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Atlas Mountains and 4 Valleys Guided Day Tour from Marrakech including Lunch in Berber House

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Escape the hustle and bustle of Marrakech and head for the breathtaking Atlas Mountains, visiting the 4 valleys that make the region famous: Ourika, Oukaimeden, Sidi Fares, and Asni valleys, discover more captivating scenery by continuing on to beautiful Takerkoust Lake and the huge Kik Plateau. You'll also experience traditional Berber culture along the way!
Highlights
  • Day trip makes it easy to squeeze in a trip to the Atlas Mountains
  • Visit four famous valleys, Oukaimeden, Sidi Fares, Ourika, and Asni
  • Hike through an Atlas Mountain pass for stunning views
  • Eat lunch in a traditional Berber home with your guide 
  • Learn how Berber culture continues outside of the cities
  • Small-group tour limited to seven people for personalized attention
What to Expect
After morning pickup from your Marrakech hotel, travel with your small group in a comfortable and air conditioned vehicle with an experienced english speaking guide 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 this waterfalls with your expert mountain guide, It's about 80 minutes hiking round trip (if you aren’t interested by this hike you can enjoy a drink in one of the riverside cafes), 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 an included and 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 or, if you’ve chosen the extended option, continue your journey into the Moroccan countryside for another hour. Travel to Takerkoust Lake, a serene sapphire-blue artificial lake popular with locals, then, pass wheat fields and villages on your way to the Kik Plateau, a distinctive limestone outcropping in the Atlas Mountains that offers wonderful views of the lush valleys below. Return to Marrakech and conclude your thrilling tour through the Atlas mountains with drop-off at your hotel at approximately 5pm.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Hotels and riads located in central Marrakech

If you are staying inside the Medina, your pickup will be at the closest point accessible to vehicles.
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan with English speaking guide
  • Trekking tour in the mountains
  • Typical Lunch in a local Berber family house (salad or soup+berber tagine+couscous+dessert+drinks+menthe tea)
  • Professional mountain trekking guide
  • Local taxes
  • Fuel included
  • Drinks (bottled water)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • A minimum of two people are required for this tour to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is only one person booked onto the tour. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • A conservative dress code is recommended in Morocco. Men and women should keep their upper body (especially shoulders, chest and midriff) as well as their knees covered at all times as a sign of respect to the local culture. Wearing shorts is not recommended
  • Walking shoes or sneakers are recommended for the hike to the waterfalls.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Tour Guide was awesome and on time (with a nice Mercedes Van + AC). At first we started with a short visit at the argan oil women, where it was explained how the oil is extracted. The women there were very comfortable and we didn’t...More

Thank SophieMarieSummer
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I want to start off thanking Abdel for the great reception, guidance and accommodation he provided along the way. Always really mindful of our needs as foreigners in such an incredible country as Morocco. Abdel, Thank you for everything! I hope to see you again...More

Thank B7951JPdanielc
Reviewed 3 days ago

Thanks to mustapha for this wonderful tour. The super guide explained everything very good. Tour was well organised and berber food was excellent!! :) nice views included Br, 'ismi-sigi'

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Picked up on time at the arranged place by Mustafa, our guide, who turned out to be absolutely brilliant and made the day very special by sharing his vast knowledge with us. Stunning countryside, lovely lunch with Berber family. Nice comfortable transportation...... Highly recommend!!!!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank BrunoM1308
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Absolutely recommend this tour! It is an absolute must and if you do it, it has to be with Abdel! This has been one of the best, if not the best, tour we have ever done (and we have done quite a few of them)....More

Date of experience: September 2019
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AanAhn88
30 August 2019|
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Response from Qaziman | Reviewed this property |
The waterfall is included. As the others said unsure of the name of the village. It was in the 3rd valley I believe.
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IanD0814
21 May 2019|
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Response from lee785m | Reviewed this property |
Yeah. Adds the lake at the end which adds great variety
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12 May 2019|
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Response from 762julianw | Reviewed this property |
we were picked up at about 8 and got back about 6. A really good day
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