Excursions from Marrakech

We are pleased to offer our guests fantastic shared or private tours departing from Marrakech to attractions such as the Atlas mountains; Sahara desert; the Ouzoud waterfalls, Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou amongst many others. A typical tour will depart Marrakech around 07:00-09:00 (AM) and return about 18:00-20:00 (PM).

Ourika Valley Day Trip Shared Private

The Ourika valley tour is the closest day trip from Marrakech. The valley of Ourika is a beautiful and preserved lush green valley that spreads between the foothills of the Atlas mountains.
Prices start from 200DH

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Ouzoud Waterfalls Day Trip Shared Private

The stunningly beautiful natural landscape of the Ouzoud waterfall is located in the Atlas mountains, and plunge 360 feet (110 meters) to the ground below. It is also the highest waterfall in the North Africa region.
Prices start from 250DH

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Ait Ben Haddou & Ouarzazate Day Trip Shared Private

The tour to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah and Ouarzazate explores a region which is a little further from Marrakech, but yet can be completed in a day. The Kasbah is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is reached by passing through the magnificent landscapes of the Atlas Mountains. Then discover Ouarzazate, which is a magical city considered as the gateway to the Sahara.
Prices start from 250DH

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Imlil, Asni & Ouirgane (Atlas Valley) Day Trip Private

Journey to Morocco’s Atlas Mountain area and spend the day exploring the valleys and experience the Berber lifestyle in this private, full-day tour.

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Essaouira Day Trip Shared Private

Spend a day by the Atlantic coast in the seaside town of Essaouira on a full-day trip from Marrakech, and discover an atmospheric medina, colorful bazaars, and a center that bustles with open-air cafes and seafood restaurants.
Prices start from 250DH

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Asni & Ourika (2 Valleys) Day Trip Private

Discover Asni village to experience the simplicity of life in the mountain region and explore the lush green valley of Ourika at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains by booking this full-day private tour to the two valleys.

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Asni, Ourika & Lake Takerkoust (3 Valleys) Day Trip Private

Take a private tour exploring the beautiful landscape in the Asni mountain region, the lush green valley of Ourika, and the seven-kilometre long Lake Takerkoust, which is a perfect setting for a picnic, water activities as well as a natural place to swim.

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Zagora Desert Tour (2 Days / 1 Night) Shared Private

Zagora is referred to as the "direct door to the Sahara” since it is the last town before you reach the heart of the dunes of Tinfo, M’hamid and Erg Chegaga. This 2 day desert tour is ideal for those who are short on time and wish to get to the desert in as little as a day from Marrakech.
Prices start from 600DH

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Merzouga Desert Tour (3 Days / 2 Nights) Shared Private

Merzouga, is a small village in the Sahara desert on the edge of the dune of Erg Chegaga. This 3 day desert tour is ideal for those who want to venture a little deeper into the desert and spend more time to experience the nomadic lifestyle of the Bedouin.
Prices start from 800DH

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Ourika Valley Day Trip Shared Private


The Ourika valley tour is the closest day trip from Marrakech. The valley of Ourika is a beautiful and preserved lush green valley that spreads between the foothills of the Atlas mountains.

The tour includes ground transportation services in a modern minibus. The shared tour is economically advantageous because it is organised with other groups and the costs are shared, whereas private tours are more intimate and can be adapted to suit your needs better.

Highlights:

• Explore the beautiful landscape of the Ourika valley
• Visit the local village and typical Berber market (Monday and Thursday only) located with the picturesque backdrop of the mountains
• Explore a region which still practices a medieval agricultural tradition and stop at an argan cooperative, where you can witness locals cultivating the argan nut to make argan oil, argan butter, and other cosmetic products
• Enjoy the riverside village of Setti Fatma, which is renowned for its beautiful streams, waterfalls and lush green valleys
• Discover more about the slow pace of mountain life as you chat to the friendly locals over a glass of mint tea

Availability: Daily
Destination: Ourika Valley and Setti Fatma
Pickup time: 0900 (AM)
Duration: 9 hours
Category: Shared Group or Private Tour
Payment: Direct cash payment to the Riad upon check-out
Wear: Comfortable clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen

What is included:

• Departure from the Riad in a private vehicle and an English/French speaking driver
• Modern, air-conditioned minibus

What is not included:

• Lunch
• Drinks
• Optional activities
• Personal expenses

Price:
1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4-6 pax
Shared Group 200 DH per person
Private Tour 700 DH 400 DH per person 300 DH per person 250 DH per person

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Ouzoud Waterfalls Day Trip Shared Private


The stunningly beautiful natural landscape of the Ouzoud waterfall is located in the Atlas mountains, and plunge 360 feet (110 meters) to the ground below. It is also the highest waterfall in the North Africa region.

