Excursion to Ourika Valley from Marrakech

Excursion to Ourika Valley

Day trip excursion to Ourika valley

Tour Details: Excursion to Ourika valley from Marrakech

Location Of Departure

The driver will greet you at the airport or wherever you specify in Marrakech

Last Destination

We will transfer you to the location you specify in Marrakech

Duration Of The Tour

1 Day trip

Time Of Departure

The day trip starts at 8:00 a.m.

The Ourika Valley: a trip to the most rural Morocco

Due to Marrakech’s ideal position in the south of Morocco, we are able to visit a variety of interesting places within the same day that is only a few hours away without the need for an overnight stay. The Ourika Valley is undoubtedly one of the activities available from Marrakech. This tour is extremely advantageous because Marrakech is only an hour and a half away by car, making it the ideal addition to a trip there.

Therefore, you have the chance to encounter a totally distinct rural and indigenous environment just a few steps from Marrakech. In actuality, you can have a very close look at the hand of Morocco Tourism because the majority of the people living there are families of Berbers who are originally from this area, the Moroccan High Atlas.

Berber villages and nature: respite on your excursion to Ourika valley

The Ourika Valley is the place for you if you want to escape Marrakech’s bustle, don’t want to travel far, love nature, gorgeous scenery, and authentic Berber towns.

This private tour will begin with a pick-up from your Marrakech hotel or riad, and then we’ll head out to our destination. Once there, we’ll enter the Ourika Valley and travel through stunning High Atlas Mountain scenery as we follow the path of the river with the same name. Here, we’ll visit an authentic Berber House and, if we’d like, stop at one of the local markets in Asni or Aghbalou to take pictures or make purchases.

Once you get to Ourika, you can hire a local guide, explore this lovely location, eat at a local restaurant, or go for a hike in the Cascades. After that, we will drive back to Marrakech and drop you off at your hotel.

Why choose this excursion close to Marrakech?

The Ourika Valley is still one of the country’s best-preserved and most precise locations, despite the fact that there are many options for excursions nearby Marrakech. Despite the fact that there are other options, this is the case. It is the ideal location to discover tranquility and escape the bustle of the Red City, the neighboring enormous city, yet is close by because of its distinctive nature.

Therefore, this excursion to the Ourika Valley is a fantastic suggestion for individuals looking for excursions that depart from Marrakech. This trip will provide you the chance to interact with the locals and rural residents of this remarkable region of the country, who stand out for their kindness and warmth.

Between February and April, when the cherry and almond trees bloom and the water from the mountains is thawing down with fury and flow, the Ourika valley is at its most beautiful. Located here lies the ski resort of Oukameden, which is 2,650 meters above sea level. There are some tourists who choose to visit during the summer to take in the scenery because it allows them to spend a cool day in the center of nature. It is also suggested for trekkers and hikers looking for day outings and excursions close to Marrakech. The Seven Waterfalls walking trail is among the best in this area.

Overview: Excursion to Ourika valley

Ourika Valley is indeed one of Morocco’s most stunning destinations, located just 65 kilometers from Marrakech. The transformation from an arid, brown landscape to a lush, green valley with vibrant colors is truly remarkable. This valley is also known for its abundance of argan trees, and you can find cooperatives where dedicated women process argan nuts to extract oil for various purposes, including cosmetics and cooking. It’s a fascinating process to witness.

Within the valley, there are opportunities for small hikes and bridge crossings over Berber-built canyons. For the more adventurous, hiking to the seven waterfalls of Setti Fatma is a fantastic option. Local guides can assist you along the way, and you can enjoy a satisfying meal at a great restaurant, perhaps even right by the river with your feet in the water. It’s a wonderful way to experience the natural beauty and culture of the Ourika Valley.

Excursion Itinerary

Our driver will collect you up from your hotel, riad, or another agreed-upon location at 9:00 am, and we will then depart for the Ourika Valley. You’ll soon notice that the path slowly ascends to the first High Atlas slopes, where little settlements typical to the region are tucked away. It’s a serene setting surrounded by nature, where the only sounds are the chirping of birds and the trickling of streams.

