One Day Trip to Ourika Valley from Marrakech
Join us on an exciting excursion from Marrakech to the beautiful Ourika valley! Nestled in the Atlas Mountains, this hidden gem is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city without spending more than one day.
You'll find yourself surrounded by stunning scenery, including beautiful mountain ranges and lush green valleys.
Morocco has so many hidden beauties and geological wonders to discover, and this day trip from Marrakech offers one of the most spectacular views of the Atlas Mountains.
You'll enjoy a scenic drive through the countryside, stop at several panoramic views next to the Berber villages along the way, hike to the waterfalls of Sti Fadma (if needed), and treat yourself to a Berber Tagine next to the stream.
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Your day trip begins with a pickup from your hotel or the nearest location to your Riad in the morning. From there, you'll take a 40-minute drive across the Haouz Plains, taking in the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.
As you make your way to the beginning of the Ourika Valley, you'll have the opportunity to snap some unforgettable photos during a photo stop at the panoramic views.
Next, we'll visit a local Berber house, where you'll get a firsthand look at traditional Moroccan culture and hospitality. You'll also have the chance to try some traditional Moroccan cuisine and learn about the customs of the Berber people.
Afterward, we'll make our way to the Argan oil cooperative, where you'll see how this valuable commodity is extracted and used to create various cosmetic products. You'll also have the opportunity to purchase some of these products to take home as souvenirs or gifts.
From there, we'll follow the Ourika river up to the Berber village of Setti Fatma, a popular summer retreat for locals looking to escape the heat of the city.
If you're feeling adventurous, local hiking guides are available for hire to take you on a walk through the valley, where you'll see stunning cascades and natural beauty. Alternatively, you can relax at one of the cafés on the riverbank and enjoy a lazy day listening to the sound of the stream and taking in the majestic backdrop of the High Atlas Mountains. For lunch, there are local cafés available to accommodate all budgets.
Finally, in the afternoon, you'll make the drive back to Marrakech, where your day trip will end with a drop-off at your hotel or Jamaa Elfna Square. Don't miss out on this opportunity to discover the beauty and culture of Ourika Valley.
- Explore the picturesque Ourika Valley, with its lush green hills, cascading waterfalls, and traditional Berber villages
- Visit the Setti Fatma Waterfalls, a series of seven waterfalls that offer a refreshing and scenic spot for swimming and hiking
- Hike through the surrounding forests and hills, taking in the stunning views and enjoying the fresh air
- Visit the traditional Berber villages, where you can learn about the culture and lifestyle of the local people
- Sample local cuisine, such as tajine, couscous, and mint tea, at one of the restaurants in the area
- Shop for souvenirs and handicrafts at the local markets and shops
- Enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings
- Free hotel pick-up and drop-off (or a convenient meeting point).
- Professional and experienced English or French speaking driver.
- Luxurious, Fully-equipped vehicle.
- Transportation insurance.
- Personal Expenses
- Local Guide (Optional)
- Anything Else not mentioned
Please keep in mind that this tour itinerary is just a suggestion. If it doesn't fit your needs, feel free to reach out to us. We can create a personalized itinerary for you based on your preferences and the length of your stay.
We offer customized tours and trips throughout Morocco. The price of the tour will depend on the number of people participating. Because the cost of transportation is fixed, the price will be divided among the participants. Contact us for an accurate quote.