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From Marrakesh: Ourika Valley & Atlas Mountains Day Tour

1. From Marrakesh: Ourika Valley & Atlas Mountains Day Tour

Experience the beauty of the Ourika Valley up-close on this full-day scenic tour from Marrakesh, and escape the hustle and bustle of the city for the day. The Ourika Valley is the closest day trip from Marrakesh, but it’s not just its convenience that makes it special. Drive towards the Atlas Mountains, taking in the beautiful landscape of green meadows and authentic 16th and 17th-century Berber villages. If you take your tour on a Monday, you can even stop at a roadside souk. See fruit orchards, vegetable terraces, and villages clinging to the side of hills. Marvel at the labor undertaken by the Berbers who hoisted materials to construct small houses up mountainsides, and work the terraces in a hostile environment. Continue along the valley of palm trees, following the Ourika River. Fruit trees, tiny hamlets, riverside restaurants, and the summer homes of the wealthy will keep you occupied. Go to Setti Fatma to feel the refreshing waters. Feel the spray on your face as you cool down from the African heat, along with the locals of Marrakech who have made it their favorite weekend retreat.

Marrakech: Ourika Valley, Atlas Mountain, Waterfalls & Guide

2. Marrakech: Ourika Valley, Atlas Mountain, Waterfalls & Guide

Embark on an extraordinary adventure through the captivating Ourika Valley and majestic Atlas Mountains. Located just 60km from Marrakech, this enchanting valley boasts a cluster of charming Berber Villages nestled in the foothills of the Atlas range. Immerse yourself in the rich traditions and warm hospitality of the Berber people as you explore their villages and witness their daily way of life. Begin your journey with a scenic drive from Marrakech, traversing winding roads that reveal breathtaking vistas of the surrounding landscapes. As you arrive in the Ourika Valley, prepare to be mesmerized by its natural wonders. The valley is renowned for its abundant water sources, which create a lush and fertile environment teeming with luxuriant trees, magnificent flowers, and blooming bushes. One of the highlights of the Ourika Valley is the opportunity to visit the female co­operatives where Argan Oil, a precious Moroccan beauty elixir, is meticulously produced. Learn about the traditional methods employed by the local women as they extract the oil from the argan nuts, and witness their craftsmanship firsthand. Another must-see attraction in the valley is the set of captivating waterfalls located near the Ourika River itself. Delight in the sight and sound of cascading water as it flows gracefully down the rugged cliffs, creating a picturesque and serene atmosphere. Feel the refreshing mist on your skin as you get closer to these natural marvels. After indulging in the beauty of the valley, savor a delectable Moroccan lunch, allowing your taste buds to embark on a culinary journey through the flavors of this vibrant cuisine. Relish the aromatic spices and succulent dishes that embody the essence of Moroccan gastronomy. Following lunch, the adventure continues with an optional 1.5-hour hike through the enchanting landscapes surrounding the Berber village of Setti Fatma. Traverse ancient paths, meander through terraced fields, and immerse yourself in the breathtaking views of the cascading waterfalls. If you're lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of the playful monkeys that inhabit the area, adding an element of wildlife to your experience. As the day draws to a close, bid farewell to the Ourika Valley and begin your journey back to Marrakech. Reflect on the memories created, the natural beauty witnessed, and the cultural insights gained during this unforgettable exploration of one of the most captivating valleys in Morocco. In summary, the Ourika Valley offers a tapestry of experiences, from the enchanting Berber Villages and the fascinating production of Argan Oil to the mesmerizing waterfalls and scenic hikes. Immerse yourself in the natural splendor and cultural richness of this remarkable destination, and let its beauty leave an indelible mark on your heart and soul.

Marrakech: Ourika Valley and Atlas Mountains Day Trip

3. Marrakech: Ourika Valley and Atlas Mountains Day Trip

Embark on an unforgettable Ourika guided day trip from Marrakech, immersing yourself in the natural beauty and cultural wonders of the Ourika Valley. The adventure begins with a scenic drive from Marrakech, traversing picturesque landscapes of rolling hills and the majestic Atlas Mountains. Upon arrival, your knowledgeable local guide will lead you through the enchanting Ourika Valley, where vibrant greenery, traditional Berber villages, and crystalline streams await. Explore the lively markets, interact with friendly locals, and gain insight into the region's rich cultural heritage. As you wander through the streets, immerse yourself in the vibrant colors, aromas, and sounds that define everyday life in this charming valley. After working up an appetite, indulge in a delectable lunch break where you can savor the flavors of Moroccan cuisine. Treat your taste buds to a mouthwatering tagine, a traditional slow-cooked stew known for its aromatic spices, tender meats, and savory sauces. The meal will be a culinary delight, offering an authentic taste of Morocco's gastronomic heritage. Throughout the day, your guide will share fascinating insights into the local traditions, history, and way of life, providing a deeper understanding of the Ourika Valley and its people. As the day comes to a close, you'll bid farewell to the tranquil beauty of the valley and make your way back to Marrakech, filled with cherished memories of the Ourika guided day trip. Whether it's the breathtaking natural landscapes, the warmth of the local hospitality, or the flavors of Moroccan cuisine, this excursion promises an enriching and immersive experience that will stay with you long after you've returned.