We’ll arrive at the center of the Ourika Valley after a one-hour trip. We will travel to various nearby towns in our vehicle, which is known for always having the best performance, where you may let the atmosphere’s allure sweep you away. The markets, or authentic, well-known souks, which are significantly less touristy than those in Marrakech and nevertheless preserve all of their original characters, play a significant role in it.

Visit a typical local home, have authentic Moorish tea, or have a delicious supper by the riverbank are all other activities you might schedule for the day. Your driver guide will be there to accompany you and/or give you advice on where to go. We will begin our journey back to Marrakech in the late afternoon when life in these rural communities in the valley starts to wane so that you can have dinner and relax as usual. The Ourika Valley will not disappoint you if you’re seeking for a suggested excursion near Marrakech. Let Tourism Morocco plan yours!

Excursion to Ourika valley from Marrakech includes the following Activities

One day trip to ourika valley excludes the following Activities

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Vacations In Morocco arranges several day trips starting in Marrakech. So, if you’re in Marrakech and ready to visit somewhere in Morocco, let us help you create a customized excursion.

Budget for our excursion to Ourika valley: Prices, Services, and Extras

Fill out the form on the side to receive a free, no-obligation estimate from a Moroccan agency. We specialize in completely customized excursions, including service customization, language, transportation, and any other aspect of the location. You will receive an email answer with the budget for your idea within 48/72 hours at the most. When planning a vacation to Morocco, consider not only the cost but also the quality of the services and the proximity of the treatment. And it is precisely what defines us!

Would you like this day trip to Ourika valley at a reasonable price but without giving up quality services and personalized treatment? Then contact Vacations In Morocco: we are an agency specialized in this incredible country, adapting to all kinds of clients and needs. Therefore, we will prepare a budget tailored to you and without obligation so that you can get the most out of your money.

Trek on this excursion to Ourika Valley

You can have a barbecue in the valley or ascend to the renowned seven waterfalls. It is a short, straightforward hike that you may complete with a professional guide; nevertheless, the length of your hike will depend on how daring you want to be. Be sure to bring sturdy walking shoes if you’re interested in taking the lengthier stroll. A cafe next to the falls is a good place to stop and eat. The pine and cedar forests in the valley are well-known. If you see some neighborhood-friendly Barbary apes while traveling, don’t be alarmed. Pottery and minerals are two of Setti Fatma’s most well-known exports. On Mondays, a sizable Berber souk (country market) is held.

Highlights: Excursion to Ourika Valley

Reviews: Excursion to Ourika valley

It was wonderful to travel from Marrakech to the Ourika Valley for an entire day. It was a welcome respite from Marrakech's bustle. I was told to meet the driver in front of Cafe de la France because my riad was in the souk. Our tour guide, Mohamed, is a treasure with a lot of knowledge. It was fun to go climbing, have lunch by the river, and tour a real Berber home. At our restaurant, vegetarian options were offered. You should bring your hiking boots.


Vacations In Morocco

Wonderful travel and tour provider. As a female traveler traveling alone, I needed to feel safe and extremely well cared for. They came to pick me up at my Riad's door and lead me to their vehicle, which was not included but was immediately offered after I inquired.


Vacations In Morocco

What excursion to Ourika valley Can Offer You

We provide excursion to Ourika valley, so you may experience a country free of cliches, crowds, and restricted itineraries.

Experienced guides

This excursion to Ourika valley can be scheduled at any time, and we'll show you every turn and reveal its mysteries.

Flexible Cancellation

When canceling a reservation at least 4 days before check-in, visitors are entitled to a full refund under the Flexible Cancellation Policy. The first night of the stay will not be returned if a reservation is canceled less than 24 hours before check-in.

Guide Tips

Our experts will inform you of everything you need to know about the areas you'll be seeing on your day trip to Ourika valley, including what to avoid and what to do.

Suitable for large groups

When you travel with a group, you'll bond through newfound mutual interests, share hearty laughs, and create lasting memories.

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Excursion to Ourika valley will take you to beautiful places along the way to photograph. Whether you just bought your first camera or you are already a keen photographer, our day trip to Ourika valley offer great opportunities to find them out with us

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