An exotic day in the Ourika Valley and the 3 valleys

-- It is an exotic trip in the heart of Berber country. You'll leave Marrakech at 9:15 am from your accommodation by the Bab Ighlil ( Bab means gate) towards the Ourika, across the plain of Haouz . At 30 kilometers , discovering a village Ghmat Jemaa (pronounced Rmat ) which houses an ancient mausoleum which holds a typical Friday souk , such as the Monday is at 5 km . The market takes place in an enclosure provided for the occasion. Quantity donkeys are kept near the river .
-- Then you will gain the valley, with a succession of exceptional views and small villages with mud houses . Below, the river Ourika winds around a mosaic of orchards and fields. After khemis must head towards the village of Aghbalou very authentic and take the road that culminates Oukaïmeden 2,650 meters. Then begins a side street, an old Berber recently and partly asphalted road , alternating desert landscapes and green landscapes with the distant snowy winter to early spring mountains. Check the height of the small Berber village of Asni where a step is provided for refreshments. Lunch is possible homestay . This is a very popular generally with a natural food produced in part on site experience. This experience helping a Berber family .
-- Departure thence Kik plateau by a track and then a paved road dotted with small villages with many children who for some lead herds of goats. In spring wheat fields of sight brightened the landscape of poppies are an impressionist painting . The finish on the top is very nice and overlooks the dam Takerkoust with its artificial lake , a body of water to the gigantic blue and green hues depending on the light and a length of more than 7 km . A touch of freshness and tranquility at the gates of the town red . The dam is impressive. It was built during the years of the Protectorate and it is long over 350 meters and 60 meters high .
Back in thirty minutes ( 40 km ) Marrakech by Tameslhot .
* Short version: lunch can be done after Asni on the Amizmiz road, in a restaurant with pool in the heart of a beautiful olive grove. Return to Marrakech passing by as the Kik plateau and Lake Lallla Takerkoust

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