Private day trip to Ourika Valley

Spend a day at the locals' favorite summer escape

OVERVIEW

Enjoy a day trip to Ourika Valley from Marrakech to escape the busy streets of the Medina. Admire the scenic drive past green lush valleys located at the southern slopes of the high Atlas Mountains. Get ready to climb to the waterfalls of Setti Fadma, visit a Berber house and sip a cup of mint tea.

Marrakech to Ourika Valley day trip highlights:

  • Enjoy a scenic drive of the valleys along the stream
  • Visit a local Berber Market at Tnin Ourika village
  • Admire the stunning views of lush green valleys with snow-capped Atlas Mountains as a backdrop
  • Visit a Berber house and taste a cup of mint tea
  • Wake up the active side of you and climb to the waterfalls
  • Treat yourself to a Berber Tagine next to the stream
  • Treat yourself to a Berber Tagine next to the stream

OURIKA VALLEY DAY TOUR ITINERARY

  • 09H00 - 16H00 :
    Marrakech – Ourika Valley

    Start your Day trip to Ourika Valley at 09h00 am from your riad or hotel in Marrakech.
    Take a short drive from Marrakech to the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. You will have the opportunity to explore a local Berber open market, mainly very busy on Mondays. From here, continue your drive along the valley of Ourika and pass through successive mountain villages. As you go up the hills, you will be stopped by various wonderful landscapes.
    Your first stop will be in a traditional Berber family’s house living in the valley. You will be treated to a delicious local breakfast consisting of tea, bread, and olive oil.
    After that, we carry on with our tour towards Setti Fatma, a favorite weekend destination for many Moroccans thanks to its lush green valleys, beautiful streams and waterfalls, cliffs and open spaces. You will hike all the way up to the first waterfall accompanied by your guide.
    Following that, you will go back for lunch in a local café next to the stream with a stunning view over the mountains. Along the way, you will get to visit a region that still uses a medieval agricultural tradition. You will be able to take pictures of green terraces surrounding the Atlas Mountains while you are walking around the valley.
    At around 04h00 pm, you will return to Marrakech where your Ourika tour will end.


    Know Before you go
    • - Ourika Valley day trip requires a moderate physical fitness level, especially to climb to the waterfalls.
    • - Good non-slippery walking shoes are required.
    • - Please feel free to choose a local café for lunch, there will be plenty along the stream
    • - Do not forget your hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and dress comfortably

    Included
    • A/C modern vehicle driven by an English / French speaking driver
    • Local guide ( English / French speaking ) in Setti Fadma
    • Visit of a Berber house with mint tea, bread and olive oil
    Not Included
    • Lunch and beverages

    Price per person

    Number of Participants123456-78-1011-1415-17
    Price per person125€70€55€45€40€35€30€25€20€
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    125€70€55€45€
    56-78-1011-1415-17
    40€35€30€25€20€

    It would take around 45 min to reach Ourika from Marrakech If you travel through the fastest route Via p2017 then you have to cover just 40 Km to reach Ourika Valley from Marrakech.

    you can enjoy hiking the Atlas Mountains and cherish the beauty of this countryside. Also, the best part is to see the waterfalls of Setti Fatima. Other good things to see are Argon oil Cooperatives, Berber Village, which is located alongside the Ourika River. Le Jardin du Safran and Aghmat are some good spots which should not be missed.

    Some of the Good hotels in Ourika are Atlas Tigmi, Dour samra which is little expensive and located just 14 miles from Ourika Valley. Other Good one is Dar Imlil the best part is their staff which are very welcoming. Another Good one is The Aqua Fun which is built on 5 hectares of land surrounded by shady olive trees, just 15 minutes from the city center and features magnificent views over the Atlas Mountains.

    You can visit throughout the year but the busiest month in ourika are September, November and March. The hotel and flights will be most expensive during these months. Kindly prepare yourself in Advance if you are planning to visit during these months.

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