Located four hours to the east of Marrakech, the valley of Ait Bougmez is arguably the finest in the whole High Atlas range. An oasis of fruit orchards, mountain streams, gorges, unspoilt adobe villages and towering mountains, the valley makes an ideal base for some easy-going treks in the area. There’s enough variety to keep visitors entertained and its friendly welcoming atmosphere makes it an ideal escape for families as well as small private groups. This week-long itinerary allows time to visit the spectacular Ouzoud Falls en route and offers three nights in a traditional “riad” guest house in the ancient medina of Marrakech. This tour is normally operated on an individual basis – for families, couples or private groups – giving you the flexibility to choose excursions and activities as you wish. In Ait Bougmez a mountain guide will be made available to you for the duration of your stay.
3 Day Escape from Marrakech to the Happy Valley :
Day 1 : After breakfast you will be met by our transfer vehicle and Moroccan mountain guide to take you to the Ait Bougmez valley in the Central High Atlas mountains. The journey takes a total of around four hours, but we break the journey half way with a visit to Morocco’s most impressive waterfall – the Cascades d’Ouzoud. Dinner and overnight gite. (B,L,D = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 2: A day to Explore the happy valley and vist its old kasbahs ( agadir), mule ride and enjoy another dinner among the berbers. (B,L,D = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
N.B: there is a possibility of taking a long day trek to visit the Arous gorges and back to the valley on the evening.
Day 3 : After breakfast a possibility of doing another walk through villages before drive back to Marrakech. (B,L = Breakfast, Lunch )