Town of Aroumd, Toubkal national park, Morocco

GET OUT OF MARRAKECH : Top 5 places to visit around Marrakech.

Want to go out of Marrakech for the day? Discover our TOP 5 places to visit absolutely in the neighbourhood of the red city!

1- The High Atlas and Berber Villages

Less than an hour’s drive from the Marrakech, discover the magnificence of the High Atlas Mountains: snow-capped mountains (in winter), mountain lakes and Berber villages.

Dunes & Desert offers many day trips to meet the Berber people and discover breathtaking landscapes.

Whether you choose the walk in the wonderful valley of Ait Oucheg and its famous terraces between the small villages perched on the hills, or our “Pure Atlas” day that will take you to meet the Berber people, you will be speechless! Imlil, starting spot of Toubkal ascent is great as well!! 

Why is it TOP?

  • Breathtaking landscapes, mostly inhabited by Berbers.
  • Terraced fields and beautiful valleys.
  • Authentic villages.
  • Very different from the cities!


2- The Ouzoud Waterfalls

If you want to spend the day in nature, we recommend you the Ouzoud waterfalls!

You can admire the most beautiful and high waterfalls of Morocco, enjoy a good tajine listening to the sound of water, and swim at the foot of the waterfall if the weather is nice. You may even have the chance to see monkeys!  Here more info about our private trips to Ouzoud

Why is it TOP?

  • The highest waterfalls in Morocco
  • A really impressive site
  • Possibility to swim in the natural pools in summer
  • Located in an authentic Berber village


3- The Agafay desert

Located just in the south of Marrakech, the Agafay desert is a surprising place you will never forget. The best way to visit it? With ATV of course!! We offer you private quad day with lunch in a luxury camp or at the locals.  A private Camel Trip is always a great choice too. 

You can explore lots of trails for all levels through eucalyptus forests, lush canyons and arid hills.

Why is it TOP?

  • A place that looks like a dune desert, but in stone hills.
  • Located near Marrakech.
  • A panoramic view of the Atlas moutains, even more beautiful in winter when the mountains are snowy.
  • A unique light, especially in the afternoon.


4- The Jbilets Desert

North of Marrakech is an authentic stone desert, the Jbilets desert. A lunar scenery, with the Atlas Mountains in the background, in which you can do many activities: quad or buggy ride, camel ride, even hot air balloon ride!!!

Ready for adventure?

Why is it TOP?

  • An area off the touristic paths.
  • The real Moroccan countryside with its authentic villages.
  • Only 30 minutes from Marrakech, perfect for short stays. 
  • A lot of fun and activities for the whole family!


5- The Zat Valley

Discover the arid landscapes of the Zat Valley: red ground as far as the eye can see and rivers that wind between cactus. A typical Moroccan landscape, off the tourist trail, to see absolutely once in his life!

And if you are lucky enough to be there when the snow melts (spring), you can even go canyoning!

Why is it TOP?

  • A valley located in the heart of the Berber country
  • Off the beaten tracks
  • Located less than an hour from Marrakech
  • The starting point for the ascent of the 3rd highest mountain in Morocco: Mount M’Goun.


So, are we leaving Marrakech for the day? Contact us to organize you an unforgettable day ☺

If you only have half a day, we recommend to go to the Jbilets desert. Just 30 minutes from the city center, this completely exotic stone desert offers many opportunities for activities: quad, buggy, camel and even hot air ballooning.

Let’s go on an adventure!!