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From Marrakech: Atlas Mountains 45-Minute Horseback Ride

1. From Marrakech: Atlas Mountains 45-Minute Horseback Ride

After morning pickup from your accommodation in Marrakech, set off on a roughly 1-hour long drive into the High Atlas Mountains, bound for the mountain town of Tahnaout. Arriving, you’ll be paired with a horse and provided with all the necessary equipment to set off on a journey through stunning mountain trails. Your guide will lead you through towering juniper forests, steadily through the foothills of the mountain range, up to scenic viewpoints over the Asni Valley and sprawling Al Haouz plains. Ride on to Rha Moulay Brahim, where you’ll drop off your horse. Continue on, via car, to Imlil for a sumptuous local lunch with a view of the highest peaks of the High Atlas Mountains. After lunch, you’ll head back down the mountain to your accommodation in Marrakech.

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Desert with Camel Ride & Camp from Marrakech

2. Desert with Camel Ride & Camp from Marrakech

You'll be picked up at your hotel or riad to drive toward Ouarzazate, enjoying the views of Berber villages. Cross the Atlas in the port of Tichka (7414ft / 2260m) admiring the different valleys in the area, towards the south side of the Atlas. Reach the silent Ouarzazate, famous for the films studios. You will also be able to visit the Kasbah Taourirt. Through the port of Ait Saoun with its stunning views you'll pass the Draa Valley and the river that gives its name to an ecosystem that alternates the aridity of the surrounding mountains and Saghro Siroua with the green of the palm groves. Arrived to Zagora, get on your dromedary for an approximately 2-hour ride into the desert to the Haimas at the Berber campsite for a night in the dunes under a starry sky. After enjoying a night in the desert, go back to Marrakech. En-route, stop to visit (by your own) one of the country's most famous Kasbahs, the set of Kasbahs of Ait Ben Haddou, which have served as a backdrop to several movies (for example Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator). Arrival in Marrakech center (aprox. 19:00 hrs).

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From Marrakech: Ourika Valley and Atlas Mountains day trip

3. From Marrakech: Ourika Valley and Atlas Mountains day trip

Choose your pickup in Marrakech, and embark on an unforgettable trip across the villages and natural landscape of Ourika. Experience life in Berber communities as they welcome you to their home. Kick back and enjoy the views of Setti Fatma and the far-reaching Atlas Mountains. Your driver will guide you up the mountainous terrain, stopping at some stunning sites. Drop in for tea in a traditional Berber family home. Visit a woman-owned Argan oil cooperative to see the extraction and processing of the local “liquid gold”. Carry on towards Setti Fatma, a favorite destination for many Moroccans. Admire its lush green valleys, beautiful streams and waterfalls, cliffs, and open spaces. You'll hike all the way up to the first waterfall, accompanied by a local guide. Grab lunch in a local café, sat by a stream with a stunning view over the mountains. Explore a region that uses medieval agricultural traditions. Enjoy a peaceful walk around the Atlas mountains, bursting with native wildlife. Relax as your driver brings you back to Marrakech, full of memories that can only be made in Ourika.

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Marrakech: Atlas Mountains Horse Riding Day Trip

4. Marrakech: Atlas Mountains Horse Riding Day Trip

After being picked up from your hotel in Marrakech at 9 AM, drive into the High Atlas Mountains to Azerg Moulay Brahim where you will find the horses waiting for you. Once you get there, be met by a local guide who will join you during a 2-hour horseback ride. Journey through farms, fields, and Berber villages. After the horse ride, you will be picked up again and driven towards Imlil valley for a lunch break. Then, enjoy a short guided hike around some small hamlets. Later in the afternoon, you will be picked up and driven back to Marrakech to be dropped off near to your accommodation.

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Atlas Mountains & Sahara Desert Private 4-Day Tour

