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  • Location:Marrakech, Morocco
  • Duration:7 hours (approx.)

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

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.


  • 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

Best 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 October 2015

Beautiful day out, highly recommended to make the most of your trip to Marrakech

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Absolutely fantastic tour, with amazing scenery. Great communications from the company who run the day too. Tour guide is fantastic as is the wonderful lunch. Just so you're aware...you will need to wear sensible shoes and trousers if you want to make the trek to the waterfall. It's basically a mini rock climb! Ok for me, but my 60yr old Mum with a dodgy hip wasn't quite ready for it! She made it and was pleased to do so as it is worth it...but definitely one as a top tip! The lady in the maxi dress struggled a little!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Really appreciated the guide helping me to physically get up to see the waterfall, I couldn't have made it without him. Had a wonderful day experiencing the countryside of Marrakech and really valued the meal cooked for us in a family riad.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was a superb tour with an excellent guide. The lunch in the Berber village house was unforgettable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

I've travelled 32 countries and completed countless tours and this was the best tour I've ever been on! The hike through the different valleys and waterfalls was spectacular. I've never seen such amazing views. The traditional lunch in the mountains was equally as enticing. It was an authentic Moroccan experience. What made this tour extra special was our tour guide Abdul. He was very friendly, had excellent English, was knowledgeable and he went above and beyond to ensure we had a wonderful time. He took the time to answer all our questions about Moroccan culture and history. Highly recommend this tour and make sure you request Abdul!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This trip is great for getting away from the madness in a good way of the city.The mountains and valleys around Marrakesh are impressive and this trip provides an ideal and relaxing way to seen them. We were picked up at 9am and got back to our Riad about 6, so it is a full day. Our guide Abdellah was excellent. Knowledgeable and enthusiastic, he clearly enjoys his job and coming from one of the villages we passed through on the trip, he knew the area in detail. We also appreciated his careful driving especially on the mountain roads.The scenery is distinctly different from one valley to the next, which we didn't expect. It was interesting to see the area where the locals go to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and the Berber meal was very tasty. Highly recommend this trip and hopefully you will get Abdellah as your guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

the guide was amazing, taking us down roads I would not drive, up and down valleys where there had been a lot of rain , consequently lots of shale on the roads and bends !!!!!! never seen bendy roads like this. He was a mine of information and the lunch stop was very good, cooked by a local lady and her grand mother

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

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