The Ourica Valley is a pleasant village with plenty of walking and hiking spots. The typical mountain hike leading up to a cascade of seven waterfalls is simply the best. Ourika has located 60 km from Marrakech at the foot of the High Atlas. Due to its many Berber villages, waterfalls, and various attractions, it is one of the most popular destinations for day trips from Marrakech. Ourika Valley day trips are picturesque to fertile river valleys with typical Berber villages made of baked clay and stone. Despite being close to Marrakech, a day trip from Marrakech to Ourika valley is considered to be relatively intact.
Ourika day trips from Marrakech allow us to experience the beauty of the Ourika Valley and its beautiful landscapes with green pastures, Berber villages from the 16th and 17th centuries, and to get away from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech on that day. The Ourika Valley day tour is a popular weekend getaway spot for locals. It is appreciated for its beautiful views and waterfalls, as well as one of the distinctive valleys of the High Atlas Mountains, which is famous for its fruit trees, small surroundings, riverside restaurants, tall green terraces and surrounding peaks, the rocky foothills of the Atlas village and 7 waterfalls. The falls that surround the village Ourika Valley day trip.
These 10 Best Things to see on Ourika Valley day trip:
- Enjoy a seafood lunch in the harbor stalls or at a local café terrace.
- Visit a typical Berber market. (Monday and Thursday)
- See Berber villages and houses clinging to the side of hills.
- Know more about the Berber culture while visiting the Berber House
- Have a visit to the cooperative of Argan Oil and learn more about this amazing product.
- discover the most beautiful sight of the Atlas Mountains.
- discover Setti Fatma.
- Explore Ourika Valley Waterfalls.
- discover Traditional Berber house.
- Explore Traditional Markets.
Important Note: The day trip from Marrakech to Ourika valley prices displayed are estimates and may vary depending on the number of people, the period of the trip. We invite you to ask us for a quote to receive a personalized offer.
This is the itinerary Summary of the most popular Ourika Valley day trip
Ourika Valley day trip
This Ourika Valley day trip from Marrakech takes us south to the beauty and splendor of the Ourica Valley at 9 a.m. Travel time is usually about an hour and a half to get to Setti Fatma, but there is so much to see that we will stop periodically to see the sights and sounds of the beautiful Ourika Valley.
As we travel from Marrakech to the Ourika waterfall for the first part of our trip, you may want to see lush green slopes, Berber villages, and hillside slopes. Here, the river winds through the valley, and the opportunities for taking dramatic landscape photos with your camera are endless.
We’ll stop at some of these typical Berber villages, so you can immerse yourself in the daily life of these local people. As we continued our journey through the valley, we approached the more mountainous paths of the Atlas chain towards Seti Fatma. There are several smaller (and some bigger) waterfalls along the route and not all of them are packed with tourists.
We advise you to bring walking shoes as we will be a short walk to some of the Setti Fatma waterfalls (waterfalls). You should also bring swimwear and sunscreen as we may be able to swim in some of the smaller pools at the base of the falls.
It’s also a good idea to change your clothes as we may be approaching a waterfall where there is plenty of back spray to keep you cool. And don’t forget to bring warm clothes, because the last part of the trip to the town of Sti Fadma can be very cold even in the summer.
You’ll need to bring lunch during this trip, but there are plenty of cafes and restaurants in several Berber villages on our day trips. However, the most important thing you should take with you is a camera as this experience only needs to be recorded.
The hike to the Seti Fatma Waterfall leads through the valley. After that, we will return to Marrakech on the same road. Arrive in town around 5 pm.
- English - French - Spanish speaking driver
- Private A/C Vehicle, 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser + fuel
- 1/2 hour Camel ride
- Customized & Flexible stops
- Pick up & Drop off at your Marrakech accommodation
- Free time to explore the sites, Breaks for photos. Et
- No Shopping stops