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The Atlas Mountains and 5 Valleys Day Trip from Marrakech

1. The Atlas Mountains and 5 Valleys Day Trip from Marrakech

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.

From Marrakech: Half-Day Trip to the Atlas Mountains

2. From Marrakech: Half-Day Trip to the Atlas Mountains

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.

From Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Adventure to Merzouga

3. From Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Adventure to Merzouga

Your tour will begin with pick-up from your hotel in Marrakesh at 7:30AM, before you depart to Ait Benhaddou over the high Atlas Mountains. You will pass through the Tizi N’tichka pass (2260 meters), and visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, stopping for lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will drive to Ouarzazate and stop near the Atlas Film Studios for a photo, before continuing to the city center for a panoramic view of the Kasbah of Taourirt. Following this, you will head to Boumalne du Dades for your first night, having dinner at your hotel. The next day, drive through the Dades Valley and Todra Gorges, allowing you to explore the sights of this region. Lunch can be taken at any restaurant of your choosing on your way. Arrive at Merzouga, where you will meet your camel to take you to the Dunes of Erg Chebbi, where you will spend your second night at a Berber desert camp. After enjoying the amazing sunrise among the sand dunes and having breakfast, you will ride your camel back to where your driver will be waiting for you. You will be driven back to Marrakesh, with a few stops along the way. Sit down for lunch before you continue to the red city of Marrakesh, returning over the mountains of high Atlas passing through the Tizi N’tichka. Once back in Marrakesh, you will be dropped off at your local accommodation.

Toubkal National Park Day Trip from Marrakech

4. 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.

From Marrakesh: 2-Day Mount Toubkal Trek

5. From Marrakesh: 2-Day Mount Toubkal Trek

On the first day, ride to Imlil from Marrakesh and begin your trek. You'll head along the Ait Mizane Valley, pass through the village of Aremd and onto the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch. You’ll follow mule tracks into the high rocky cliffs, climbing steadily above the snow line until you reach the Toukbal Refuge. Rest here for the night. On the second day, you’ll follow the southern circle route. The climb itself is not highly strenuous, but scree and altitude changes may make it difficult in parts. Don't worry - there are plenty of views to distract you along the way. When you reach the summit, soak in the 360-degree-view. You'll see the Marrakech Plain and the High Atlas Mountains to the north, all the way to the Anti-Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert in the south.  From the peak, you’ll head back down the mountain and return to Marrakesh via Imill.

Atlas Mountains: Ijoukak and 4 Valleys with Camel Ride

6. Atlas Mountains: Ijoukak and 4 Valleys with Camel Ride

Your driver will pick you up from your Marrakech accommodation in the morning to begin your drive to the valley. Along the way you’ll get your first glimpses of the High Atlas Mountains including snow capped peaks, depending on the time of year. You will visit a women cooperative for argan trees then take a camel ride in Moulay Brahim Valley. You will arrive at your host's home and take a short walk through the village to the family home. Enjoy a fresh breakfast of all local products before you take a longer walk through the villages and valley (optional). Before lunch, visit the historic 12th Century Tin Mal Mosque as well as see how clay tajines are made – and possibly try your hand at making them as well. After you’ve worked up an appetite, return to the family home and dig into a delicious home cooked lunch with seasonal products. Your driver will return to bring you back to Marrakech. This experience gives you an opportunity to see life in a local Berber village.

Splendid Imlil: Mount Toubkal Day Trip from Marrakech

7. Splendid Imlil: Mount Toubkal Day Trip from Marrakech

Travel from Marrakech to Toubkal Massif on a full-day trip into the Atlas Mountains. Visit a national park that’s characterized by craggy mountain peaks and deep valleys. You’ll take in spectacular views of the highest summits in the Atlas mountain chain here as you make your way through the park. At the small village of Imlil you’ll leave the highway and arrive at the starting point for exploring the Toubkal area. Enjoy a hike of around 20 minutes in this stunning natural environment, stopping for lunch at a restaurant that faces Mount Toubkal. The massif, standing an impressive 13,700 feet, is the highest mountain in the Atlas Mountain rangem and one of the highest peaks in Africa.

