Shared Day trip to Ourika Valley from Marrakech

ENJOY A DAY TOUR TO THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS & THE BERBER COUNTRYSIDE!

OVERVIEW

A day trip to Ourika valley from Marrakech is one of the most popular Marrakech excursions. You will follow the trails of the Berbers of Morocco and explore the Atlas Mountains, Berber Villages and markets, and hike to the western slopes of High Atlas Mountains.

Price per person : 17€Days of operation:DailyNumber of participants:17 Max

Here are the Marrakech to Ourika Valley day tour highlights:

  • Enjoy a scenic drive on the way to Ourika Valley with a splendid view of the Atlas Mountains in the horizon
  • Drive past various adobe Berber villages and eventually visit one
  • Hike to the waterfalls of Setti Fadma
  • Treat yourself to a Berber Tagine next to the stream

Below is the Shared budget bay trip to Ourika Valley itinerary:

  • 1 DAY :
    Marrakech – Ourika Valley – Merzouga
    3 HOURS DRIVE

    Your full day excursion to Ourika Valley will start at 09h00 AM with a drive across the Houz Plains, and stop at local ladies Argan oil cooperative to see how this liquid gold is extracted and some cosmetic fine products are made.
    From here, we will continue to Tnin Ourika, one of the largest Berber Souks in the area, where all the Villagers from the Ourika Valley come once a week to trade & buy their goods.
    From here, we will follow Ourika river driving next to the stream up to the Berber village of Setti Fatma, where most of the locals in Marrakech escape to summer heat and spend a day under the shades of the walnut trees.
    For those who would like to explore the Valley on foot, local hiking guides are available for hire to walk you to some stunning cascades and back. If you fancy a lazy day, relax at one of the cafés on the riverbank and enjoy the rest of the day listening to the sound of the stream with the High Atlas Mountains as a backdrop.
    Local cafés are available for a light lunch and can accommodate all budgets.
    Drive back to Marrakech late in the afternoon where your day trip to Ourika Valley will end with a drop off at your hotel or Jamaa Elfna Square.


    Know Before you go
    • - This is a group shared tour, you will have an English speaking driver
    • - Local guides in Setti Fama are available to hire at your own discretion
    • - A minimum physical fitness is required to climb to the waterfalls
    • - People at the Berber house inviting you for a visit and cup of mint tea are expecting a tip
    • - Good walking shoes are required.
    • - Ourika is pretty clod in the winter ( colder than Marrakech )
    • - Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen and wet napkins are recommended


    Included
    • Transportation in an A/C modern van with an English speaking driver
    • * Pick up / drop off at your hotel or the main Square
    Not Included
    • Lunch & beverages
    • Local guide

    If you are staying in Imlil and wish to take a day trip to Ourika Valley, that is possible. It can take you to different areas of the Atlas Mountains like Sidi Fares, and Kik plateau before you reach Ourika

    There are plenty of restaurants in Ourika Valley to choose from to take a lunch or a snack. You can choose from classic restaurants located inside guesthouses located in Berber villages. The best option ( weather permitting ) is the riverside cafes that serve BBQ and delicious Moroccan salads under the shade of walnut trees.

    Depending on your budget, how flexible you are, and whether you want to make new friends, you can choose from a private or group shared day trip to Ourika Valley. A private tour to Ourika Valley will grant you the privilege of the flexibility in terms of the schedule, stops, and sightseeing. As well as the advantage of having a dedicated knowledgeable English / French speaking driver / guide. Shared Ourika Valley tours advantages include the cheap price, and the opportunity to join a like-minded young group of travelers around the world.

    Setti Fatma waterfalls represent the best hiking opportunity in Ourika Valley. You can hike from the village of Setti Fatma ( 1500 m above sea level ) to the first waterfall at an altitude of 1700 m above sea level. This walk can take up to 2 hours. If you are a trekking fan, you can hike further to visit the 7 waterfalls at an altitude of 2200 m above sea level. This adventure requires 4 hours, and it requires a skillful hiking local guide for your safety.

    If you visit Ourika Valley with children, visiting a Berber house, riding a donkey or a camel along the stream, and paying a visit to a Berber small farm are considered the best activities for children.

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