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Marrakech Day Trip  (1 day)  – Three Valleys

Day 1 – Marrakech -Ourika Valley – Asni – Moulay IbrahimWe will pick you up from your Marrakech accommodation at 9.30 in the morning and head into Ourika Valley which is just over an hour from Marrakech. We will drive into the High Atlas Mountains and see spectacular views of valleys and peaks. The traditional Berber houses are dotted around the mountainside and local people will be seen riding donkeys and tending to goats.There will be the opportunity to take a short trek into one of the waterfalls of Setti Fatma and then from there we set towards the dramatic setting of Moulay Ibrahim valley where we will stop for lunch.

On the return journey we take a different route which takes us through Asni, a small town in the foothills offering a glimpse of “real Morocco”.

We will return to Marrakech at approximately 5pm.

  • Price Includes
  • Door to door private transport inc. petrol
  • Experienced English speaking driver and guide
  • Free time to explore the sites and take photos 
  • Price Excludes
  • Lunch
  • Discretionary tips and gratuities

 

High Atlas

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Marrakech Day Trip (1 day)  – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate

Day 1 – Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – OuarzazateWe will pick you up at 7:30 in the morning from your hotel/riad in Marrakech and set off towards Ouarzazate via the famous Tizi N Tichka Pass which at 2260m is the highest pass in Morocco.. The landscape is dotted with small and traditional Berber villages and you can enjoy stunning views of the High Atlas Mountains.

We will visit the extraordinary Kasbah Telouet Kasbah which was started by the Glaoui family, who had risen to power in the late 1800’s, however, it was never completed. Despite the crumbling exterior, this is a hugely impressive structure with some of the internal rooms still remarkably intact.

We will then visit Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, UNESCO site and the inspiration for an impressive number of movies.  Situated along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech.

Finally we can visit The Door of the Sahara,, Ouarzazate the capital city of Ouarzazate Province in the Souss-Massa-Drâa of southern-central Morocco.

We aim to be back in Marrakech at 7pm

  • Price Includes
  • Door to door private transport inc. petrol
  • Experienced English speaking driver and guide
  • Free time to explore the sites and take photos
  • Price Excludes
  • Lunch
  • Discretionary tips and gratuities 

Ait Ben Haddou

Ait Ben Haddou

 

 

Marrakech Day Trip (1 day)  – Ouzoud Waterfalls

Day 1 – Marrakech – OuzoudWe will collect you from your accommodation in Marrakech after breakfast and take a three hour drive to Cascades D’Ouzoud in the Atlas mountains. The drive will take us through orchards of olives and pomegranates and local farmers working their fields.

The name Ouzoud means the act of grinding grain. Invisible until the very last minute these spectacular waterfalls are over 100metres in height and are often frequented by Morocco’s Barbary Apes. The backdrop of rainbows which form in the mist help to make this one of the prettiest falls in N. Africa.

You can swim in the pools or let boatman row you to the main pool.

1000 steps lead you down to the bottom where the views are stunning and the photographic opportunities at their best alternatively you can take the path down through the olive valley. This site is not over commercialised but there are a choice of places to take a welcome break for lunch before climbing back up again.

We will also stop to visit Imi n Ifri the “Natural Bridge” formed by the collapse of an underground cave.

  • Price Includes
  • Door to door private transport inc. petrol
  • Experienced English speaking driver and guide
  • Free time to explore the sites and take photos 
  • Price Excludes
  • Lunch
  • Discretionary tips and gratuities 

Ozoud

ozoud

 

Marrakech Day Trip (1 day)  – Essaouira

Day 1 – Marrakech – EssaouiraWe will collect you from your accomodation in Marrakech after breakfast and take a 2½  hour drive to the UNESCO World Heritage town of Essaouira.

This is a fun and relaxing day trip to catch some sea air and chance to unwind away from the hectic world of Marrakech. Formerly known as Mogador, it’s known for its annual Gnaoua Music Festival  in June as well as its connections with Jimi Hendrix. There is an arty feel with a laid back atmosphere.

You can watch the busy fishermen unloading their catch in the working port, enjoy a number of watersports or relax in one of the pretty cafes and enjoy a little people watching.

The white washed town with its blue shuttered houses has a long promenade bordering a wide arc of sandy beach and you can enjoy grilled freshly caught fish for lunch whilst watching the waves roll in and out. In the medina you can wander round the hassle free souks filled with textiles, jewellery, ceramics, musical instruments and handmade wooden items. A visit to one of the markets located under the arcs is highly recommended and you can carpenters hard at work in their thuya wood workshops.

In the late afternoon you return to Marrakech

  • Price Includes
  • Door to door private transport inc. petrol
  • Experienced English speaking driver and guide
  • Free time to explore the sites and take photos 
  • Price Excludes
  • Lunch 
  • Discretionary tips and gratuities

 

Essaouira

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