The Ourika Valley in the High Atlas starts under 1 hour’s drive south east of Marrakech, and offers a pretty escape from the summer heat of the city. Rising to around 1,200-1,500 metres, this is an ideal area for gentle hiking. It is a very popular day-trip destination from Marrakech, where you can see a lush oasis of vegetation beneath the magnificent Atlas Mountains and meet a Berber people who practice a traditional way of life inhabit the region. Despite its proximity to Marrakech, it is still considered relatively unspoilt.
Famous Ourika Valley close to Marrakech
- Pick up around 10 O'clock from your accommodation in Marrakech to the direction of the Atlas Mountains, after a few minutes through olive tree groves we should get to the gate of the Ourika valley at the village of Tnine Ourika, where a Great Weekly market is set every monday. Once visit the market ( if monday) we get back on the car to carry on the journey up the Ourika valley till the stunning village of setti fatma which marks the end of the Tarmac road. Once up here we get off and have lunch in a Local restaurant before we set off for 45minutes walk to visit some of the waterfalls. After the visit of the waterfalls, we then get back to the car and make our journey back to Marrakech to get here around 4pm with a possibilité of visiting a traditionel berber home on the way back.
- Points of interest :
- - Nice Views - Lunch in berber restaurant - Ourika waterfalls
- Important :
- - Bring shoes for walking and sun cream
- Private Transportation
- Driver guide
- Mountains Guide
Ourika valley video