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Day Trips from Marrakech

Your private day trip excursion starts from Marrakech in very comfortable 4×4 vehicles with your driver/guide. Vehicles seat up to five passengers comfortably and we recommend a mini bus for larger groups. When you arrive at your destinations you’ll be exploring around on foot.

We have a child’s car seat, for 1.5 to 4 years old.

We are flexible about requests for activities or more destinations.

Price

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Destinations

Your driver will meet you at your hotel or riad in Marrakech and take you to the car.
During high season our English speaking drivers may not be available due to high demand for longer tours.

Morocco Ait Benhaddou

Salt Mines – Telouet – Tizi n’Tichka – Ait Benhaddou Unesco Site

This is certainly a full day – High Atlas mountains, desert, Berber villages and historic kasbahs – following the old salt road that travels from beyond Sahara to Marrakech. At the height of the Tichka pass you will depart the main road traveling toward Telouet to have a close look in the old Glaoui kasbah. This once beautiful and strategically important kasbah now crumbles to ruins because no one wants to remember “the vulture” ruler who lived here until the 1950’s. Back in the car you’ll follow the old caravan route to walk inside Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO world heritage site. This hillside village is a classic example of the Berber mud and straw kasbahs that appear as backdrops in countless films. In its day it was one of the most important fortress strongholds where caravans brought slaves, gold, ivory and salt from Saharan Africa to Marrakech and beyond. After touring the site you’ll return to Marrakech.

Overnight stays can be arranged.

Riding camels at Ait Benhaddou is something you can arrange with a local guide when you are there. The price will be negotiable.

Morocco Cascades Ouzoud

Cascades Ouzoud

North east of Marrakech in the Middle Atlas mountains lies a tiny village nestled into a charming rural valley. Visitors come here to walk around the dramatic cascades that tumble over a high cliff into a spectacular deep red gorge. This is a great place to come if its raining when the falls are spectacularly full. If you want to spend the day away from the Marrakech dust, immerse yourself here in forest greenery, home to Barbary apes and interesting colourful birds such as the roller and bee eater. After a delicious tagine lunch beside the falls, upriver ancient olive groves and garden trails are perfect for exploring further. Or just relax with a glass of wine on a sunny terrace. This day involves walking on high cliffside trails and numerous stairs. Return to Marrakech, arrive in the evening.

Overnight stays can be arranged.

Morocco Essaouira

Essaouira

Straight west from Marrakech on the Atlantic coast lies the old pirate haunt of Mogador. Once a place to be feared, it’s now one of the most loved towns in Morocco. An endless sandy beach stretches south where wanderers watch wind-surfers, and children play in the shallow bay. Famous for its fresh seafood, thuja wood crafts and artists colony, old Portuguese ramparts still guard the city from the sea. Craftsmen, spice sellers, carvers and painters work in one of the most charming medinas in all of Morocco. Traditional pharmacies teach about natural medicines and cures, and women’s cooperatives still process the argan nuts by hand into one of the rarest oils in the world. Visit in winter to enjoy the moderately warm ocean breezes, or visit in summer to cool off from the blazing heat of Marrakech.

Overnight stays can be arranged.

Ourika – Setti Fatma

Ourika – Setti Fatma

This is a pleasent day trip into the pretty High Atlas villages of Ourika and Setti Fatma, just 1.5 hours drive from Marrakech. Above Setti Fatma waterfalls tumble from the mountain streams, and below a taste of Berber village life is waiting at riverside cafes. Visit the Sunday local market, or the Monday market in Ourika and see artisans manufacturing handicrafts found in Marrakech souks such as coloured glass and metal tin lanterns, hand painted woodwork and furniture, wicker terrace furnishings and High Atlas village style hand woven carpets. There’s a nice walk above Setti Fatma for those who want to explore a trail used only by donkeys and Berbers going to and from market. Recommended year round, especially in summer and fall when it makes a breath of fresh air from the busy Marrakech streets.

Morocco Kasbah

Imlil

Toubkal is the highest mountain in North Africa and the busy town of Imlil is its trekking supply center. You can hike up to the old kasbah (now an exclusive hotel) or explore the surrounding trails that radiate from the town center. Imlil is a nice roadless destination to immerse yourself into Berber villages for a day. Along the road to Imlil you can chose to visit the Asni market on Saturday morning. Imlil is especially pleasant in October when the whole valley smells of apples and clear blue skies and sunshine make for great walking weather. Marrakech is just 1.5 hours one way. There are numerous small cafes and restaurants to have lunch or buy walnuts and apples for your days snacks. Not recommended in winter due to snow and cold December to February.