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Private Tour: Four Valleys and Atlas Mountains Day Trip from Marrakech

Highlights
  • Private day trip from Marrakech to four valleys of the Atlas Mountains
  • Admire the many waterfalls in Ourika Valley and see native women extract argan oil
  • Visit traditional Berber villages in Oukaimeden Valley
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Private Tour: Four Valleys and Atlas Mountains Day Trip from Marrakech
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Private tour to the (Four Valleys) from Marrakech. Duration is approximately 7 hours.
US$128.06
4 Valleys Plus Lake Day Trip
Private tour to the (Four Valleys), plus Takerkoust Lake and Kik Plateau, from Marrakech. Duration is approximately 8 hours.
US$139.70
Overview
Enjoy a private driving excursion to four of Morocco’s most beautiful valleys located in the Atlas Mountains. Join your driver for an exploration of the Ourika, Oukaimeden, Sidi Fares, and Asni valleys, admiring the area’s diverse range of waterfalls, traditional Berber villages and fruit orchards along the way. During your trip you’ll have the chance to interact with Berber residents and visit a collective for argan oil. Your trip also includes round-trip hotel transport and a ride by minivan or 4x4. An optional extension that visits the Kik Plateau and Takerkoust Lake is also available.
What to Expect
Head deep in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains as you visit four of its most majestic valleys on this private driving excursion from Marrakech. This trip is a great opportunity to get a sense of the incredible mountain scenery and unique Berber culture that characterizes this rugged region.

Start your day with an 8:30am pickup from your hotel or riad. Those staying in the Medina may need to make a short walk to reach the closest road accessible to vehicles. You’ll receive an introduction to your driver and climb into your air-conditioned vehicle for the drive to the picturesque Atlas Mountains, continuing on a 1-hour drive to the Ourika Valley. This stunning valley is known for its abundant greenery and scenic waterfalls, giving it a reputation as a real-life desert oasis. If you’re interested in exploring this unique area in more depth, an option to hire local guide (at your own expense) is available.

Move next to an argan oil cooperative run by a group of local women. This highly desirable oil, which comes from the argan tree, is used in variety of food products and cosmetics. Take a walk at the site of the cooperative, which features a wonderfully-scented garden adorned with plants prized for their beauty and medicinal properties. Then continue on a drive to your next stop in the Oukaimeden Valley, tracing a remote mountain road that tops 5,900 feet (1,800m) as it weaves through rustic Berber villages. Make a rest stop at a traditional restaurant on the way, where you can grab some lunch (own expense) or pay for an optional upgrade to visit a local Berber family for a meal of tagine (a typical Moroccan stew) along with plenty of hospitality.

After lunch, head with your driver to the Asni Valley, an area laden with walnut, almond, apple and peach trees situated high in the Atlas Mountain range. Check out the great views of the 13,665-foot (4,165m) Mount Toubkal, the tallest in North Africa, during your stop. Afterward, make your return trip to Marrakech.

Those travelers who have purchased the optional upgrade will spend an additional hour visiting the brilliant-blue Takerkoust Lake and the limestone rock formation of the Kik Plateau, before making a return trip back to Marrakech for drop-off at their hotel or riad.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Amazing Day Trip!!

What a perfect day we had arranged for us in the Atlas Mountains. From the moment we met are tour guide, Jamal, I knew he was going to be great company for the day. Jamal’s English was excellent and his knowledge was brilliant. Jamal knew...More

1  Thank Francis M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Nice day trip to get out of the hustle of Marrakesh

We booked this day trip during our stay in Marrakesh. They organised the transfer to pick us up at 8 am at a restaurant in Jemaa el-Fna which was ideal as we were staying in the heart of the medina and would have been complicated...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile
Super tour with Abdel to Four Valleys and Atlas mountains

This tour was far beyond our expectations. Beautiful surroundings, nice lunch and lots of information about the country told by our guide Abdel. We’ll never forget this day!!!More

1  Thank helenduijm
AttractiveTours, Front Office Manager at M & A Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Dear Helendujim, Many thanks for taking the time to write this review about your tour to The High Atlas Mountains with our company. We are so happy that you loved the guide, the scenery...and the food at the lunch berber house. We hope Seeing you...More

Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile
Wonderful day

We had a wonderful day thanks to our guide Mido. He was entertaining, funny and very informative. We enjoyed all aspects of the trip and would recommend it to anyone.

Thank Karin V
AttractiveTours, Front Office Manager at M & A Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Dear Karin, Thank you very much for your review on Tripadvisor regarding your day trip to the Atlas mountains with our company. We are glad that you had a good time with your guide Mido. We hope seeing you soon in Marrakech! Best Regards Sara

Reviewed 3 July 2018
What an amazing day out to discover Berber culture

My boyfriend and I had a perfect full day out with Abdel, our private guide. Abdel drove us to beautiful places but what amazed us most was the fact that all the guides were so synchronized and friendly to made us feel comfortable all day...More

1  Thank Maria Inês D
AttractiveTours, Front Office Manager at M & A Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Dear Maria, We are eternally grateful for everything you’ve said about our company. We are glad you have a great day in the Atlas mountains, and that you are satisfied with our services. We hope seeing you soon in Marrakech to discover other part of...More

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