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The Berber Trails of the Atlas Mountains - 4WD Tour from Marrakech

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Key Highlights

  • Meet the Berber tribesmen, the ancient inhabitants of Morocco
  • Traverse deep valleys and mountain summits by 4WD
  • Enjoy lunch in the breathtaking Ourika Valley
  • The tour is led by a local expert guide
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday

    Duration

    Approx. 8 hours

    Start time

    08:30am

    Meeting Point

    Pick-up is from centrally located hotels in Marrakech.
    (Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
    If your hotel is not a pick-up location, please call the agency in order to reconfirm the tour departure details (about the pick up place and timings).

    Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Discover the original inhabitants of Morocco, the Berbers, as you travel in a 4WD across the rugged landscapes of the towering Atlas Mountains.

    Traverse the trough of the valleys up to summit of the mountains, and discover smiling faces, quaint villages and an ancestral lifestyle which people thought had disappeared long ago. Your 4WD lets you get where the large tour buses can't go.

    Nature rules supreme in these regions and dictates the existence of these tribal men and women. Depending on the season, you will discover lush slopes full of sheep or snow-covered summits.

    Take in the peaceful scenery all around as you enjoy lunch in the Kasbah of Ourika located in the famous Ourika valley.

    Itinerary

    08:30am: You will be picked up from your centrally located hotel in Marrakech for this in a 4WD with your guide for this day excursion from Marrakech which also includes lunch.

    The breakdown of your itinerary is as follows:

    Leave the noise and bustle of the city behind as you begin crossing the Atlas Mountains, following the ancient Berber trails.

    Traverse winding dirt tracks, passing earthen Berber houses, climbing upwards towards the Ourika valley There will be a photo stop here as well as at Oukaimeden, Morocco’s main ski resort. Savor the stunning mountain vistas all around.

    10:00am: There will be a stop for some delicious mint tea.

    11:00am: Arrive at a typical Berber village, high in the Atlas Mountains. Explore the village, interact with these friendly tribesmen and women, the ancient inhabitants of Morocco.

    12:30pm: The tour will stop for lunch in the Berber mountain village of Imlil at the Atlas Tichka restaurant. Dine on Moroccan salad, Couscous with cow meat and seven sorts of vegetables. Round off the meal with a platter of fresh fruits of the season and tea. No alcohol is served in the restaurant.

    2:45pm: Depart for Marrakech, stopping at Via Asni and Tahannout, for some more photographs.

    4:30pm: Your tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel or the closest drop-off point in Marrakech.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Pick-up from centrally located hotels
    • Transportation in a 4WD
    • English and French speaking guide
    • Lunch

    Exclusions

    • Beverages
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    It is advisable to re-confirm the tour departure details 48 hours prior to the start of the tour as this tour has a minimum passenger requirement of 4 people, if this is not met the tour would either be rescheduled for another date or cancelled with a full refund

    For hotels outside the town & riads: time & place to be confirmed at the time of the reconfirmation

    Identity papers are obligatory (passport or identity card).

    The program can be modified in case of unpredictable events.

    No alcohol is served in the Atlas Tichka restaurant in Imlil

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

    In case of emergencies, you can contact our local partner at (+ 212) 661 597 037.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Reviews
    • Professional organisation

      Atlas Mountain trip was an excellent day out. Well organised from the moment of pick-up to the final return. Fluent English speaking guide who was a Berber so very knowledgeable...

      Mrs S J Bassett
    • Taking Tea in The Atlas Mountains:))

      Booked Trip over Internet in January this year very smooth booking process & didn't even have to reconfirm pick-up time as printed out details & was picked up promptly at said...

      D Curry
    • Top class trip to the Atlas mountains.

      Truly wonderful day out, fabulous views and excellent lunch. Raschid was an excellent guide. Pick up from our out of town hotel was much appreciated....

      S J N Brady
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