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Ourika Valley Day Trip from Marrakech

Ourika Valley Day Trip from Marrakech

Ourika Valley Day Trip from Marrakech

Overview:

Take our best Ourika Valley day trip from Marrakech, a quintessential experience among the city’s most sought after excursions. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Morocco Berbers as you traverse the scenic trails of the Atlas Mountains. Discover the authenticity of Berber villages with bustling weekly markets and indulge in a captivating hike to the picturesque western slopes of the High Atlas Mountains. This adventure promises a perfect blend of cultural exploration and natural beauty, making it a highlight of your Marrakech trip.

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

Tour Plan:

Ourika Valley Day Trip from Marrakech

Go on our enchanting Ourika Valley day trip, commencing at 09:30 am with a prompt pick up by our driver from your hotel in Marrakech. As we venture into the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, a short drive unveils the picturesque landscapes along the Ourika Valley. Traverse winding roads adorned with clinging mountain villages, each offering vibrant colors that paint the hillsides.

Our first immersive stop invites you into the traditional home of a Berber family residing in the valley. Welcoming visitors with open arms, the family treats us to a delightful tea session accompanied by a local breakfast featuring bread, honey, butter, and olive oil.

For those seeking an extra adventure, our Ourika Valley day trip from Marrakech, led by the Best Morocco Travel team, provides the option to embark on a camel ride, allowing you to delve deeper into the valley’s beauty.

Continuing our exploration, we reach Setti Fatma a cherished weekend retreat known for its captivating streams, seven waterfalls, and scenic cliffs nestled in lush green valleys. Here, you’ll encounter a region that proudly maintains medieval agricultural traditions. Stroll through the valley, capturing the essence of green terraces against the backdrop of the Atlas mountains. Join a local guide for a hike to the first waterfall, a truly immersive experience.

Following the adventure, we retreat for a delightful lunch in a charming restaurant with panoramic mountain views. The lunch spread showcases a variety of mouthwatering Moroccan dishes, with a warm welcome extended to vegetarians.

As the day unfolds, we bid farewell to Ourika Valley and make our way back to Marrakech in the afternoon. Your trip concludes as we drop you off at your hotel, leaving you with cherished memories of a day filled with cultural immersion, natural beauty, and the warm hospitality of the Berber people.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Ourika Valley is approximately 30 kilometers (about 18 miles) from Marrakech. The distance can be covered by car in about a 1 hour drive, making it a convenient day trip destination from Marrakech. The proximity allows travelers to experience the beauty of the Atlas Mountains and the cultural richness of the valley in a relatively short journey from the city.

The Ourika Valley day trip begins at your Marrakech hotel and concludes at your accommodation in Marrakech, ensuring a seamless and convenient travel experience.

Our Ourika Valley day trip offers both private and shared trip options, allowing you to choose the experience that suits your preferences.

Our Ourika Valley day trip offers both private and shared trip options, allowing you to choose the experience that suits your preferences.

The best time to visit Ourika Valley is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. During these periods, the weather is generally mild and pleasant, making it ideal for exploring the valley, enjoying outdoor activities, and hiking. The temperatures are moderate, and the landscapes are lush and vibrant. Summer can be hot, and winter may bring cooler temperatures, but each season offers a unique charm for those looking to experience the beauty of Ourika Valley.

In Ourika Valley, there are several captivating sights to explore. Begin with Setti Fatma, where cascading waterfalls and mountain views await. Embrace the local culture by visiting traditional Berber villages like Aghbalou N’Kerdous, known for terraced fields and scenic landscapes. For a unique experience, hike to Oukaimeden Valley, revealing diverse terrains amid the High Atlas Mountains. Explore Asni Village for its traditional charm and captivating views. Don’t miss the weekly markets for an authentic taste of local life. Whether it’s waterfalls, Berber villages, or mountain trails, Ourika Valley promises a rich tapestry of natural and cultural wonders.

In Ourika Valley, some of the best hiking spots include Setti Fatma, known for its waterfalls and mountain views, and the challenging Tizi Mzikk Pass for panoramic vistas. Aghbalou N’Kerdous offers a glimpse into Berber culture amid picturesque villages, while the trail to Oukaimeden Valley explores diverse landscapes. For a unique experience, hike from Ourika Valley to Asni Village, immersing yourself in the beauty of the High Atlas Mountains and traditional Berber villages. It’s recommended to consult with local guides for suitable trails and to ensure a safe and enjoyable hiking adventure.

Yes, Ourika Valley is definitely worth visiting. The valley, located close to Marrakech, offers stunning landscapes with lush greenery, cascading waterfalls, and traditional Berber villages. Visitors can explore the local culture, enjoy beautiful hikes, and witness the picturesque surroundings. It’s a great escape from the bustling city to experience the natural beauty and tranquility of the Atlas Mountains.

Ourika Valley is famous for its breathtaking natural beauty, traditional Berber villages, and accessibility from Marrakech. Renowned for its lush green landscapes, terraced fields, and cascading waterfalls, the valley offers a serene escape. It’s also known for its cultural richness, providing insights into Berber traditions and a chance to explore local markets and scenic hiking trails.

