Merzouga Expedition

ourika day trip from marrakech

Departure: marrakech to Ourika valley
Duration: 1 full day trip

Overview : Ourika day trip from Marrakech is one of the most popular excursions in Morocco, that allows you to experience the beauty of the Atlas mountains, exploring beautiful landscapes of green meadows, 16th & 17th-century Berber villages and escaping the hustle and bustle of Marrakech during the day.

Ourika valley is a charming earth-paradise area, situated at the heart of the High Atlas mountains, around 80km far away from the imperial Medina of Marrakech. The whole province of Ourika region is 100 percent inhabited by local people called ”Berbers”. They are the original inhabitants of Morocco, considered as the farmers of the Atlas, cultivating bio fruits and vegetable on their fields in shape of wonderful and well organized terraces. The Berbers at the Atlas like all Morocco’s tribes are quite friendly and thanks to their hospitality, they’re welcoming everyone at their own traditional houses to explore their way of living and share a glass of tea with them. 

Within the Ourika day trip from Marrakech, you’ll be hiking into the Atlas mountains until you reach the lovely Setti Fatma waterfalls. If you’re traveling to Ourika on Thursday, you’ll be also visiting one of the  weekly Souks of the High Atlas province (A typical Market).  Check all our Marrakech Day Trips 

Day trip to Ourika itinerary

We’ll pick you up from your accommodation Hotel/Riad, and start the Ourika day trip from Marrakech at 9 am. We’ll be traveling towards the foothills of the High Atlas mountains, crossing various traditional Berber villages. Along the road we’ll stop for you at several panoramic views to take amazing pictures, with the option of stopping to visit a  Berber family  to see how a Moroccan big family live all together in a typical house with a stunning view from the house terrace to green fields at the middle of a wide river.

After that, the day trip from Marrakech will be continued to the Setti fatma village, where you’ll leave the car and start walking with the help of one of our hired professional guide, with him you’ll have about an hour of Hiking to the Atlas mountains, to smell the adorable green nature till you arrive to the Ourika Waterfalls, situated at the top of the whole town.

Ourika day trip from Marrakech

Lunch will be served in a Berber restaurant while you refreshing and putting your foot on the river, offering delicious Moroccan food, like: Tajines, Couscous, Chicken skewers, Berber Salads, etc … At the evening we’ll be driving back to Marrakech, enjoying the hidden landscapes at the Morocco Atlas mountains. Arrival in Marrakech, and we’ll drop you off to your accommodation. End of our services.

  • Private service (without other travelers).
  • Comfortable transport with Air-conditioned in Wv, 4×4 Toyota or Mercedes minivan.
  • Experienced driver/guide speaking English.
  • Local guide to walk to the Waterfall.
  • Berber house visit.
  • From/to your Marrakech accommodation transfers.
  • No forced Shopping.
  • Lunch. 
  • Drinks.

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