Air-conditioned transportation with a professional driver
1-hour walking tour about the Berbers with a local guide
Lunch and Refreshments
Explore the Ourika Valley in the High Atlas Mountains on a full-day sightseeing tour from Marrakech. See traditional Berber homes, and visit a women’s argan oil co-operative. Refresh yourself by stunning waterfalls, and stop at roadside souks.
Experience the beauty of the Ourika Valley up-close on this full-day scenic tour from Marrakech, and escape the hustle and bustle of the city for the day.
The Ourika Valley is the closest day trip from Marrakech, but it’s not just its convenience that makes it special. Drive towards the Atlas Mountains, taking in the beautiful landscape of green meadows and authentic 16th and 17th-century Berber villages. If you take your tour on a Monday, you can even stop at a roadside souk.
See fruit orchards, vegetable terraces, and villages clinging to the side of hills. Marvel at the labor undertaken by the Berbers who hoisted materials to construct small houses up mountain sides, and work the terraces in a hostile environment.
Continue along the valley of palm trees, following the Ourika River. Fruit trees, tiny hamlets, riverside restaurants, and the summer homes of the wealthy will keep you occupied. Go to Setti Fatma to feel the refreshing waters of the 7 waterfalls.
Feel the spray on your face as you cool down from the African heat, along with the locals of Marrakech who have made it their favorite weekend retreat.
After breakfast we start our last day to the north through the Tafilalet palm grove, the biggest in the world and famous for its dates. You´ll see thousands of palm trees along the 20km of road. This way leads us to the Ziz Valley, which river comes down from the high Atlas and feeds the palm grove. Here we make a stop and from this high viewpoint, enjoy a magnificent view of the valley and the town of Aoufous. We make another stop in Midelt, just in the heart of the Atlas where you´ll have free time for lunch and rest for a while. In the afternoon we continue our way through the UNESCO Cedar Forest of Azrou where, if we are lucky, we´ll see some Barbarian monkeys. The next place we´ll visit is the city of Ifrane, situated in the northwestern slope of the Middle Atlas at 1630 meters above the water level. Its broad avenues, its urban development with perfect cleanness, the gardens, the green areas and its architecture make this city look like a Swiss town. Ifrane feels misplaced in Morocco. That’s why it´s named the Moroccan Switzerland, and if that´s not enough it has an important ski resort, Michlifen. We arrive at Fez late in the afternoon, where we will stay overnight in a very nice and comfortable Riad.