Day Trip From Marrakech to Ourika Valley

A day trip to Ourika Valley from Marrakech invites you to experience Morocco’s natural beauty. Briefly, on this single-day tour, you will get to explore the stunning landscape of the Ourika Valley.  This is one of the unspoiled regions of Morocco.  All in all, you get to explore the green riverbanks of the Ourika River to the traditional way of life of the indigenous Berber people.

Furthermore, Ourika Valley provides a perfect setting for picnics and hiking for all nature lovers.  In fact, you will get to enjoy scenic drives along with mule or camel rides. You will see breathtaking High Atlas Mountains and dramatic waterfalls.

Although the day trip to Ourika Valley is only one day tour, you’re still in for an unforgettable experience. Indeed, you will enjoy your time away from busy city life while relaxing in beautiful nature. 

Tour Highlights

  • Scenic road drives
  • Breath-taking views of the High Atlas Mountains
  • A visit to an argan cooperative
  • Discovering Ourika and its unspoiled nature
  • Exploring Berber villages
  • Berber souks
  • Beautiful seven waterfalls of Setti Fatma

Detailed Itinerary

Ourika Valley Tour starts early in the morning from Marrakech.  Meanwhile, our guide will pick you up from your accommodations in a private air-conditioned vehicle.  To begin with, the road trip passes through the High Atlas Mountain range with its breathtaking landscape. 

At the same time, we will come across Berber villages, where we’ll make a stop to experience the local culture and the way of life. 

Furthermore, upon arrival at the Ourika Valley, we will start exploring this beautiful site.  Certainly, the untouched nature with a beautiful atmosphere and magnificent landscapes will amaze you. The site is filled with greenery, various trees, flowers, gorgeous cascades, and, running water between reddish slopes. Indeed, Ourika valley is a small paradise for nature lovers. 

Next, there will be a stop at a downtown area of Ourika. You will have a chance to visit the Berber market, which is most active on Mondays and Thursdays. Afterward, we will drive to the Berber village of Setti Fatma. Here, we’ll stop by a Berber house for a cup of mint tea.  Then, we’ll enjoy delicious tajines for lunch in one of the many traditional restaurants.

Eventually, we will take a camel ride or a hike to the seven waterfalls of Setti Fatma. Truly, this is one of the most attractive places in the Ourika Valley.  Not to mention, the beautiful cascades are a perfect subject for photography.  Moreover, If we have more time, we will visit the tomb of Setti Fatma and the argan oil organization. 

That being said, in the late afternoon, we will be on our way back to Marrakech.  In the meantime, the scenic drive back to the city will offer romantic vistas of the High Atlas Mountains again.  We might be lucky to see the sun go down over the snow-capped peaks (it depends on the season of the visit).  In Marrakech, we will drop you off at your accommodations.

Additional information:

  • We offer both standard and luxury accommodations. Please let us know what your preferences are and we will send you the available options.
  • In addition to first-class services, we have free Wifi, water, pillows, and a wide variety of music in our vehicles for your amazing journey.
  • Please contact us for the desired tour, pricing, and more information:[email protected]

Contact us for Booking

  • Included

    Comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
    English or Spanish speaking driver
    Pick-up and drop-off at your accommodations
  • Not Included

    Accommodations during the tour
    Breakfast
    Dinners
    Drinks
    Entry fees
    Lunch
    Some complementary dinners