Discovering the Beauty of Ourika Valley: Marrakech Full-Day Excursion:
Ourika Valley, a charming village nestled in the foothills of the High Atlas, beckons with its breathtaking natural beauty and abundant opportunities for walks and treks. A must-visit is the iconic mountain trek leading to a cascade of seven waterfalls. Located just 60km from Marrakech, this valley is a haven of Berber villages, captivating waterfalls, and numerous attractions, making it one of the most sought-after day trip destinations from Marrakech.
The Ourika Day trip from Marrakech unfolds like a picturesque journey into a lush river valley adorned with typical Berber hamlets, constructed from baked clay and stones. Despite its proximity to Marrakech, Ourika has managed to retain its unspoiled charm.
Embarking on the Ourika Day trip from Marrakech allows us to immerse ourselves in the splendor of the Ourika Valley. We'll traverse verdant meadows, encounter 16th and 17th-century Berber villages, and escape the hustle and bustle of Marrakech for the day. This valley is a beloved weekend retreat for locals, cherished for its stunning landscapes, cascading waterfalls, and the typical High Atlas Mountain scenery characterized by fruit-laden trees, quaint hamlets, riverside dining spots, expansive green terraces, the towering Atlas peaks in the backdrop, rocky village foothills, and the enchanting presence of seven waterfalls enveloping the village
Ourika Waterfalls: The valley is famous for its seven cascading waterfalls. A trek to the waterfalls is a popular activity, offering not only stunning natural beauty but also a refreshing experience.
Berber Villages: Explore the charming Berber villages that dot the valley. These traditional communities offer insight into local life and culture, with their distinctive architecture and warm hospitality.
Scenic Landscapes: Revel in the picturesque views of the valley, with lush green meadows, terraced fields, and the backdrop of the High Atlas Mountains creating a captivating setting for your journey.
Local Markets: Depending on the day of your visit, you might encounter bustling local markets (souks) where you can shop for handicrafts, spices, and other souvenirs.
Ourika National Park: If you're interested in flora and fauna, Ourika National Park is home to a variety of plant and animal species. Keep an eye out for Barbary macaques and native birdlife.
Cuisine: Enjoy traditional Moroccan cuisine at riverside restaurants. Savor dishes like tagine, couscous, and mint tea while taking in the serene surroundings.
Berber Culture: Engage with the Berber culture through interactions with local residents and artisans. You may have the opportunity to visit a Berber house and learn about their way of life.
Hiking and Trekking: For those seeking adventure, the valley offers various hiking and trekking routes, catering to different fitness levels. Guided hikes are available for a more immersive experience.
Photography: The Ourika Valley's natural beauty, including its waterfalls, terraced fields, and mountain landscapes, provides excellent photo opportunities.
Relaxation: Simply unwind and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the valley, with the sound of flowing water and the sight of lush greenery providing a tranquil escape from the city.
Ourika & Atlas Mountains Day Trip Inclusions:
- Private A/C Vehicle, 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser + fuel
- English speaking driver during the tour
- Pick up & Drop off at your Marrakech accommodation
- Free time to explore the sites, Breaks for photos,..Etc
- Customized & Flexible stops
- No Shopping stops
Ourika & Atlas Mountains Day Trip Highlights:
- Family friendly
- Get up-close to native wildlife
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Hike with a local guide
- Meet local people and learn about their lives.
- Visit a real Berber house
Ourika & Atlas Mountains Day Trip Itinerary :
Pick up& Scenic Drive:
Depart from Marrakech around 9 in the morning in a comfortable 4WD vehicle. Enjoy a scenic drive through picturesque landscapes, passing by Berber villages and the beautiful Ourika Valley. There will be several stops along the road to capture the breathtaking views with photo opportunities.
Experience Moroccan hospitality with a stop at a traditional Berber house. Enjoy a refreshing cup of Berber tea while immersing yourself in the local culture and surroundings.
Hike & Lunch:
Arrive at Setti Fatma, a charming village in the valley, known for its waterfalls and natural beauty. Meet your local guide, who will accompany you on your hike to the waterfalls. The guide will provide insights into the area's history and geography.
Return from the hike & Lunch:
After the hike, return to Setti Fatma for a well-deserved lunch. Savor a delicious meal in a local setting, providing an authentic taste of Moroccan cuisine.
Return to Marrakech:
With refreshed spirits and wonderful memories, hop back into the 4WD vehicle for a comfortable drive back to Marrakech. Reflect on the day's experiences as you journey back to the city.
How to pay for my Ourika and Atlas Moutnains Trip:
To confirm your booking for any tour or activity, we kindly request a small deposit to be paid via PayPal or with credit card to our account. The remaining balance can be settled in cash or with credit card at the time of pickup
Credit cards :
We are delighted to offer credit card payment options for your convenience. We accept major credit cards to make your booking process seamless and hassle-free.
Is it possible to pay the total with PayPal or Credit Card:
We are pleased to offer you flexible payment options for the remaining balance of your tour. You can choose to settle the balance either with a credit card or via PayPal, based on your convenience and preference.Inquire Now