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Atlas Mountains Tours

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Atlas Mountains
Capped with snow throughout the winter months and cloaked with wildflowers through the summer, the rocky plateaus and lush valleys of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains provide a striking backdrop for hiking and mountain biking treks, as well as cultural visits to Morocco’s remaining Berber tribes. Sprawling along the frontier of the Sahara, the range runs from the Atlantic coast to the northern Rif Mountains. 

The Basics
The vast mountain range is split into three main regions: the centrally located High Atlas, the Middle Atlas to the north, and the remote Anti Atlas, tucked away in the south. Easily reached from Marrakech, the High Atlas range draws many visitors, with hotels clustered around popular spots like the picturesque Ourika Valley, Ouirgane, and Imlil. It’s also home to the 13,671-foot (4,167-meter) Mount Toubkal, Morocco’s highest peak. For many, a stay in the High Atlas Mountains is a pit stop en route to Ouarzazate, the launch pad for camping tours and desert camel treks. Experience the grandeur of the Atlas Mountains on a day trip from Marrakech, which might include activities such as quad biking, hot air ballooning, or a visit to a Berber village.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Atlas Mountains are a must-see for adventure travelers and outdoor enthusiasts.
  • Choose among day trips from Marrakech or multi-day itineraries through the mountains and into the Sahara.
  • Remember to bring sunscreen, water, and a hat, as shade is scarce in the Atlas Mountains.
  • Day trips to the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech can last upwards of 12 hours.

How to Get There
The easiest way to experience the Atlas Mountains is on a guided tour that offers round-trip transportation from a city such as Marrakech, Fez, or Agadir.

When to Get There
For most travelers, the best time for a trip into the Atlas Mountains is March through November. While summers can be hot, temperatures in the Atlas Mountains are cooler than in the Moroccan lowlands. Mountain snow is usual from mid-January to mid-February, making this an excellent time for skiing in North Africa. Note that some businesses will be closed during Ramadan.

Highlights of the Atlas Mountains
The Atlas Mountains are dotted with interesting places to explore. Azzaden Valley is a quieter alternative to neighboring Imlil Valley and a popular base for guided treks. Dades Gorge, famous for growing Damascus roses, is a favorite destination for climbers, hikers, and white-water rafters. The rivers of the Middle Atlas feed the beautiful Ouzoud Falls, while Ifrane, the gateway town of the region, looks right out of the French Alps.
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Day Trip To Atlas Mountains and Three Valleys & Berber Villages from Marrakech

Day Trip To Atlas Mountains and Three Valleys & Berber Villages from Marrakech

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On this day tour to the Atlas Mountains and Valleys, Berber Villages, you will see the most amazing and beautiful places: Atlas Mountains, Imlil Valley, Asni Valley, Amizmiz Valley, walk and visit around 8 Berber Villages, have tea with a berber family and learen about they life, walk up to the waterfalls and see a wonderful views. On this tour you have a chance to ride a camels and a visit to Argan women's cooperative. The tour start at 9:00 AM, when we meet you at your Accomodation or if you are satying in Medina we can meet you at Restourant Cafe de France in Jema El fna square. The Tour ended back in Marrakech around 17:00 PM The tour cost included: Transport, Guide, Camel ride, Lunch, Tea with berber familly.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.68
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$33.68

Atlas Mountains & 5 Valleys Day Tour from Marrakech - All inclusive -

Atlas Mountains & 5 Valleys Day Tour from Marrakech - All inclusive -

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Experience four of the Atlas Mountains’ beautiful valleys and traditional Berber life on this full-day trip from Marrakech. Traveling into the mountains by 4x4 or minivan, discover the Ourika Valley with its waterfalls, the villages of the Oukaimeden Valley, and the orchards of the Asni Valley. Drive along the scenic mountain roads and enjoy lunch at a restaurant, or, if you wish, in a Berber family home. Upgrade to also visit Takerkoust Lake and the high Kik Plateau. Numbers are limited to seven for a more personalized experience.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.12
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$70.12
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High Atlas Mountains and 5 Valleys Day Trip from Marrakech - All inclusive -

High Atlas Mountains and 5 Valleys Day Trip from Marrakech - All inclusive -

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Explore Africa’s majestic Atlas Mountains on this guided, full-day hiking and riding tour from Marrakesh. On this small-group tour, visit varied landscapes and valleys with spectacular views. Travel through traditional Berber villages, learning about their customs and culture and soak up the atmosphere from one valley to the next. Lunch plus a Marrakesh hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.01
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$82.01
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Private Full-Day Tour of the Atlas Mountains with Lunch

