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Excursions

Ourika Valley

30 km away from Marrakech, the road enters a green valley that stretches over 32 km, while climbing at altitude. You will discover picturesque Berber villages perched on a mountainside, overlooking the river. The road ends at Setti Fatma.

A village with walnut trees, where you can enjoy a delicious tagine after climbing one or more of the seven waterfalls. The first is a 20 min walk through the mountain paths along the river.

Others are more difficult to access but everything is possible …
On Monday, the tour is completed by visiting the country souk of Ourika Tnin.

Departure in the morning around 9.30 am, and return around 5.30 / 6 pm. Walking shoes are needed
Lunch is not included because there are many local choices.

Kik plateau / Lala Takerkoust Dam

About an hour from Marrakech, after crossing the gorge of Moulay Ibrahim, we will discover the village of Asni, nestled in a valley of olive and almond trees. Then we will take a 17 km long track that will take us to Imlil, a remote village, built at the bottom of beautiful gorges at the foot of Mount Toubkal (4167 m) the highest peak in North Africa. Drive back thru the Kik plateau with a fantastic setting on the Atlas.

Walking shoes required. Departure from the Riad at 9.30 am. Return around 5.30 pm.

The Ouzoud Falls

The most beautiful site of the Middle Atlas is located 156 km from Marrakech.

To shape these magnificent waterfalls, the river (Oued) makes a 100m fall in a bowl of limestone in the middle of a green landscape inhabited by a colony of monkeys and birds.

At the top of the falls, close to the impressive gorge, are a dozen ancient small grain mills still operating thanks to the water stream.

You will have lunch at a picturesque Berber inn.

3 hours drive. Departure from the Riad at 8.30 am. Return around 7.00 pm.

Essaouira

After 2h30 drive, in an exceptional location on the Atlantic coast, on a rocky peninsula facing the waves, stands Essaouira a town fortified by Vauban, a former Portuguese surprising city with its unique architecture, houses with blue shutters, and crenellated fortifications with its old guns pointing towards the ocean.

The city was known until the eighteenth century under the name of Mogador.

After the return of the colorful fishing boats, you can attend the auction sale, before eating fish, squid and shellfish. Love at first sight assured for this quiet city.

You also have the opportunity to visit women’s associations that produce Argan oil.

Departure from the riad at 8.30 am after breakfast, and return around 7 pm.

Ouarzazate and Aït Benaddou

The Kasbah Aït Benaddou rare pearl of Morocco World Heritage by UNESCO, is located 176 km from Marrakech.

The day is full of discoveries with the crossing of theTichka pass (2260 m), and its varied landscapes.
Ouarzazate is the reference for visiting the south region and it is known for its film studios, where many movies are shot each year.

1 km from the city you will visit the Kasbah Taouirt. The journey is at least 3 hours from Marrakech.

Marrakech

Emblematic imperial city of Morocco abroad (the city gave its name to the country). Marrakech the pearl, or the gate to the South, is a medieval city with over 900,000 inhabitants spread over 230 km2, and has always been, the touristic capital.
Marrakech (fourth largest city of the kingdom) is located 242 km from Casablanca, 334 km from Rabat, and 500 km from Fez. Marrakech is known as the Red City because of the ochre colors of all buildings and houses.

The city is divided into two distinct parts: the historic Medina surrounded by ten kilometer walls, and the new town whose main areas are called Guéliz, and Hivernage.