Head deep into the High Atlas Mountains on a full-day trip from Marrakech to three extraordinary valleys. Slip between towering peaks and descend into Ourika Valley, climb an alpine path into Berber villages and the undulating plantations of the Asni Valley, then enjoy a traditional lunch in the Ouirgane Valley at the foot of Mount Toubkal, the Maghreb’s highest peak. Take in the verdant terraces that climb the walls of the Imlil Valley and return to Marrakech as afternoon sun illuminates the High Atlas foothills.
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Departure : 9 Am
Duration : 1 Day.
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Trip To The Three Valleys from Marrakech
You will be picked up looking to start a great adventure in the amazing Atlas mountains via a comfortable 4x4 along with your small group. You will admire the towering peaks covered with snow during your journey until the Ourika valley. The waterfalls of this valley are a beautiful counterpoint to the surrounding landscape. You will continue up to a local women's cooperative to attend to the operation of argan oil extraction (famous Moroccan oil) and to visit a Bio-Aromatic garden full of decorative and medicinal plants.
The second step of this trip will be the Asni valley. You will follow an isolated mountain path of an altitude of 5900ft (1800m), passing through traditional Berber villages with earth and stone houses. Then, you'll head for Ouirgane Asni valley, which is located almost at the foot of Mount Toubkal, the highest point in North Africa at 13,671ft (4167m). In the valley, a succession of traditional Berber villages perched high in the Atlas Mountains. Marvel at Mount Toubkal, Prepare your devices to take pictures acres of apple, walnut, peach and almond trees of Asni valley. If your visit coincides with Saturday you could visit the souk of the village, the meeting place of people from the neighboring villages to source material necessities.
Continue to Valley Ourigane a very nice and typical Valley High Atlas, stop for a typical lunch in a charming setting Ouirgane. After lunch you will continue your trip to the Imlil valley. Hike for an hour and a half to the Kasbah before continuing on to Asni, stopping at the edge of Lake Takerkoust before returning to Marrakech in the late afternoon. This one-day trip to the High Atlas will make you live the countryside with its green valleys and explore the Berber way of life away from the traffic of the city.