Cross the beaten track to get a beautiful look at a whole new rhythm of life in Morocco during this 8 hour excursion on the Berber tracks in a 4 wheels vehicle from Marrakech. Follow the old Berber tracks via the Atlas Mountains with your guide. Discover the spectacular views of rural Morocco with stunning valleys and high mounting peaks. Cross the valleys of Ourika, Asni, Imlil and Tahannaout to some great mountain villages far from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech.
After an early morning pick up at your hotel in the center of Marrakech, you will encounter your personal guide and get out of the city by four-wheeled vehicle to begin your visit. Going through Morocco’s majestic countryside gives the people a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech. It is also the way to get a rare glimpse of the relaxed life taking place in this magical part of the world.
A really nice view
Take the 4×4 paths to the high peaks and valleys of the Atlas Mountains covered with lush pastures in summer and snow in winter. You will ride in the footsteps of the Berbers (so called the indigenous people who live and work in this region) in the valleys of Ourika, Asni, Imlil and Tahannaout, while imbued with a spectacular view on the mountain on the way. Watch the smiling faces of the happy people you meet, leading a very different life from their urban counterparts in Morocco, and discover this ancestral way of life that many had thought long gone.
Enter the Berber village of Tahanaout and enjoy the guided Morocco tour of the mills. Sit down with locals, and perhaps take a moment to learn more about their lifestyle, while sipping a cup of fresh mint tea. After saying goodbye to the villagers of Tahanaout, continue on your way to the village of Imlil in the Ourika Valley where a tasty lunch of local specialties is waiting for you!
Once satiated, you will go back to your vehicle in order to return to Marrakech where your excursion in the Berber tracks will end nicely.
Djemaa el Fna square
Djemaa el Fna or the Place of the dead, is a vast expanse in the heart of the medina in Marrakech. It is a place of great meetings where traders meet merchants, shopkeepers rub shoulders with travelers who themselves come face to face with snake trainers.
Here, the past and the present are one and storytellers talk about this tradition keeping their listeners in suspense with stories to sleep. The square is an outdoor market, has music room, restaurant and theater and is the ideal starting point to explore the treasures of Marrakech.
Sit at a coffee terrace on the edges of the square. The price of coffee will allow you to admire the hustle and bustle of Djemaa el Fna, the Koutoubia Mosque and the Atlas Mountains. When the sun goes down, it gives way to haunting music and smoke.
Get to know the beautiful old Marrakech on a guided walking tour. As you walk, discover the history of the city and let yourself be enchanted by the Koutoubai Mosque and the Ben Youssef Medersa, a medieval Islamic college. Enjoy local bread, explore the medina and absorb the bazaars of Djemaa El Fna before admiring the place around a lunch or a drink (both at your expense) in a rooftop restaurant. You can choose a shared or private tour, both with optional upgrades to include transfer to and from the hotel.
Find your friendly guide with Marrakech trip and go for an experience of the old city on foot. Start with the impressive 11th century Koutoubia Mosque overlooking the rest of the city. This historic masterpiece has served as a model for many mosques and churches around the world, such as the Giralda Mosque in Seville and the churches in Moscow’s Red Square.
Stroll through the oldest neighborhoods of the old town and enter one of the historic gates to discover the medieval lifestyle of its inhabitants and their daily occupations. Along the way you will see ancient fountains and a historic caravanserai called Fondouks, formerly used as hotels for caravan dealers. They are still used today by local artisans who have set up their workshops in many of them to perpetuate their ancestral know-how of making all kinds of handicrafts.