Shared Day trip to Ourika Valley from Marrakech
DEPARTING FROM MARRAKESH: SHARED ONE-DAY TOUR TO OURIKA VALLEY:
How does a day-tour to see the Atlas Mountains and explore the Berber countryside sound? Perfect! This one-day tour is one of our more popular excursions, where together we’ll explore the Atlas Mountains and follow the Berber trails of Morocco. We’ll also visit some Berber villages, some very interesting markets, and we’ll hike the western slopes of the High Atlas Mountains.
Shared Day trip to Ourika Valley from Marrakech highlight:
Here are some of the highlights of our shared budget one-day tour from Marrakesh to Ourika Valley.
- Your day tour begins at 9.00am as we start our excursion across the Houz Plains. Our first stop will be the local ladies’ Argan Oil cooperative and we’ll watch how they extract this ‘liquid gold’ and turn it into luxurious cosmetic products.
- We’ll then head to Tnine Ourika, which is one of the largest Berber Souks in the region. It’s here that all the Ourika Valley villagers come to trade and purchase goods.
- Next, we’ll follow the river to the Berber village known as Setti Fatwa, a beautiful reprieve for the locals from the intense summer heat. If you’re interested in exploring further on foot, you may be interested in hiring a local hiking guide to take you to see some fantastic scenery, like amazing cascades and fabulous scenery. If hiking is not your style, that’s okay too; simply relax at one of the local cafés on the river bank and enjoy the peacefulness of cool, running water whilst admiring the backdrop of the High Atlas Mountains. Make sure you have your camera with you because you’ll need proof to show your family and friends when you return home. No-one is ever fully prepared for just how beautiful the scenery is in this region.
Most of the local cafes will serve a light lunch, and they accommodate all budgets.
- After a leisurely lunch we’ll start heading back to Marrakech, and your day-tour will end when your guide drops you off at your hotel or in Jammaa Elfna Square.
What’s Included in Your Tour:
- Our experienced English-speaking guide will pick you up from your Marrakesh hotel or riad in our modern air-conditioned minibus. No more than 17 passengers will be part of this tour.
- Your tour will end when our driver delivers you back to the city-centre of Marrakesh or your hotel.
What’s Not Included in Your Tour:
- Lunch is not included
- Hiring a local trekking guide is optional
Fact Sheet on Your Trip from Marrakesh to Ourika Valley :
- This trip operates daily;
- Pick-up time from your hotel or riad is 7am;
- You’ll be returned to your accommodation by 7pm at the latest
Timetable for Your Marrakesh Excursion to Ourika Valley:
- 9am: Your local English-speaking guide will pick you up from your Marrakesh riad or hotel;
- 10am :We’ll visit the local Berber market at Tnine Ourika;
- 11am: We arrive at Setti Fatma, a beautiful scenic location for lunch by the river.Many tourists enjoy hiking here to see the seven waterfalls.
- 4pm: We’ll begin our drive back to Marrakesh;
- 5pm: Your day-tour to Ourika Valley from Marrakech will end.