Private Excursions

About thirty kilometers from Marrakech, the beautiful Ourika valley is certainly one of the best preserved landscape in Morocco.

 

After crossing the fertile plain of Haouz, we quickly arrive at the top of the Ourika valley, the nerve center of the region thanks to its Monday souk Thursdays and Fridays.

 

Continuing on the road that climbs gently, discover the beautiful landscapes and many Berber villages perched on the mountainside. During this excursion, we will visit an aromatic garden, an argan oil factory and a grain mill.

 

At km68, we will reach the village of Setti-Fadma, located more than 1500 meters above

sea level, which is the starting point for many hikes, the most popular being undoubtedly that of the discovery of waterfalls.

PROPOSED ACTIVITIES

 

  • Visit of a berber house

  • Ground villages discovery

  • Walking tour for waterfalls

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Private excursion

  • Pick up at riad Demeures d'Orient in 4x4 or air-conditioned minibus

  • Professional driver

  • Bottles of water

Departure 9:30 am

Return 5:00 pm

Rates (Dirhams)

2 Pers

900

3 Pers

1200

4 Pers

1200

5 Pers

1900

6 Pers

1900

 

OURIKA VALLEY

ASNI - IMLIL

 

The tours starts with the village of Tahnnaoute with green oaks forests, cedars and juniper trees.

 

After crossing the gorges of Moulay Ibrahim, we arrive to Asni, whose many orchards are famous. This small town, at the foot of Mount Toubkal (4167m), the highest peak in North Africa, very animated on Saturdays thanks to the weekly souk

The altitude decreases when leaving Asni for Imlil. This charming village nestled in beautiful gorges where walnut and almond trees grow offers a magnificent panorama of the whole region.

 

Imlil is the starting point for hiking to discover the National Park and the highlands of Toubkal.

Its Berber market takes place every Tuesday.

PROPOSED ACTIVITIES

  • Visit of a Berber market (optional)

  • Discovery of mountain villages

  • Walking tour in the heart of the Toubkal National Park

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Private excursion

  • Pick up at riad Demeures d'Orient in 4x4 or air-conditioned minibus

  • Professional driver

  • Bottles of water

Departure 9:30 am

Return 5:00 pm

Rates (Dirhams)

2 Pers

1200

3 Pers

1500

4 Pers

1500

5 Pers

2000

6 Pers

2000

THE 3 VALLEYS

 

You can visit the three valleys in one day.

The departure from Marrakech must be made at last at 9:00.

 

Arriving at the dam and lake Lalla Takerkoust, we take the road in the heart of the plain, before climbing to the famous KIK plateau, offering the best panoramic views of the region. Crossing cereal crops, punctuated by Berber villages dominated by the chain of High Atlas in the background.

 

Arrival in Moulay Ibrahim, place of pilgrimage and holiday resort, before descending to the valley and the Asni village, leading us to a third valley by Sidi Farès with those superb green road takes us back to the Ourika.

PROPOSED ACTIVITIES

 

  • Visit of a typical house

  • Discover Berber villages

  • Explore the daily life of Berbers

  • Walking tour for waterfalls

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Private excursion

  • Pick up at riad Demeures d'Orient in 4x4 or air-conditioned minibus

  • Professional driver

  • Bottles of water

Departure 9:00 am

Return 5:30 pm

Rates (Dirhams)

2 Pers

1400

3 Pers

1900

4 Pers

1900

5 Pers

2500

6 Pers

2500

AIT BEN HADDOU

& OUARZAZATE

 

The departure from Marrakech must be at 7:30.

The road climbs from the village of Ait Ourir, reaching the Tizi-N-Tichka pass at 2260m above sea level, the highest point in Africa. The peaks of mountain ranges and beautiful Berber villages can be admired throughout the course.

 

20kms from Ouarzazate, at the "Gates of the Desert", visit the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou classified World Heritage of Unesco as one of the most beautiful sites of southern Morocco.

 

Arrival in Ouarzazate, known for its film studios in which were shot: Gladiator, Cleopatra, the Diamond of the Nile, The Mummy, Asterix and Obelix, Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves etc. ...

PROPOSED ACTIVITIES

 

  • Crossing the High Atlas through the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass

  • Discovery of the Berber Villages and Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah

  • Visit of Ait Ben Haddou city

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Private excursion

  • Pick up at riad Demeures d'Orient in 4x4 or air-conditioned minibus

  • Professional driver

  • Bottles of water

Departure 7:30 am

Return 7:30 pm

Rates (Dirhams)

2 Pers

1700

3 Pers

2000

4 Pers

2000

5 Pers

2500

6 Pers

2500

ESSAOUIRA

 

In an exceptional site at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, the small town of Essaouira, former Mogador, which was occupied by the Portuguese in the 16th century, surprises by its singular architecture, the houses with blue shutters, fortifications and pointed cannons towards the ocean.

It is loved for its temperate climate all the year long. It is a pleasure to stroll through the alleys of its pedestrian medina, among the stalls of the many craftsmen.

The women originally coming from the surrounding villages, grouped into women's cooperatives, introduce us to the manufacture of argan oil.

PROPOSED ACTIVITIES

 

  • Visit a women's Argan oil cooperative

  • Walk through Essaouira and the bay

  • Seafood tasting

  • Medina tour

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Private excursion

  • Pick up at riad Demeures d'Orient in 4x4 or air-conditioned minibus

  • Professional driver

  • Bottles of water

Departure 8:30 am

Return 7:00 pm

Rates (Dirhams)

2 Pers

1500

3 Pers

2000

4 Pers

2000

5 Pers

2600

6 Pers

2600

ZAGORA DESERT

 

DAY 1

Marrakech, Ait Ben Haddou, Zagora / 375 km - 6 hour drive

After breakfast, departure for Ouarzazate by the Tizi-n-Tichka pass at 2260 m altitude. Visit of Ait Ben Haddou, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

Crossing the tizi-n-tanfift pass (Anti-Atlas) before arriving at Agdez, starting point of the Draa Valley, taking us to Amezrou in Zagora. Camel ride to reach the bivouac in the Nekhla desert.

DAY 2

 

Zagora, Ouarzazate, Marrakech 365 km – 8 hours driving

PROPOSED ACTIVITIES

 

  • Crossing the High Atlas and the Anti Atlas

  • Discovery of the desert

  • Ait Ben Haddoud Kasbah Walking Tour

  • Ouarzazate city tour

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Private excursion

  • Pick up at riad Demeures d'Orient in 4x4 or air-conditioned minibus

  • Professional driver

  • Bottles of water

(Add 300 Dhs per person for dinner and walk with camels...)

Departure 8:00 am

Return (the day after) 6:00 pm

Rates (Dirhams)

2 Pers

3200

3 Pers

3300

4 Pers

3300

5 Pers

3400

6 Pers

3400

"This ocher and red earth, this African land,

For Tangier, Azemmour, Meknes, Marrakech,

The noble Tuareg wrapped with chèches,

Miserable fishermen and their dark huts,

Desert women and their beautiful faces,

Children running us, immobile shepherds

Monitoring the flocks of their docile goats,

The chaotic tracks, the wonderful dunes,

These moving mountains as much as mysterious.

For all these magical places, these unreal places

Seeming straight out of a beautiful watercolor.

Morocco ... you hold us, Morocco ... you captivate us

And for that matter you have no doubt

Admire now these famous landscapes

Let the magic happen ... and look at the picture ... "

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