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

  • When does it run?
    Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday
  • Start time
    8:30am
  • Duration
    Approx. 8 hours
Inclusions
  • Hotel transfers
  • Transportation in a 4WD
  • Experienced guide
  • Lunch
  • Mint tea in Berber House
COVID-19 Safety guidelines

Key Highlights

  • Meet the Berber tribesmen, the ancient inhabitants of Morocco
  • The tour is led by a local expert guide
  • Traverse deep valleys and mountain summits by 4WD
  • Enjoy lunch in the breathtaking Ourika Valley
  • Smartphone voucher accepted – No need to print!

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 Ecological farm of Ourika located in the famous Ourika valley.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday

  • Duration

    Approx. 8 hours

  • Start time

    8:30am

  • Meeting Point

    Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)

  • Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point

Itinerary

  • 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 c which also includes lunch.

    The breakdown of your itinerary is as follows:

    Leave the noise and bustle of the city behind as you take the road through Atlas mountains, following the ancient Berber trails to reach Tahnaout, for some more photographs.

    Continue through the rugged terrains of outer Marrakech and soak in the mesmerizing view around crossing the gorge of Moulay Brahim.

    Next up, stop at Asni village for capturing some smiles and listen to the tales that surrounds the place and folklores buried under the soil of Asni village.

    Enroute to Sidi Fares valley and enjoy the breeze and smell of the earthen land. 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. Taste the mint tea in a typical Berber house.

    The tour will stop for lunch in the Ecological farm. 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.

    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. 

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

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Hotel transfers
  • Transportation in a 4WD
  • Experienced guide
  • Lunch
  • Mint tea in Berber House
  • Beverages

Please note

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.

Our supplier needs at least 4 people on the tour to be able to go ahead. In the unlikely event that less than this number book for your tour date we will offer you an alternative or a full refund.

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

Make sure you’ve checked the passport and visa requirements for your nationality.

This tour is not suitable for guests with mobility issues or walking difficulties.

We suggest that you wear comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing and carry your camera and sun protection.

The program can be modified in case of unpredictable events.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 48 hours before your organised  activity to reconfirm.

Customer Reviews

  • Top class trip to the Atlas mountains.
    S J N Brady, United Kingdom 03/09/2015
  • Taking Tea in The Atlas Mountains:))
    D Curry, United Kingdom 06/17/2014
  • Professional organisation
    Mrs S J Bassett, United Kingdom 04/13/2014

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