trip from Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains

Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains
Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains

Escape the bustle of Marrakech and head for the breathtaking Atlas Mountains, visiting the 3 valleys that make the region famous: the Ourika valley, the Asni Valley, and Lalla Takerkouste Lake. Encounter traditional Berber culture.

Highlights:

Visit Lalla Takerkouste Lake and the incredible Kik Plateau

Explore the famous Asni and Ourika valleys with a knowledgeable and informative guide

Discover traditional Berber villages with the opportunity to enjoy lunch in an authentic Berber home

See the highest peak in North Africa at Mount Toubkal, with an elevation of 13,665 feet (4,165 meters)

Visit the waterfalls of the Ourika Valley, one of the best-preserved valleys in Morocco at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains

Go to a traditional aromatic garden cultivated and maintained by the Berber people

Relax on a full-day trip from Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains in the company of an experienced English-speaking driver, and see the expansive and breathtaking Lake Lalla Takerkouste. Venture into the Kiki Plateau, and get spectacular views as far as the eye can see. The altitude here is approximately 1.1 miles (1,800 meters) above sea level, and it is at this height that you can enjoy the sight of the snowy summits of the High Atlas Mountains.

Continue through the Asni Valley, taking a secluded mountain road route in order to pass through traditional Berber villages built from adobe and stone. Discover the authentic life of the Berber people by visiting and drinking mint tea with a typical Berber family in their home.

Your journey of discovery continues along a track standing at 1.2 miles (2,000 meters) above sea level. Drive to the Ourika Valley, where you will experience a unique and aromatic garden that contains traditional medicinal plants used by the Berbers.

You will also encounter the waterfalls of the valley, have a delicious lunch in the beautiful surrounds of a restaurant close to the river, and take advantage of the opportunity to visit a local Berber co-operative. Look at the traditional rugs, pottery, and jewelry made on site. The thrilling tour concludes with a drive back to Marrakech, arriving at approximately 17:00.

Included:

• Transport in an air conditioned 4WD Land Cruiser with an English speaking driver
• Gasoline
• Transport insurance

Not included:

• Lunch
• Tips and gratuities for your driver
• Items of personal nature
• Entrance fees

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