- From Marrakech
- Duration: 1 day
- Start: Morning at your hotel or riad
- Stop: Early evening at your hotel or riad
- Transport: Landcruiser 4x4 car with aircondition
- Language: Driver/guide speak English and French
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 and the scenery is stunning with green valleys, mountains peaks and rushing waterfalls. We will 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 will show us 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 bioaromatic garden with medicinal and decorative plants 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, and 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. Or if you wish, you can have lunch in the house of a local berber family, to have a more authentic experience of Berber culture. The meal is a traditional tagine or couscous with desserts and drinks. (Lunch at own expense).
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 and 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 60per person when 2 persons are travelling together on a private basis and transport in 4×4.
For bigger groups, please contact us for price.
All transportation, guide/driver
Lunch, drinks, tip