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Since time is always tight and there is so much to see around Marrakesh, a selective subjective process would result driving a 3 hours from Marrakesh to be in Ouzoud waterfalls that are located in the middle Atlas mountain about 170km far from the red city.
After arriving the site you will have chance to discover the highest waterfalls of Morocco, go on a trek around the falls, ride the local boats to cross the river, or trek for 2 hours to get to the source of Ouzoud cascades, enjoy the tasty local food in one of the restaurant, if you are lucky enough you would be enjoying feeding the monkeys in their natural habitat. Ouzoud cascades are a popular site for Moroccans at summer.
Essaouira is located 2 hours and half driving west of Marrakesh on the Atlantic cost. Archaeological research shows that Essaouira has been occupied since prehistoric times thus formerly it was known by Mogador, it got this name since the Phoenician time and before the Portuguese in the 16 century.
If Rabat is the Administrative capital of Morocco, Casablanca is the Economical Capital, Fes is the spiritual Capital, Meknes is the Esmaili Capital, and Marrakesh is the capital of palm tress. However Essaouira is the capital of Art. Essaouira has always been a cradle of artists of all genres and poets, scientists artists flocks to it for centuries. For instance: Jimi Hendrix song “ Castles Made of Sand “ was written two years before he visited the castle of Essaouira. Although, since the 1988 the Gnaoua Festival of World Music is held in Essaouira, normally in the last week of June. It brings together artists from all over the world. Although focussed on gnaoua music, it includes rock, jazz and reggae.
The Medina of Essaouira is home to many small arts and crafts businesses, notably cabinet making and ‘thuya’ wood-carving (using roots of the Tetraclinis tree), both of which have been practised in Essaouira for centuries.
After arriving to Essaouira you would enjoy walking in its beautiful narrow street of the Medina, where is a combination of Moorish Arabic and Portuguese architecture with a Jewish quarter, in this city you would taste the famous grilled seafood.
Leaving Marrakesh for a day trip toward Ourika valley is a great escape from both: the noise of the bikes and a great escape as well from the heat of the red city. Ourika valley is only 30 km far from Marrakesh, where it offers a picturesque landscape of one of the most beautiful valleys in the high Atlas Mountain, where small typical Berber’s hamlets have nested.
Since all the members of our team have been born and bred in a Berber culture, you will be really experiencing and tasting the Berber life unlike most of the tourist would do with other companies.
We arrange private day trips to the valley in which an immersive experience that will enable you to engage directly with local Berber people. As this is a highly personal trip, we are welcome to stop whenever you wish to take photos.
During the drive from Marrakesh to the valley we would stop along the road to explore the local weekly market IF it is Monday or Thursday. Ourika valley road ending at the village of Setti Fatima, where you can enjoy several things, such as: the vistas, the running streams and trekking along the rocky valley till you arrive to the waterfall. Afterwards, enjoy a locally made Tajin or try a Berber Omlet.
Our team would pick you up from your accommodation at 9 am for a day trip towards Imlil which is only 70 km from Marrakesh. Imlil is a small Berber hamlet that is located in Toubkal mountain. From here the departure of trekking take place since Toubkal is the highest mountain peak in North Africa ascending at 4167m. A picturesque village known for it weekly Souk on Saturday would appear immediately after crossing the gorge of Asni. We will continue along the green valley including pauses, either for taking photo or having some tea (known as Berber whisky) with local people. When Arriving to the place, you would have chance to trek in the mountain, either using mules or walking orienting the Kasbah, the waterfall and back on the village nestled in the hills of Imlil.
Morocco Desert Travel is a local tour company, specialise in offering guided and custom made tours and day-trips all over Morocco for individuals, couples, families, and small groups according to their budget, frame time and to your styles of travelling.
+212 667 500 409 Available for Whatsapp
Mhamid 5, Marrakech, Morocco
Mon - Sat 8.00 - 18.00 Sunday CLOSED