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


  • Overview

    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!

  • Tour Highlights

    Get away from the hustle-bustle of Marrkech to the stunning Atlas Mountains and witness traditional Moroccan life Admire the many waterfalls in Ourika Valley and see native women extract Argan oil See traditional Berber villages in Oukaimeden Valley and take the opportunity to dine with a local family Pass acres of almond, peach and walnut trees in Asni Valley Extend your adventure with a visit to idyllic Takerkoust Lake and the distinctive Kik Plateau Small-group tour limited to 7 people ensures more personalized attention from your guide

  • Schedule

    Everyday except Friday

  • Duration

    8 to 9 hours (Approx.)

  • Pickup Time

    8 am

  • Departure & Return points:

    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. Returns to original departure point

  • What's included

    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)

  • Not Included

    Gratuities

  • Itinerary

    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.

  • Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • Know before you go

    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.

  • medhat - Reviewed 1 hour ago

    Enjoyed this full day tour of the beautiful Atlas mountains enormously. Abdel was very informative, we learnt a lot about Morroccon culture and the lunch in a Berber house was delicious.
  • Jason E - Reviewed 2 days ago

    our tour guide abdel was fantastic,very accomodating and he was very attentive to us.we really enjoyed the tour and the views is gorgeous..we are really happy with the tour and highly recommend it.
  • James E - Reviewed 1 week ago

    We have experienced a facinating day with gorgeous landscapes and interesting comments from our well documented guide. A special mention for the berber lunch in a typical house.