Full day tour from Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains 4 valleys & lake

 Full day tour from Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains 4 valleys & lake

    

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Overview


Detailed Description


Important informations


Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

Cancellation Policy



Detailed Description


After morning pickup from your Marrakech hotel or riad, travel with your small group in a comfortable and air conditioned 4x4 vehicle or minivan 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, about 1hr 30 min walk for going and coming back (if you aren’t interested by the walk you can have a drink in the small cafes beside the river), 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 a 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.


Important Information


Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off,
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan or 4WD with an English speaking guide,
  • Small group tour,
  • Typical Lunch in a local Berber family house (Salad or soup+berber tagine+couscous+dessert+drinks),
  • Professional mountains trekking guide,
  • All entrance fees,
  • Local taxes,
  • Fuel included,
  • Drinks.

Exclusions

  • Items of personal nature,
  • Tips.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking,
  • 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,
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking,
  • 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.

Meeting Point

  • 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 (this may involve a short walk).

Drop-off/End Point

  • Returns to original departure point.

Cancellation Policy


If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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