Marrakech: Atlas Mountains, Ourika Valley, Waterfall & Lunch

4. Marrakech: Atlas Mountains, Ourika Valley, Waterfall & Lunch

Embark on an unforgettable journey to the Ourika Valley, merely 60km away from the bustling Marrakech! Discover the cultural tapestry of Berber Villages, witness the meticulous artistry at Argan Oil cooperatives, and marvel at the sheer magnificence of cascading waterfalls. Immerse yourself in the lush embrace of nature's bounty, traverse scenic trails on exhilarating hikes, and savor the breathtaking panoramas that adorn this Moroccan haven, promising an enchanting escape into the lap of serene beauty and cultural richness.

Excursion Ourika valley, Berber Villages, & Atlas Mountains

5. Excursion Ourika valley, Berber Villages, & Atlas Mountains

Visit Berber villages on this tour from Marrakech to the Ourika valley in the Atlas Mountains. Be welcomed into a Berber home for a cup of mint tea. Experience the natural beauty of the Atlas Mountains on a hike to the waterfalls at Setti Fatma. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up at 9:00 am from your accommodation in Marrakech or at the closest meeting point that is accessible by vehicle . Sit back and relax on the short drive into the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Enter the valley of Ourika and view its dynamic landscapes and hillside villages.  Stop at a traditional house of a Berber family. Sit down and have a mint tea with the family .... Hike through the cliffs and green valleys to the seven stunning waterfalls at Setti Fatma. See traces of a medieval agricultural tradition as you pass by verdant terraces. Stop at a restaurant with mountain views where you can purchase a variety of Moroccan dishes. Return to Marrakech between 4:00-5:00 PM. 

Day trip Ourika valley & atlas mountains with Camel (option)

6. Day trip Ourika valley & atlas mountains with Camel (option)

The Trip to the Ourika valley , 68 km southeast of Marrakech , offers a pleasant tour of the lower foothills of the Atlas. Beyond the village of Tnine-Ourika , the valley , through which flows the Ourika, becomes verdant. The largest souk in the valley takes place in the village on Mondays. All along the road that follows the course of the wadi, pise hamlets, a few isolated houses and small hotels cling to the hillside. Gardens and plots of cultivated land shaded by many fruit trees are laid out along the valley bottom. Beyond Aghbalou , at an altitude of 1500 m the narrows and gently rises . The road comes to an end at Setti Fatma , a good starting point for hikes, Seven Waterfalls flow down the rocky scree above the village. The first of these is easy to reach by walking up the course of the wadi.

From Marrakech:Day Tour to Ourika Valley and Atlas Mountains

7. From Marrakech:Day Tour to Ourika Valley and Atlas Mountains

Experience the beauty of the Ourika Valley up-close on this full-day scenic tour from Marrakesh, and escape the hustle and bustle of the city for the day. Ourika Valley is the closest day trip from Marrakesh, but it’s not just it's convenience that makes it special. Drive towards the Atlas Mountains, taking in the beautiful landscape of green meadows and authentic 16th and 17th-century Berber villages. See fruit orchards, vegetable terraces, and villages clinging to the side of hills. Marvel at the labor undertaken by the Berbers who hoisted materials to construct small houses up mountainsides, and work the terraces in a hostile environment. Continue along the valley of palm trees, following the Ourika River. Fruit trees, tiny hamlets, riverside restaurants, and the summer homes of the wealthy will keep you occupied. Go to Setti Fatma to feel the refreshing waters. Feel the spray on your face as you cool down from the African heat, along with the locals of Marrakech who have made it their favorite weekend retreat.

