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Sahara Travel Guide - Day Trips
* With Optional Visit to Takerkoust Lake and Kik Plateau

Experience three of the Atlas Mountains’ beautiful valleys and traditional Berber life on this full-day trip from Marrakech. Traveling into the mountains by 4x4 or minivan, discover the Ourika Valley with its waterfalls, the villages of the Oukaimeden Valley, and the orchards of the Asni Valley. Drive along the scenic mountain roads and enjoy lunch at a restaurant, or, if you wish, in a Berber family home. Upgrade to also visit Takerkoust Lake and the high Kik Plateau. Numbers are limited to seven for a more personalized experience.



Visit the historic city of Essaouira on a full-day trip from Marrakech for your private group of up to six people. With a local guide to lead the way, you can customize the day to your interests: tour an argan oil cooperative, watch kitesurfers catch Atlantic winds, shop for unique souvenirs, and wander Essaouira’s historic medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was once a bustling trade hub. This 11-hour tour is priced per group.



Enjoy an adventure across the high Atlas Mountains to the Moroccan cities of Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou on this guided, full-day trip from Marrakech. Travel across the Tizi n'Tichka mountain pass 2,260 meters (7,410 feet) above sea level. See Berber villages and ever-changing landscapes en route to Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO world heritage site, and Ouarzazate, the ‘door of the desert’ and noted film-making location. This small-group tour includes all the necessary entrance fees plus a Marrakech hotel pickup and drop-off.



Discover the City of Casablanca, cosmopolitan, industrial and economic heart of Morocco and bathed by the Atlantic Ocean. It is considered the largest city in the Maghreb region. In a private tour, you will visit the most important historical monuments and have time to stroll along its white medina.



Nestled in the High Atlas Mountains, just a 150 km away from Marrakech, the Cascades d'Ouzoud is one of the most remarkable of the natural wonders to be found in the Atlas mountains. These 110-meter waterfalls, the highest in North Africa, are inspiring in their majesty. This day trip departing from Marrakech will allow you to explore the paths to the bottom of the falls take you through the groves of olive trees and offer many fine views of the falls and their surroundings. Follow other paths to the top of the falls where you can see many grain mills (from which the falls get their name), as well as an astonishing view looking down on the cascades.