Day Trip to the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech

Discover the natural beauty and culture of Morocco's High Atlas Mountains. As you zip into the scenic hills, you'll make several stops to enjoy impressive panoramas of small villages, enchanting scenery, and interesting landscapes. 

After leaving Marrakech, you'll head toward the Atlas Mountains via the Ourika Valley, known for its famous waterfalls. Enjoy an easy 1.5-hour walk to the waterfalls with the help of an experienced mountain guide. As you hike, you'll learn more about the area's spectacular landscapes, watching them stretch endlessly before your eyes.

Next, visit with the Berber women who work to extract oil from the Argan nut, a plant that's endemic to Morocco. Continue through the Oukaimden Valley and follow a secluded mountain road that passes traditional Berber villages built from adobe and stones. Discover the authentic life of Berber people and enjoy a delicious lunch in a typical Berber home with an amazing view over Sidi Fares Valley.

Before heading back to Marrakech, you'll visit the Asni Valley, famous for its apple, walnut, almond, and peach trees. Enjoy the scenes of snowy summits and the beauty of the Tahnaout Valley.

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