Marrakech: Atlas Mountains, Ourika Valley, Waterfall

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Marrakech
Ourika Valley
Marrakech: Atlas Mountains, Ourika Valley, Waterfall Day Trip Details

Discover Ourika Valley on an epic journey only 60km from Marrakech. In one day, witness Berber Villages, Argan Oil co­operatives, waterfalls, lush nature, scenic hikes, and stunning views.

Departure & Return Time

Depart from Marrakech at 9:00 and Return at 18:00

Price Includes

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-French speaking driver
  • Professional local guide
  • Scenic drive
  • Guided hike
  • Visit to a Berber house
  • Visit to a Berber woman's cooperative

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses
  • Lunch

Complementaries

  • Sunscreen
  • Entrance Fees
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Cash
Highlights:
  • Be amazed by the Majestic Atlas Mountains and charming Berber Villages
  • Enjoy a scenic drive through breathtaking landscapes en route to Ourika Valley
  • Discover captivating waterfalls cascading down rugged cliffs in Ourika Valley
  • Savor Moroccan flavors with a delectable lunch in Ourika Valley
  • Visit female co­operatives and witness the production of precious Argan Oil
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Marrakech to Ourika Valley Day Trip:Ourika Valley & Atlas Mountains

Embark on an extraordinary adventure through the captivating Ourika Valley and the majestic Atlas Mountains. Located just 60km from Marrakech, this enchanting valley boasts a cluster of charming Berber Villages nestled in the foothills of the Atlas range. Immerse yourself in the rich traditions and warm hospitality of the Berber people as you explore their villages and witness their daily way of life.

Begin your journey with a scenic drive from Marrakech, traversing winding roads that reveal breathtaking vistas of the surrounding landscapes. As you arrive in the Ourika Valley, prepare to be mesmerized by its natural wonders. The valley is renowned for its abundant water sources, which create a lush and fertile environment teeming with luxuriant trees, magnificent flowers, and blooming bushes.

One of the highlights of the Ourika Valley is the opportunity to visit the female co­operatives where Argan Oil, a precious Moroccan beauty elixir, is meticulously produced. Learn about the local women’s traditional methods as they extract the oil from the argan nuts and witness their craftsmanship firsthand.

Another must-see attraction in the valley is the set of captivating waterfalls near the Ourika River. Delight in the sight and sound of cascading water as it flows gracefully down the rugged cliffs, creating a picturesque and serene atmosphere. Feel the refreshing mist on your skin as you approach these natural marvels.

After indulging in the valley’s beauty, savor a delectable Moroccan lunch. Allow your taste buds to embark on a culinary journey through the flavors of this vibrant cuisine. Relish the aromatic spices and succulent dishes that embody Moroccan gastronomy’s essence.

Following lunch, the adventure continues with an optional 1.5-hour hike through the enchanting landscapes surrounding the Berber village of Setti Fatma. Traverse ancient paths, meander through terraced fields, and immerse yourself in the breathtaking views of the cascading waterfalls. If you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of the playful monkeys that inhabit the area, adding an element of wildlife to your experience.

As the day draws closer, bid farewell to the Ourika Valley and begin your journey back to Marrakech. Reflect on the memories created, the natural beauty witnessed, and the cultural insights gained during this unforgettable exploration of one of Morocco’s most captivating valleys.

In summary, the Ourika Valley offers a tapestry of experiences, from the enchanting Berber Villages and the fascinating production of Argan Oil to the mesmerizing waterfalls and scenic hikes. Immerse yourself in this remarkable destination’s natural splendor and cultural richness, and let its beauty leave an indelible mark on your heart and soul.