- From Marrakech
- Duration: 1 day
- Start: Pick up in the morning at your hotel or riad
- Stop: Drop off in the early evening at your hotel or riad
- Transport: Landcruiser 4x4 car with aircondition
- Language: Driver/guide speak English and French
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Marrakech - Atlas Mountains - Ourika valley - Argan cooperative - Oukaimeden valley - Asni valley - Marrakech
The driver picks you up at 10 am at your hotel or riad.
We drive into the majestic High Atlas mountains. The drive to the first valley, Ourika valley, takes about 1 hour . The scenery is stunning with green valleys, mountains peaks and rushing waterfalls. We stop by the village Setti Fatma which has 7 waterfalls
We continue to an argan cooperative which is run by the local Berber women. They show how they extract the golden argan oil from the argan nuts. The argan oil is referred to as «Moroccan gold» and is used in foods and cosmetics. It is famous for its many healthy benefits. We also visit a bio-aromatic garden with medicinal and decorative plants, located next to the cooperative.
Next we head to the second valley, Oukaimeden valley. We pass traditional stone Berber villages on the way. The landscapes are majestic with a lush gorge carving its way through a tableau of jagged peaks. Oukaimeden is strikingly beautiful. It has a rich cultural heritage and prehistoric rock art sites. During the winter months, Oukaimeden is a ski resort with Africa’s highest ski lift.
We stop at an local restaurant for lunch.
After lunch we drive to the third valley, Asni valley. The area is picturesque with a cluster of Berber villages spread around the valley river. The area is famous for its fruit trees (apples, walnut, almonds, peaches etc). Asni village is situated at the foot of Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa.
After visiting all 3 valleys, we head back to Marrakech and drop you off at your hotel or riad.
The starting price is EUR 60 per person when 2 persons travel together on a private basis and transport in 4wd Landcruiser.
For bigger groups, please contact us for price.
- Private transport in 4wd Landcruiser
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Optional choice: Visit the Jarjeer Mule & Donkey Refuge
For animal lovers, we can adjust this day trip to fit a visit at Jarjeer Mule & Donkey Refuge (click on link for more information about the organisation).
Have a walk around the premises and see these beautiful animals in the loving care of the people working in the organisation. Guided tours by the owners are arranged.
The place has a cafe and garden where you can enjoy lunch and/or refreshments.