Day Trip from Marrakech to Ourika

Overview of the Day Trip from Marrakech to Ourika

Join us on an enchanting journey with our 1-day trip from Marrakech to the Ourika Valley, nestled in the heart of the majestic Atlas Mountains. Just 60 kilometers from Marrakech, this excursion offers a captivating glimpse into the rich Berber mountain lifestyle and culture. Discover the allure of the Ourika Valley and Setti Fatma village, renowned for its scenic waterfalls, making it one of the most sought-after day trips from Marrakech. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking mountain scenery as you trace the path of the Ourika River, from its pristine sources to the outskirts of Marrakech. Embark on a scenic walk from the charming village of Setti Fatma, meandering through cascading waterfalls amidst the splendor of the Atlas Mountains. Explore the diverse flora carpeting the crimson earth of the Ourika Valley and encounter the indigenous macaques in their natural habitat. Feel the invigorating mist of the waterfalls, bask in the varied hues of this idyllic landscape, and capture unforgettable moments through your lens. Conclude your Day Trip from Marrakech to Ourika with a delectable Berber Tagine at one of the traditional restaurants nestled in the Ourika Valley, offering a true taste of Moroccan hospitality. This hike into the valley’s enchanting realm promises an ideal opportunity to experience the grandeur of the High Atlas Mountains at a leisurely pace.

Highlights of Marrakech to Ourika

  • Marvel at the majestic landscapes of the Atlas Mountains
  • Explore the picturesque Setti-Fatma village
  • Discover the cascading waterfalls of the Ourika Valley
  • Experience traditional Berber hospitality
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant local markets

Program Itinerary of the 1-Day Trip Marrakech to Ourika Valley

Our Day Trip from Marrakech to Ourika commences with a pick-up from your hotel or riad in Marrakech at 08:30 AM. Settle into our private and comfortable vehicle as we journey towards the breathtaking Ourika Valley, located just 30 kilometers south of Marrakech. En route, traverse the verdant plains of Haouz, following the winding path of the Ourika River, which flows abundantly year-round. Delve into the heart of Berber culture with a visit to a local family, gaining insights into their traditional lifestyle and customs. Pause for picturesque photo opportunities amidst the charming Berber villages nestled in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Continue our exploration with a visit to a local cooperative, where you can witness the production of Argan oil by skilled artisans. Arrive at the picturesque village of Setti Fatma, perched at an elevation of 1500 meters above sea level, and embark on a captivating journey to discover its cascading waterfalls. After a leisurely hike, relish a sumptuous traditional lunch at a local restaurant, offering a delightful culinary experience by the river. Finally, return to Marrakech, concluding our Day Trip from Marrakech to Ourika amidst the stunning landscapes of the Ourika Valley.


Additional info about Day Trip from Marrakech to Ourika

  • Prepare for your adventure with comfortable walking shoes and attire suitable for outdoor exploration.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult,
  • Vegetarian options are available upon request.
  • Booking confirmation will be received at the time of booking.

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FAQs for Day Trip from Marrakech to Ourika

The driving distance from Marrakech to Ourika Valley is approximately 40 kilometers.

Yes, this day trip is suitable for children; however, they must be accompanied by an adult.

The duration of the trip is approximately 9 hours, starting at 08:30 AM and returning at around 6:00 PM.

Yes, vegetarian meal options are available. Please inform us at the time of booking if you require a vegetarian meal.

We recommend wearing comfortable shoes suitable for walking, such as sport sneakers. Long sleeves and pants or skirts are advisable, along with a warm jacket, especially if you plan to explore the waterfalls and hike in the valley.

The trip price includes pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation, transportation in a private modern vehicle with A/C, an experienced English-speaking driver/guide, and car fuel. However, additional expenses such as drinks, lunch, and tipping are not included.

Yes, we recommend booking this trip in advance to secure your spot. You can easily book online through our website or contact us directly for assistance.

During the day trip, you will visit Setti-Fatma village, explore the picturesque Ourika Valley Waterfalls, experience a traditional Berber house, and have the opportunity to explore local markets, all while admiring the splendid landscapes of the Atlas Mountains.

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