Private Atlas Mountains Day Trip

Recommended by 100% of travelers


ake a break from the bustling streets of Marrakesh and immerse yourself in nature on this day trip to the Atlas Mountains. Alongside a private guide, stop at a Berber village in the Ourika Valley for a short hike to the Setti Fatma waterfalls. Then, learn about Berber culture and stop at a local handicrafts shop to purchase souvenirs on your way back to Marrakesh.

From  $79  per adult (price varies by group size)

What’s included

  • Professional Driver & Local Expert / Ambassador
  • Air-conditioned vehicle (incl. insurance) & Round-trip transportation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch (Moroccan salad + main Tajine + mint tea)
  • Local Berber Tour Guide to help you walk through the wateralls

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • (Optional) Camel riding experience
  • (Optional) Traditional Touareg / Nomad clothes

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: High Atlas Mountains, 40000 Morocco
The scenic drive to Ourika is breathtaking! On this mountainous road, you’ll get to see the majestic Atlas peaks and pass by authentic Berber villages in several valleys: Tafza, Aghbalou, Oulmes, … offering magnificent views and a rich variety of mesmerizing landscapes to admire.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Setti Fatma et les 7 Cascades, P2017, Setti-Fatma 42472 Morocco
After getting in the mood for adventure and exploration, we’ll stop at the colorfully painted Berber village of Setti Fatma, neatly nestled in a canyon beneath the High Atlas mountains and famous for its series of seven waterfalls. We manage to come there a little bit earlier, in order to avoid the mass tourism crowds and be able to enjoy some peace and quiet, in front of the beautiful panoramic views of this area!
You’ll be able to enjoy a nice hike to the waterfalls with a local guide, that we’ll hire at no extra cost for you, and who will help you walk through them. You’ll also walk along the Ourika river, so please remember to wear comfortable shoes!
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Ourika Valley, Ourika Morocco
Now that you were able to take some epic shots with awesome backgrounds, or just be in the moment and reconnect with yourself; and after a stop at a women’s organic Argan oil cooperative to learn about the health benefits of Morocco’s most precious natural gift.. it’s time for a proper mouthwatering lunch!
To avoid tourist traps and overpriced restaurants, you’re going to meet and have lunch with genuine locals in a Berber family house: a fresh Moroccan salad, the main meal (a scrumptious, slowly-cooked, authentic vegetables & meat Berber Tajine) and fresh season fruits. Homemade and hearty, wholesome and healthy! 
And for your belly to be filled with joy, you’ll also be offered some Moroccan tea with a local pastry!
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Marrakech-Safi, Marrakech-Safi
On your way back to Marrakech, you’ll get to experience Camel Riding, in a picturesque village set against the backdrop of the Atlas Mountains, wearing traditional Touareg / nomad clothing (Blue Saharan scarf & dress) that will be provided for free!
And if you wish to supplement your experience, you can also visit a traditional handicraft pottery workshop or/and a local Berber store displaying traditional carpets woven in the High Atlas mountains.
Note: At One Life Trips, we have decided to be 100% transparent about all our services. Thus, we’d like to inform you that if you decide to buy some products during this day trip, we may receive a sales commission. This keeps us attractive to the best tour guides & local partners, so we can meticulously select genuine, helpful, non-pushy people to work with!
Duration: 2 hours

Departure and return

Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Wherever you are staying in Marrakech, we’ll come and pick you up at 9 AM. If you are staying outside of Marrakech, please let us know and we will try our best to make an arrangement for you.
  • Airports: Menara Airport, Marrakech Morocco
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • You will receive a confirmation when you make your reservation.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation policy

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.