Ourika Valley is a pleasant village where the manywalk and treks takes place. The typical mountain trek which leads to a cascade of 7 waterfalls is an absolute most do. Ourika located at 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 trips destination from Marrakech. Ourika Day trip from Marrakech is picturesque to lush river valley with its typical Berber hamlets of baked clay and stones. Despite its proximity to Marrakech, Ourika is still considered relatively unspoilt.
Ourika Day trip from Marrakech 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 locale people that is appreciated for its beautiful landscapes and waterfalls and one of typical valleys of the High Atlas Mountains very know to 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:
Ourika 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 its the off-season, it’s a good experience and is probably the most exotic thing you can find within a 2 hours flight from a European country. The berber markets are always divided into sections of meat, produce, dry goods, clothes, stationary, barbers, animals, donkeys, used goods, and 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 ourika with several stops along the road for pictures. Once we arrive to Setti Fatma, where we will have our Lunch and take a short walt along some of the pretty trails, climbing up rock carvings to the first waterfall before we drive back to Marrakech.
Included in the trip:
- Private A/C Vehicle, 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser + fuel
- driver speaking English during the day trip
- Pick up & Drop off at your Marrakech accommodation
- Local guid to take you on a walk to the first waterfall