Ourika Valley, Berber Villages and Atlas Mountains – 1 day



Overview:

Go on this Marrakech day trip to the Atlas Mountains to escape the hustle and bustle of the sleepless city and enjoy the fresh air of Ourika Valley and the Atlas Mountains.

Travel across the admirably high and the often snow-topped Atlas Mountains, through beautiful Berber villages and along fertile valleys.

Visit a Berber family in their mood-brick house, share a glass of mint tea, and learn about life in the mountains.

Explore Ourika Valley, full of green fields and olive trees, taste lunch overlooking the river, or have a table arranged for you in the river.

Hire a local guide and go for a short hike around the valley and into the Atlas Mountains


Major highlights:

  • Experience a wonderful drive across the high and often snow-topped Atlas Mountains
  • Drive through Berber villages, stop by Moulay Brahim mausoleum
  • Visit a Berber family in their mood-brick house, share a glass of mint tea with them and learn about life in the mountains
  • Treat yourself to a delicious tagine overlooking the valley of choose to have a table arranged for you in the river
  • Explore Ourika Valley, take a walk by the riverbank full of olive trees and green gardens
  • Hire a local guide and go for a hike around the fertile valley and into the Atlas Mountains.
  • Arrive back at Marrakech by then end of the afternoon.

What is included:

  • Transportation in an air-conditioned Toyota Prado Tx and Fuel
  • Pick-up from and Drop-off at your hotel or riad
  • Experienced local Berber/ Nomad English-speaking driver/ guide
  • The opportunity to ask the driver to stop whenever you wish
  • Lunch with vegetarian and vegan options available

What is not included:

  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Extra

Good to know :

  • This day trip from Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains and Ourika Valley can be customized to accommodate your individual interests
  • Free of hidden costs, cheap tourists’ traps, or forced shopping

Prices Table

Number of Persons 2 Persons 3 Persons 4 Persons 5 Persons 6 Persons
Price Per Person 70 € 65 € 60 € 50 € 45 €
Total Price 140 € 195 € 240 € 250 € 270 €

Itinerary:

Start your Ourika Valley day trip by the departure in the morning from your accommodation in Marrakech. We drive towards beautiful and refreshing Ourika Valley which is 60 KM away at about 1000 m altitude in the foot of the Atlas Mountains.

On the road into the admirably high and often snow-covered Atlas Mountains, we pass the Berber village of Tahnaout and stop by Moulay Brahim mausoleum. Shortly after, we Berber family where you can share a glass of tea and learn about traditional bread ovens.

After passing the National Toubkal Park, we will visit Asni which a Berber village famous for its weekly souk and women co-operatives manufacturing Argan oil. Afterward, we continue to Ourika Valley, full of garden fields, fruit trees, Berber villages as well as small cafés and colorful restaurants alongside the riverbank. Here, treat yourself to delicious tagine for lunch. You can either choose to s restaurant or have a table arranged for you in the river, so you eat while your feet on the cool water.

After lunch, you can hire a local guide to go for a hike around the valley and into the mountains to get a better idea of life in the mountains, learn about local Berber culture and enjoy wonderful views of the green and fertile valleys. We arrive at Marrakech by then end of the afternoon to end this refreshing Ourika Valley day trip.

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