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From Marrakesh: Full-Day Atlas Tour

Product ID: 120277
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Join one of the best excursions departing from Marrakesh to the Atlas Mountain with its glistening snowy peaks soaring above the desert plains.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French
Audio guide/headphones
English, French, Arabic

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From your accommodation.
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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy beautiful panoramic views of the green fields of vegetables and cereals in Ourika Valley
  • Visit an argan oil cooperative, where women hand crack the argan nuts
  • Enter a real Berber house to see how Berbers live today
  • Have lunch in a traditional Berber house located in a small village called Sidi Fares at an altitude of 1800 meters
Full description
The excursion will start at 09:00 from Marrakesh and head to Ourika, a splendid valley with its fortified houses, inhabited by a Berber population who have maintained their customs and traditions intact through time. Your first stop will be an extraordinarily beautiful panoramic view of the green fields of vegetables and cereals, forage and of course, olives, which is a typical product of the valley. 

Continue on to visit a real Berber house to see how Berbers are living today, where you will be offered a mint tea break. Afterwards, continue on your way and stop at the cooperative of argan oil where women hand crack the argan nuts and squeeze it between two special stones, a technique they've used for centuries. Then, drive off-road through a mountain road where a small walking trek will be recommended for 30 minutes for a chance to admire the beauty of the Atlas nature with its different colors and numerous villages where clay colored homes still stand after many centuries.

Then, head to a small village called Sidi Fares located at an altitude of 1800 meters for lunch in a traditional Berber house looking out at the Atlas Mountain Toubkal with a height of 4167 meters also known as the highest peak in North Africa. Then, enjoy  a delicious taste of real Berber gastronomy with a menu of Berber tagine, couscous and fruits. Then, head back to Marrakesh via the Asni Valley and Tahnnaout village.
Includes
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Gratuities the cooperative of argan oil
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Driver/ guide
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Walking tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan or four-wheel drive
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
  • Tips

When you get there

Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
• Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
• Please note that departure times and locations may vary slightly
• The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions