MArrakech day trips:
Meet you at your riad/hotel in Marrakech and start travelling to Ourika Valley via the villages of Asni and Tahnaout. This tour will take you through the three valleys including Tahnaout valley, the Mulay Brahim Gorge and the Berber village of Asni, you will also have the opportunity to visit a Berber family and experience our culture. During, your journey, you will experience the breathtaking scenery and the fascinating views of the Toubkal and Oukaimden Mountains -the highest peaks in North Africa. By lunchtime you will get to Ourika Valley – one of the richest valleys in Morocco with flowing water, luxuriant trees, magnificent flowers, blooming bushes, and delightful waterfalls…After lunch here, you have the option to take a 2 hour hike. Walking through the Berber village of Setti Fatma, and within the fields where you may well see the monkeys in the wild, and experience great views of the waterfall. Afterwards, we will head back to Marrakech.
Ait benhaddou kasbah
Ait Benhaddou is an interesting day trip from Marrakech after you cross the High Atlas Mountains, Ait Benhaddou is the UNESCO site classified since 1987 where few families are still living in Ait Benhaddou, along the way you will admire the Berber villages in the mountains of High Atlas village. 4km of rocky off-road along the salty valley of Ounila to get to Ait benhadou kasbah, a natural decoration for many movies which were shot in the area. Take a walk and cross the dried river with our English speaking driver/guide to dominate the the kasbahs of Ait Benhaddou. You will be invited for tea with one of the families. Free time to explore the kasbahs of Ait Benhaddou and have lunch in a local restaurant overlooking the Ksar, after lunch we will continue to Ouarzazate; visit of cinema Studios and the Kasbah Taourirt another Palace of Pacha El Glaoui. In the afternoon, we will drive back to Marrakech via the Tizi n’Tichka.
After breakfast in your riad, you will start travelling to the coastal city of Essaouira. Getting there after about a 2 and a half hour drive to start exploring the city. You’ll visit the Skala Fortress; see Thuya wood carved by artisans; walk through the alleys of the medina and view hundreds of handicrafts. This « City of the Wind » attracts surfers from all over the world. Essaouira knew many civilisations – including the Portuguese occupation, which affects much of its architecture – however, it remains a small village with much history. Because of its size and its characteristic blue doors and washed walls, it is also regarded as Morocco’s « Jewel of the Atlantic”. You will also visit the women’s co-operative of Argan oil. Here they extract the oil that is famous for its culinary, cosmetic and medicinal properties. Lunch will be done the Moroccan way – fresh fish “cooked in order” at the fish market. In the afternoon you will travel back to Marrakech.
Ouzoud waterfalls are located at 170Km from Marrakech, one of the most attractions and selected day trip departing from Marrakech, the cascades of Ouzoud are in the middle Atlas section close to Azilal city. A 3 hours drive from Marrakech, you will be able to discover the highest waterfalls of the Morocco, go on a trek around the falls, ride the local boats to cross the river, or trek for 2 hours to get to the source of Ouzoud cascades, enjoy the tasty local food in one of the restaurant. Ouzoud cascades are a popular site for Moroccans at summer.