Marrakech to Ourika Valley Day Trip
Marrakech to Ourika Valley Day Trip is a pleasant village where many walks and treks take place. The typical mountain trek which leads to a cascade of 7 waterfalls is an absolute must-do. Ourika is located 60km from Marrakech in the foothills of the High Atlas. Due to its many Berber villages, waterfalls and several attractions is one of the most popular day trip destinations from Marrakech. It is picturesque to the lush river valley with its typical Berber hamlets of baked clay and stones.
Despite its proximity to Marrakech. Ourika is still considered relatively unspoiled. Will allow us to experience the beauty of the Ourika Valley 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 is a favorite weekend getaway for local people. It is appreciated for its beautiful landscapes and waterfalls. Indeed, it is one of the typical valleys of the High Atlas Mountains very known for its fruit trees. Tiny hamlets, riverside restaurants, high green terraces, surrounding Atlas peaks, rocky village foothills, and the 7 waterfalls that surround the village.
Ourika Valley Day Trip and Weekly Berber Souks:
The 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 it’s the off-season. Undoubtedly, it’s a good experience and is probably the most exotic thing you can find within a 2-hour flight from a European country. The Berber markets are always divided into sections of meat, produce dry goods, clothes, stationary, barbers, animals, donkeys, and used goods. Clearly, 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.
Marrakech to Ourika Valley Day Trip Itinerary:
Departure by a 4WD car from Marrakech around 9 in the morning for 1 hour to Setti Fatma to feel the refreshing waters of the 7 waterfalls, driving through many Berber villages and the valley of Erika with several stops along the road for pictures. Once we arrive at Setti Fatma, we will have our lunch and take a short walk along some of the pretty trails, climbing up rock carvings to the first waterfall before we drive back to Marrakech to Ourika Valley Day Trip.