Atlas mountains day trip by 4x4

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Atlas mountains day trip description :

  • Departure from your hotel around 9:00 am towards the lake Lalla Takerkouste.
  • On the road: several stops for photos, through Berber villages and through magnificent landscapes along the High
  • Atlas chain.
  • Stop at the level of the gorges of Moulay Brahim
  • Tea break at the inhabitant.
  • Visit of the Kik Plateaux region.
  • Visit of the village of Tahanaout.
  • Visit of the Ourika valley, with the possibility of hiking to visit the Setti Fadma waterfalls.
  • Typical lunch in a traditional restaurant.
  • Return to Marrakech around 5:30 pm.

Atlas mountains day trip program :

The high atlas excursion by 4X4 will start at 9 am to the Lalla takerkouste lake where you will be amazed by the panoramic view, at 1400 m altitude, and located only 30 km south of Marrakech. After touching the sky, we will visit the Berber villages of the Moroccan High Atlas region, to be closer to the local inhabitants.

Thus, we will reach the second stage of the tour, to discover the Kik Plateaux composed of a unique limestone making them world famous.

The excursion of the high atlas and the 3 valleys in 4x4 from Marrakech in private will make you discover this other breathtaking view on the Mount Toubkal, the highest mountain of all North Africa which culminates at 4167 m.

The valley of Asni Ouirgane will be the third stage of our expedition where a visit to the warm Berber villages will contrast with the steep paths of the region.

You can also observe the valleys rich in vegetation. Fields as far as the eye can see of quince, almond, olive or fig trees will lead you into a whirlwind of flavors, smells and colors that will titillate your senses.

A visit to the Berber villages will allow you to discover how its ingenious inhabitants build their traditional Berber house by hand.

The excursion High Atlas and the 3 valleys in 4x4 from Marrakech in private will conclude with the visit of the Ourika valley where you will enjoy this beautiful region very green and which is also known by seven waterfalls (Seti Fadma waterfall).

The Ourika valley is a region that is also known nationally (even internationally) by the production of argan oil as well as Essaouira and Agadir.

An oil considered by many as gold for the skin and hair. This last step will close this magnificent visit to the sweet flavors of the East. We will be back at the hotel around 5:30 pm.


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Highlights of this experience :

Lake Lalla Takerkoust and the kik plateau

Unexpected in this rather arid landscape, a 7 km long stretch of water with bluish reflections. A Sunday getaway for Marrakchis in search of freshness and water sports enthusiasts. The lake is dominated by the Plateau du Kik.

Valley of Asni and Ouirgane

Nestled at the foot of Mount Toubkal (the highest point in North Africa with its 4,167 m), the Berber village of Asni is itself located at an altitude of 1,200 m. The Saturday souk is its main attraction. The most animated souk is the one that takes place on Tuesdays in the Berber village of Thanaout, about twenty kilometers further down the road to Marrakech

Berber village of Moulay Brahim

A 5 km detour out of Asni will take you to this small village with its winding alleys full of souvenir sellers. This important pilgrimage site is still very popular with sterile women who hang small ribbons from trees hoping to become mothers when they come off them. The village is also famous for its moussem which takes place every year about ten days before the festival of Mouloud (birth of the prophet).

The Ourika valley

Once arrived on the spot it is necessary to follow the narrow valley, carpeted with fields and trees in edge of the oued Ourika until the village of Setti Fatma (km 65) which marks the end of the valley, a pedestrian excursion will be proposed to you by your local guide, in order to visit the 7 waterfalls of setti fatma. Many restaurants on the spot propose tajines to be tasted in terrace.


  • Round trip transfers from your Hotel or Riad.
  • Transportation with a French-speaking driver in a mini bus or a very comfortable 4x4 with air conditioning
  • Gasoline.
  • Transport insurance.
  • Mountain guide included during the visit of the high atlas in the Ourika valley for vacationers who wish to visit the
  • waterfalls of the Ourika.
  • Mint tea at the inhabitant.
  • Typical lunch in a local restaurant.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Lunch and drinks (several local restaurants are available on site with panoramic view on the waterfall).
  • All extras not mentioned on the program.

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Rated 4.8 out of 5
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Rated 5.0 out of 5
July 4, 2022

Our guide Mohamed was very nice, we had a great day, also thank you to the guide in the village who welcomed us in his home. Thank you again for this organization!

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Rated 5.0 out of 5
June 23, 2022

Fantastic day led by young mountain guide Hamid. A well prepared and worthwhile lunch. Recommended. He is worth showing you the beautiful Atlas Mountains.

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Rated 5.0 out of 5
June 14, 2022

Everything is perfect from start to finish. We were picked up at the alternative address at the appointed time. Our guide Omar accompanied us well throughout the day. The tour of the mountains was also very good.

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Rated 5.0 out of 5
June 3, 2022

I really enjoyed the day we spent with this tour, the guides Ahmad and lahcen were great, cordial, friendly and funny in the right proportion.

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