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From Marrakech: Half-Day Trip to the Atlas Mountains

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From Marrakech: Half-Day Trip to the Atlas Mountains

From US$ 54.62 per person

Escape the hustle and bustle of Marrakech on a morning trip to the Ourika Valley in the Atlas Mountains. Take an optional hike to some of the waterfalls of the area, visit a traditional argan oil factory and enjoy an authentic Berber breakfast.

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Duration 5 hours
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English, French, Arabic


  • Escape the bustle of Marrakech on a morning trip to the Atlas Mountains
  • Hike the famous Ourika Valley and discover its beautiful waterfalls
  • Experience traditional Berber culture
  • See Berber women extracting Argan Oil and enjoy a full Berber breakfast
  • Travel in a small group for more intimate experience
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Following morning pick-up from your hotel in Marrakech, experience one of the best adventures within easy access of the city and journey to the Ourika Valley in the Atlas Mountains. Climb aboard an air-conditioned minivan and travel in a small group with an English-speaking guide for approximately 1 hour. Marvel at the snow-capped peaks of the mountains as you approach the Ourika Valley, famous for its waterfalls and photogenic landscapes. Benefit from plenty of stops to take pictures of the stunning scenery throughout the morning. Upon arrival, join an expert mountain guide and embark on an optional 100-minute hike around the area and to its refreshing waterfalls. Alternatively, relax at one of the riverside cafés with a drink while you wait for the rest of the group to complete their trek. Then, visit an argan oil factory run by local Berber women to learn more about how the unique oil of Morocco is produced. Enjoy a full traditional breakfast of mint tea, argan oil, olive oil, honey, amlou (nut spread similar to peanut butter) and freshly baked bread prepared by the women right before your eyes. Journey back to Marrakech for an approximate 13:00 arrival, and get dropped off at your original departure point.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by comfortable air-conditioned minivan with an English-speaking guide
  • Full traditional Berber breakfast
  • Hike to the waterfalls with a professional mountain trekking guide
  • All entrance fees
  • All taxes
  • Fuel
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
  • Out of respect for the local culture, it is recommended that you dress conservatively, keeping your upper body to below your knees covered (this applies to both men and women)
  • Walking shoes or sneakers are recommended for the hike to the waterfalls
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4.8 /5

based on 57 reviews

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This half day experience is very fulfilling and is an awesome trip. We were concerned that we wouldn't get much out of a half day but it was a perfect time to see an authentic Moroccan village. The guide was very knowledgable and each stop was spent taking pictures and learning more about the Berber culture. Overall a great day out and well worth the money. The hike is not for the light hearted and could be difficult for the less abled or elderly. But well worth it if you can manage the climb.

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February 23, 2020

It was a great tour thanks to our guide Marone, who explained and showed us a lot and was very polite and honest. It was a wonderful impression of the mountains including a hike to the waterfall, the culture of the Berbers (village impression with breakfast) and the life of the local people. The wealth of the city and the visible poverty of the rural people accompany you formally. I would highly recommend Marone as a guide - very nice and serious and thus an unforgettable day.

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January 3, 2020

Perfect for exploring the surroundings of Marrakech

A really successful excursion, also or precisely because our guide Mav (r) one planned and realized the half day perfectly. A delicious Moroccan breakfast, the obligatory visit to an argan oil cooperative (without any obligation to buy), then with a hiking guide to the waterfall ... really good. Communication in English was also easy - we could have spoken to Mav (r) one in French, Arabic or the Berber language. It was great that we left early at 8 a.m., when it was still very relaxed at the waterfall. Sturdy shoes for the 1.5 hour tour to the waterfall are not a bad idea ...

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October 18, 2019

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