The tour includes ground transportation services in a modern minibus. The shared tour is economically advantageous because it is organised with other groups and the costs are shared, whereas private tours are more intimate and can be adapted to suit your needs better.

Highlights:

• Visit the Ouzoud waterfalls and discover the beautiful natural landscape in the Atlas mountains
• Admire the falls from various viewpoints to enjoy some fantastic photo opportunities
• Enjoy lunch at your leisure at one of the local cafes next to the stream serving delicious tagines, as you admire views of the waterfalls
• Explore the authenticity of the village and enjoy views of the waterfalls, and even panoramic views from the top of the falls
• Hire a local guide to learn more (optional)

Availability: Daily
Destination: Ouzoud Waterfalls
Pickup time: 0800 (AM)
Duration: 8 hours
Category: Shared Group or Private Tour
Payment: Direct cash payment to the Riad upon check-out
Wear: Comfortable clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen

What is included:

• Departure from the Riad in a private vehicle and an English/French speaking driver
• Modern, air-conditioned minibus

What is not included:

• Lunch
• Drinks
• Optional activities
• Personal expenses

Price:
1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4-6 pax
Shared Group 250 DH per person
Private Tour 1000 DH 500 DH per person 450 DH per person 350 DH per person

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Ait Ben Haddou & Ouarzazate Day Trip Shared Private


The tour to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah and Ouarzazate explores a region which is a little further from Marrakech, but yet can be completed in a day. The Kasbah is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is reached by passing through the magnificent landscapes of the Atlas Mountains. Then discover Ouarzazate, which is a magical city considered as the gateway to the Sahara desert. It is the main Berber city in the south known for its spectacular sunsets and dramatic mountain and desert scenery. It is also the filming location of several Hollywood movies, including Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Gladiator (2000); and parts of the TV series Game of Thrones (2017).

The tour includes ground transportation services in a modern minibus. The shared tour is economically advantageous because it is organised with other groups and the costs are shared, whereas private tours are more intimate and can be adapted to suit your needs better.

Highlights:

• Explore the panoramic route through the High Atlas at an altitude of 2260 metres!
• Discover countless Kasbahs and enjoy the beautiful views of the Atlas Mountains, arid plains, lush oases, and the red earth villages that characterise this region
• Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Kasbah of Ait Ben Hadou
• Discover the charm of Ouarzazate, where several Hollywood movies and TV shows have been filmed

Availability: Daily
Destination: Ouarzazate
Pickup time: 0700 (AM)
Duration: 9 hours
Category: Shared Group or Private Tour
Payment: Direct cash payment to the Riad upon check-out
Wear: Comfortable clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen

What is included:

• Departure from the Riad in a private vehicle and an English/French speaking driver
• Modern, air-conditioned minibus

What is not included:

• Lunch
• Drinks
• Optional activities
• Personal expenses

Price:
1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4-6 pax
Shared Group 250 DH per person
Private Tour 1400 DH 700 DH per person 600 DH per person 500 DH per person

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Imlil, Asni & Ouirgane (Atlas Valley) Day Trip Private


Journey to Morocco’s Atlas Mountain area and spend the day exploring the valleys and experience the Berber lifestyle in this private, full-day tour. Asni and Ouirgane are in close proximity and renowned for its beautiful countryside and green valleys. Ourigane is hidden in the foothills of Mount Toubkal and spreads, at it's highest point, at an altitude up to 2300 meters over many kilometers! Imlil is a small berber village and also a typical starting point for many hikers in the Toubkal Massif, which is the highest peak in North Africa.

