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Marrakech: Atlas Mountains & 5 Valleys Day Tour

1. Marrakech: Atlas Mountains & 5 Valleys Day Tour

Depart from Marrakech in a small-group or private tour to the Atlas Mountains in the company of an experienced, English-speaking guide, heading to the Ourika Valley, which is about a 1-hour drive from Marrakech and famous for its waterfalls. Visit the waterfalls after a 1.5-hour walk with a mountain guide and spectacular views of different landscapes as far as the eye can see. Visit Berber women extracting Argan oil, which is unique to Morocco. Continue through the Oukaimden Valley, taking a secluded mountain road and passing through traditional Berber villages built from adobe and stones. Discover the authentic life of Berber people and enjoy a delicious lunch in a typical Berber house with an amazing view over Sidi Fares Valley. After that, visit the Asni valley, famous for its apple, walnut, almond and peach trees and enjoy the sight of the snowy summits of the Atlas Mountains. This thrilling tour concludes with a drive back to Marrakech passing by the fifth valley, Tahnaout, arriving at approximately 17:00 PM.

Mt Toubkal Ascent Express Trek 2 Days 1 Nights

2. Mt Toubkal Ascent Express Trek 2 Days 1 Nights

Challenge yourself to climb the highest peak in North Africa in 2 days. The tour starts and finishes in the vibrant city of Marrakech, and includes transport to and from Imlil. You will trek with a local English-speaking guide, a local cook, and mules to carry your luggage. This is a challenging walk rather than a climb, and anybody in good physical condition can reach the top. Make sure you bring your camera; the views from the summit are spectacular. Mount Toubkal 4167m is the highest peak in North Africa, and is a trekking peak involving no climbing but may involve walking in crampons or holding an ice axe for security (November to April). The itinerary has been designed for keen walkers, as the ascent is non-technical, but does involve some easy scrambling and snow slopes. After the first day spent trekking, you will stay at the refuge where you will spend the night, and enjoy Berber hospitality. After an early breakfast the next day, set off and reach the summit as the sun rises, rewarding you with amazing views. The views from the summit are amazing across the mountains to Marrakech to the north, and the start of the Sahara to the south. During the ascent you will be rewarded with stunning views of the Atlas Mountains, green valleys, and Berber Villages.

Marrakesh: Jet Ski and Quad Biking Experience

3. Marrakesh: Jet Ski and Quad Biking Experience

Jet Ski on the scenic Lake Lalla Takerkoust before riding a quad through the desert on this exciting experience with pickup and drop-off in Marrakech. Receive all the equipment you need for an unforgettable experience. Start your day with hotel pickup in Marrakech, then head towards Lake Lalla Takerkoust. Upon arrival at the Jet Ski agency, put on your Jet Ski suit and get ready for some fun on the water. For everyone's convenience, the wetsuits are available in all sizes. Listen to a 5-minute introduction before setting off on your 15-minute Jet Ski adventure. Then, leave the water and take on the desert for a thrilling quad ride. Ride around Lake Takerkoust and the Agafay Desert for 2 hours. Complete your experience by enjoying a tea break with a panoramic view in the middle of the desert before returning to your hotel.

Marrakech: 2-Day Atlas Mountains Trek with Village Stay

4. Marrakech: 2-Day Atlas Mountains Trek with Village Stay

Your 2-day adventure begins with pickup from your hotel in Marrakech and heads towards the High Atlas Mountains via Tahnnaout, Oued Ghighaya, and Asni. Throughout the drive, admire stunning views of the surrounding landscapes as well as a glimpse of local villages along the valley. Arrive at Imlil and meet your trekking crew for the trip, then enjoy a refreshing mint tea to set you up for a day of exploring. With your guides, head out towards Azzaden Valley via the Tizi Mzik pass where you can marvel at panoramic views over the valley as well as several neighboring Atlas peaks. Lunch is served at the top of the pass, so you can admire the views while you eat, then continue down the valley through the Juniper Forest to arrive at Tizi Oussem village. Spend the night at this traditional Berber site, meet the locals and learn about their culture and way of life. Enjoy a delicious and authentic tagine dinner surrounded by the peaceful tranquility of the mountains. After breakfast on day 2, soak up the sunshine that lights up this colorful valley before heading out towards Id Issa village. Spend some time exploring then trek to Tizi Oudid mountain pass walking through Matat village along the way. Arrive at a walnut grove and enjoy a relaxing lunch next to the river. Finally, return to Marrakech around 5pm.

Atlas Mountains and Agafay Desert Jeep Safari

5. Atlas Mountains and Agafay Desert Jeep Safari

Discover and explore deep Berber country in the High Atlas Mountains, and enjoy the landscapes of desert, valleys, villages, and open plains on a full-day trip from Marrakech.  The drive takes you first to the Agafay Desert, just south of Marrakech, where you’ll experience some dune bashing before continuing on to the Lalla Takerkoust region, making your first stop on the hills overlooking the lake. From here you’ll begin a 4x4 adventure on dirt tracks rarely frequented by tourists and climb up to the Kik Plateau, where you’ll drive from village to village meeting locals, visiting Berber homes, and sampling their traditional mint tea and homemade bread.  When you arrive at Imlil Village, located in the heart of Toubkal National Park, you’ll have the option of hiking for an hour to Armed village or continue to the village by 4x4. The 1-hour hike with a local guide is of moderate difficulty. In the village you’ll be served a Berber lamb tagine for lunch at a local home. You’ll also enjoy Moroccan salads and homemade bread during the meal.  After lunch and a short relaxation break, you’ll head down a gentle hill to Imlil village, where you’ll meet your driver for the 1-hour trip back to Marrakech via the Haouz plains.

