Day Trips from Marrakech Morocco

Day Trips from Marrakech Morocco

Marrakech is a perfect spot to discover.  Even the locals spin-off to the mountains or the coast when the heat is too much to take. Join them on their day trips from Marrakech Moroccan adventures.

Many Day Tours from Marrakech are featured on a brochure like the Ouzoud Waterfalls, one of the most spectacular waterfalls of Africa. They are hidden by green vegetation, olive and carob trees fall from more than 100 meters into an endless series of pools. Adventurists dip themselves in the refreshing cool waters just as the locals do. This is a perfect destination for walks in the nearby Berber villages of the mountains. Ask to stay in a lovely riad and we guarantee that you will see the carob trees full of monkeys by sunset.

morocco Ouzoud Waterfalls

Another great Morocco day tour destination from Marrakech is Ourika Valley. This valley is located in the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains and less than a one-hour drive from Marrakech. This picturesque valley offers the typical landscapes of the Atlas Mountains. Moroccan tour operators also provide visits to the last village of the valley Setti Fatma. The attraction is lovely scenery and walks to the seven waterfalls.

morocco Ourika Valley

Another very popular destination for a day excursion from Marrakech is the visit of Kasbah Telouet and Ait Ben Haddou and if time allows Ouarzazate. This is a full day trip, crossing the High Atlas Mountains by a road pass Tizi – n – Tichka with views of the mountains, valleys and Berber villages whose homes are made of fortified mud dwellings.  On this day tour of Morocco visit the UNESCO 16th-century site of Ait Benhaddou. This Kasbah was once the most important fortress on the Salt Road caravan routes, where the slaves, gold, ivory, and salt were carried from the Saharan Africa to Marrakech and beyond. You can also visit on this Morocco tour the extraordinary sight of the Atlas Mountains, a crumbling Kasbah of Telouet. This Kasbah belonged to the powerful Glaoui tribe remembered as the “vulture” sultan and his son who lived there until the 1950s. Once a beautiful Kasbah, but still worth the visit today as the history and the drama will unfold itself.

Ait Ben Haddou Ouarzazate

Essaouira, the coastal African town is another perfect excursion for a Moroccan holiday or a Marrakech day tour. En route many Moroccan travel tour operators stop along the way to visit argan oil co-operative, the extracted oil from the Argan trees is used for cooking and skin care. The city itself, legendary to several as Mogador, is legendary for its UNESCO protected charming Medina. The Old Portuguese ramparts guard the walled city where you can watch the silver craftsmen and wood carvers at work. Essaouira is also very popular for its fresh seafood girls and its golden beach popular by windsurfers.

Essaouira city morocco

Many Moroccan travel companies offer day journeys to Asni & Imlil and to the Toubkal National Park. On this trip, you drive along the Ouirgane Valley before detouring to Imlil, a Berber village that lies on the foothill of the Toubkal National Park and where the road ends and trekking delight for many begins. Toubkal is the highest summit of Morocco and North Africa (4167m). It is a great place to come in the October and November as the whole valley smells by the groves of fruit trees mainly apples, and many wildflowers.

asni and imlil

 

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