Private Full-Day Tour of the Atlas Mountains with Lunch

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The Agafay Desert is a rocky desert oasis located just south of Marrakech. On this tour, experience the thrill of a desert safari without undergoing the overnight trek to the Sahara. Drive through the High Atlas Mountains and the Toubkal National Park, visit traditional Berber villages, and enjoy a camel ride through the Agafay Desert including a tea break by the Lalla Takarkoust lake.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.34
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$21.34

All-Inclusive Agafay Desert and Atlas Mountains Day Trip from Marrakesh

All-Inclusive Agafay Desert and Atlas Mountains Day Trip from Marrakesh

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Leave the city behind, and discover some of Morocco’s most wild and beautiful scenery, on this full-day, multi-part tour. Following pickup from your Marrakech hotel, drive past Berber villages and through eucalyptus forests. You’ll first discover the Agafay Desert, and will stop for mint tea next to Lalla Takarkoust Lake. Next, pause for a camel ride before heading into the High Atlas Mountains. You’ll enjoy a 3-course, locally cooked lunch before discovering the rugged scenery and charming villages in Toubkal National Park. Finally, return to Marrakech.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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$95.08
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$95.08

Atlas Mountains and 3 Valleys Guided Day Tour with Lunch

Atlas Mountains and 3 Valleys Guided Day Tour with Lunch

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Don't miss the chance to see another side of Morocco by booking this day trip from Marrakech. Without having to arrange transport yourself, you'll travel outside the city to admire the Three Valleys area of the Atlas Mountains, and gain rare insight into the life and culture of the Berber people.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.28
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$91.28

Atlas Mountains Hot Air Balloon Ride from Marrakech with Berber Breakfast and Desert Camel Experience

Atlas Mountains Hot Air Balloon Ride from Marrakech with Berber Breakfast and Desert Camel Experience

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Enjoy bird’s-eye views of Morocco’s deserts and the foothills of the Atlas Mountains on a sunrise hot-air balloon ride from Marrakech. Ride a 4x4 to the launch spot in the early morning and drift through the dawn skies over the desert valleys and hillsides just as the sun casts them in gold, orange and pink. Then, land safely back on ground to enjoy a tasty Berber breakfast and memorable camel ride. A flight certificate to commemorate your balloon ride is also included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$219.87
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$219.87

3 Day Trek in the Atlas Mountains and Berber Villages from Marrakech

3 Day Trek in the Atlas Mountains and Berber Villages from Marrakech

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Explore the Berber villages of the High Atlas Mountains on a 3-day trek from Marrakech, and go deep into a landscape of lush valleys and arid peaks. Pack your luggage onto mules and enjoy an unencumbered walk from Imlil through a series of high passes that gives you a vivid glimpse of life in isolated Berber communities. Sip tea with a local family and learn about the region’s fascinating traditional culture; relax in a steamy hammam and sleep in one of the refuges that have sheltered generations of mountain travelers.
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  • 3 days
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$173.34
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Day trip to atlas Mountains And 3 Valley & Berber Villages with Camel Rid

Day trip to atlas Mountains And 3 Valley & Berber Villages with Camel Rid

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This guided tour into the Atlas Mountains offers access and insight into Berber culture that would be difficult to get on your own. Visit local Berber villages, take an optional camel ride, explore the local souks of Tahanaout, and break for a typical Berber lunch. There’s also time for a guided hike to a Berber village.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.60
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$41.60
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3 Day Trekking in Atlas Mountains and Berber Villages From Marrakech

3 Day Trekking in Atlas Mountains and Berber Villages From Marrakech

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These 3 day trekking in the Atlas Mountains and Berber Villages give you the chance to visit several different Berber villages in the Atlas Mountains and stay with many different families. Escape the other tourists, and walk out to centuries-old villages to see rural Berber life up close, in the Atlas Mountains Villages.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$154.51
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$154.51
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3-Days High Atlas Mountains Hiking Tour from Marrakech

3-Days High Atlas Mountains Hiking Tour from Marrakech

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The wild landscapes and traditional Berber villages of the High Atlas Mountains offer a spectacular setting for a hiking excursion. On this tour, explore further than is possible on a day trip and benefit from the expertise and undivided attention of a private guide. Trek along mountain passes, dramatic gorges, and forests; visit the villages of Imlil, Tinerhourhine, and Aït Aïssa; and enjoy stunning views, climbing to a height of 7,874 feet (2,400 meters).
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  • 3 days
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$160.45
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$160.45