5. Atlas Mountains & Sahara Desert Private 4-Day Tour

This 4-day tour of the High Atlas Mountains and the Moroccan Desert is like a trip back in time. Escape the hurly-burly of the city streets and the pressure of modern life as you head into the mountains and continue to what is often called the “real” Sahara desert with its iconic sand dunes, teased by the play of the desert light and sun. Day 1: Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Rose Valley – Dades Gorges. The tour begins with a 8:00 AM pickup from your hotel or Riad in Marrakech. Drive over the High Atlas Mountains through the Tizi N’Tichka Pass. On the way you will visit the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, before continuing to Ouarzazate. Carry on via the road of a 1000 Kasbahs to Skoura, where you will stop to see a beautiful Kasbah named Amredhyle. Continue to Kalaat M'Gouna, known as the “Capital of Roses” for the abundance of rose growers. In the evening you will arrive at Dades Gorges where you will spend the night at either the Babylon Hotel, Dar Ahlam, or a similar accommodation. Day 2: Dades Gorges – Todra Gorges – Merzouga. After breakfast, continue through the Dades Valley, heading towards Todra Gorges. Stop for lunch at a nice spot before continuing to Merzouga across the Jorf palm grove, and the town of Erfoud. Known as the “Gateway to the Sahara” Erfoud is known for the precious fossils found in the desert. You will visit one of the fossil filled marble workshops. Arrive at the impressive dunes of Merzouga late in the afternoon and take a camel ride, crossing the sea of sand in order to spend the night in the heart of the dunes in a standard desert camp (with a shared bathroom). Enjoy a magical dinner and overnight stay under a canopy of stars. Day 3: Merzouga – Rissani-Alnif-Tazarine – Draa Valley – Agdez – Ouarzazate. Wake early for a camel ride to watch the impressive sunrise. Then head back to the hotel to freshen up and have breakfast. Depart towards the Palmerie of Tafilalet and the town of Rissani, where the Alaouite Dynasty originated. Explore the ancient capital of the Alaouite Sultans before continuing to the village of Alnif, where you will take the road that crosses the Jbel Saghro Anti-Atlas chain. Notice the greyish-black mountains of different and remarkable shapes as you continue to the main Berber village of Tazarine and N’kob and then drive in to the Draa Valley with its rows of stately palms. In the late afternoon, drive to Ouarzazate via the Anti-Atlas Mountain, through Tizi N’Tniffift. You will spend the night at either Riad Bouchedor, Les Jardins de Ouarzazate, or a similar accommodation in Ouarzazate. Day 4: Ouarzazate – Marrakech. After breakfast, visit the Taourirt Kasbah and Film Studios, then depart for Marrakech crossing the High Atlas Mountains to arrive in the city at approximately 5:00 PM.

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From Marrakech: Camel Ride & Hiking Tour in Atlas Mountains

6. From Marrakech: Camel Ride & Hiking Tour in Atlas Mountains

Depart Marrakech at 09:00 and travel by private vehicle to the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Go to the village of Asni for the start of your adventure. After an approximately 40-minute drive, switch to a camel and ride through apple orchards, juniper forests and local villages. Spend about 2 hours on camel back before a 10-minute walk to lunch. Enjoy a welcome mint tea break at a local home. Get a nice view of the surrounding scenery from the roof terrace. Then, take another 10-minute stroll back to your waiting vehicle. Journey back to Marrakech via a different route for alternative views. Pass through the Kik Plateau, famed for its stunning landscape, beautiful views of the mountains and abundance of flowers in the spring. See the reservoir of Lalla Takerkoust before you arrive back in Marrakech at the end of the day.

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Toubkal National Park Day Trip from Marrakech

7. Toubkal National Park Day Trip from Marrakech

After being picked up at 8:30 in the morning from your accommodation in Marrakech set off for the Toubkal National Park, located about 60 km South Marrakech. Stop in the village of Asni for a 30-minute camel ride. Visit a local market where every Saturday people come from the surrounding villages to barter for fruits, vegetables, footwear, clothes, crafts, and livestock.  Continue to Imlil, a famous Berber village that marks the entrance to the Toubkal National Park where most expeditions to the Jbel Toubkal begin. Stop for tea and a little rest before you start a short walk through the Berber villages of the High Atlas Mountains. Meet the local people and learn about their culture and customs. When you reach the village of Aremd, enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the Toubkal National Park. Enjoy lunch in Berber family house and you will have the possibility of making a short tour on a mule before heading back to Imlil. Journey back to Marrakech where you will arrive at around 5 PM where your driver will drop you off back at your hotel.

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Marrakech: Imlil Cooking Class with Camel Ride and Lunch

8. Marrakech: Imlil Cooking Class with Camel Ride and Lunch

Travel to the quaint Atlas mountain village of Imlil on this tour from Marrakech with options for a group or private tour. Get ingredients for your cooking class at a local market and eat the food you have prepared. Take a walk through Berber villages on the way to to see Imlil waterfall. Meet up with your driver in the center of Marrakech and relax on the drive towards the Atlas Mountains. Make a stop to pickup Argan oil for your cooking class from a local women's cooperative. Go to the main market of Asni to procure fresh ingredients. Continue to a house in Imlil for your cooking lesson. Discover how to make Moroccan mint tea and enjoy a cup during your lesson. Taste the food you have made while taking in panoramic views of the Toubkal summit from a rooftop terrace. Start a hike through charming Berber villages to see the cascades of the Imlil waterfall. Drive to the valley of Moulay Brahim for a camel riding experience. Marvel at views of the mountains while bobbing on back of a camel before returning to Marrakech.

