A journey in the heart of the Berber culture of the High Atlas. This excursion will allow you to visit valleys and villages of spectacular nature and traditional mountain lifestyles. The exceptional duo of the verdant beauty of the mountains and the freshness of the valleys are a real point of change of scenery and calm at the gates of the red city, Marrakech.
Departure around 08H30 from your hotel or Riad, travel in a comfortable and air conditioned 4×4 vehicle or minivan with an experienced English speaking driver through the majestic Atlas Mountains. Admire towering snow-topped peaks on your 1-hour drive to the first valley Ourika, famous by its waterfalls, this lush valley’s waterfalls are a lovely counterpoint to the surrounding landscape and the guided visit will help you to fully explore these waterfalls with your expert.
Guided visit, about 1h30 min walk for going and coming back (if you aren’t interested by the walk you can may escape the walk and just enjoy very little walks along the road to take the pictures. or have a drink in the small cafes beside the river), you will enjoy different landscapes and get spectacular views, in this valley you will have the opportunity to visit the Berber women extracting the argan oil (the unique Moroccan oil).
Continue through the second valley which is Oukaimeden valley (Ski resort), and taking a secluded mountain road standing at 1800 meters above sea level to reach the third valley of this tour which is Sidi Fares, you will pass through traditional Berber villages built from adobe and stones, and to discover the authentic life of Berber people and culture we will arrange a delicious lunch for you (Moroccan salad or soup, Berber tagine, Moroccan couscous, dessert and drinks) in a typical Berber house. Afterward, head toward the fourth valley that is Asni, famous by its fruit trees (Apples, walnut, almonds, peaches…), have your camera ready to take pictures of highest peak in North Africa, the Toubkal mount with 13 665 feet. At this point, head back to Marrakech, and conclude your thrilling tour through the Atlas Mountains with drop-off at your hotel approximately 17h00pm.
N.B : some of the peoples may escape the walk and just enjoy very little walks along the road to take the pictures.
INFORMATION AND ADVICE : Adequate walking shoes are essential for visiting the waterfalls.
√ Pick-up from your accommodation in Marrakech.
√ Private Air Conditioned Minibus/4WD.
√ Visit of the berber house.
√ 1h30 Guided visit to the waterfalls with professional mountain Guide.
√ Lunch in local berber house at elevation of 2000 meters of Altitude.
√ Drop-off at your accommodation in Marrakech.
X Gratuities (Optional)
2 Persons x 60€ 3 Persons x 50€
4 Persons x 45€ 5 Persons x 40€
6 Persons x 35€ 7 Persons x 30€
+8 Persons x 25€
Each tour requires a small deposit of 30% to guarantee your tour reservation.
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Mountains, Kasbahs, World Heritage
Mountains, Landscapes, Hiking