Day trip

The Atlas Mountains and 5 Valleys Day Trip from Marrakech

The Atlas Mountains and 5 Valleys Day Trip from Marrakech

Activity provider: Morocco Inspiring Tours
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From US$ 82.65 per person

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

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Arabic, French
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.
Private or small groups available

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)
  • Gratuities for your driver (optional)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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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 305 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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This trip takes you through very different vistas as you progress through the Atlas Mountains. The mountain guide on our trek to the waterfalls was very solicitous, recognising those in our group needed a hand here and there on the way up (and down) the mountain. The driver keeps up an informative commentary and is happy to stop for photos along the route. The Berber family are very welcoming and provide a delicious meal in their home. Love that this trip is a small group tour (max 8 but 4 of us on our tour), has no extras to pay for and no visits to shops where you feel pressured to buy things. Top tip - I recommend trainers plus warm clothes (trousers and jacket) as the temperature is significantly cooler in the mountains.

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May 9, 2022

Overall a very nice experience. Got to do a variety of things, from hiking to sightseeing to shopping, as well as learn a lot about Berber culture. Visiting the women's coop with spices and lotions was very informative, and we got to try some of their products. A few opportunities to buy souvenirs throughout the trip, but not forced upon you in any way. The lunch with the Berber family in their mountain top home was an amazing experience! And of course the mountains and valleys were beautiful. The roads got pretty treacherous at the highest points but luckily the driver is a pro! The guide (driver) and hiking guide were both very helpful and nice throughout, and knowledgeable about anything we wondered about. Comfortable van.

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April 23, 2022

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

Product ID: 65537