Hiking Day Trip to Ouirgane valley
Atlas Mountains Hiking Day Trip to Ouirgane Valley
hiking day trip to ouirgane valley allows you to explore the wilderness of Morocco without committing to an extended stay. A day trip out from marrakech in the heart of the atlas mountains will let you keep the comfort of the city, while you still get to experience some of the country’s wilder elements.
You will get to see the views, the animals, the forests, the countryside and the culture whilst under the professional guidance of your trained and experienced guide. The Berber people are friendly and welcoming by nature and they will be more than happy to spend some time with you as you explore their lands and their villages.
To get to Ouirgane in the Atlas Mountains. You and your guide will head out from the south of Marrakech. If it is a Tuesday or a Saturday, then you can visit the souk (market) at Tahnaout or Asni. Your guide will be more than happy to take you and show you around.
Once you get to Ouirgane Village, you will hike around the vast ancient forest of Ouirgane, passing many other Berber villages and abodes. Some of the trees in the forests of North Africa can grow up to 55 meters in height. You may find examples of the Atlas Cedar, the Algerian Oak or the Black European Pine.
There are also many different types of local fauna and, if you are lucky you may get to see some of the rarer creatures that live in this region. For example, you may come across creatures such as the endangered Barbary Macacque, Barbary Stag (extinct until it was reintroduced in the 90’s), the Atlas Mountain Badger, Cuvier’s Gazelle or the Northern Bald Ibis.