Enjoy the best day trip to Ourika valley from Marrakech. The valley is about 170kms away from Marrakech. It is an ideal day trip, just a 1 hour and a half drive from Marrakech. On your way to The Ourika Valley, you’ll be amazed by the breathtaking scenery. The landscape is natural, lush, beautiful, and dotted with small Berber villages.
Once you are there, you can hike to the waterfalls, so ensure you have your trainers or adequate shoes. You can hire a guide or do it on your own. Generally, guides for the Ourika Valley day trip are super helpful and will help you. They will tell you which stone to step onto with which foot! Most of them will hold onto you and push you up when needed. Also, most of them speak good English and other European languages. So even if you are not the fittest person, you can do it and view the beautiful waterfalls and charming little art shops and appreciate the Berber way of life.
On your way down from the waterfall, take a break. Dip your feet in the river and enjoy a delicious tagine. Freshly prepared for all the hungry trekkers. It is safe to say that the unspoiled natural beauty of Ourika offers you a unique taste of real life in Morocco.
The Ourika Valley is located in the High Atlas Mountains, about an hour’s drive from Marrakech. The valley is known for its stunning natural beauty, with lush green hills, fertile valleys, and clear mountain streams. On this tour, you will get to explore some of the most beautiful parts of the valley, including its picturesque villages and stunning landscapes.
The Ourika Valley is also known for its production of argan oil, a unique oil that is extracted from the nuts of the argan tree. On this tour, you will visit a local cooperative and learn about the production process, from the harvesting of the nuts to the extraction of the oil. You will also have the opportunity to taste and purchase some of the products made from argan oil.
The Berber people are the indigenous people of Morocco, and their culture and traditions are an important part of the country’s heritage. On this tour, you will get to explore the Berber souks and markets in Setti Fatma, a small village in the Ourika Valley. You will have the opportunity to interact with the locals and buy traditional handicrafts, clothing, and souvenirs.
One of the best ways to experience the beauty of the Ourika Valley is to go for a hike. On this tour, you will enjoy a scenic hike through the lush green hills and valleys of the valley. You will see stunning waterfalls, mountain streams, and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.
Escape the hustle and bustle of Marrakech with our Ourika Valley Atlas Mountains Shared Day Trip. On this tour, you will:
The journey begins with pickup from your Marrakech hotel and a drive towards the Ourika Valley. Along the way, you will stop at a traditional Berber village to learn about the local culture and way of life. Then, explore the vibrant markets and souks of the valley before embarking on a scenic hike through trails and waterfalls. You will have the opportunity to take a swim in the clear mountain streams (seasonal), surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of the valley. Afterward, savor a traditional Moroccan lunch in a scenic setting, with stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
Throughout the tour, your knowledgeable guide will provide you with insights into the rich history and culture of the Ourika Valley and the Berber people. You will learn about the customs, traditions, and way of life of the locals, and gain a deeper understanding of this fascinating region of Morocco.
Our shared day trip is perfect for solo travelers, couples, or groups of friends who want to explore the Ourika Valley on a budget. Our drivers are fluent in both English and French, ensuring seamless communication throughout the trip.
If you’re a family, group of friends, or a couple, you can book a private tour with us. Simply contact us and we’ll arrange everything for you. Alternatively, if you’re a solo traveler or traveling on a budget, you can book with a group of like-minded adventurers. Our drivers are fluent in both English and French, ensuring seamless communication throughout the trip.
It’s important to note that the Atlas Mountains can get quite cold during the winter season, so we recommend bringing warm clothing to stay comfortable. Additionally, physical fitness and good walking shoes are a must-have to climb the waterfalls and explore the stunning landscape of the Ourika Valley on our day trip.
Pick up is from your hotel or Riad in Marrakech around 09:00
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The Ourika Valley is located about an hour’s drive from Marrakech.
The best time to visit the Ourika Valley is from April to October, when the weather is mild and the valley is at its greenest.
Yes, the tour includes a scenic hike through the lush green hills and valleys of the Ourika Valley.
Yes, during the summer months (seasonal), there will be opportunities to take a swim in the clear mountain streams of the valley.
Wear comfortable walking shoes and loose-fitting, modest clothing that covers your shoulders and knees is recommended.
No, a traditional Moroccan lunch is not included in the tour and will be served in a scenic setting.
During the tour, you will visit a local argan oil cooperative, explore the Berber souks and markets, hike through the valley, swim in the clear mountain streams (seasonal), and savor a traditional Moroccan lunch. Your knowledgeable guide will also provide fascinating insights into the history and culture of the region throughout the tour.