Day Tours

Asni and Ourika Valleys

9:00 AM departure & Return 17h

two steps from Marrakech Asni and Ourika Valleys , inhabited mainly by Berber population, extend over sixty kilometers. The Ourika Valley is the favorite destination of Marrakchis, particularly during periods of high heat.
The visit of these valleys is by a winding road through the contours of the mountain chain of the High Atlas to the nuanced and varied landscapes, green, where nature has largely remained intact.
Traditional houses made of mud and straw (the mud) litter dramatically hillsides; shepherds leading their flocks and mule drive these countries that let imagine the hostility of life there ..
A mint tea, a symbol of Berber hospitality awaits you, You will discover the local lifestyle and converse at will with family members who have always pleased to welcome and share with visitors . The origin of this legendary hospitality among the poor as among the rich, is that nomads for whom it is an honor to receive a newcomer as if family.
The discovery continues, the road plunging into the High Atlas and through many villages, discover the green leaves and the cultures that surround the wadis where water is abundant throughout the year in this region.
Direction Setti Fatma village at 1400 m altitude, where the road ends. It is here that start hiking to explore the "seven waterfalls Ourika", accompanied by one of our local guides. It is better to bring good walking shoes as the climb on slippery rocks is not always easy.
The less energetic simply to admire the stunning views of the valley and the mountains of the Yaghour from the first waterfall. The more experienced the "mountain hiking" leave for more than 2 hours to explore the seven famous waterfalls. And for stronger, they begin the ascent of Mount Toubkal, the highest point of the High Atlas and North Africa, at an altitude close to that of Mont Blanc, 4167 meters, located in the middle of a beautiful natural park .
 

The Land of Argan

7:30 Departure & Return 18h
You go for a unique discovery in the world, a tree which grows nowhere else in Morocco, argan. With its 800 000 hectares and 20 million trees, the argan tree is the second most common tree of Morocco. This tree has a large economic interest, as used for multiple purposes such as wood is used as fuel, the leaves and fruits that are forage for goats and camels.
It is also a way to fight against creeping desertification and is mostly a source of income for people delivered to the precariousness and exclusion in this region.
Over the course of a turn, it is common and fun to see goats hoisted on the branches of the argan tree, feeding on young shoots and the fruit, leaving the core (or kernel) that contains the service the man who collects and uses for the production of oil.
At about 170 km from Marrakech, Essaouira, old Portuguese fortified city formerly known as Mogador, appeared in its white and blue in the daylight, and pink contrast when the sun caressed its ramparts, city of artists (painters, musicians, writers ...) craft (woodworking cedar, jewelry, weaving ...) and sacred music Gnawa (Gnaoua Music Festival every last week of June).
The picturesque medina is hosted by the local way of life, its port brings us back to past centuries, where you can eat in the fresh fish of the day.
On the way back, 20 km of Essaouira, a break is in a women's cooperative of Argan oil production and products that will reveal all its secrets, as used in food cosmetology and traditional medicine.
Apart from the desire to preserve this ancient tree, cooperatives are also the origin of a new life for the women who work with joy. Widowed or divorced for the most part, they could not leave their homes or feed their children and provide for the basic needs of their families. Through this activity revived, they could be rehabilitated in a professional life and regain their human dignity.
 



7 Colors of the Rainbow

Departure 7:30 & Back 6:30 p.m.

The village of Ouzoud is in a strategic location: the meeting point of two of the four main mountain ranges of Morocco, Middle Atlas and High Atlas.
This site, listed as one of the "wonders of nature", offers the possibility of a beautiful hiking to gain the heights of its beautiful and breathtaking waterfalls located 110 meters above sea level, by a tortuous path to mountainside in the middle of a vast olive grove, and along the three waterfalls.
Ouzoud Waterfalls are one of the most remarkable natural attractions of the Atlas, Moroccan busy with their impressive water flow and an arc in almost constant sky ..
Enjoy the pleasure of a swim at the foot of waterfalls, under waterfalls or pools formed naturally, Lunch feet in the water, one of the many eateries punctuating this site, colorful and authentic tagines intoxicating by smell of spices are activities that will enhance this magnificent tour.
The trek continues and ends with the visit Iminifri caves, ancient places of mobile homes, and meeting with macaque monkeys living freely in the wild in the High Atlas.
 

