Welcome to Ourika Valley


Sadly Ourika's beauty and easy accessibility have lead to significant development, which now threatens to mar its mountain-valley vibe. At Oulmes, makeshift cafes and BBQ joints line the riverside strung together by flimsy rope bridges that allow day-trippers to cross the river, while at the end of the valley sits the summer resort and well-worn trekking base of Setti Fatma.

For High Atlas scenery with fewer tourist coaches and moped-mounted salesmen, you may prefer the Mizane or Zat Valleys.


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Ourika Valley activities

$92.06 Day Trips & Excursions

Berber Trails 4WD Tour from Marrakech with Lunch at Tahanaout

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ourika ValleyFollowing a morning pickup from your hotel in Marrakech, meet your guide and head out of the city by 4-wheel drive vehicle to begin your tour. Traveling through Morocco’s majestic countryside offers a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech, and a rare glimpse into a more relaxed way of life in this magical part of the world. Cruise off road in your 4x4 vehicle toward the soaring peaks and plummeting valleys of the Atlas mountains, covered in lush pastureland in summer and snow in winter. Travel the Berber trail (named after the indigenous people who live and work here) through the Ourika Valley,the spreads between the first foothills of the Atlas Mountains to discover the spectacular nature and a very tradionnal lifestyle of the Berberes: Tea offered in Berber house to share an unforgattable moment with lacal family . Duration: 45 minutesPass By: High Atlas Mountainssoaking up spectacular mountain views along the way. On route, see the smiling faces of happy locals living a lifestyle very different to Morocco’s city-folk and gain insight into an ancestral way of living which many thought had disappeared long ago.where an appetizing lunch of local delicacies awaits in Asni village. the pleasure continue with the colors of atlas nature and smiles of population, drive through imlil and Tahnaout. Return to Marrakech where your off-road Berber trails driving tour will come to an end.

$23 Day Trips & Excursions

Ourika Valley and Atlas Mountains from Marrakech Small Group

During this refreshing day trip to the Ourika valley in the High Atlas Mountains, you will delight yourself in the lush valleys, groves of peach, almond and walnut trees, snow-capped peaks of the High Atlas Mountains and traditional mud-built Berber villages. You will be picked you up from your hotel in Marrakech at 9:15 am in an air-conditioned minivan. Drive through the famous valleys in the heart of the Great Atlas Mountains where the plains will give way to the green valleys, gorges, rivers and waterfalls. A breathtaking and spectacular scenery perfect for photos opportunities. You will visit a traditional Berber house where the richness of Berber traditions will reveal itself to you. The owner of the house will make a tea ceremony to show you how to make traditional mint tea before serving you a country style breakfast (bread, butter, honey, olive oil and tea). After this, enliven your tour with a majestic camel ride and test your camel riding skills for 20 minutes (optional). With family or friends it is the festival of laughter! Your journey continues until you arrive to the last village (at 1500 meters), you will take an exciting guided walk along some of the pretty trails to reach the first spectacular waterfall (at your own pace). Feast on a delicious Berber lunch full of flavor with your feet in the water in a local restaurant (optional). Return to your hotel in Marrakech by 5:00 pm.

$21.87 Day Trips & Excursions

Ourika Valley Day Trip from Marrakech

Depart from the Medina in Marrakech at around 9 am in your private, air-conditioned minivan and head for the Ourika Valley. Your relaxing drive through the Atlas Mountains will take you to the small village of Setti Fatma. After a short hike, you will witness the enchanting waterfalls and the surrounding valley. Your driver will drop you off back in the Medina in Marrakech around 5pm.

$80.56 Day Trips & Excursions

Ourika Valley Private Day Tour including Lunch from Marrakech

Begin with pickup around 9am from your accommodation in Marrakech and head in the direction of the Atlas Mountains. Your driver and vehicle will take you through the wonderful sights of the Ourika valley, in the Atlas mountains. First stop will be a visit to a traditional Moroccan house, learning about the lives of indigenous Morrocan village people, including traditional Berber cuisine. Experience stunning views of the village and valley from the roof of the house. The lady of the house will conduct a tea ceremony and demonstrate how to make mint tea, which will be served with a traditional country breakfast (bread, butter, honey, olive oil and tea). After leaving the the Berber village, you will explore further down the valley, stopping for an optional 20 minute camel ride, if you choose (15 € per person). Continuing on further into the Atlas mountains, pass through and stop off in some typical Berber villages to experience everyday life in this region. Then continue onto Setti Fatma, which marks the end of the Tarmac road. Once here, you get off and have lunch in a local restaurant before you set off for another 60 minute walk to visit some of the waterfalls. After the visit to the waterfalls, you then get back to the car and make your journey back to Marrakech, arriving around 5pm.

$69.05 Day Trips & Excursions

Marrakech to Ourika Valley Small-Group Day Trip with Hiking

Depart from Marrakech at 10 am for Ourika Valley. On arrival you will walk for about 30 minutes to see five water falls. You will stop for a break and enjoy a drink in a cafe with a spectacular panoramic view. After that you have the option to continue hiking to more waterfalls and enjoy a swim in one of them or go down for lunch at one of the local restaurants by a riverside. Departure to Marrakech around 4pm. On the way back you will stop at the Herbal House or the Berber House to drink some Moroccan mint tea.

$138.10 Day Trips & Excursions

Marrakech to Atlas Mountains Three-Valley Day Trip with Lunch

You will be picked up looking to start a great adventure in the amazing Atlas mountains via a comfortable 4x4 along with your small group. You will admire the towering peaks covered with snow during your journey until the Ourika valley. The waterfalls of this valley are a beautiful counterpoint to the surrounding landscape. You will continue up to a local women's cooperative to attend to the operation of argan oil extraction (famous Moroccan oil) and to visit a Bio-Aromatic garden full of decorative and medicinal plants. The second step of this trip will be the Asni valley. You will follow an isolated mountain path of an altitude of 5900ft (1800m), passing through traditional Berber villages with earth and stone houses. Then, you'll head for Ouirgane Asni valley, which is located almost at the foot of Mount Toubkal, the highest point in North Africa at 13,671ft (4167m). In the valley, a succession of traditional Berber villages perched high in the Atlas Mountains. Marvel at Mount Toubkal, Prepare your devices to take pictures acres of apple, walnut, peach and almond trees of Asni valley. If your visit coincides with Saturday you could visit the souk of the village, the meeting place of people from the neighboring villages to source material necessities. Continue to Valley Ourigane a very nice and typical Valley High Atlas, stop for a typical lunch in a charming setting Ouirgane. After lunch you will continue your trip to the Imlil valley. Hike for an hour and a half to the Kasbah before continuing on to Asni, stopping at the edge of Lake Takerkoust before returning to Marrakech in the late afternoon.This one-day trip to the High Atlas will make you live the countryside with its green valleys and explore the Berber way of life away from the traffic of the city.

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