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ourika paradise day trip from marrakech

Departure: from marrakech to Ourika valley at the high atlas
Duration: 1 full day trip

Overview : Ourika Valley day trip from Marrakech, is one of the most popular Morocco Excursion departing from Marrakech. 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 ”the Berbers”, whom are the original inhabitants of Morocco, they’re 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 in their traditional houses to explore their way of life and share a glass of tea with them. Within the full day trip from Marrakech to Ourika valley, you’ll also have time to hike into the Atlas mountains to reach an amazing waterfall. If you’re traveling to Ourika on Thursday, be ready to visit one of the most typical weekly market Souk. 

Ourika paradise day Trip itinerary

We’ll pick you up from your accommodation Hotel/Riad in Marrakech at 9 am, and we’ll drive 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. A 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 … After you rest, 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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