Highlights:

• Discover breathtaking panoramic views of the the High Atlas channel
• Take a short hike in the Atlas mountains and explore the beautiful landscapes and Berber villages
• Experience the berber lifestyle and culture
• Hire a local guide to learn more (optional)

Availability: Daily
Destination: Imlil, Asni & Ouirgane
Pickup time: 0900 (AM)
Duration: 8 hours
Category: Private Tour
Payment: Direct cash payment to the Riad upon check-out
Wear: Comfortable clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen

What is included:

• Departure from the Riad in a private vehicle and an English/French speaking driver
• Modern, air-conditioned vehicle

What is not included:

• Lunch
• Drinks
• Optional activities
• Personal expenses

Price:
1 pax 2-3 pax 4-6 pax
Private Tour 800 DH 450 DH per person 350 DH per person

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Essaouira Day Trip Private


Spend a day by the Atlantic coast in the seaside town of Essaouira on a full-day trip from Marrakech, and discover an atmospheric medina, colorful bazaars, and a center that bustles with open-air cafes and seafood restaurants. Pre-booking a vehicle to Essaouira is a hassle-free way of making the trip and a convenient choice for families. With the private tour, you will have the freedom to explore the city at your own pace.

Highlights:

• Explore the ancient city walls that still stand after hundreds of years
• See the city's medina, a UNESCO World Heritageone Site, and explore the souks (bazaars)
• Relax by the beautiful Moulay el Hassan square and take lunch at the many restaurant choices
• Enjoy the city's waterfront and soak up the sun at the beach

Availability: Daily
Destination: Essaouira
Pickup time: 0800-0900 (AM)
Duration: 10 hours
Category: Private Tour
Payment: Direct cash payment to the Riad upon check-out
Wear: Comfortable clothing, hat, jacket and sunscreen. Beach wear (optional)

What is included:

• Departure from the Riad in a private vehicle and an English/French speaking driver
• Modern, air-conditioned vehicle

What is not included:

• Lunch
• Drinks
• Optional activities
• Personal expenses

Price:
1 pax 2-3 pax 4-6 pax
Private Tour 900 DH 500 DH per person 400 DH per person

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Asni & Ourika (2 Valleys) Day Trip Private


Discover Asni village to experience the simplicity of life in the mountain region and explore the lush green valley of Ourika at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains by booking this full-day private tour to the two valleys. Throughout the day, you will enjoy stunning views of the peaks of the Atlas mountains and be surrounded by nature and traditional Berber villages. You will also cross the pass of Sidi Faress, at an alttude of 2000m to reach the valley of Ourika, which is renowned for its beautiful streams, waterfalls and lush green valleys.

Highlights:

• Explore the beautiful landscape of the Ourika valley
• Discover breathtaking panoramic views of the the High Atlas channel
• Visit the two most beautiful valleys of the High Atlas in one day
• Admire the breathtaking scenery when passing through the Sidi Faresse pass
• Hire a local guide to learn more (optional)

Availability: Daily
Destination: Ourika & Asni
Pickup time: 0900 (AM)
Duration: 8 hours
Category: Private Tour
Payment: Direct cash payment to the Riad upon check-out
Wear: Comfortable clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen

What is included:

• Departure from the Riad in a private vehicle and an English/French speaking driver
• Modern, air-conditioned vehicle

What is not included:

• Lunch
• Drinks
• Optional activities
• Personal expenses

Price:
1 pax 2-3 pax 4-6 pax
Private Tour 1200 DH 600 DH per person 500 DH per person

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Asni, Ourika & Lake Takerkoust (3 Valleys) Day Trip Private


This private tour explores three beautiful valleys in the Atlas mountains, including Asni village and the lush green valley of Ourika renowned for its streams and waterfalls. The main highlight is Lake Takerkoust, which is a seven-kilometer long articial reservoir, and compliments the surrounding area perfectly. It is an ideal place to escape the heat of Marrakech, offering a perfect setting for a picnic, water activities as well as a natural place to swim. Throughout the day, you will enjoy stunning views of the peaks of the Atlas mountains and be surrounded by nature.

