Private Marrakech Day Trip To Ourika Valley

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Discover the Beauty of Ourika Valley on a Day Trip from Marrakech

Embark on a memorable journey with our Private Marrakech to Ourika Valley Day Tour. Escape the bustling city life and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the Ourika Valley, nestled in the heart of the High Atlas Mountains. This tour offers a perfect blend of adventure and culture. Marvel at the lush green landscapes on your scenic drive, explore the stunning Setti Fadma waterfalls, and gain unique insights into local life with a visit to a traditional Berber house. Cap off your experience with a refreshing cup of mint tea, a hallmark of Moroccan hospitality. Join us for an unforgettable day of exploration and relaxation.

Private 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 the waterfalls.
  • Treat yourself to a Berber Tagine next to Ourika River.

Marrakech to Ourika Valley Private Day Tour Itinerary

  • Marrakech → Ourika Valley

    Start your day at 09:00 am from your Marrakech accommodation and journey to the Atlas Mountains’ foothills. Explore a bustling local Berber market, particularly vibrant on Mondays. Travel through the Ourika Valley, dotted with mountain villages and breathtaking scenery. Pause to soak in the landscapes as you ascend the hills.

    Your tour includes a visit to a traditional Berber family home in the valley, where you’ll enjoy a local breakfast of tea, bread, and olive oil. Next, head to Setti Fatma, a beloved Moroccan retreat, known for its lush valleys, streams, waterfalls, and open spaces. Hike to the first waterfall with your guide for an unforgettable experience.

    Lunch awaits at a local café by the stream, offering stunning views. The tour also includes a visit to a region practicing medieval agriculture. Capture photos of the green terraces and Atlas Mountains. Your enriching day concludes with a return to Marrakech around 04:00 pm.

Private Ourika Valley Day Trip from Marrakech Prices

Number of Participants: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7-9 10-13 14-17
Price per person: 125€ 75€ 65€ 55€ 45€ 40€ 35€ 30€ 25€
Number of Participants: Price per person:
1 125€
2 75€
3 65€
4 55€
5 45€
6 40€
7-9 35€
10-13 30€
14-17 25€

Included in Your Ourika Valley Day Trip

  • Comfortable transport in an air-conditioned, modern vehicle.
  • Bilingual driver proficient in English and French.
  • English/French-speaking local guide for your Setti Fadma visit.
  • An authentic visit to a Berber house with mint tea, bread, and olive oil.
  • A guided one-hour hike to the Ourika waterfalls.
  • Convenient pick-up and drop-off at your Marrakech hotel or Riad.

Not included

  • Lunch and beverages are not covered in the tour package.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Distance Between Ourika Valley and Marrakech?

The Ourika Valley is approximately 40 kilometers from Marrakech, reachable in about 45 minutes. The quickest route is via P2017, offering a direct journey to the valley.

What Are the Best Child-Friendly Activities in Ourika Valley?

When visiting Ourika Valley with children, engaging activities include exploring a Berber house, enjoying donkey or camel rides along the stream, and visiting a quaint Berber farm. These experiences are perfect for young explorers.

What are the Premier Hiking Destinations in Ourika Valley?

The Setti Fatma waterfalls are the prime hiking spots in Ourika Valley. Starting from the village of Setti Fatma, situated at 1500 meters above sea level, you can trek to the first waterfall, located at 1700 meters, a journey taking approximately 2 hours. For avid trekkers, a more challenging hike leads to the seven waterfalls at 2200 meters, a 4-hour adventure that necessitates an expert local guide for safety.

When is the Ideal Time to Visit Ourika Valley?

Ourika Valley welcomes visitors year-round. However, the peak months are September, November, and March, when the area experiences its highest visitor traffic. Accommodation and flight costs tend to be higher during these periods, so advance planning is recommended for trips in these months.

Is There a Variety of lunch Options in Ourika Valley?

Yes, Ourika Valley offers a wide selection of restaurants and cafes, ideal for lunch or a snack. Options range from classic restaurants nestled in guesthouses within Berber villages to, weather permitting, delightful riverside cafes. These cafes are known for their BBQ and tasty Moroccan salads, enjoyed under the cool shade of walnut trees.

What Are the Must-See Attractions in Ourika Valley?

In Ourika Valley, you can immerse yourself in the stunning beauty of the Atlas Mountains with enjoyable hikes. The highlight of a day trip here is undoubtedly the Setti Fatima waterfalls. Additionally, don’t miss exploring the Argan oil cooperatives and the picturesque Berber villages along the Ourika River. For a unique experience, visit Le Jardin du Safran and Ghmat, which are among the valley’s top attractions.

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Emma

Group Traveller

What a remarkable journey to Ourika Valley! The market visit was vibrant and colorful, and the mountain views were simply stunning. Our guide was fantastic, providing insight into every site we visited. A well-organized and fascinating tour!

December 14, 2023

Emma

Group Traveller

What a remarkable journey to Ourika Valley! The market visit was vibrant and colorful, and the mountain views were simply stunning. Our guide was fantastic, providing insight into every site we visited. A well-organized and fascinating tour!

December 14, 2023

Elodie

Couple Traveller

We could not have asked for a better experience! The drive was scenic, and the visit to the Berber house was incredibly authentic. Ourika Valley’s beauty is unmatched, and the hike to the waterfalls was exhilarating. A perfect day out!

November 16, 2023

Oliver

Couple Traveller

The day trip to Ourika Valley exceeded all expectations. The serene hike to the waterfalls and the traditional lunch by the river were unforgettable. The guide made sure we had a great time and shared so much about the local culture.

November 8, 2023

Sophia

Family Traveller

Absolutely breathtaking! Our family took the day trip from Marrakech to Ourika Valley, and it was the highlight of our Morocco trip. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly, and the scenery was just out of this world. Highly recommend!

October 12, 2023
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