Desert Agafay and Atlas Mountains & Camel ride Day Trip From Marrakech

Desert Agafay and Atlas Mountains & Camel ride Day Trip From Marrakech

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Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city led by a local guide. Free hotel pickup and drop-off included. Ride a camel through a broad gorge, Discover the Berber villages of the Atlas Mountains and Desert Agafay on a full-day trip from Marrakech that explores broad valleys and lush orchards with views of Mount Toubkal the highest peak in North Africa. pause for tea in Aroumd Valley then hike to the isolated village of Ait Souka to share a meal in a Berber family’s home. Throughout the day take in the mountains’ beautiful scenery, terraced gardens that climb steep hillsides, tumbling waterfalls and an alpine Kasbah.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.36
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$25.36

Private Atlas Mountains Day Trip

Private Atlas Mountains Day Trip

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For all lovers of nature, fresh air and adventure.. for travelers who are looking for a thrilling and peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech.. this private Day Trip will let you discover the High Atlas Mountains, their authentic unspoilt Berber villages and one the most kind and easy-to-approach people you'll ever met. Welcome on this stress-free journey to the 'real' Morocco. With us, you'll avoid the touristy spots, you'll go inside a Berber house and enjoy lunch with locals, you'll be able to reconnect with yourself in front of mesmerizing and breathtaking sceneries, and also take epic photos with awesome panoramic views! You'll also experience camel riding, learn everything you need to know about the Moroccan organic Argan oil, create your own pottery... In short, get ready to be amazed!! Note: One Life Trips only works with genuinely passionate tour guides & meticulously selected local partners to deliver the most delightful and unique travel experiences.
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  • 7 hours
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$106.49
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$106.49
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Atlas Mountains Horseback Ride

Atlas Mountains Horseback Ride

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Take a ride among North Africa's tallest mountains for a chance to admire Morocco's highlands on horseback. This journey carries you over dusty trails, past sloping woodlands, and through the rugged High Atlas countryside to admire some of the most diverse landscapes in the country. You're picked up from your hotel in the morning for a drive out of Marrakech and into the mountain foothills. When you arrive at the town of Tahenaout, get paired with a horse to start your ride through the wilderness of the Terre d'Amanar adventure park. Your guide leads you through forests of towering junipers and oaks, and shows you the 4,250-foot (1,300-m) view over the Asni valley and the tundra plains of Al Haouz. Next, ride on to Rha Moulay Brahim, where a drive carries you to the village of Imlil for lunch. Take a brief walk around the area, which is dominated by a spectacular mountain stream, before you begin the trip back to Marrakech
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  • 8 hours
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$41.60
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high atlas mountains day tour

high atlas mountains day tour

Pick up from your Hotel in Marrakech around 9 in the morning for a 1h30 drive south up the Moulay Brahim Gorges, Asni where a weekly market takes place every saturday, then to Imlil (1,740m), set in the upper level foothills of the Western High Atlas mountains, a main trailhead trekking tours to Mt Toubkal and to other valleys. Here you will leave our vehicle to take a welcome glass of mint tea in the village and meet your local guide prior to going on a hike towards the south to the Berber village of Aroumd (1,843m), passing the hamlets of ait souka, Targa Imoula, up and down the stark slopes, the jagged Western High Atlas peaks of the Toubkal Massif before us - Jbels Aguelzim (3,547m), Aksouâl (3,847m) and the Adrar Adj (3,122m) watching us all the way.. The trek then continues until the stop for lunch which will be served at a guesthouse in Aroumd village. After lunch you set off back down the other side of the valley back to Imlil and the return trip to Marrakech.
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  • 9 hours
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$35.66
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Half-Day Atlas Mountains Tour From Marrakech

Half-Day Atlas Mountains Tour From Marrakech

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Make the most of even limited time in Marrakech on this half-day tour of the scenic Atlas Mountains, which covers ground that’s simply not accessible by public transport. Exploring in an intimate group of maximum eight, savor a traditional breakfast at an argan oil cooperative staffed by Berber women, then hike around the seven scenic waterfalls near Setti Fatma in the Ourika Valley. Your tour includes door-to-door round-trip transfers
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.12
Price varies by group size
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$70.12
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Desert Agafay and Atlas Mountains Day Trip From Marrakech & Quad tour

Desert Agafay and Atlas Mountains Day Trip From Marrakech & Quad tour

Cross the desert in a quad and discover the sunset in the Agafay Desert, Discover the Berber villages of the Atlas Mountains and Desert Agafay on a full-day trip from Marrakech that explores broad valleys and lush orchards with views of Mount Toubkal the highest peak in North Africa. pause for tea in Aroumd Valley then hike to the isolated village of Ait Souka to share a meal in a Berber family’s home. Throughout the day take in the mountains’ beautiful scenery, terraced gardens that climb steep hillsides, tumbling waterfalls and an alpine Kasbah.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.06
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$76.06