The Pacha

7:30 Departure & Return 18h

Departing from Marrakech to the village of Telouet, located just over 100 miles, this route offers those who use it the delightful vision of incomparable landscapes of the High Atlas, especially in the rise of Tizi N'Tichka the "neck pasture" nestled 2,260 meters above sea level, the highest road pass in Morocco, in a setting could not be more naked.
The road rises, punctuated by villages with flat roofs dry stone terraces carved mountainside crops are wheat and barley. It reveals beautiful views of the mountains and arid parts of the isolated kasbahs.
This village Telouet at 1800 meters above sea level on the southern slopes of the Atlas Mountains, and the valley was previously the site of passage of caravans between Marrakech and Ouarzazate. It is this trade that the Glaoui family is enriched considerably by taking a toll. This very hilly region, homeland of the Berber Glaoui was the stronghold of Al Hadj Thami al-Glaoui (1875-1956), Pasha of Marrakech, said the Glaoui.
Visit the Kasbah of the Pasha Glaoui, Andalusian inspiration, denotes the opulence of Glaoui at the time and contrasts with the sleek and gross Berber style. From its terrace offers a magnificent view of the Jebel Ghat a height of 3800 m ..
All along the valley Ounila crossing the track, a stark contrast between the ocher of the earth and rocks, and green plantations are a delightful environment.
Before joining the splendid village of Ait Ben Haddou, a mint tea, a symbol of Moroccan hospitality awaits us in a Berber family is happy to welcome us each time and share their daily lives.
This beautiful village on the edge of Wadi El Maleh, a real pile of red rocks terraced houses in southern slope of a hill, Ait Ben Haddou is probably the most spectacular of all Ksar in southern Morocco.
Classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, this site has been privileged for many film shoots: Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, Scheherazade, Cleopatra, Jesus of Nazareth, Indiana Jones, Babel, ... This unique heritage, which does not seem have changed since the Middle Ages, has attracted the greatest directors around the world who have turned them these pageants.
Stroll through the maze of narrow streets and walkways serving the houses is a pleasure a succession of architectural surprises. At its peak, the tower of the old kasbah in ruins, reveals a view of the village and the natural beauty of the landscape beyond. The historical value of the Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou is undeniable, with regard to one of the ancient caravan counters.




Imlil & Kik Plateau

8:30 Departure & Return 17h

Depart from Marrakech to Imlil the last village before the accession of Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa (4167 m), Imlil and also the point of departure of numerous hiking trails in the Toubkal National Park.
After crossing the Gorge Tibidarte arrived in the village of Asni known for its large weekly market day on Saturday, stop to visit the souk (depending on the day).
continue by road that extends along a green valley and mountains, trees (walnut, apple, cherry) and water from the river Ait Mizan play with colors.
arrival in typical village of Imlil and our Local Guide or mule ahead for a hike or ride a mule, starting the discovery of the famous Kasbah, waterfalls and the village of Armed located 1950 m above sea level. lunch at the inhabitant to get an idea about the lifestyle of berber population of this region, or in a frame picnic in the middle of nature.
Return to Marrakech late afternoon by the Kik plateau and Lake Lalla Takrkouste.


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Who we are ?

I am Ali Baouz, the founder of Ali Sud Magic and I'm from a Berber nomad family of southern Morocco. I received my diploma in tourism from the University of Marrakech.
My organizational skills and experience contribute greatly to my profession as tour guide. I have been in this industry for the last 20 years. Many of those years were spent in different tour agencies driving and discovering the four corners of Morocco. My wish is to explore with you the many secret places of this beautiful and magic country and offer you a unique experience...

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