Day Trips from Marrakech

If you plan to see the highlights beyond Marrakech, you may want to plan for six to seven nights to allow for some of these fabulous day tours.

These day trips from Marrakech can be made with an organised tour or guide. Based on our experience in Morocco, a guided tour is the recommended option.

Hot Air Balloon Adventure

As the sun begins to rise, you will enjoy magnificent views of the Atlas Mountains, and the changing colors over the desert valleys from the spacious balloon basket.

After touchdown, retreat to a tent overlooking the mountains for a traditional Berber breakfast followed by a camel ride around the sandy landscape of the Palmeraie Desert. Return to Marrakech by 4×4.

Ourika Valley

A favorite retreat for Marrakech locals, Ourika Valley, is the perfect escape from the city’s hustle. Stop at women’s argan oil co-operative and learn how the highly prized oil is made.

Agafay Desert

An excellent alternative to a Sahara Desert tour| ATV and camel rides and luxury camping. The Sahara is a good 10 hours drive from Marrakech, but the Agafay Desert is ideal.

One of the most popular day trips from Marrakech, the Ouzoud Falls offer the opportunity for some easy hikes with stunning views.

The Ouzoud Falls Atlas Mountains

Imlil (Toubkal National Park)

Imlil is popular with adventure hikers as it is the starting point for the Mount Toubkal climb, the highest peak in North Africa.


With a laid back vibe that is such a contrast to the constant hustle of Marrakech, Essaouira oozes charm and beauty.

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