Marrakech, Morocco
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clock-o8.0 to 9.0 hrs (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Escape the hustle and bustle of Marrakech and head for the breathtaking Atlas Mountains, visiting the 4 valleys that make the region famous: Ourika, Oukaimeden, Sidi Fares, and Asni valleys, discover more captivating scenery by continuing on to beautiful Takerkoust Lake and the huge Kik Plateau. You'll also experience traditional Berber culture along the way!
  • 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

After morning pickup from your Marrakech hotel, travel with your small group in a comfortable and air conditioned vehicle with an experienced english speaking guide through the majestic Atlas Mountains.

Admire towering snow-topped peaks on your 1-hour drive to the first valley Ourika, famous by its waterfalls, this lush valley’s waterfalls are a lovely counterpoint to the surrounding landscape and the guided visit will help you to fully explore this waterfalls with your expert mountain guide, It's about 80 minutes hiking round trip (if you aren’t interested by this hike you can enjoy a drink in one of the riverside cafes), you will enjoy different landscapes and get spectacular views, in this valley you will have the opportunity to visit the Berber women extracting the argan oil (the unique Moroccan oil).

Continue through the second valley which is Oukaimeden valley (Ski resort), and taking a secluded mountain road standing at 1800 meters above sea level to reach the third valley of this tour which is Sidi Fares, you will pass through traditional Berber villages built from adobe and stones, and to discover the authentic life of Berber people and culture we will arrange an included and delicious lunch for you (Moroccan salad or soup, Berber tagine, Moroccan couscous, dessert and drinks) in a typical Berber house. Afterward, head toward the fourth valley that is Asni, famous by its fruit trees (Apples, walnut, almonds, peaches...), have your camera ready to take pictures of highest peak in North Africa, the Toubkal mount with 13 665 feet. 

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 tour through the Atlas mountains with drop-off at your hotel at approximately 5pm.

Reviews

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s
, Dec 2018

Enjoyed this full day tour of the beautiful Atlas mountains enormously. Abdel was very informative, we learnt a lot about Morroccon culture and the lunch in a Berber house was delicious.

G
, Dec 2018

our tour guide abdel was fantastic,very accomodating and he was very attentive to us.we really enjoyed the tour and the views is gorgeous..we are really happy with the tour and highly recommend it.

m
, Nov 2018

We have experienced a facinating day with gorgeous landscapes and interesting comments from our well documented guide. A special mention for the berber lunch in a typical house.

m
, Oct 2018

Excellent tour. Small group. Our guide/ driver was great. Very knowledgeable and very pleasant. Accommodated all our needs. The lunch in the Berber house was great. If you plan to take the hike, make sure you have appropriate shoes and clothing. We highly recommend this tour.

J
, Sep 2018

This was a good tour and we really enjoyed our group and the lunch and the beautiful vistas but it was less hiking than we thought it would be and far more time in the car driving around.

J
, Sep 2018

The Atlas Mountains were amazing and the itinerary was perfect - plenty to do and see, but nothing was rushed. Jamal was our tour guide and he was probably the best tour guide we’ve ever had - his knowledge and language skills were fantastic, and his demeanor was always pleasant and entertaining. Thank you for a fantastic day in Morocco - highly recommended!

v
, Sep 2018

We did the Atlas Mountains 4 Valleys trip and it was amazing. Mido spelling? was our guide and driver for the day and he was absoluely fantastic. Hes friendly, polite and a goldmine of information. He is a Berber so he knows all about the Berber communities in the mountains. The lunch in the Berber house was home cooked and delicious. We tossed up whether to do the cheaper waterfalls tour or this one and were glad we chose this. The waterfall is okay but quite crowed and touristy and we were grateful to have our falls guide Ahmed on this part of the tour. He really is a mountain goat! Highly recommended.

S
, Aug 2018

This trip was absolutely amazing. Beginning from the organisation very reliable, on time to an amazing day in the atlas mountains! Our tour guide spoke amazing English. He was very friendly and had a great sense of humour. Since a lot of time during this day is spent in the car with your tour guide, this was very important. We learned a lot about the Berber villages, the Marrocon culture, politics and way of life in Marocco. In the first Berber village we got a different tour guide to do the hike to the waterfalls with us. THe hike was around 1.5 hours long. It is important to wear good shoes since often it s more of a climbing up the rocks than normal hike many people we saw on that hike were wearing flip flops, no idea how they did not break their bones... if you book that tour maybe try and book it not on the weekend, since especially in that first village it could get very busy. Luckily our guide was prepared for that so that we left the first village before it got very busy. During the day we often stopped to take pictures of the beatiful landscape and view. Another highlight was the amazing lunch we got at one of the Berber houses. It was absolutly delicious and the best meal we had in Morocco. We also booked the additoinal option to see the lake. It was nice but I don't think I would book that option again.All in all this trip was definitely one of our highlights in Morooca and we can only recommend it to everyone!

S
, Apr 2018

Great tour! Recommend highly, knowledgeable guide and comfortable transportation through the trip. Small group of five guests made it a great experience! The lunch at a Berber village was excellent.

T
, Apr 2018

This was an incredible trip. Hiking in the Atlas Mountains was challenging and more physical than we had thought but that just added to the experience. Our guide, Jamal, was brilliant: smart, witty, entertaining and very informative. Lunch in the Berber house was the best food we had on our trip. Overall, remarkable experience that will stay with us forever.
Highly, highly recommend.


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