Ourika valley day trip from Marrakech to High Atlas overview:
Ourika valley day trip from Marrakech is a good escape for one Day Excursion from Marrakech at only one hour 30 minutes driving. Setti Fatma is the end of the Ourika Valley : it has seven beautiful waterfalls, breath-taking landscapes and mountain trails that require a pair of good hiking shoes. It’s a wonderful sight that can not be missed, mainly when it’s combined with a visit of a Berber family in a traditional house.
day excursion from Marrakech to Ourika valley & High Atlas highlights :
Exploring the beauty of the Ourika Valley region.
Enjoying the rare landscape of the Oued Ourika gorge.
Visiting a village and traditional Berber market (Monday and Thursday only).
Experiencing the life of locals by visiting a traditional Berber house.
Admiring amazing images offered by the Setti Fatma cascades.
Ourika valley Day Trip from Marrakech to Atlas mountains program :
Ourika valley Day Trip from Marrakech starts around 09:00 a.m. we drive toward the high Atlas Mountains enjoying the beautiful landscapes and Berber authentic (16th and 17th century) villages. Our First stop is in a traditional Moroccan house, to see how people live and how (great) they cook. The lady (owner of the house) will make a tea ceremony to show us how to make mint tea and then they will serve us a kind of country breakfast (bread, butter, honey, olive oil and tea). Then our day excursion continues deeper in the valley, we stop for a 20 minutes camel ride than drive until the end of the road, where you meet your guide and go trekking for around two hours to see some waterfalls (cascades). Then we come back to the van and drive half a way when we stop for lunch in a nice restaurant having beautiful view on the valley. Lunch is composed of a variety of Moroccan specialities. After lunch we drive back to Marrakech.