Marrakech RECOMMENDATIONS See all

Day Trips from Marrakech

By Viator, November 2015

4.5 561 Reviews | Add your review

If you’ve explored the Marrakech medina and haggled for bargains in the sprawling souk, heard storytellers weave their magic in the Djemaa el Fna square, and dined al fresco on Moroccan cuisine, it’s time to travel further afield to discover more of the magic of Morocco.

Marrakech sits in the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, North Africa’s chain of mountains linking Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. Here, the High Atlas range is cut by the Draa River and Ourika Valley, 30km (19 miles) from Marrakech.

The oasis-like Ourika Valley is a popular day trip destination from Marrakech, offering glimpses of waterfalls, unspoilt landscapes and encounters with Morocco’s traditional Berber people.

The ancient Berber trails winding across the Atlas Mountains cover some pretty rough terrain, so it is best traveled by off-road 4WD on a longer day trip excursion. Drop into the Berber village of Tahanaout for a traditional meal and glass of mint tea, and discover the valley and mountain countryside lying outside Marrakech.

Away from the mountains on the Atlantic coast, Essaouira is a legendary port dating back to the Roman era. Today, the harbor market and winding medina are Essaouira’s highlights, with a jewelers’ quarter and handicrafts complex selling carpets and enameled faience ware.

The citadel fishing port of Essaouira is around 114km (70 miles) from Marrakech, and is a popular windsurfing and kite-surfing destination. Camel excursions wind their way across the long protected beach for a day trip experience with a difference.

Tours & Tickets

See all

Atlas Mountains Hot Air Balloon Ride from Marrakech with Berber Breakfast and Desert Camel ... 
TVRM_SORTED : false ESSENTIAL : ADMISSION :

Atlas Mountains Hot Air Balloon Ride from Marrakech with Berber Breakfast and Desert Camel Experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 888 Reviews

A must for Marrakech visitors, this morning tour takes you soaring over the foothills of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains on a sunrise hot air balloon ride. Touch ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $228.53
Day Trip to Atlas Mountains and 4 Valleys from Marrakech with Optional Visit to Takerkoust Lake and ... 
TVRM_SORTED : false ESSENTIAL : ADMISSION :

Day Trip to Atlas Mountains and 4 Valleys from Marrakech with Optional Visit to Takerkoust Lake and Kik Plateau

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1838 Reviews

Escape the hustle and bustle of Marrakech and head for the breathtaking Atlas Mountains, visiting the 4 valleys that make the region famous: Ourika, ...  Read more

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

From USD $78.84
Marrakech Desert and Palm Grove Buggy Tour Including Berber Village, Marrakech, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : false ESSENTIAL : ADMISSION :

Marrakech Desert and Palm Grove Buggy Tour Including Berber Village

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 130 Reviews

Step off the beaten track and discover rural Morocco on this 4-hour desert and palm grove buggy tour from Marrakech. Swap the city souks and bustling Medina ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $71.41
Ouzoud Falls Day Trip from Marrakech, Marrakech, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
TVRM_SORTED : false ESSENTIAL : ADMISSION :

Ouzoud Falls Day Trip from Marrakech

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 340 Reviews

Admire one of Morocco’s natural wonders on a day trip to the Ouzoud Falls from Marrakech. Travel into the Atlas Mountains by 4x4 or minivan, and witness the ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $91.41
Marrakech Desert and Palm Grove Quad Bike Tour, Marrakech, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : false ESSENTIAL : ADMISSION :

Marrakech Desert and Palm Grove Quad Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 250 Reviews

Explore the rugged desert, wild palm groves and rural Berber villages outside Marrakech on this tour by 4WD quad bike. Meet your guide, master the controls of ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.27
Essaouira Day Trip from Marrakech, Marrakech, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
TVRM_SORTED : false ESSENTIAL : ADMISSION :

Essaouira Day Trip from Marrakech

4.5 star rating: Recommended 441 Reviews

Visit the beach and famous port of Essaouira on a day trip from Marrakech. You'll take a guided tour of the port and have the opportunity to discover the ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $49.13
Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou Day Trip Through the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech, Marrakech, Day ... 
TVRM_SORTED : false ESSENTIAL : ADMISSION :

Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou Day Trip Through the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech

4 star rating: Recommended 450 Reviews

Experience the history and drama of old Morocco on this day trip across the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech. Cross the Tizi-n-Tichka pass to reach Aït ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.69
Berber Trails 4WD Day Trip from Marrakech, Marrakech, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : false ESSENTIAL : ADMISSION :

Berber Trails 4WD Day Trip from Marrakech

4 star rating: Recommended 444 Reviews

Travel off the beaten track to discover an altogether different pace of life in Morocco on this 8-hour Berber trails 4-wheel drive tour from Marrakech. Follow ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.98
Private Tour: Day Trip to Ourika Valley from Marrakech, Marrakech, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : false ESSENTIAL : ADMISSION :

Private Tour: Day Trip to Ourika Valley from Marrakech

The excursion will start at 9am with your private driver who will drive you through the wonderful landscapes of this valley, situated in the heart of Atlas ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $61.13
Private Tour: Essaouira Day Trip from Marrakech, Marrakech, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : false ESSENTIAL : ADMISSION :

Private Tour: Essaouira Day Trip from Marrakech

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

Embark on a scenic private day trip from Marrakech to the quaint fishing town of Essaouira. Your personal driver will pick you up from your Marrakech hotel ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.69

See all

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message