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The day trip from Marrakech to the High Atlas Mountains is a fabulous activity for Marrakech visitors. The Atlas Mountains have much to offer and should definitely be add to your travel itinerary.

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Atlas Mountains , Imlil Valley , Marrakech , Ourika Valley Discover Destinations
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Duration: Full Day Departure: From Marrakech

A great activity is a day trip from Marrakech to the High Atlas Mountains.  You leave the city behind, travel through interesting Berber villages and have an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery.  A highlight will be the hike to a waterfall in the Ourika valley.

Included in the Atlas Mountains tour
  • Transport in a private air-conditioned 4wheel drive Toyota Prado TX or deluxe minivan or minibus
  • Pick up and drop off at your accommodation
  • Experienced local English / French / Spanish / speaking driver guide
  • Opportunities to stop when and where you wish
  • Local guide for a 2-hour hike
  • Mineral water and drinks
Not Included in the Atlas Mountains tour 
  • Travel Insurance ~ Required
  • Drinks
  • Lunches
  • Tips
Booking Information:
  • Name: Day Trip from Marrakech to Atlas Mountains 
  • Duration: 8 – 9 Hours
  • Departure:  Pick Up 9:00 AM Local Time
  • Ends:  Approximately 5:30 PM Local Time
  • Number of participants: 1 or more
  • The Cost: Dependent upon the number of people in the tour


Terms And Conditions:

Important things you should know before booking a tour.

  • This tour can be customized to be special and personal for your requirements.
  • You can always consult your driver about skipping certain spots to spend more time elsewhere.

Booking And Deposit:

  • After confirming your itinerary and dates we require a 30 % deposit of the total price to reserve your tour with us.
  • The deposit is to be made at least 1 day in advance.
  • The balance is payable the day of the tour.
  • We accept Payment through PAYPAL / Bank Transfers / Credit Cards (not American Express).
  • We also accept Cash ~ either Euros, USD, GBP or MAD (Moroccan Dirhams).
  • We charge 50 % for children under 12 years old and children under 5 are free of charge.

Terms Of Cancelations:

  • We accept cancellations of the tour according to the following conditions:
    • A written confirmation about the cancellations sent to our email address.
    • Cancellations 1 day or more prior to the tour are 100% refundable.
    • Cancellations on the same day are NOT refundable.

Changes to Tour:

We accept any changes to your booked tour 1 day before the start of your tour.

Additional Information:

Tipping customs in Morocco:
Moroccans depend on tips for the services they provide. The amount depends on the service. Below are some guidelines for tipping.

  • Driver: between 20 to 30 USD per day
  • Guide: around 25 USD per day
  • Waiters and similar services 3 to 5 USD
  • The Moroccan currency is Moroccan Dirhams MAD. Use for currency conversions.

Travel Safe During COVID-19

– A note from Morocco Meta Adventures: Luxurious Private Tours
– All our tours throughout the history of our company, are private with luxurious VIP services.
– We do care about safety of our guests and ourselves.
– What you can expect during your trip

  • Regular temperature checks for staff.
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas.
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival.
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands.
  • Hand sanitizer is available to travelers and staff.
  • Transportation vehicles are regularly sanitized.


The day trip from Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains is a great way to see the surrounding countryside.  Even though the mountains are a short distance from Marrakech, you will quickly be able to appreciate the beauty and calmness of the area on the drive.  You will pass through Berber villages and see incredible mountain scenery.


  • Travelling to Asni and surrounding Berber villages away from the noise and exotic attractions of Marrakech.
  • Experiencing breathtaking scenery and the fascinating views of the highest mountain in North Africa, ‘’Jbel Tubkal’’.
  • Hiking 2 hours to the water falls in the Ourika valley.
  • Seeing Barbary Apes in their natural environment
  • Taking amazing photographs from stunning vantage points.
  • Enjoying a delicious lunch in the area.
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Day Trip To The Atlas Montains

Today you will experience beautiful scenery on the drive to the  Ourika valley for your hike.  We will drive via Tahnnaout,  through the Atlas Mountains before arriving at the Berber village of  Asni.  Along the way the way, there will be fascinating views of the highest mountain in north Africa, “Jbel Toubkal”.  There will be several stops for photographs as we pass through several valleys - the Tahnnaout valley, the Moulay Brahim Gorges, and the Ourika valley, one of the most stunning and attractive valleys in Morocco where we stop for your hike.  This valley is known as an area of peace and tranquillity in contrast to the hustle and bustle of Marrakech.  After we arrive, an experienced mountain guide will take you for a 2-hour hike through the area to the waterfalls.  You may also see Barbary Apes in their natural environment.  Following the hike, we will stop for lunch, before heading back to your accommodation in Marrakech. 

