- 1 Day
- Superb769 Reviews4.9
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.
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 day trip to Ourika Valley will end.
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Our guide Mhoamed and driver Reda were great, really hospitable and enthusiastic about their land and culture. The tagine meal was fantastic, and the view of the Atlas Mountains was breath-taking. It was nice to get out of the city. The hike in Ourika Valley was brief, but it was plenty in the heat to stretch your legs.
Discovering local markets, having tea with Berbers, enjoying traditional Moroccan food on a patio, hiking to the cascades, and receiving excellent direction and insights from our tour guide ( Hassan ) make this day trip to Ourika Valley a perfect escape from hectic Marrakech. Strongly recommend it!
Our driver Mohamed met us on time at our and drove us to Ourika Valley, On the way, he told us about the day plan as well as some Moroccan history. He was incredibly polite and eager to personalize our tour to our special interests. We went to a Berber house and enjoyed mint tea, as well as an Argan oil cooperative run by women. We hiked to Sitti Fatma's waterfall and ate lunch beside the river. Mohamed drove us off the main road on the way back so we could have a better look of the valley. Mohamed was an excellent guide who taught us a lot about Morocco.