1-Day trip from Marrakech to the three valleys in High Atlas Mountains
This one-day trip from Marrakech to the three valleys in the High Atlas Mountains gives you a great opportunity to discover small aged Berber villages and several refreshing rivers in the valleys.
Experience the beautiful three valleys of the Atlas Mountains on this short trip. During this trip, you will discover authentic Berber villages and different valleys. Pick up from your accommodation at 8:30 am is provided. You will travel in a comfortable 4WD vehicle through the high mountains. In the mountains, you come across the fertile Ourika Valley with its beautiful waterfalls and the orchards of the Asni Valley. You will pass the spectacular mountain roads and enjoy lunch in a local restaurant, or if you prefer, in a Berber family home. You will also visit Lalla Takerkoust Lake and High Kik Plateau. After visiting all that this area has to offer, we bring you back to your accommodation in Marrakech.
What You’ll Do During The Trip To The Atlas Mountains
The trek from Marrakech to the three valleys is a fabulous experience. On this day trip to the Atlas Mountains and Valleys, you will discover the most beautiful Berber villages and the stunning scenery of the High Atlas Mountains. You will explore Imlil Valley, Asni Valley, Amizmiz Valley and take a short hike. You will visit about 8 traditional Berber villages and other attractions in the area, including the lakes and valleys. You will be invited for a Moroccan tea with a Berber family where you will also learn more about their lifestyle. In addition, you walk to the waterfalls and enjoy a beautiful view there.
- Visit the beautiful three valleys in the High Atlas Mountains
- Visit small typical Berber villages
- Climbing around the idyllic waterfalls
Full-Day Trip from Marrakech to the Three Valleys in the High Atlas Mountains
We pick you up from your accommodation at 8:30 AM and drive towards the High Atlas Mountains through Berber villages and eucalyptus forests. You will first explore the Agafay desert and enjoy a camel ride from there. The Agafay is a rocky desert plateau near Marrakech. It is in fact the most interesting location for camel riding in Marrakech.
On the way, we will take a short break and have Moroccan mint tea at Lalla Takarkost Lake. Later we head to the High Atlas Mountains before exploring the rugged landscapes and charming villages. Here are the places you will discover during the trip: Agafay desert, Atlas waterfalls, Imlil valley, Amzmiz valley, and many other attractive Berber villages.
Later, we return back to Marrakesh and the tour will end around 5:00 pm
In Marrakech, it is impossible to ignore the beautiful snow-capped peaks of the 4,167-meter mountains that glitter like a diadem above the red city. Especially at sunset, the landscape is truly unique when the High Atlas Mountains are bathed in a color palette of red.
On the banks of rivers meandering through valleys, villages are clustered opposite fortified houses, near cultivated land shaded by many fruit trees. On the eastern side of the High Atlas, plateaus extend to the horizon. Sheep and goats graze on these plateaus from spring to early fall.
Asni is a Berber village at an altitude of 1150 m at the foot of the High Atlas Mountains near Marrakech. The High Atlas is considered to be the highest mountain in North Africa. Moulay Brahim is 5 km from Asni. The village is charming with its narrow streets. It is famous for a festive season that takes place a week or two after the celebration of the birthday of the Muslim prophet.
In addition, the road to Imlil passes through beautiful mountain valleys and pretty villages built here with floors as usual. In general, the villages are more interesting and the Berbers are friendly and are happy to offer you a cup of tea in the hope of having a good conversation. Imlil is also a hub for trekking to Toubkal National Park and climbing to the top of the mountain.
Above the village of Oumnas, you can see some interesting old kasbahs surrounded by olive groves. You will then cross a bridge over the river N’fiss and arrive at the dam of Lalla-Takerkoust. Located just a few kilometers from Marrakech, this lake is an ideal place to escape the strong summer heat and crowds of Marrakech. It was built during the French protectorate period in the 1920s and it was called the Cavagnac Dam. Lalla-Takerkoust is a manmade lake with a length of 7 kilometers. In addition, the landscape on the shore of this beautiful lake is completely different, set against the backdrop of the vast desert plains of the Atlas Mountains. For adventurers, it is a great place for water sports and starting point for several 4×4 tracks.
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What is included:
- Pick up & Drop off at your hotel
- The price of the tour includes a vehicle with a driver/guide.
What is not included:
- The price of the trip does not include: Lunch
What to Bring:
- Hiking shoes, camera (optional), sun hat, and sunglasses.
Knowing before booking with us
Desert Morocco Adventure organize only private tours so please if you are traveling with 2 adults ( in total 3 persons) and you are planning to book with us a tour make a booking in the tour schedule for 3 pax.