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Half-Day Small-Group Tour From Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains

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    What to Expect
    After morning pickup from your Marrakech hotel or riad, board your air-conditioned vehicle with your group of 15 or fewer, and journey toward the Atlas Mountains, North Africa’s greatest mountain range.

    En route, hear about the Atlas’ geography from your guide, and learn about the Berber villages that speckle their valleys and slopes. Learn, too, about the Ourika Valley waterfalls, a series of crystal-clear mountainside cascades that provide a lovely counterpoint to the rocky slopes.

    As you approach the mountains, enter the lush Ourika Valley, passing stone and adobe-mud villages framed by the snow-capped peaks. Then, arrive at a town near the falls and choose to either relax at the pretty riverside cafes (own expense) or take a guided walk to the falls.

    If you opt for the walk, meet a local guide and follow them past orchards up the hillsides. Stop to admire the cascades and take photos of the mountain views that unfurl en route.

    Reconvene with your vehicle and continue to an argan oil co-operative. After watching the Berber women extracting Morocco’s precious argan oil here, return to Marrakech where your tour concludes at the starting point.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Pickup from hotels and riads in Marrakech. If your riad is in the Medina, the pick-up location will be the nearest accessible spot.
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Traditional berber breakfast (mint tea, bread, argan oil, olive oil and honey)
    • Local professional guide
    • Drinks & bottled water
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan with live commentary on board
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Infant seats available
    • Walking shoes or sneakers are recommended for the hike to the waterfalls.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    All of us (2 adults and 2 teenage boys) thoroughly enjoyed this trip. The guides were really informative and answered any questions you had, breakfast was yummy and the views up the mountain were truly breathtaking. Would recommend this as a must if travelling to...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank karenhP8184VQ
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We wanted to get out of the city and see a bit more of Morocco, but being here for only 3 nights meant we didn’t want to commit a full day. So this half day trip was ideal. We were picked up by our driver...More

    Thank Nickwanderlust76
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Wonderful time and learned so much about Moroccan history from our guide Abdul. The waterfall climb was good and the sights were nice. Make sure you wear sensible footwear. Would definitely recommend.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank IK A
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    The tour was very interesting and versatile. We had a very friendly tour guide/driver called Abdel, who has a broad knowledge on the area and Morocco itself. The lunch took place in a small Berber village. The food was fantastic and the hospitality of the...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Livia K
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Enjoyed this trip with a friend in September. We had Abdul as a guide he was patient, funny and informative. We learnt a lot about Moroccan history, had a taste of some authentic Berber breakfast and saw lovely views during our time. The trek to...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank iks220
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    30 September 2018|
    Response from tincell0 | Reviewed this property |
    Hello We didn't do the hike - too old.
    9 July 2018|
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    Response from tincell0 | Reviewed this property |
    Hi Our trip took 3 hours because we didn't do the hour hike. We had breakfast and visited the co-operative that produces the cosmetics and visited the small market where the road ends. We didn't but there is an opportunity... More
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    • Duration: 5h
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    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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