Duration: Approx time 8 - 9 hours
Pick up: 9:00 AM local time

Drop off:   approximately 5 :00 PM local time

More about Atlas Mountains

The mountain range in the Maghrib area of North Africa stretches around 2,500 km (1,600 mi) through Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia.  The mountain range has different names in each country, but in Morocco they are known as the Atlas Mountains.  They are subdivided into three ranges, the Middle Atlas, the High Atlas and they Anti-Atlas.  These mountains separate the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean from the large Sahara Desert.  The highest peak with an elevation of 4,167 meters (13,671 ft) is Toubkal, is in central Morocco south of Marrakech. The Atlas Mountains are primarily inhabited by the native Moroccan Berbers.  In the Berber language the words for 'mountain' are adrar and adras.  The mountains are also home to several animals and plants found mostly in Africa, but some are also found in Europe. The weather is cooler than other part of Morocco but has sunny summers, with an average temperature there is 25°C.  The Atlas Mountains are the meeting place of two different kinds of air masses—the humid and cold polar air masses that come from the north and the hot and dry tropical air masses that move up from the south.  Therefore, they create a geographic obstacle stopping humidity from reaching the southern areas and stopping the hot dry winds from the Sahara Desert.  As a result, the northern area is cooler and more fertile.  The Atlas Mountains give Morocco a beautiful and diverse contrast of landscapes throughout the country. You should not miss the opportunity to experience this fascinating area of Morocco.  With Morocco Meta Adventures you will see the best of the country.  Don’t hesitate to contact us.

More about Imlil Valley

Imlil is a small village in the high Atlas Mountains south of Marrakesh.  It is 1,800 meters above sea and a favourite stop for mountain trekkers as it is only a five-hour hike to the base of Jebel Toubkal.  In spring you won’t want to miss visiting these flowering High Atlas foothills.  But the stunning beauty of this area is worth a visit at any time.   Contact Morocco Meta Adventures to arrange a tour.  

More about Marrakech

Marrakech or Marrakesh is the major economic center of central Morocco.  One of Morocco’s four Imperial Cities, it lies in the center of the fertile, irrigated Haouz Plain, south of the Tennsift River.  Marrakech, known as the Pearl of the South or the Red City is a r and home to mosques, palaces and gardens. The ancient section of the city, known as the medina, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1985.  This medina is the largest traditional market in Morocco.  With mazelike alleys thriving souks (marketplaces) sell traditional textiles, pottery and jewelry.  This densely packed medina, surrounded by packed clay ramparts with many gates, dates back to the Berber Empire. A symbol of the city, and visible for miles, is the Moorish minaret on the 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque.  It is located just southwest of Jemaa el-Fna, the famous and best known square in Africa. Marrakech is worthy of visit as there so much to see and experience.  Let Morocco Meta Adventures be your guide, so you see the best of this city.  Don’t hesitate to contact us.

More about Ourika Valley

The Ourika Valley is in the High Atlas Mountains along the Ourika River.  Although it is located approximately 30 km from Marrakech, it is essentially populated by Berber people.  It is still considered a well-preserved valley, by its very nature and traditional mountain way of life.  Deep in the valley, the beautiful village, Setti-Fatma, is the last small town accessible by a paved route.  It is also the departure point for many excursions to the nearby mountains. The most popular and most easy hike is to the cascades.   With its stunning natural beauty, the Ourika Valley is a great place for a hike.   Add this destination to your itinerary with Morocco Meta Adventures.
The day trip from Marrakech to the High Atlas Mountains is a fabulous activity for Marrakech visitors. The Atlas Mountains have much to offer and should definitely be add to your travel itinerary.

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