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Marrakech: Sahara Desert 3-Day Trip

9. Marrakech: Sahara Desert 3-Day Trip

Embark on a three-day journey through the High Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert with a private driver. Visit world heritage sites, movie sets, and one of the most beautiful canyons in the world. Ride a camel through the sand dunes and watch the sunrise from a Berber encampment. On the first day, your driver will pick you up after breakfast from your accommodation in Marrakech. Travel over the High Atlas Mountains to Tizi n'Tichka pass. Pass by Berber villages and homes set into the hillsides as you make your way to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. Walk across the riverbed and explore this amazing kasbah. Still home to a few families and used as a set for Game of Thrones, Ait Ben Haddou is a great living example of kasbah architecture. Head to Ouarzazate to see another famous kasbah, along with Atlas Studios, where many modern movies have been filmed. Enjoy dinner and spend the night in Dades Valley at a luxury hotel with a pool and beautiful interior design. After breakfast the next day, pass through the deep south of Morocco where Berber life has remained virtually unchanged for centuries. Go through Dades Gorge and on to Todgha Gorge for a hike along the riverbed. Cross the Roses Valley and Tinghir through Tinjedad on the way to Merzouga. Head off the main roads and into the desert to meet your camel. After some refreshing mint tea, amble into the dunes on your camel. Watch the sunset from the camp's nearest dune and then settle in for a night of great food and fireside drum music. Share stories of your Moroccan adventure with other travelers and make memories that will last a lifetime. On the third day, the nomads will wake you up at dawn so you can watch the sunrise - the perfect way to start a day. Your camels will be waiting nearby to get you back to your vehicle and then you will set off for your return journey back to Marrakech.

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From Marrakesh: Atlas Mountains Biking Tour with Lunch

10. From Marrakesh: Atlas Mountains Biking Tour with Lunch

Travel from Marrakech to the Atlas mountains on a biking day trip. Marvel at views of the Imlil and Imnane valleys. Pass charming villages and stop for a nice lunch at a guesthouse. Be picked up from your hotel in Marrakech. Drive to the Imlil valley in the Atlas Mountains. Be welcomed by your guide and have a cup of tea at a guesthouse. Put on your helmet and ride to Tizi n’ Tamatert pass. Take a break at the pass and gaze out at sweeping views of the Imlil and Imnane valleys. Travel by the Berber village of Tagadirt. Explore the largest village in the Imlil valley, Aremd village. Cross a bridge to the village of Mezik. Walk through Mezik village to reach Arghen village, where you can take in panoramic views of the valley below. Cycle back to the center of Imlil and stop at a guesthouse for a hearty lunch.

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What people are saying about Atlas Mountains

Amazing day trip to Atlas Mountains and Agafay Desert! Driving there was nice as well. We stopped at several view points to take pictures, since the landscape was pretty impressive and diverse. We also visited an argan oil cooperative, where the production of argan products was being explained - I personally did not feel obligated to buy something, everyone was really nice. We had a small breakfast there as well. In Atlas Mountains we took a hike to a waterfall, it was also possible to ride a mule for most of the hike (not included). Later on, we had lunch with salad and tajine. The highlight of the day was riding out in Agafay desert. Such an amazing experience. The horses were well-behaved, it was possible to ride fast when experienced. It was so much fun! I want to thank our tour guide Omar and our driver Aziz for an amazing day trip in Morocco! I definitely made some great memories that I will forever cherish.

The owner Mr Abrahim provided us the best customer service and ensure our outmost satisfaction regarding this tour. I had a wonderful time exploring in Imlil valley knowing the berber locals there, their life, their tradition and culture and amazed with the magnificent surroundings around the mountain eat lunch at a berber house see the beautiful falls and socialize with other locals. We end our day by a 45-minute camel ride with lots of free mint tea, lots of pictures taken by our guide Khale, he is also very kind and he takes us to the suppliers market where everything is so cheap we are so lucky that we able to go there since it's only open every tuesday overall my experience with this tour company is such a great time will come back for more!

Great experience! The driver was fun and caring, and we saw a lot of things during one day though it wasn't tiring. The lunch was superb!

We had our excursion with guide Brahim. He was very gentle and friendly. We had a wonderful day with a great lunch. Highly recommended!

This is the best value excursion in Marrakech. Driver was very nice and the guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. A big thumbs up!