Day Trip From Marrakech to Ourika valley
ourika valley atlas mountains day tour
Ourika valley excursion is that the closest excursion destination from Marrakech, its many waterfalls and wonderful nature, it’s a really popular attraction, theourika vallei Marrakech valley spreads between the primary foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Despite it being so on the brink of Marrakech, this beautiful lush green valley is certainly one among the simplest preserved valleys in Morocco. At about 64km from Marrakech, the village lays at the top of the road, but an offroad (to Timichi) then a mule track continues up the valley to pass to Tacheddirt and Oukaimeden, which has the simplest skiing station in Morocco and interesting prehistoric rock carvings. the trail also continues through the mountain to Imlil and Toubkal, making it a useful starting/finishing point for trekkers. So today’s trip to the picturesque village of Vallée Ourika will allow you to experience a number of the sweetness of the North African countryside without sacrificing the comforts of your hotel or riad.
Day trip to ourika valley will allow us to experience the beauty of the ourika vallei and its beautiful landscapes of green meadows, 16th and 17th-century Berber villages and escape the hustle and bustle of Marrakech for the day. Ourika valley Morocco is a favorite weekend getaway for locale people that is appreciated for its beautiful landscapes and waterfalls and one of typical valleys of the High Atlas Mountains very know to its fruit trees, tiny hamlets, riverside restaurants, high green terraces, surrounding Atlas peaks, rocky village foothills and the 7 waterfalls that surround the village
Day Trip Marrakech to Ourika valley key detail :
- Duration: 1Days
- Departure: Around 8H30 in the morning
- Starting Location: Marrakech
- Ending Location: Marrakech
What To Do in Ourika Valley Day Trip:
- Enjoy a scenic drive on the way to Ourika Valley with a splendid view of the Atlas Mountains in the horizon
- ourika valley berber village
- Drive past various adobe Berber villages and eventually visit one
- Hike to the waterfalls of Setti Fadma
- Treat yourself to a Berber Tagine next to the stream
Ourika Valley & Atlas Mountain Full-Day Tour from Marrakech included:
- Private A/C Vehicle, 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser + fuel
- English/French/Spanish speaking driver during the day trip
- Pick up & Drop off at your Marrakech accommodation
- Local guide to take you on a walk to the first waterfall
Ourika Marrakech DAY TRIP Itinerary:
Ourika Valley day trip may give you the chance to see a weekly Berber Market (Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays), which are interesting for their rural life and trade. You’ll probably be the only tourist there if its the off-season, it’s a good experience and is probably the most exotic thing you can find within a 2 hours flight from a European country. The berber markets are always divided into sections of meat, produce, dry goods, clothes, stationary, barbers, animals, donkeys, used goods, and just about everything else you can imagine, all complete with the lurid colors and smells you’d expect of a weekly Berber market in a berber village like asni or Amezmize.
Your Ourika valley day trip starts at 09am from your accommodation in Marrakech. After a short drive from Marrakech into the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. We will take the road along the valley of Ourika waterfalls , then you enter through a succession of clinging mountain villages. stop to see wonderful landscapes full of vibrant colours as we move through the hillsides. Our first stop will be in a traditional house of a Berber family who lives in the valley. The family often open their home to visitors who wish to enjoy their surroundings, the family will offer us tea and serve us their local breakfast which consists of bread, honey, butter and olive oil. Ourika day trip from Marrakech will give you the chance to ride camels for half an hour deeper in the valley. Later on we will continue our tour to reach Setti Fatma, a favorite weekend destination for many Moroccans. Highly appreciated for its beautiful streams and 7 waterfalls, beautiful cliffs, green valleys. You will explore a region which still practice a medieval agricultural tradition. Walk around the ourika valley to take photos of the views of green terraces, surrounding the Atlas mountains, hike with a local guide to the first waterfall. After the hike we go back for lunch in a nice restaurant with a beautiful view over the mountains, lunch will be composed of variety of Moroccan dishes (Vegetarians are welcome). Then we return to Marrakech around 05pm.
Ourika Valley Day Trip Pricing:
- 2 pax : 120€
- 3 pax : 140€
- 4 pax : 160€
- 5 pax : 180€
- 6+pax : 30€ pp
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How far is Ourika valley from Marrakech?
45 minutes Ourika Valley, at the foot hills of the High Atlas Mountains is only a 45 minutes south east of Marrakech. The valley offers a great escape from the heat of Marrakech for the locals during summer months
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Where is Ourika?
The Ourika Valley is one of the most popular and visited area outside Marrakech. One of the most popular day trips from Marrakech is to the Ourika Valley. During this tour you will follow the Ourika River at the foothills of the impressive High Atlas. A landscape like no other in Morocco.
Is it safe to walk around Marrakech?
Although Marrakech is a very safe city, it can give the impression of being a little insecure, especially if it is the first time in the country or in the Maghreb and you are not yet used to walking down the Medina's dark alleyways.