Ourika Valley and Atlas Mountains: Day Tour from Marrakech

8. Ourika Valley and Atlas Mountains: Day Tour from Marrakech

Experience the best of Ourika Valley with Setti Fadma waterfalls on a full-day excursion. Ourika Valley is located in the High Atlas Mountains, only 35 kilometers from Marrakech. Admire the sightseeing of Ourika River. Visit the authentic Berber villages and discover how the local women make Argan oil. Then, enjoy lunch at a traditional restaurant overlooking the river. Your driver will pick you up from your accommodation at 08:30. Start your journey through the Atlas Mountains on your way to Ourika Valley with stops for discovery and photos. Your first stop will be at the Argan oil cooperative, where you will be shown the various natural products (oils, soaps…) while sipping Moroccan tea. Next, proceed to valley of palm trees coming after the Ourika Valley, in which you will take in the charming nature and spend an hour trekking to explore the area. In the afternoon, enjoy your lunch (at leisure) while you are sitting near the cool river. Sometimes locals who live in the valley may invite those who would like to visit and discover the lifestyle of the Berbers. Afterwards, head to Setti Fatma known for its seven waterfalls and feel the refreshing waterfalls. In the evening, drive back to your hotel in Marrakech.

Marrakesh: Atlas Mountains Day Trek with Lunch

9. Marrakesh: Atlas Mountains Day Trek with Lunch

Escape the bustle of the city and embark on a tour to Morocco’s countryside from Marrakesh. Following a pickup from your accommodation at 9:00 AM, enjoy a relaxed 1.5-hour ride. Make a stop at one of the towns on the way before arriving in Imlil at around 11:00 AM. In Imlil, the small village at the foothills of Morocco’s highest mountain Toubkal, you will meet your local guide and start trekking into Morocco’s rural area. Discover beautiful Berber villages along the way and take in panoramic views of the Atlas mountains. Enjoy a full 3-hour walk through the towns around Aremds Ait Souka, Techeddirt, and many more.  In the afternoon, stop at Aroumd to explore this beautiful village in the Assif Aït Mizane Valley. Then, have a traditional lunch at a Berber guesthouse. Take a short digestive walk after lunch before heading back to Marrakesh at 4:30 PM.

Marrakesh: 3-Day Valley Trek Comfort Tour

10. Marrakesh: 3-Day Valley Trek Comfort Tour

Day 1: Marrakesh, Imi Oughlad, Tinzert, and Marigha You'll depart at 9:00AM from your accommodation in Marrakesh, from where you will travel for 1.5 hours to Imi Oughlad (1,450 meters). It will be there that you will leave your vehicle and will meet your Berber muleteer and guide. Your first day will be an easy acclimatization trek in the Ouirgane National Park. The terrain there is gentle, consisting of copper-green soil and beautiful juniper trees. You’ll later spend the night in an eco-lodge in Ouirgane, which will be a comfortable guest house with en-suite rooms and a swimming pool. Day 2: Marigha and Azzaden Valley (Ait Aissa) After breakfast you’ll head up and out of the valley and traverse over to the stunning Tassa Ouirgane Valley. The views will open up to expose a rushing mountain stream surrounded by lush walnut groves, which will lead up towards Toubkal and the sister peaks at the head of the valley. That evening, you’ll spend the night in a luxury Toubkal lodge. Day 3: Ait Aissa, Tizi n Mzik, and Imlil Your final day involves a fantastic climb out of the Azzadene Valley. You’ll head up the valley towards Tizi Oussem, from where you will ascend towards the pass at Tizi n Mzik (2,489 meters) before descending down into Imlil. After lunch in Imlil you’ll be transferred back to Marrakesh, with plenty of time to explore the city in the evening.

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Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 121 reviews

Half day trip to Ourika Valley. Marone our driver was excellent, he stopped off at a couple of places for us to get some pictures. He explained a bit about the history of marrakech on the way and explained the Amazigh (berber) culture. We stopped off for breakfast, which was made for us by a female association who produce argan oil. Inside we got a tour of how it was all made from the ladies, giving us samples of their products. We then drove up to meet our guide Abdul, who took us up the mountain. The climb itself is fairly moderate to easy, depending on your fitness. We reached a cafe with a view of the waterfall, stopping for a short break before heading back down, the other side of the waterfall. We thought the morning tour were perfectly enough time there and topped off our holiday as we were flying back home that evening.

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.

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.

Beautiful landscapes, a nice walk, and a wonderful lunch for guests of a Berber family. All accompanied by a friendly, kind and very pleasant guide

This tour without a doubt was an amazing experience. Our tour guide Abdullah was friendly, engaging and enthusiastic.