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Journey up the Atlas Mountains in a 4X4

Escape the hustle and bustle of Marrakech and discover the all the wild, natural beauty that the Moroccan countryside has to offer.

HIGHLIGHTS:

* Discover the spectacular mountains and valleys surrounding Marrakech

* See traditional Berber villages

* Journey to the summit of the Atlas Mountains in a 4x4

Journey in a 4X4 vehicle from the troughs of sweeping valleys to the summit of the Atlas Mountains; taking in all the spectacular views and natural features that this exquisite landscape has to offer. Be enchanted by the smiles and laughter of local Berber villagers who still live an ancestral lifestyle that many believed had disappeared.

After being picked up we make the pleasant drive out of Marrakech to the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Take in the majestic scenery as the mountain valleys slowly wind down towards you before beginning your ascent up the rainbow coloured mountain pathways. Your driver and guide will point out all of the most interesting sights along the Ourika, Asni, Imlil and Tahnaout valleys and keep you entertained with a variety of historical stories and anecdotes on the region.

Make an unforgettable stop at a traditional Berber village and meet the locals who seem so far removed from the chaos of the souks of Marrakech. Up in the mountains, a tranquil way of life has evolved throughout the centuries and it is a humbling experience to meet these local people, enjoy a mint tea in a Berber house and observe their traditions.

Proceed up the ever twisting mountain roads to its summit and bask in the breathtaking views around you. Any keen photographer should not miss this opportunity to take some memorable snaps of the imposing mountains and the sprawling Moroccan terrain below. Journey in a 4X4 vehicle from the troughs of sweeping valleys to the summit of the Atlas Mountains; taking in all the spectacular views and natural features that this exquisite landscape has to offer. Be enchanted by the smiles and laughter of local Berber villagers who still live an ancestral lifestyle that many believed had disappeared. Meeting/ pick-up point: Parking of Ensemble Artisanal, Mohamed V Avenue (Medina) at 8.25am, or in front of Kenzi Farah Hotel, Hivernage at 8.25am.

End/closing time: At 4.30pm.

Languages: English and French.

Others: This excursion is not suitable for wheelchairs and people with walking difficulties.