Marrakech as many might not realize is a perfect spot to discover the surrounding areas in a day trip from Marrakech or two days Morocco tour. Even the locals when the heat is too much to take, a spin-off to the mountains or the coast. Join them on their Moroccan adventures.
Many day tours from Marrakech are to the brochure featured Ouzoud Waterfalls, one of the most spectacular waterfalls of Africa. There are hidden by the nature of green vegetation of olive and carob trees and fall from more than 100 meters into an endless series of pools. The adventurous enough dip themselves in the refreshingly cool waters just as the locals do. This is a perfect destination for walks in the nearby Berber villages in the mountains. Possible to stay one night in a lovely riad and we guarantee that you will see the carob trees full of monkeys during a spectacular sunset.
Another great Morocco day tour destination from Marrakech is Ourika Valley. This valley is located in the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains and less than a one-hour drive from Marrakech. This picturesque valley offers the typical landscapes of the Atlas Mountains. Moroccan tour operators also provide visits to the last village of the valley Setti Fatma. The attraction is lovely scenery and walks to the seven waterfalls.
Another very popular destination for a day excursion from Marrakech is the visit of Kasbah Telouet and Ait Ben Haddou and if time allows Ouarzazate. This is a full day trip, crossing the High Atlas Mountains by a road pass Tizi – n – Tichka with views of the mountains, valleys and Berber villages whose homes are made of fortified mud dwellings for themselves and their livestock. On this day tour of Morocco visit, the UNESCO protected the 16th-century site of AitBenhaddou. This Kasbah was once the most important fortress on the Salt Road caravan routes, where the slaves, gold, ivory, and salt were carried from the Saharan Africa to Marrakech and beyond.
You can also visit on this Morocco tour the extraordinary sight of the Atlas Mountains, a crumbling Kasbah of Telouet. This Kasbah belonged to the powerful Glaoui tribe remembered as the “vulture” sultan and his son who lived there until the 1950s. Once a beautiful Kasbah, but still worth the visit today as the history and the drama will unfold itself.
On this day trip to Morocco, we can arrange a little pick nick lunch outside the village of Tamdaught by the riverside oasis garden.
Your Morocco Tour strongly recommends extending this trip to another day and staying in a nice riad in Ouarzazate or even experience the authentic Morocco tour with a stay in one of the local Berber family. Learn about their farming life and style of living. Take a real culinary lesson from the local people.
Essaouira, the coastal African town is another perfect excursion for a Moroccan holiday or a Marrakech day tour. En route, many Moroccan travel tour operators stop along the way to visit argan oil co-operative, the extracted oil from the Argan trees is used for cooking and skin care. The town itself, known to many as Mogador, is famous for its UNESCO protected charming Medina. The Old Portuguese ramparts guard the walled city where you can watch the silver craftsmen and wood carvers at work. Essaouira is also very popular for its fresh seafood girls and its golden beach popular by windsurfers.
Many Moroccan travel companies offer day journeys to Asni & Imlil and to the Toubkal National Park. On this trip, you drive along the Ouirgane Valley before detouring to Imlil, a Berber village that lies on the foothill of the Toubkal National Park and where the road ends and trekking delight for many begins. Toubkal is the highest summit of Morocco and North Africa (4167m). It is a great place to come in the October and November as the whole valley smells by the groves of fruit trees mainly apples, and many wildflowers.