1. Morocco
  2. Marrakesh-Safi
  3. Marrakech
  4. Ourika Valley

The Atlas Mountains and 5 Valleys Day Trip from Marrakech

Product ID: 65537
Head out from Marrakech in the morning on an excursion that takes you to 5 different valleys and the High Atlas Mountains. Travel to Berber villages, stopping for lunch with a local family, hike to waterfalls and take in stunning mountain landscapes.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, Arabic

Pickup included

Pickup is available from your hotel or Riad located in Marrakech. If you are staying inside the Medina (Old Town), your pickup location will be at the closest point with vehicle access.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Hike to the waterfalls in the Ourika Valley
  • Visit Berber women extracting the unique Argan oil
  • Enjoy a traditional lunch in the home of a Berber family
Full description
Enjoy a full-day trip from Marrakech to the most beautiful valleys of the High Atlas Mountains region in the company of an experienced guide.

First, on your way to Ourika valley, you will enjoy the stunning sceneries. Take a 90-minute hike to see waterfalls and some spectacular vistas. Along the way, you’ll see Berber women extracting the unique Argan oil.

Continue on to the second valley, Oukaimden, and take a secluded mountain road up to 1,800 meters above sea level. You’ll pass through many traditional Berber villages built from adobe and stones, and see the daily life of local Berber people.

When you arrive at Ait Fares, the third valley, you’ll be served a delicious full lunch. Enjoy a typical meal of soup, salad, Berber tajine, couscous, dessert, mint tea and mineral water in a local home surrounded by breathtaking scenery.

After that, you’ll visit the fourth valley, Asni, best known for its fruit trees, where you can enjoy the views of the snowy summits of the High Atlas Mountains.

The tour concludes with a drive back to Marrakech via the fifth valley of Tahanaout, arriving back in Marrakech at approximately 5:00 PM, and a drop-off at your accommodation.
Includes
  • Hotel/riad pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by comfortable air-conditioned minivan or 4WD vehicle
  • Driver/guide
  • Small-group tour (limited to 8 people)
  • Walking tour
  • Professional mountain hiking guide
  • Typical lunch at local Berber family home
  • All entrance fees
  • Local taxes
  • Fuel
  • Weekly market visit (on certain days)
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities for your driver (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• You can visit the weekly souk (Berber market) in Tahnaout on Tuesdays
• You can visit the weekly souk (Berber market) in Asni on Saturdays
• You will receive confirmation at the time of booking
• The tour is conducted by a multi-lingual guide
• There are vegetarian, vegan, and gluten options available
• Infant seats are available
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 275 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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The scenery was breathtaking with the high Atlas Mountains streaked with snow. The walk to the waterfall was exhilarating but well worth it. I have found the Moroccan people so friendly and Abdulla our excellent guide was no exception. He was very thoughtful, helpful and exceptionally knowledgeable about Morocco and everything of interest. The lunch at a local berbers home was delicious and a wonderful experience. All in all despite it being a long day travelling many miles, I would highly recommend this trip.

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March 11, 2020

Five star experience, simply amazing from start to finish. Abdul is an amazing, fun loving guide. The day out has been thoughtfully put together from the beautiful waterfall to five (plus) stunning valleys. The highlight of the day is the delicious lunch with the welcoming Berber family and the closing visit to the local market brings out the essence of true Moroccan experience. Our thanks to Abdul. Lisa & Chris

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March 10, 2020

We had a wonderful trip with Abdullah; he was patient and informative and drove brilliantly around the Atlas Mountains. Our lunch with a local Berber family was fabulous - I’d highly recommend it.

March 1, 2020

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Morocco Inspiring Tours

Product ID: 65537