How to visit Ourika Valley Atlas Mountains?
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The Atlas Mountains are one of those places that you can’t take your eyes away from them. Such is the beauty and attraction of the Atlas mountains. It is a high mountain range spanning across three countries, and the most beautiful part of this mountain range passes through the Ourika valley in Marrakech.
The Atlas Mountains have the highest peak in the Arab world. If you can reach the peak of the Atlas Mountains, you’ll be able to see a breathtaking view of the all-mountain ranges in the Marrakech.
If you want to see the real beauty of the Atlas Mountains, then the High Atlas Mountains are the best part, which is located in Marrakech. Ourika valley in Marrakech is the perfect place to start your expedition if you want to explore the high Atlas Mountains.
The best thing about this part of the Atlas Mountains is that it is a naturally diverse place. From high terrains to valleys and huge peaks that offer breathtaking sights, you can see almost every color of nature in the Atlas Mountains.
If you’re visiting Marrakech, then the Atlas Mountains in this part of the world are not a place to miss out. Most of the exotic and wonderful excursions are located in the Atlas Mountains in Marrakech. So, it is a must place to explore if you want to satisfy your travel & exploration hunger.
The Atlas Mountains are in full swing during March and April, and explorer from around the world comes here to enjoy this wonderful place. You can visit this place during this season and get a chance to interact with fellow travelers and explorers from around the globe.
The highest peaks of the Atlas Mountains pass through Marrakech and from September to May, the snow falls on the highest peaks. If you want to enjoy winter spots, then High atlas mountain valleys are the best places to visit.
The valleys across the Atlas Mountains are very fertile and offer exotic excursion places. The Berber lifestyle of the valleys in the Atlas Mountains is the prominent highlights of the high Atlas Mountains.
The people across the valleys of Atlas Mountains are very cooperating and the Berbers in particular. They are very loyal to their traditions. Their major profession is hospitality, and you’ll be amazed by their friendly-nature while you stay with them as part of the excursion.
The high Atlas Mountains offer various hiking and trekking trails that inspire you to explore the mountains and let yourself plunge in the beauty of these mountains.
The Atlas Mountains are home to countless herbs and plants, which are another reason to explore these mountains. While your exploration finishes, you’ll truly feel a sense of satisfaction that you’ve explored something worthy. It will be an unforgettable experience for you that’ll stay with you for the rest of your life.
Make your way to the Atlas Mountains to explore the beautiful Ourika Valley on a full-day sightseeing tour from Marrakech.
A traditional Berber house and women’s co-operative will be awaiting your arrival. You will refresh yourself at the waterfalls. You will also get to see the fertile gardens of the River.
This Atlas Mountains Day Trip will let you get a scenic experience of Ourika valley up-close. Stop by at an aromatic garden on your way to the mountain road. The destination is around (70 kilometers) from the city center. A beautiful valley in the High Atlas has a river that snakes through the greenery.
The valley of Aghbalo has beautiful orchards and vegetable crops. The reddish slopes, clinging villages and cultivated terraces have an outcrop of the peaks.
Soak in the breathtaking view of the crystal clear abundant waters that flow through the small meadows with green grass. Take a stop at a Berber house and learn more about the life of the local Berber villagers and also visit a women’s co-operative initiative. See the 7 waterfalls of Setti Fatma and beat the African heat by drenching in the soothing water of the cascade.
Can you please let me know at what time does the tour normally finishes and we arrive back?
The tour finishes around 4 pm and you come back to Marrakech
Is there a vegetarian lunch option available?
Yes, there is a vegetarian food (Moroccan tagine, Salades).
Are the atlas mountains and 3 valleys day trip from Marrakech include lunch?
In this trip Lunch and local guides are not included.
I’m thinking of taking this trip with my two grown-up kids. Just wondering how long the total drive time is there, and back?
You will drive from Marrakech at 09:00 am for One hour and a half and you will spend around 8 hours in your Excursion.
Is there a lot of walking involved in this excursion?
Yeah, it’s a little hike and can be unsteady, there are rocks up and down and narrow paths. but It’s an interesting experience.
In what part of Marrakech is this tour?
The High Atlas and flows through the Ourika Valley, around 70 km from Marrakech 1h30 drive.
Pick up is form your hotel or Riad in Marrakech around 09:00
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