Experience the Berber people's authentic culture and lifestyle along your journey at the Majestic Atlas Mountains. Get the opportunity to visit four various valleys in the company of an experienced, informative, and knowledgeable guide.
Start your small group full-day trip with a pickup from your Marrakech accommodation by air-conditioned, comfortable minivan or 4wd vehicle.
First, you will enjoy the stunning sceneries on your way to Ourika valley about a 1-hour drive from Marrakech, which was made famous by its waterfalls. Visiting these amazing cascades, you will take a scenic hike with a local professional mountain guide for about 90 minutes round trip. Admire different landscapes and get spectacular views as far as the eye can see, also at this valley you can visit a Berber women's cooperative extracting Argan oil (the unique Moroccan oil).
Continue to the second valley called Oukaimeden heading a secluded mountain road route standing at (1800 meters) above sea level. Pass through many traditional locals native areas. Explore Berber villages sizes built from adobe, stones. Watch an incredible contrast between colors like red clay, brown, yellow, blue sky, green forests, white snow... Get the chance to stop anywhere you want during a smooth drive with no rush.
Arrive to Ait Fares the third valley, where you will be provided a delicious full lunch: a typical meal with a soup, salad, Berber tajine, couscous, dessert, mint tea, mineral water in a local home and eating around breathtaking scenery.
Next, reach Asni the fourth valley, famous by its fruit trees (Apples, walnut, almonds, peaches...), observe the snowy summits of High Atlas Mountains. Take panoramic snapshots for the highest mountain in Morocco Toubkal (4167 meters), forests rangers lookout, Richard Branson's luxury retreat (Kasbah Tamadot).
Later on, the thrilling journey concludes with a drive back different path to Marrakech via Tahanaout city, arriving at approximately 5pm.
Please note the following can be done certain days:
- You can visit the weekly souk (berber market) in Ourika every Monday.
- You can visit the weekly souk (berber market) in Asni every Saturday.
- You can visit the weekly souk (berber market) in Tahanaout every Tuesday.