Morocco Excursions from Marrakech, Morocco Excursions 4×4 in Marrakech
The Moroccan landscape is not only majestic, it dictates the lives of the men and women who live in this region. Traveling by 4WD lets you get where the large tour buses can’t go. Depending on the season, you may discover lush slopes covered with sheep or snow-covered summits.
Your journey to the secrets of Morrocco will take you over the Atlas mountains by the trails with an opportunity to take pictures. Arriving in the Berber village of Tahanaout you will have a guided visit of the mills and be served the traditional mint tea by the locals. In the village of Imlil located in the famous Ourika Valley you will be served lunch and enjoy a photo stop.
Marrakech City Tours:
One of the most impressive sights in Marrakech, the Koutoubia is one of the largest, most beautiful mosques in the western Muslim world. Its 225 foot tall minaret is a Hispano-Moresque masterpiece that is very similar to the Giralda of Seville.
Djemaa El Fna, This traditional meeting place for peasants and merchants from the Sous region, the High atlas and the South has become the heart of Marrakech. In the mornings this large square is crowded with fruit and spice sellers, guerrab with their leather water bottles and metal drinking cups, basket sellers, ironmongers and Barbers. In the afternoons come the Gnaoua dancers descended from former Guinean slaves, musicians, story tellers, snake charmers and entertainers with performing monkeys!
Colourful Labyrinthine Souks e.g. the metal souk where proud artisans craft objects as their forefathers did centuries before them; the dyers souk where colourful skeins of wool hang drying in the sunlight; the carpet souk where hand-crafted Moroccan rugs hang like exquisite paintings; the jewellery souk where windows glitter with gold…
Marrakech Day Trips to Ait Benhaddou:
pick-up from your hotel and cross the Tizi-n-Tichka to visit the World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou (4hrs), one of Morocco’s most spectacular ksours (fortified villages) that once stood on the route of the trans-Saharan caravan route through the Atlas mountains to the fondouks of Marrakech. KASBAH OF AIT BEN HADDOU, Declared Patrimony of the Humanity by the UNESCO, located to the south of Marrakech and about 30 km of Ouarzazate, color fortification sand constructed with marinates, according to the obtained data kasbah is inhabited by 5 families whereas in kasar 10 families do. It is crowned by a risco of about one hundred meters of height, in which there is rest of one old construction and from where descries a magnificent landscape. Time permitting, visit the Berber village of Telouet and Kasbah el Glaoui on the return to Marrakech
transfer to Essaouira, a former Portuguese Colony, and one of the Morocco’s most enjoyable coastal towns with ramparts, fresh-fish cafes, art galleries, craft shops and fishing boats. Everything in the medina is within walking distance and, in summer, this is where you will find Moroccan families escaping from the heat of Marrakech. Also known as ‘Windy City’ it attracts surfers and, in summer, musicians from all over Africa for the annual Music Festival.
There is the option to ride camels along the beach.
Marrakech Day Trips to Imlil and the Toubkal National Park
pick-up fromyour hotel and drive along the Ouirgane Valley before detouring to Imlil, a Berber village that lies on the edge of the Toubkal National Park (1.5hrs). Wander around this small and traditional Berber village, lunch in a Berber café (or Kasbah Toubkal or Kasbah Tamadot). Include the souk at Tahanoute on a Tuesday. There is also the option to include Tin Mal on the return to Marrakech (time permitting).
Ourika Valley with Setti Fatima and Oukaimeden
transfer out of Marrakech along the Ourika Valley with a detour to Oukaimeden (only possible in summer as the route is usually snow-covered autumn to late spring) for far-reaching views across the High Atlas. From Oukaimeden return to the Ourika Valley and continue to the Berber Village of Setti Fatima where you can walk to the waterfalls (45minutes, walking shoes required). Return to Setti Fattima and lunch in one of the Berber Cafes before returning to Marrakech. Tours usually return to Marrakech in the late afternoon but you can take a circular route and return via Ouirgane Valley.
Prices for all of our excursions depend upon the excursion type, the number in your group, and whether we already have a group booked for the day(s) requested — the larger the group for the day(s), the lower the price per person.
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