Welcome to Zat Valley

To reach Zat Valley from Marrakesh, take the N9 towards Ouarzazate until it crosses the Oued Zat at Aït Ourir and then turn off south and head towards the transport town of Tighdouine at the near end of the valley. Tighdouine offers tasty roadside tajines before you enter Zat’s land of make-believe: gardens built right into cliff faces, stone houses with bright-blue doors, white-framed windows with families leaning out to say hello. This is all best appreciated on foot or mule.

Three- to five-day walking tours are organised by Inside Morocco Tours. They wend their way up the rich valley (most of Marrakesh's potatoes, turnips, olives, figs and tomatoes come from here) to the village of Talatassat, where you can visit the local potteries before continuing on up to the red sandstone Yaggour Plateau, the location of an important concentration of prehistoric rock engravings. Nearby Tizi N'Rhellis leads to the neighbouring Ourika Valley.

Top experiences in Zat Valley

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Zat Valley activities

$98.18 Outdoor Activities

Zat Valley Adventure Day Tour

Relax with a free pick up at your riad or hotel.  Your guide will pick up at your at 9:30 a.m. Your drive into the spectacular High Atlas Mountains will take you to the village of Tighdouine.  From here you will have an easy hike, or you may ride a mule through the Zat Valley.  You will visit healing waters of Sidi Elouafi spring, stop by a potter's village, and visit authentic Berber villages along your hike.  You will enjoy an authentic Berber tanjine lunch and Moroccan tea demonstration with a local Berber family. (Please let your guide know if you are vegetarian).  You will enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of the High Atlas Mountains and villages as you hike back to your vehicle.  You will return to Marrakech around 5 p.m. with a free drop-off at your riad/hotel.

$87.50 Private & Custom Tours

Marrakech to the Zat Valley Private Day Trip with Lunch

With your driver you will depart from Marrakech at 9am and head towards the High Atlas Mountains on the Ouarzazate road. You will pass Ait Ourir before leaving the main route to continue our trip to the Zat valley. This small Berber paradise is still unknown by the tourist masses and is hidden away in the heart of the Atlas Mountains.The Zat valley is lined with terraces of crops local to this area like poplar trees, and fig-trees and authentic villages built into the mountainside. 
You will be able to go hiking on foot or by mule departing from the village of Tighdouine (known for its natural source of sparkling water) for a visit to the village of Talatast. For those more courageous and according to the programme agreed with your guide, you can continue along the road to the more distant village of Aït Ali hidden behind the mountain.You have lunch with a local family. On the return trip there is the possibility of visiting a women’s cooperative where 24 local women create beautiful embroidery and glassware (Monday - Friday afternoons). You will return to Marrakech around 5pm.

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