Guided tour

Marrakech: Half-Day Trip to the Atlas Mountains

4.8 / 5

69 reviews

Activity provider: Attractive Tours

Marrakech: Half-Day Trip to the Atlas Mountains

Activity provider: Attractive Tours
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From US$ 58.06 per person

Escape the hustle and bustle of Marrakech on a morning trip to the Ourika Valley in the Atlas Mountains. Take an optional hike to some of the waterfalls of the area, visit a traditional argan oil factory and enjoy an authentic Berber breakfast.

About this activity

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Arabic
Pickup included
Pick-up from hotels in central Marrakech. If you are staying inside the Medina, your pick-up will be at the closest point with vehicle access (this may involve a short walk).
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Escape the bustle of Marrakech on a morning trip to the Atlas Mountains
  • Hike the famous Ourika Valley and discover its beautiful waterfalls
  • Experience traditional Berber culture
  • See Berber women extracting Argan Oil and enjoy a full Berber breakfast
  • Travel in a small group for more intimate experience
Full description
Following morning pick-up from your hotel in Marrakech, experience one of the best adventures within easy access of the city and journey to the Ourika Valley in the Atlas Mountains. Climb aboard an air-conditioned minivan and travel in a small group with an English-speaking guide for approximately 1 hour. Marvel at the snow-capped peaks of the mountains as you approach the Ourika Valley, famous for its waterfalls and photogenic landscapes. Benefit from plenty of stops to take pictures of the stunning scenery throughout the morning. Upon arrival, join an expert mountain guide and embark on an optional 100-minute hike around the area and to its refreshing waterfalls. Alternatively, relax at one of the riverside cafés with a drink while you wait for the rest of the group to complete their trek. Then, visit an argan oil factory run by local Berber women to learn more about how the unique oil of Morocco is produced. Enjoy a full traditional breakfast of mint tea, argan oil, olive oil, honey, amlou (nut spread similar to peanut butter) and freshly baked bread prepared by the women right before your eyes. Journey back to Marrakech for an approximate 13:00 arrival, and get dropped off at your original departure point.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by comfortable air-conditioned minivan with an English-speaking guide
  • Full traditional Berber breakfast
  • Hike to the waterfalls with a professional mountain trekking guide
  • All entrance fees
  • All taxes
  • Fuel
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
  • Out of respect for the local culture, it is recommended that you dress conservatively, keeping your upper body to below your knees covered (this applies to both men and women)
  • Walking shoes or sneakers are recommended for the hike to the waterfalls
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 69 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Notre chauffeur est venu nous chercher à l'hôtel et nous a accompagné lors de cette excursion avec au programme : - Petit-déjeuner typique berbère, - Visite d'une coopérative d'huile d'argon, - Excursion à pied avec un guide local qui nous a fait découvrir les montagnes et une cascade. Magnifique paysage et gentillesse des guides.

June 18, 2022

Half day trip to Ourika Valley. Marone our driver was excellent, he stopped off at a couple of places for us to get some pictures. He explained a bit about the history of marrakech on the way and explained the Amazigh (berber) culture. We stopped off for breakfast, which was made for us by a female association who produce argan oil. Inside we got a tour of how it was all made from the ladies, giving us samples of their products. We then drove up to meet our guide Abdul, who took us up the mountain. The climb itself is fairly moderate to easy, depending on your fitness. We reached a cafe with a view of the waterfall, stopping for a short break before heading back down, the other side of the waterfall. We thought the morning tour were perfectly enough time there and topped off our holiday as we were flying back home that evening.

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April 30, 2022

Book this tour! we had a great time and really appreciated that we arrived in the valley before the other tourists so our hike was very quiet. We could stop for photos and our tour guide (driver) Abdul was so friendly and informative. He can answer anything about Morocco! The breakfast was lovely and peaceful (toilets are in the cafe) and we were even given water for the hike. The hike guide was helpful and cheerful. A brilliant morning out and unbelievable scenery!

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April 8, 2022

Product ID: 103604