A day in the Atlas mountains is a must when visiting Marrakech.  So near and yet so very different and spectacular.  The drive through the winding hills and charming Berber villages is a pleasure in itself.  The market in Asni operates on Saturday and is really worth the visit.  You will see all sorts of things being sold there from animals vegetables to jewelry and second hand plumbing!  If you do this excursion on a Tuesday you will visit the market of Tahnaoute instead.

We suggest lunch at Chez Momo (a small and friendly hotel and restaurant) in the village of Ouirgane.  From there you can go for a wander by foot or a donkey ride in the peaceful countryside of the valley, visit the huge reservoir recently built or go horse riding from La Roseraie (a lovely hotel in the village).

Return to Marrakech by around 4 pm.

IMPORTANT regarding horse riding headgear:

If you book a horse riding activity as part of your holiday package.  The availability of protective headgear for horse riding can vary from destination to destination and therefore we cannot guarantee that headgear will be provided or will be the same standard as those available in the UK.  For your own protection, we strongly suggest you to bring with you your own protective headgear for use on this riding activity.