Highlights:

• Explore the beautiful landscape of the Ourika valley
• Discover breathtaking panoramic views of the the High Atlas channel
• Visit three beautiful valleys of the High Atlas in one day
• Have a picnic, take out a pedalo or cool off with a swim in Lake Takerkoust
• Hire a local guide to learn more (optional)

Availability: Daily
Destination: Ourika, Asni & Lake Lalla Takerkoust
Pickup time: 0900 (AM)
Duration: 8 hours
Category: Private Tour
Payment: Direct cash payment to the Riad upon check-out
Wear: Comfortable clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen. Swimwear (optional)

What is included:

• Departure from the Riad in a private vehicle and an English/French speaking driver
• Modern, air-conditioned vehicle

What is not included:

• Lunch
• Drinks
• Optional activities
• Personal expenses

Price:
1 pax 2-3 pax 4-6 pax
Private Tour 1400 DH 700 DH per person 600 DH per person

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Zagora Desert Tour (2 Days / 1 Night) Shared Private


Zagora is referred to as the "direct door to the Sahara” since it is the last town before you reach the heart of the dunes of Tinfo, M’hamid and Erg Chegaga. This 2 day desert tour is ideal for those who are short on time and wish to get to the desert in as little as a day from Marrakech.

The tour includes ground transportation services in a modern minibus, accommodation and all other administration for the 2 days. The shared tour is economically advantageous because it is organised with other groups and the costs are shared, whereas private tours are more intimate and can be adapted to suit your needs better.

Highlights:

• Explore the panoramic route through the High Atlas at an altitude of 2260 metres!
• Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Kasbah of Ait Ben Hadou
• Discover the charm of Ouarzazate, where several Hollywood movies and TV shows have been filmed
• Pass through Berber town of Agdez and the Draa Valley with its palm procession
• Experience the shifting sand dunes on the back of a camel whilst the sun sets
• Enjoy a traditional Berber dinner followed by a magical evening around a campfire
• Sleep in a typical desert camp of the Sahara and under a canopy of stars
• See the sunrise from the back of a camel and enjoy spectacular views of the legendary Kasbahs and Oases

Availability: Daily
Destination: Zagora
Pickup time: 0700 (AM)
Duration: 2 days / 1 night
Category: Shared Group or Private Tour
Payment: Direct cash payment to the Riad upon check-out
Wear: Comfortable clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen

Full Itinerary:

Day 1: Marrakech - Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Draa-Valley - Zagora
The tour departs from Marrakech at approx 0700 (AM) in a comfortable air conditioned minibus. After crossing the Atlas Mountains, we reach the first place of interest: The Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, which is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a tour around the complex. We continue on our journey to the city of Ouarzazate, which is home to Atlas Studios where many Hollywood movies have been filmed and take lunch. Depending on the tour schedule, there may be the possibility to visit the studios on the first or the second day. Next, we continue the trip through the Draa-Valley and the beautiful Oasis, where you will be enchanted by the beautiful natural landscape. When we reach Zagora, which is referred to as the direct door to the Sahara, we take a camel ride into the desert to take us to our Berber desert camp. If riding a camel is not your thing, you can choose to walk with the guide or take the transport to the desert camp instead. Later in the evening, a traditional Berber dinner will be served followed by a small gathering by the campfire where you can admire the beauty of the constellation of the stars to the sound of traditional music.

Day 2: Zagora - Draa-Valley - Ouarzazate - Marrakech
We have an early wake up to enjoy the beauty of the sunrise over the dunes, followed by a traditional Berber breakfast. We then take an early morning camel ride to explore the surrounding area and back to our ground transportation. We return back to Marrakech taking the road through the Draa-Valley, Ouarzazate and over the Atlas Mountains with a few highlight stops along the way until we eventually reach Marrakech later the same evening.

What is included:

• Departure from the Riad in a private vehicle and an English/French speaking driver
• Modern, air-conditioned minibus
• One night accommodation in a Berber camp with full bedding
• Camel ride to and from the desert camp
• Breakfast and dinner

What is not included:

• Lunch
• Drinks
• Optional activities
• Personal expenses
• Entrance fee to Atlas Studios (if this is included in the tour schedule)

Price:
1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4-6 pax
Shared Group 600 DH per person
Private Tour (Transport-only) 2800 DH 1500 DH per person 1200 DH per person 1000 DH per person
Private Tour (Transport + Half board) 3200 DH 1900 DH per person 1500 DH per person 1300 DH per person

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Merzouga Desert Tour (3 Days / 2 Nights) Shared Private


This 3 day desert tour is ideal for those who want to venture a little deeper into the desert and spend more time to experience the nomadic lifestyle of the Bedouin. Merzouga, is a small village in the Sahara desert on the edge of the dune of Erg Chegaga.

