local women’s cooperative to watch women extracting Argan oil (a famous Moroccan oil) and visit a bioaromatic garden filled with decorative and medical plants.

Continue on to the second valley of your trip, Oukaimeden Valley. Follow a secluded mountain road at an elevation of 5,900 feet (1,800 meters), passing traditional Berber villages with houses made of adobe and stone. For lunch (own expense), visit a local restaurant or take the amazing opportunity to have an authentic experience of the Berber culture by savoring a lunch of Moroccan salad or soup, Berber tagine with couscous, dessert and drinks with a local family.

Afterward, head toward the Asni Valley, nestled high in the Atlas Mountains. Marvel at Mt Toubkal, the highest peak in northern Africa at 13,665 feet (4,165 meters). Have your camera ready to take pictures of the acres of apple, walnut, peach and almond trees in Asni Valley.

At this point, head back to Marrakech or, if you’ve chosen the extended option, continue your journey into the Moroccan countryside for another hour. Travel to Takerkoust Lake, a serene sapphire-blue artificial lake popular with locals. Then, pass wheat fields and villages on your way to the Kik Plateau, a distinctive limestone outcropping in the Atlas Mountains that offers wonderful views of the lush valleys below. Return to Marrakech and conclude your thrilling journey through Morocco’s countryside with drop-off at your hotel or riad in the evening.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great trip, great guide, great Berber local lunch, great scenery

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The best tour I have done our tour guide was more then helpful letting us stop for pictures I would highly recommend if you want to see the real Morocco outside of the city

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was absolutely amazing, beautiful views and the tour guide had great knowledge of the local area and was very funny and made you feel welcome straight away. The waterfalls are a little walk away so make sure you bring some water and a comfortable pair of shoes, the views are worth the little trek. A very good tour and would really recommend going on it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The trip was absolutely brilliant, the tour guides were very knowledgeable and helpful. I would definitely recommend it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Amazing day with guide Mohommad and 2 others. Fantastic scenery..many excellent stops for pictures
Peaceful lunch in Berber home.
Fantastic day! Very much recommend this!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour was fantastic and the best bit of our whole trip to Marrakech. Being in such a small group (4 people) made the tour seem more personal. Our guide was really knowledge and a pleasure to spend the day with. I couldn't recommend this trip highly enough.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was beyond my expectations awesome

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The early pick-up from the hotel 8am took us to the Ourika Valley before the hordes arrived so we got to the falls easily. Traffic would make later visits less enjoyable and the trek along the river more hazardous. The villagers operate a collective to sell goods so there was no high pressure selling from individual shops. The second leg into the Oukaimeden valley was spectacular along narrow winding roads to a very isolated peaceful Berber village for lunch - one table set for 6 on a roof-top overlooking the valley. Stunning. The food tasted great. The trip was completed with a trip to the Asni valley but the highlight was the Oukaimeden visit. A great day out escorted by our guide Joachim who ensured there were lots of photo stops.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Enjoyed it very much!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

My girlfriend and I had a great time on this tour! The three valleys are beautiful and their landscapes are quite different, so it's worth seeing all three as opposed to just the Ourika Valley. Lunch at the Berber Village was amazing. We sat on the roof of the home on a sunny afternoon and enjoyed the best tajine of our trip. Would highly recommend this tour, but maybe skip the Takerkoust Lake. It's beautiful, but by the time we finished lunch we were exhausted and ready to go back to Marrakech.

Of note, the description mentions that you will be dining with a local family in the Berber village. This is not the case. They make a delicious meal for you to eat, but they serve you as opposed to eating with you.

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