Day Excursion From Marrakech Atlas Mountains

Pick up at 9am from Marrakech and travel towards the High Atlas Mountains. Asni and surrounding Berber villages delightful spots to get away from hot and exotic attraction of Marrakech to this cold and rugged Berber country home. A cluster of villages around the rivervalley Moulay Ibrahim set in a dramatic setting of the High Atlas Mountains with great views of the highest mountain of Morocco and North Africa Djebel Toubkal. A welcoming atmosphere of tiny villages, steep hillsides, waterfalls, and lush green gardens. Stop at one of the Berber homes for a glass of mint tea. If you like possibility to take a short trek about 20minutes to the waterfalls in the OurikaValley, home to the Toubkal National Park. Expected return at about 5pm.

OurikaValley:

A favorite weekend escape for native Moroccans, the Ourika Valley is 30 km from Marrakech and rests between the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. An escape from city life, the Valley draws visitors with a welcoming atmosphere of tiny villages, steep hillsides, waterfalls, and lush green gardens. Don’t forget to stop and visit the Berber villages on the way. Ourika Valley can be visited only as half day tour instead of the full day. You can enjoy it in the morning with return to Marrakech after lunch or if you prefer you can depart Marrakech, enjoy the afternoon in the Ourika and then return to Marrakech after dinner in the valley.

Ouzoud Waterfalls Day tour from Marrakech

Early departure heading Demnate and its fields of Olive trees. High up in the Atlas Mountains there awaits a waterfall of such beauty, pictures will never be able to do it justice. Here in front of you is the Ouzoud waterfall. Crowned with an almost permanent rainbow, you’ll soon discover why this is one of the most visited sites in the area. Falling over 330ft (100m), the falls make a spectacular backdrop for your dayt rip from Marrakech. Your private tour allows you absolute freedom to explore and discover this wondrous landscape at your own pace. Of course, no trip to the falls is complete without food, and you’ll have plenty of options either in Riad Cascade d’Ouzoud or in one of the small restaurants overlooking the waterfalls.

Day Tour to Essaouira

The hustle and bustle of Marrakech quickly slips away as you enter into the peace and beauty that is Essaouira. This ancient citadel on the West Atlantic coast of Africa literally means “wall” in the Berber language, and you’ll soon discover why. Travelers from all over the world come here to experience the very special weather, and explore its diverse and unique history.

Your private tour will start at your hotel or riad at 08:00 h. As we leave Marrakech, we drive through lush valleys filled with orange groves, ancient olive trees and working farms as we drive to the coast. After a short while, we arrive in Chichaoua, where we can take a short break for a coffee or snack at Cafe Afoulki.

Once you have had the chance to refuel a bit, we will continue on, soon coming upon our first signs of the Argan trees. These special trees are valued for their nutritive, cosmetic and numerous medicinal properties. The tree, a relict species from the Tertiary age, is extremely well adapted to drought and other environmentally difficult conditions of southwestern Morocco, and while now endangered, they are under protection of UNESCO.

After all of your morning travels,You arrive in Essouira, where You have the chance to wander the ancient streets and imagine what life has come before us. The streets have a genuinely Portuguese feel, after they renamed the city in the 16th century and used it as a port city of their own. Here You can dine on fish straight out of the sea at any number of local restaurants, and can even have a camel ride on the beach if you want! days-desert-tour-excursion-from-marrakech

After a full day of sightseeing, we return comfortably to your hotel.and the end of days-desert-tour-excursion-from-marrakech

The price includes:

  • Transportation
  • Driver/GuideFuel
  • Private tour, there will be no more people in the group
  • Pick  up from your Riad hotel,

Not included:

  • Lunch, drinks.

Distance and duration:

  • 340 km (round trip)
  • 9 hours.

Marrakech Sightseeing Activities & see in Marrakech.

As any one knows Marrakech is one of the oldest imperial cities founded around  1060-1106) by the king Youssef Ibn Tachafine the empire of the Berber Dynasty Almoravides (, Located in the Hawz, an agricultural plain bounded to the south and east by the High Atlas mountains,  and watered by the Tansift river, called the perle of the south, it has a stunning view over the snow-capped High Atlas Mountains surrounded by thousands palms & agriculture fields.
Under the gouvernance of Almaravides dynasty (1055–1157)Marrakech became the base fo the trade & conquest of Morocco, portions of the Maghrib, and Andalusia.
The ampire has expanded in that time from spain to senegal, Marrakech was the crossroads of ancient caravan routes from Timbuktu made it a key destination for trade and reprieve for weary sub-Saharan traders carrying gold, salt and slaves bound for Europe.

Ouarzazate (Telouet & Ait Ben Haddou Kasbahs):

This full-day excursion will take you across the High Atlas chain through the Tizi N’Tichka pass – an imposing landscape of the high mountains and traditional Berber villages. The descent along the east side of the chain offers a sudden change in the lush landscape to an arid, desert panorama. In Ouarzazate, visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou and Taourirt Kasbah. Ait Ben Haddou is UNESCO protected 11th century site that inspired many movie makers, Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia was filmed there. The views from the upper heights are awe inspiring and worth the required climb of narrow, winding streets.