Reviews:

Gabriele
Gabriele
2023-09-22
Excellent experience in Morocco During the last months, I’ve been visiting Morocco quite often with groups. The experience, organisation, structures, activities as well as the support provided before, during and after the trip let us have an amazing experience. Drivers are always so skilled, professional and kind: worth-mentioning is especially Mustafa, with whom I travelled twice. Hope to see you soon again!
Sergio B
Sergio B
2023-09-10
SIN DUDA UN VIAJE INOLVIDABLE Gracias a Hassan hemos podido ver todo lo que teníamos pendiente por ver. Nos ha organizado el viaje totalmente y nos ha explicado todos y cada uno de los paisajes y monumentos que íbamos recorriendo. En nuestro caso que somos españoles hemos podido comunicarnos perfectamente en español con él. Es una gran persona y estamos seguro de que cuando volvamos a Marruecos repetiremos con él. Ha hecho unas vacaciones inolvidables
Sunny4Sun
Sunny4Sun
2023-09-09
Great experience! After a lot of research, we contacted Hassan for a 5-day desert trip with Best Morocco Travel and he was on time to respond to all our requests. From Marrakesh to the Sahara desert, the experience was impeccable. The well-planned itinerary, comfortable accommodation, and transportation provided by his agency deserves 5 stars. Our guide Hassan’s experience, knowledge and friendly behavior made it a perfect and unforgettable trip. I highly recommend traveling to Morocco for an amazing trip with Best Morocco Travel company.
Susanne N
Susanne N
2023-09-06
Marokko 🇲🇦 2023 We booked a trip to Morocco for 10 days with Best Morocco Travels agency it was really unforgettable and Hassan was always responding on time and providing nice services. Mustafa our driver was exceptional. He expertly guided us through Casablanca, Rabat, Chefchaouen, Fes, Marrakech, the Sahara, and Berber villages and invited us to lunch with his family it was the best trip we have ever been on in our life. The itinerary was well organized, and the accommodation and local cuisine were top-notch. Moustapha local insights enriched our experience. Best Morocco Travel agency and Moustapha exceeded my expectations, making this trip a highlight of our trip. If you are planning to visit Morocco, we highly recommend their services, Thank you for the great experiences we will come back again. Susan and friends
Diana
Diana
2023-07-09
Inesquecível!! Éramos seis amigas na nossa inesquecível viagem ao Marrocos, e nosso guia/motorista Hassan foi muito atencioso e prestativo, sempre pontual e pronto para atender às nossas solicitações. Excelente motorista, nos sentimos seguras durante toda a viagem. Van confortável e com wi-fi. Recomendo muito os seus serviços. O ponto alto da viagem foi nossa ida ao deserto e pernoite no acampamento. Experiência única e imperdível!
Sam M
Sam M
2023-04-08
An Outstanding Cultural Tour I just completed a multiday tour with Hassan from Best Morocco Travel as my guide. Safely driving his comfortable vehicle while playing wonderful Moroccan music on his sound system, Hassan took me to many memorable destinations. He knows his country. He’s a bright young man with plenty of energy. His English language skills are impressive. If you’re fortunate to have Hassan as your guide, he will take great care of you. Hassan is THE guide to have when visiting Morocco. I recommend him without hesitation.
andreschilesan
andreschilesan
2023-01-10
100% RECOMENDABLE. EXCELENTE Y PROFESIONAL. Hassan es súper profesional, puntual, confiable y atento. Hizo lo posible para que tuviésemos la mejor estadía en Marruecos. Hicimos un tour de 9 días excelente, fluido, muy bien organizado por Hassan y precioso. Además Hassan conduce de maravilla!!! El coche fue un 4 por 4 impecable y cómodo. Nuestros pedidos especiales, como salir a hacer trekking en la montaña, y cambio de itinerario durante el viaje fueron resueltos en forma expedida. Sin costo adicional, lo cual valoramos mucho. Muy flexible. Nos sentimos totalmente satisfechos y agradecidos. Recomendamos BEST MARROCCO TRAVEL 100%. MUCHÍSIMAS GRACIAS HASSAN!!!
Maria
Maria
2022-12-16
Best 9 days trip in Morocco We had been in contact with Hassan from USA looking for trip in Morocco, Best Morocco Travel, was always very helpful and quick to answer our questions. The tour was the best introduction to Morocco and was very interesting, Mohamed, our private tour guide taught us much about the country and was answer all our questions. He was very enthusiastic and made the long trip fun and interesting. The accommodation was in the riads, and two desert glamping tents with ensuites. All dinners and breakfasts were provided and many of the meals were exceptional! Being at the edge of the Sahara was amazing. The dunes, and quad bike the camels and the experience was amazing! Best Morocco Travel has many smaller tours as well. We Booked the trip in this company because hassan answered quickly and help us to choose the tour. mohamed and their team looked after us very well. Thank you for a magic time in Morocco. We highly recommend this company at bestmoroccotravel.com And it would be more fun if you had Mohammed as your tour guide, we will come back again, thank you again.
Rosiele d
Rosiele d
2022-09-22
Foi maravilhoso 🤩 Agência de extrema confiança, excelente atendimento! Procurei a agência porque me indicaram. Sou brasileira e optei por uma viagem internacional,vivi experiências incríveis.
Hannah & Vee
Hannah & Vee
2022-06-12
Excellent service Excellent service! Hassan is extremely friendly, punctual and knowledgeable. He made sure we were well looked after wherever we went. Highly recommend this very comfortable, safe and efficient service. Would happily use again!