PRAISE FOR OUR TOURS


Hi,
 
My daughter and I have just come back from Marrakech.  While we were there we arranged a day trip to Ait Benhaddou with your tour company.

I just wanted to let you know that we had an amazing day trip into the Atlas mountains, our driver/guide Naeem (hope I have spelt that correctly) was fantastic, really nice, friendly, intelligent guy, he spoke excellent English and had a great sense of humour. Please pass on our good wishes to him. 

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will not hesitate to recommend your tour company to other travellers.
Many thanks,
Kind regards,


J & K Hunter, UK

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Day Trips from Marrakech

We have five popular daytrip DESTINATIONS from Marrakech; transport in very comfortable roomy SUV vehicles, seating a maximum of five passengers or a mini bus for larger groups.

The vehicle and driver is yours for the day and touring sites involves exploring on foot. These private excursions run with a minimum of two persons, but you're welcome to invite others to share this tour with no extra cost to you.

We have a child's car seat for 1.5 to 4 years old.

We're flexible for special requests for daytrip activities or destinations or overnight making a two day tour.

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DAY TRIP PRICE

for 1 vehicle each day

5 seat vehicle: 1600 dirhams
6 - 14 seat vehicle: 2200 dirhams



 

Day Trip Destinations

Day tours depart at 8:00 a.m. Your driver will meet you at your hotel or riad. High season between December 22 to January 2, daytrips may not be available due to high demand for our vehicles for longer tours.

 

Tizi n’Tichka, Telouet, Ait Benhaddou

A perfect destination for those of you who want a glimpse of the desert and beautiful kasbahs built by Berbers who ruled the Salt Road caravan routes. Three hours takes you to the gateway of Sahara, traversing the Tichka Pass over the High Atlas mountains. Along the way steep hillsides are clustered with fortified mud dwellings housing many families and their livestock. You'll spend the afternoon exploring on foot, the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Benhaddou, used as a backdrop for more than 20 films and one of the most important fortress strongholds on the old Salt Road where camel caravan traders brought slaves, gold, ivory and salt from Saharan Africa to Marrakech and beyond. In Telouet you'll visit inside the old Glaoui palace. This once beautiful structure now stands crumbling to ruin because no one wants to remember "the vulture" sultan who lived here. You may also visit Ouarzazate and the Atlas film studios where films such as The Mummy, Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia etc. have been filmed - adds about 2 hours including loo stops etc. Recommended year round.

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Cascades Ouzoud

This beautiful green moist location in the front ranges of the High Atlas is a welcome relief to the heat and busy city of Marrakech. A day in nature 3 hours away. And if the weather is cool and rainy, even better! The falls swell with runoff and can be spectacular in the rain. The gorge below the falls is an endless series of pools that offer some fine day hiking with varying views up and down the valley. This future bioreserve is home to wild Barbary apes and makes for some interesting bird watching too. Nearby Berber villages in the surrounding hills are perfect for walks any time of year, any kind of weather. Have lunch in one of the many simple terraced restaurants, or chill out with a glass of wine on a riad terrace overlooking the falls. This day involves walking on cliff side trails and stairs climbs. July and August the falls are very popular with Moroccans on holiday.


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Essaouira

Jimi Hendrix visited once, and he should have stayed in this very pretty, laid-back town. Your driver will meet you at your hotel and you'll transfer 2.5-3 hours to the Atlantic coastal region peppered with Argan trees (yes - there are goats in the trees) Essaouira is famous for it's fresh seafood, thuja wood crafts and artists colony. Old Portuguese ramparts overlooking the sea guard the walled city, where you can watch silver craftsmen and wood carvers at work in one of the most charming medinas in all Morocco. Visit a traditional pharmacy and learn about natural medicines and cures, and a Women's cooperative where Argan nuts are processed by hand into one of the rarest oils in the world. The expansive beach is great for long walks and swimming to cool off on hot days. In winter Essaouira is generally warmer and wetter than Marrakech, and in summer pleasantly cool and breezy, rarely going beyond high 20's Celcius. Return to Marrakech, arriving at about 8pm. Recommended year round, especially in summer when it makes a nice relief from Marrakech heat.


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Ourika Valley and Setti Fatma

Just 1.5 hours from Marrakech, this pleasant journey into the High Atlas mountains takes you through winding Ourika valley roads ending at the village of Setti Fatma. Climb the waterfalls, enjoy vistas, running streams, and afterward, enjoy locally made tagines or try a Berber omelette. An unspoiled day hike above Setti Fatma explores remote villages on pretty mountain trails used by Berbers going to and from market with their donkeys. Or visit the Monday market in Ourika, where artisans manufacture handicrafts found in the Marrakech souks such as coloured glass and metal tin lanterns, hand painted and carved furniture, wicker terrace furnishings and High Atlas village style carpets. Recommended year round, especially in summer when it makes a nice relief from Marrakech dust and heat. There is a possibility of snow and cold December to February.


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Imlil

The busy trekking center of Imlil is tucked under Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa. You can visit the Asni Saturday Berber market, walk up to the Toubkal kasbah and explore surrounding trails under mountain shadows. Imlil is a nice roadless destination to cool off from heat in Marrakech, immerse yourself into a Berber village for a day, and is especially pleasant in October when the whole valley smells of ripe apples. Clear blue skies and sunshine make for great trekking weather. Return to Marrakech 1.5 hours one way. There are numerous small cafes and restaurants to have lunch or buy walnuts and apples for your day trek. Not recommended in winter due to snow and cold December to February.


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