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Atlas Mountains and 4 Valleys Guided Day Tour from Marrakech including Lunch in Berber House

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Marrakech, Morocco
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8 to 9 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English

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.

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Nice!
Ramon B
, Sep 2019
This was a fun trip with a great tour guide. The only thing I suggest is add camel rides for your clients.
Insightful
Lizzie J
, Sep 2019
My cousin and I found this tour very interesting and insightful, learning all about the Berbers and the mountain villages. It makes a very nice break from the hustle and bustle of the cities. I found it incredibly peaceful and refreshing. Some of the views from the mountains are spectacular. I think my favourite part was the traditional lunch at a Berber home. There was more food than we could have asked for, and it was certainly lunch with a view. I felt privileged to be there. It was such a diverse trip, with the mini hike, waterfalls, watching argan oil being made, and listening to the stories and information. We had a sociable little tour group, but it was quite hard to hear in the back of the van so we did naturally fall into our own conversation, which wasn't particularly appreciated. It wasn't from lack of interest though, as I came away feeling that I had learnt so much!
Must Do Experience when you are in Marrakech
khaledalsheikh
, Aug 2019
It was perfect experience from all aspects, the guide (Abdulrahman) was really nice he is knowledgeable and I would say most of the time he was giving information about morocco and the places we visit. you would enjoy the views from everywhere you go and the Lunch at the family house was super delicious specially when you reach that area you would be starving. The small hiking you do (about an hour) is really nice and at the end you reach to a small water fall which is refreshing view and vibe. I highly recommend this experience.
Excellent Tour
86336
, Jul 2019
We really enjoyed this tour and the Berber lunch. Our guide, Abdel, made this tour interesting by telling us all about the Berber and Moroccan history and culture. The hike to the waterfall was beautiful as well as the villages and vista points we stopped at.
Perfect trip to get to know Atlas mountains
Culture34225539727
, May 2019
We had a very nice trip through the Atlas mountains. Our guide Abdel was perfect! He told us a lot of good stories! The lunch in the berbers house was delicious!!
Great tour!
MelG347
, May 2019
We really enjoyed our tour of the Atlas Mountain Valleys with Mido, and the tagine lunch was superb!
Great tour great guide
Michael H
, May 2019
We have seen wonderful landscapes and had an excellent lunch on a great terrace with a fantastic view of the mountains. Our special thanks to Abdel our driver and guide. He drove super well and showed us not only the sights of the landscape but also the culture and the life of the Berbers.
Great tour
Wanderer34205358665
, Apr 2019
Chakib was a great, friendly and informative guide. The food waswas sup. Trip well planned and executed. Highly recommend this tour.
Great tour
Nayna M
, Apr 2019
Our guide Adil arrived on time, very informative. We were the only family on the tour so felt like a personal service. Transport clean. The hike to the waterfall was fun. The Berber lunch excellent, even 2 members of my family that are fussy ate the lunch. Very scenic going through the valleys. Adil stopped at each valley for us to take photos.
Fantastic day in mountains!
Angela H
, Mar 2019
We, 3 women, had a wonderful time. Chakib made an excellent guide. The pick up went smoothly and we really appreciated the fact that there were only 7 of us. If you like small personalised tours with a guide who is helpful but not intrusive this is for you. Chakib answered our questions carefully and explained details about the region. He was friendly and polite. We loved the valley scenery and the walk, guided by Jamal, was very special. It's a challenge but with Jamal's support those who wanted to made it to the waterfall. Amazing lunch, best we had in Morocco. Food catered for vegetarians and meat eaters. We're not usually keen on lunch with locals but we would thoroughly recommend this one. Lovely people in mountain setting. Give this tour, and Chakib top rating for everything. Can't recommend it enough.

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