The Atlas Mountains in the north of Africa extends across Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia for approximately 2,500 kilometres. The Atlas range separates the Mediterranean and Atlantic coastline from the Sahara Desert. You will be surprised by the diversity of landscapes and the range of leisure options on a day trip, a few kilometres from Marrakech.
The Ourika valley is a one-hour drive and a day trip from Marrakech. The region is famous for its waterfalls and the traditional lifestyle of the Berber natives.
Ouzoud (Berber for olives) derives its name from the olive trees at the foot of the waterfalls. A two and a half hour drive from Marrakech, the Ouzoud waterfalls retain their beauty in large measure due to the efforts of local and national bodies. Take a dip in the clear waters or go rock climbing.
Lalla Takerkoust Lake
The lake is an oasis of peace and quiet during summer. Enjoy the scenery of the hills on a 20-minute drive from Marrakech. Eat local dishes and barbecues at restaurants or fine dining venues with terraces and swimming pools.
Enjoy the panoramic view of the Atlas Mountains. The countryside offers several trekking opportunities. The terrain is ideal for quad biking or cross-country excursions by car.
Hot Air Balloon Ride
Get a vantage view of Marrakech and its surrounding areas on this half-day excursion.
Experience Berber culture and watch the mountain landscape on your way to the Toubkal National Park and the foothills of the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains. Ideal for trekking, the Toubkal towers 4,000 metres above Marrakech. You can use a mule or go on a leisurely day excursion. Enjoy a meal at the mountain retreat Kasbah du Toubkal.