3-Day Tour: Marrakech to Merzouga by Way of Dadès Valley plus Erg Chebbi Camel Trek

3-Day Tour: Marrakech to Merzouga by Way of Dadès Valley plus Erg Chebbi Camel Trek

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Escape the busy streets of Marrakech’s Medina for the stark beauty of the desert during this 3-day excursion to Mezrouga and Erg Chebbi. Cross through the Atlas Mountains via the stunning Tizi-n-Tichka pass, explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Aït Benhaddou kashbah and visit the desert oasis at Skoura. Then discover the Todra Gorge and the sacred city of Rissani before spending the night amidst the stark beauty of the Sahara Desert. This 3-day, 2-night excursion also includes a driver (who also serves as guide), 2 nights of accommodation (one at a desert camp), camel trek, meals as per the itinerary, round-trip air-conditioned transport from your hotel.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$165.20
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$165.20
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The Agafay Desert & Atlas Mountains Day trips from Marrakech

The Agafay Desert & Atlas Mountains Day trips from Marrakech

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This tour makes it easy to explore beyond Marrakech city limits •Visit the Agafy Desert, Kik Plateau, Toubkal National Park, and more •Enjoy a 3-course, traditional Moroccan meal, plus mint tea •A camel ride is included in your itinerary Leave the city behind, and discover some of Morocco’s most wild and beautiful scenery, on this full-day, multi-part tour. Following pickup from your Marrakech hotel, drive past Berber villages and through eucalyptus forests. You’ll first discover the Agafay Desert, and will stop for mint tea next to Lalla Takarkoust Lake. Next, pause for a camel ride before heading into the High Atlas Mountains. You’ll enjoy a 3-course, locally cooked lunch before discovering the rugged scenery and charming villages in Toubkal National Park. Finally, return to Marrakech.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.60
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$41.60

Hot Air Balloon Flight over Marrakech with Traditional Breakfast

Hot Air Balloon Flight over Marrakech with Traditional Breakfast

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Watch the sun rise over red dust, palm groves, and majestic open landscapes from a hot air balloon. Flying with a small group of travelers and live commentary from your veteran pilot, soak up the sights as you glide through the air, then refuel with an authentic Berber breakfast in a Moroccan tent. For ease, your tour includes door-to-door round-trip transfers.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$211.55
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From Marrakech To Fes Through The Desert Of Merzouga: Shared

From Marrakech To Fes Through The Desert Of Merzouga: Shared

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The trip of 03 days in the desert of Merzouga, will allow you to live an unforgettable experience, by visiting the first day of Ksar Ait Ben Haddou a true heritage which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage, in the afternoon we continue our road through the road of 1001 kasbahs and the valley of roses to the valley of the dades, where we will be housed in a charming Auberge, the next morning around 08:30 we will continue our way with the visit of the wonderful gorges of Toudgha, in the afternoon we will join our camping camp with tents nomads at the foot of the desert sand, to spend a night under a sky richly decorated in bright star, the next day we continue our journey by the road of the sultans towards the imperial city Fes, and finally in the afternoon we will arrive at Fes and end of the service.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.45
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Ouzoud Waterfalls Day Trip from Marrakech

Ouzoud Waterfalls Day Trip from Marrakech

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Visit one of the top natural attractions in Morocco on a day trip from Marrakech to Ouzoud Falls. With transport provided, you can skip the hassle of renting a car or worrying about directions and simply enjoy the chance to see Berber villages and take a swim in the El Abid River.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$32.09
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3-Day Sahara Desert To Merzouga From Marrakech

3-Day Sahara Desert To Merzouga From Marrakech

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Marrakesh is surrounded by awe-inspiring natural sights, but heading to the Moroccan countryside takes serious planning. Skip the logistics with this hassle-free, in-depth adventure, which takes you through Saharan dunes, Berber villages, and stunning mountain landscapes. Get off the beaten track comfortably in an air-conditioned minivan, with all overnights and most meals included. Get an insider’s perspective on Southern Morocco, with a camelback ride and tasty tagine meals.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$118.85
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$118.85
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2-Day Zagora Desert Tour from Marrakech

2-Day Zagora Desert Tour from Marrakech

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Venture deep into the Moroccan countryside during this rugged excursion, with private pickup from Marrakesh. You’ll visit spectacular locations in the Atlas Mountains, without skimping on comfort. Hop a camel to reach your Berber campsite, and sleep under the stars. Your guide will be on-hand to guarantee an insider’s view of life in the mountains, from traditional dinners to picturesque castles. You’ll also have time to visit local handicraft shops.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.73
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$89.73
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