Berber Trails

4WD Safari in High Atlas

Summary

A wonderful opportunity to capture a totally different lifestyle; meet the Berber people whilst enjoying the dramatic countryside of the High Atlas.

Activity code: RAK4WD

Duration: 1 Day

Discover the original inhabitants of Morocco, the Berbers, as you travel in a 4WD across the rugged landscapes of the towering Atlas Mountains. Traverse the valleys up to summit of the mountains, and discover smiling faces, quaint villages and an ancestral lifestyle which people thought had disappeared long ago. Your 4WD lets you get where the large tour buses can't go. Nature rules supreme in these regions and dictates the existence of these tribal men and women. Depending on the season, you will discover lush slopes full of sheep or snow-covered summits.

This exhilarating journey takes you up through the Oued Zat valley, dominated by the Taska n'Zat, passing by ancient Berber villages, built of pise clawed from the mountain slopes, tucked away in arguably the most beautiful valley of the Kingdom of Morocco - the Ourika.

Far from the heat of Marrakech, take in the peaceful scenery all around as you enjoy lunch in the Kasbah of Ourika located in the famous Ourika Valley. Little walking is actually involved but you are free to explore for a while after lunch.

Highlights of the Berber Trails Excursion:

  • Traverse deep valleys and mountain summits in a 4WD
  • Meet Berber tribesmen, the ancient inhabitants of Morocco
  • Traditional lunch amongst stunning scenery

This excursion is available as part of any tailor made holiday with Rediscover the World.

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Based upon 2 persons travelling.

Prices from £91 per person

What's included on this Day Trip ?

  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel/riad
  • Comfortable 4WD transport throughout
  • Berber lunch
  • English-speaking guide/driver

Itinerary

8.30am: You will be picked up from your hotel/riad in Marrakech for the Berber Trails Tour. Set out in a 4WD with your English-speaking guide. Leave the noise and bustle of the city behind as you begin crossing the Atlas Mountains, following the ancient Berber trails. Traverse winding dirt tracks, passing earthen Berber houses, climbing upwards towards the Ourika valley. There will be numerous photo stops along the way to capture the beauty of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains.

10am: There will be a stop for some delicious mint tea.

11am: Arrive at a typical Berber village, high in the Atlas Mountains. Explore the village, interact with these friendly men and women, the ancient inhabitants of Morocco.

12.30pm: The tour will stop for lunch in the mountain village of Oukaimeden, Morocco’s main ski resort. Savour the stunning mountain vistas all around whilst enjoying your lunch of Moroccan salad, tagine, fresh fruits of the season and tea. NB. No alcohol is served in the restaurant.

2.15pm: Depart for Marrakech, via Asni and Tahannout, for some more photographs.

4.30pm: Your tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel/riad or the closest drop-off point in Marrakech.

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