Marrakech: 15-Minute Jet Ski Rental at Lake Lalla Takerkoust

6. Marrakech: 15-Minute Jet Ski Rental at Lake Lalla Takerkoust

Following a pickup from your accommodation, enjoy a comfortable drive to Lake Lalla Takerkoust. Admire the breathtaking scenery along the way before you arrive at Lake Lalla Takerkoust, 32 kilometers away from Marrakech. Upon arrival at the jet ski office, put on your jet ski suits and get prepared for your ride. Jet ski suits are available in all sizes for your comfort and convenience. Get a 5-minute briefing before embarking on your 15-minute jet ski experience. Then discover the thrills of riding across the water at a high speed. See Lake Takerkoust from a different perspective. Once your 15-minute adventure jet ski is over, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Marrakech: André Heller's ANIMA Garden Ticket & Transfer

7. Marrakech: André Heller's ANIMA Garden Ticket & Transfer

"An unbelievable symphony of smells, colors and shapes!" André Heller's ANIMA is a magical place of sensuality, of wonder, of contemplation, of joy, of healing, and of inspiration. For people of all ages who want to experience the unforgettable. Experience Paradise. Visitors may stroll along shady paths, between sumptuous trees and shrubs, blossom and fragrant wonders, pavilions and sculptures, with breathtaking views of the often snow-capped Atlas Mountains featuring the 4167 meters high Mount Toubkal. The Garden is a sensational display of the fusion of art and nature. You have to see it to believe it!

From Marrakech: High Atlas Berber Cooking Class

8. From Marrakech: High Atlas Berber Cooking Class

Experience the rich culture of Morocco through its cuisine on this half-day tour. After pickup from your accommodation in Marrakech, head off into the Atlas mountains to a traditional Berber household. Under the guidance of members of the household, you and your group of up to 6 people will prepare a sumptuous meal of appetizers, a main course, and desert, helping your group discover the secrets of a subtle and succulent cuisine. Immerse yourself in the Morocco’s rich culture as you spend a half day with the family, with your guide at hand to translate and offer further insight into Berber and Moroccan culture. After dining on the fruits of your labor, you’ll head back to your accommodation in Marrakech.

Agafay Desert Quad Biking

9. Agafay Desert Quad Biking

Upon pick up, head for Agafay Desert, situated only 40 kilometers from Marrakech. Meet the instructor for a short safety induction, then you will be handed a helmet and other protective material to make the most of your quad bike tour through the Moroccan Desert. Set out to discover the endless fields of golden-colored land as you drive through the dirt roads and enjoying the view of the snowy peaks of the Atlas Mountains. Afterwards, continue navigating your quad bike until you come upon enormous Lalla Takerkoust Lake. Be surrounded by arid mountains reflected in the turquoise waters. Enjoy the stunning landscape during a stop on the route and enjoy a typical mint Moroccan tea. After taking numerous photographs, you will return to the starting point and be driven back to your hotel or riad.

Marrakech: Quad biking & Camel with lunch in Agafay Desert.

10. Marrakech: Quad biking & Camel with lunch in Agafay Desert.

Be met by a driver from the comfort of your hotel and head to the base at the Lac Lalla Takerkoust. Feel the desert wind in your hair as you navigate a four wheeler through the Agafay Desert on this half-day tour. See the natural landscapes while riding a humped camel. Dine on a delicious traditional meal under a Berber tent in the middle of the desert. After lunch, drive back to the base camp on the four wheeler.

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4.8 / 5

based on 7,790 reviews

Excellent. Both our guides, Saïd and his younger brother Rachid were great. It was Rachid’s first time but he was a real pro. We enjoyed everything about the trip and the lunch was delicious. My only criticism is that I found the walking route to the waterfall and then to the restaurant afterwards tiring and a little tricky in places. I admit that I’m not young, but I am quite fit and take regular exercise. Make sure you’re wearing trainers!

Said was a friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgable guide with a great sense of humour. The trip itself was great as we was able to go see the atlas mountins and the agafy desert. We loved riding the camals and visiting the berber village, it was a highlight of the trip with a fantastic lunch at the end of the hike. Thank you for a wonderful day Said.

I had an excellent trip! Coming from the USA, I found the price of this day trip to be amazing. It included a full day of activities/exploration + 2 excellent meals. I’ll recommend this trip to any of my friends who choose to visit Morocco!

Amazing trip with amazing Abdul ( the guide and the driver) Really we enjoyed visiting the valleys Many thanks for the unforgettable moments that we spent it today Wish u all the best

It was really nice , I enjoyed every activity we did, and the tour guides were nice also the driver, the food was excellent overall I really enjoyed this experience