Enchanted Falls Expedition:Full-Day Guided Tours with Pickup

8. Enchanted Falls Expedition:Full-Day Guided Tours with Pickup

Introducing "Valley of Dreams: An Immersive Ourika Valley Excursion" Embark on a Journey of Discovery: Step off the beaten path and into the heart of Morocco's hidden gem – the Ourika Valley. Our unique excursion offers more than just sightseeing; it's an immersive experience that promises to awaken your senses and ignite your spirit of adventure. We begin our journey with a scenic drive from Marrakech, winding our way through the breathtaking landscapes of the Atlas Mountains. Along the way, our knowledgeable guide will regale you with tales of the valley's rich history and cultural heritage, setting the stage for an unforgettable adventure. Upon arrival in the Ourika Valley, we'll make our first stop at a traditional Berber village. Here, you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in local culture as we partake in a time-honored tradition – the Berber tea ceremony. Sip on aromatic mint tea served by welcoming locals, and learn about the customs and traditions that have shaped life in the valley for generations. 3. Scenic Trek to Waterfalls: Fuelled by the warmth of Berber hospitality, we'll set off on a scenic trek through the valley, following meandering trails that lead to hidden waterfalls and secret gorges. Along the way, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of lush landscapes and crystal-clear streams, providing ample opportunities for photography and reflection. 4. Picnic Lunch Amidst Nature: As we continue our exploration, we'll find the perfect spot to pause and enjoy a picnic lunch amidst the natural beauty of the valley. Indulge in a delicious spread of traditional Moroccan dishes, prepared using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, while soaking in the serene ambiance of your surroundings. 5. Cultural Encounters: After lunch, we'll delve deeper into the valley, encountering local artisans, farmers, and shepherds along the way. Engage in meaningful interactions with these friendly locals, gaining insight into their way of life and the challenges they face living in this remote region. 6. Siti Fatma Waterfalls: The highlight of our excursion awaits as we reach the famed Siti Fatma waterfalls – a series of seven stunning cascades nestled amidst the rugged terrain. Take a refreshing dip in the cool mountain waters, or simply marvel at the beauty of nature's handiwork as you bask in the splendor of this natural wonder. 7. Back to Marrakech: As the day draws to a close, we'll make our way back to Marrakech, bidding farewell to the Ourika Valley with hearts full of memories and spirits renewed. And as the sun sets behind the Atlas Mountains, casting a golden glow upon the landscape, you'll carry with you the magic of this unique excursion – a journey of discovery, adventure, and unforgettable experiences.

Excursion Ourika valley and atlas mountains

9. Excursion Ourika valley and atlas mountains

This day trip to Ourika Valley starts with a pick-up by an air-conditioned and comfortable vehicle at 8H45 am Explore the Ourika Valley, one of the popular destinations in Morocco. Much of Marrakesh’s surrounding countryside is already well-trafficked with tourists, but stunning Ourika Valley is still pristine and untouched. Spend a full day in the foothills of the high Atlas Mountains, including, a visit of berber family to discover the daily life of local Berbers in the villages, visit a cooperative of women producing Argan oil one of the magic oils that exist only in Morocco, then take a guided trek with a local professional guide to discover the seven waterfalls and have a lunch by the river or in a panoramic terrace in the village of Setti-fadma. At around 04h30 pm, you will return to Marrakech, where your day trip

Excursion Ourika Valley ,Berber villages ,Atlas Mountains

10. Excursion Ourika Valley ,Berber villages ,Atlas Mountains

Choose your pickup in Marrakech, and embark on an unforgettable trip across the villages and natural landscape of Ourika. Experience life in Berber communities as they welcome you to their home. Kick back and enjoy the views of Setti Fatma and the far-reaching Atlas Mountains. Your driver will guide you up the mountainous terrain, stopping at some stunning sites. Drop in for tea in a traditional Berber family home. Visit a woman-owned Argan oil cooperative to see the extraction and processing of the local “liquid gold”. Carry on towards Setti Fatma, a favorite destination for many Moroccans. Admire its lush green valleys, beautiful streams and waterfalls, cliffs, and open spaces. You'll hike all the way up to the first waterfall, accompanied by a local guide. Grab lunch in a local café, sat by a stream with a stunning view over the mountains. Explore a region that uses medieval agricultural traditions. Enjoy a peaceful walk around the Atlas mountains, bursting with native wildlife. Relax as your driver brings you back to Marrakech, full of memories that can only be made in Ourika.

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based on 173 reviews

Intensive day trip with a beautiful walk to the waterfall. On the way there we stop at a few places. The walk to the waterfalls themselves is beautiful, but of course touristy. The walk is spectacular due to the height differences. There was even someone in our group who had a small baby with him in a wrap. This was also perfectly taken care of. On the way back we stopped at a lunch spot on the water, where we could eat a delicious 3-course menu for a small fee. That went well and it was a very beautiful place in the valley. Thank you also to our guide Mustafa and tour guide Fatima for the very good care and the nice company. Super nice people and everything really well taken care of. Nothing to complain about.

Our guide Ilyas and our driver Khalid communicated very well in advance and were absolutely on time - perfect😅. The “climbing tour” was the absolute highlight - surprising and beautiful - all questions and requests were answered immediately. The accompanying team on the climbing tour also tried to ensure that every guest got to the waterfall safely and again to the end of the tour - very courteous and friendly - there was no language barrier for anyone - English worked perfectly in all directions - thank you - Shokran and warm greetings from "Madame" Souad and Werner 🤗🇲🇦☀️❤️

Fantastic excursion! Our guides Mohamed were great at making the experience unforgettable. Clear communication throughout. Assisted us throughout the hike with plenty of opportunity to rest and take photos. Thank you!

Great experience, the two guides were great! 👍🏽 Total change of scenery with magnificent views 😍 Don't forget your sneakers 😉

The tour was organized and the staff was extremely professional. Had a great time with Omar and Saeed