Day Trip To Ourika Valley from Marrakech

OVERVIEW: Day Trip To Ourika Valley from Marrakech

This Day Trip To Ourika Valley from Marrakech is a journey through the Atlas Mountains with scenic drives and stops at charming mountain villages. Explore Setti Fatma for a hike to picturesque waterfalls and stunning valley views. 

Visit a local argan oil cooperative for a glimpse into production and scenic photo opportunities. Discover the beauty of Ourika Valley and its rich Berber culture before returning to your hotel, concluding your day in the Atlas Mountains.

HIGHLIGHTS: Day Trip To Ourika Valley from Marrakech

  • Experience the serene beauty of Ourika Valley, just a short drive from Marrakech.
  • Explore charming Berber villages and learn about local culture and traditions.
  • Visit a traditional Berber market (if available on the day of your trip) and shop for souvenirs.
  • Take a guided hike to see stunning waterfalls and enjoy panoramic mountain views.
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant with picturesque views of the valley.
  • Relax by the river or take a refreshing dip in the cool mountain streams.
  • Capture memorable photos of the scenic landscapes and vibrant culture of the Atlas Mountains

ITINERARY: Day Trip To Ourika Valley from Marrakech

This journey promises a delightful blend of natural beauty, cultural exploration, and outdoor adventure. As you depart Marrakech in the morning, you’ll be treated to stunning vistas of the Moroccan countryside, with olive groves and Berber villages dotting the landscape.

Your first stop will be at the village of Setti Fatma, where you’ll enjoy a short hike to discover stunning waterfalls, perfect for swimming, and capture panoramic views of the valley from the trail.

After the Setti Fatma hike, we’ll visit a local cooperative to see how argan oil is made and have the opportunity to take photos at picturesque viewpoints along the way. Next, explore deeper into the Ourika Valley to discover charming Berber villages. Meet friendly locals, learn about their ways, and maybe try mint tea. Take a guided walk to hidden waterfalls with relaxing streams and stunning mountain views for great photos.

Enjoy a tasty lunch at a cozy restaurant with valley views, trying Moroccan food with local spices. Relax by the river or take a dip in clear waters. After a satisfying day, head back to Marrakech in the late afternoon and drop you off at your accommodation.

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Important! This is a proposed tour schedule; if it doesn’t suit you, please contact us. A customized itinerary will be created based on your interests and stay duration. We provide personalized Morocco tours.

As more people join the trip, the price drops. If the payment is fixed, transportation costs will be proportionate to the number of people. Cost depends on accommodation quality. Please contact us for a quotation.


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