The tour includes ground transportation services in a modern minibus, accommodation and all other administration for the 3 days. The shared tour is economically advantageous because it is organised with other groups and the costs are shared, whereas private tours are more intimate and can be adapted to suit your needs better.

Highlights:

• Explore the panoramic route through the High Atlas at an altitude of 2260 metres!
• Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Kasbah of Ait Ben Hadou
• Discover the charm of Ouarzazate, where several Hollywood movies and TV shows have been filmed
• Pass through the Rose valley, Todra valley and Dades valley where you can enjoy spectacular scenery
• Enjoy spending a relaxing night in a comfortable guesthouse in the Todra or Dades valley
• Experience the shifting sand dunes on the back of a camel whilst the sun sets
• Enjoy a traditional Berber dinner followed by a magical evening around a campfire
• Sleep in a typical desert camp of the Sahara and under a canopy of stars
• See the sunrise from the back of a camel and enjoy spectacular views of the legendary Kasbahs and Oases

Availability: Daily
Destination: Merzouga
Pickup time: 0700 (AM)
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
Category: Shared Group or Private Tour
Payment: Direct cash payment to the Riad upon check-out
Wear: Comfortable clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen

Full Itinerary:

Day 1: Marrakech - Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Todra/Dades Gorges
The tour departs from Marrakech at approx 0700 (AM) in a comfortable air conditioned minibus. After crossing the Atlas Mountains, we reach the first place of interest: The Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, which is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a tour around the complex. We continue on our journey to the city of Ouarzazate, which is home to Atlas Studios where many Hollywood movies have been filmed and take lunch. Depending on the tour schedule, there may be the possibility to visit the studios. Later in the evening, we arrive at the Todra/Dades valley which provides spectacular scenery and where we will stay overnight in a comfortable guesthouse and enjoy a traditional Moroccan evening meal.

Day 2: Boumalne Dades - Arfoud - Rissani - Merzouga
After breakfast at the guesthouse, we head through the nearby town of Tinghir, which is one of the most attractive oases in southern Morocco, where a deep crevasse in the orange limestone provides stunning views. After lunch is taken in Arfoud, we continue our journey to the town of Rissani and then to Merzouga, a small village sitting on the borders of the Sahara desert. Here we will meet our camel caravan and with the sun slowly moving across the afternoon sky, set off towards Erg Chebbi and our camp in the heart of the desert. Later in the evening, a traditional Berber dinner will be served followed by a small gathering by the campfire where you can admire the beauty of the constellation of the stars to the sound of traditional music.

Day 3: Merzouga - Rissani - Ouarzazate - Marrakech
We have an early wake up to enjoy the beauty of the sunrise over the dunes of Erg Chebbi, followed by a traditional Berber breakfast. We then take an early morning camel ride to explore the surrounding area and back to our ground transportation. We return back to Marrakech taking the road through the Draa-Valley, Ouarzazate and over the Atlas Mountains with a few highlight stops along the way until we eventually reach Marrakech later the same evening.

What is included:

• Departure from the Riad in a private vehicle and an English/French speaking driver
• Modern, air-conditioned minibus
• First night accommodation in a traditional hotel in the Dades/Todra Gorges
• Second night accommodation in a Berber camp with full bedding
• Camel ride to and from the desert camp
• Breakfast and dinner

What is not included:

• Lunch
• Drinks
• Optional activities
• Personal expenses
• Entrance fee to Atlas Studios (if this is included in the tour schedule)

Price:
1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4-6 pax
Shared Group 800 DH per person
Private Tour (Transport-only) 3800 DH 2000 DH per person 1500 DH per person 1200 DH per person
Private Tour (Transport + Half board) 4800 DH 3000 DH per person 2300 DH per person 2000 DH per person

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