Marrakech Travel Agency

Ourika Valley

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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

Not Included

  • Lunch
  • Mountains Guide

Ourika valley video


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  • Hicham was one of the most friendly and hospitable people we met while in Marrakech (or Marrakesh). His knowledge of the area, his ability to relate to our questions and the way he took additional care to ensure we were comfortable and that all our needs were met was outstanding. He brought us from Marrakech to Casablanca and took us to the beach, the Mosque, Rick’s Cafe (where he successfully asked if we could have lunch even thought we weren’t in the proper dress code) and brought us to the airport the next day. He was friendly and made us feel very comfortable.

    we enjoyed our Private Day Tours in Morocco thank you hicham

    I highly recommend him for anyone needing a guide in the area.
    Visited April 2014
    Lausanne, Switzerland
    Private day tours from Marrakech
  • Thank you for your planning such an incredible journey to the atlas mountains. It is a challenge to make a trip like this work for all ages, berber house, berber lunch, scenaries, mules… it was amazing…thanks a lot.

    atlas mountains by Bitty Smith
  • I want to thank you for your help, your excellent suggestions, your very solid and detailed advice, and your warmth throughout the process of planning our vacation to Morocco.

  • Thank you for all your efforts in rebooking our staff and making sure they were taken care of. Your patience and experience are greatly appreciated.