Marrakech Excursions

Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains

marrakech to the atlas mountains

Overview:

Escape the bustle of Marrakech and head for the breathtaking Atlas Mountains, visiting the 3 valleys that make the region famous: Ourika valley, Asni Valley, and Oukaimeden Valley. You’ll also experience traditional Berber culture along the way!

Description:

Relax on a full-day trip from Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains in the company of an experienced English-speaking driver, you will enjoy different landscapes 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.

What’s Included:

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

What’s Not Included:

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

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