Morocco Splendid Tours

Explore the Mountain Majesty on a Day Trip from Marrakech to Ourika Valley

tour description

Embark on a captivating day trip from Marrakech to the enchanting Ourika Valley, nestled in the picturesque High Atlas Mountains. Your day begins with a convenient pick-up from your hotel or riad in Marrakech, setting the stage for a day filled with exploration and cultural discovery.

As you drive towards the Ourika Valley, the landscapes unfold before your eyes, showcasing lush green valleys, terraced fields, and traditional Berber villages. The journey is a visual feast, allowing you to witness the harmonious coexistence of nature and local life.

Upon arrival in the Ourika Valley, the charm of the villages welcomes you. If your visit aligns with a Monday, a unique opportunity awaits to explore a local Berber market, immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere and diverse array of products on display.

Explore the heart of the Ourika Valley, gaining insights into the Berber way of life and witnessing traditional agricultural practices. The journey continues to a riverside setting, where a delectable lunch awaits. Here, surrounded by the serene beauty of the valley, savor traditional Moroccan cuisine while listening to the soothing sounds of the flowing river.

In the afternoon, venture to the village of Setti Fatma, renowned for its seven waterfalls. Choose your adventure level, from a leisurely walk to a more adventurous hike, as you explore the cascading waterfalls and the natural wonders of the area.

Experience the warm hospitality of the Berber people as you visit a local house. Participate in the preparation of mint tea and engage with the family, gaining a deeper understanding of their daily life and cultural traditions.

As the day unfolds, enjoy some free time to explore the surroundings at your leisure. Whether capturing photographs, shopping for local handicrafts, or simply soaking in the ambiance, this is your time to savor the essence of the Ourika Valley.

In the late afternoon, bid farewell to the Ourika Valley, departing for Marrakech. Arriving back in the early evening, your day trip concludes, leaving you with cherished memories of a day spent immersed in the natural beauty and cultural tapestry of the Ourika Valley.

Tour Itinerary


Departure from Marrakech:

  • Begin your day with a pick-up from your hotel or riad in Marrakech.

Drive to Ourika Valley:

  • Embark on a scenic drive towards the Ourika Valley, located in the High Atlas Mountains.
  • Enjoy picturesque landscapes, including lush green valleys, traditional Berber villages, and terraced fields.

Late Morning:

Visit a Berber Market (if on a Monday)

  • If your trip falls on a Monday, explore a local Berber market to experience the vibrant atmosphere and diverse products.
Explore Ourika Valley:
  • Arrive in the Ourika Valley and explore the charming villages along the way.
  • Gain insights into the local Berber way of life and witness traditional agriculture practices.


Riverside Lunch:

  • Enjoy a delicious lunch by the riverside, savoring traditional Moroccan cuisine.
  • Take in the serene surroundings and the sound of the flowing river.


Visit Setti Fatma:

  • Head to the village of Setti Fatma, a popular point in the valley known for its seven waterfalls.
  • Choose to embark on a trek to the waterfalls, ranging from a short walk to a more adventurous hike.

Tea in a Berber House:

  • Visit a Berber house to experience the hospitality of the locals.
  • Participate in the preparation of mint tea and engage with the family to learn about their daily life.

Late Afternoon:

Free Time:

  • Spend some leisure time exploring the surroundings, taking photographs, or shopping for local handicrafts.


Return to Marrakech:

  • Depart from Ourika Valley in the late afternoon.
  • Arrive back in Marrakech in the early evening, concluding your day trip.

Tour Inclusions

  • Transportation: Comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle for the entire journey.
  • Professional Guide: Knowledgeable English-speaking guide to enhance your experience.
  • Sightseeing: Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and cultural richness of Ourika Valley, providing a refreshing escape from the bustling city of Marrakech

Tour Exclusions

  • Lunch: Meals not mentioned in the itinerary are not included.
  • Beverages: Drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, are at your own expense.
  • Personal Expenses: Expenses for souvenirs, snacks, and personal purchases.
  • Optional Activities: Any optional activities or excursions not specified in the itinerary.

NB: This itinerary allows you to immerse yourself in the natural beauty and cultural richness of Ourika Valley, providing a refreshing escape from the bustling city of Marrakech. Adjustments can be made based on your preferences and the specific day of the week.

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Please feel free to contact us at any time, whether you have already found the trip and activities that perfectly suit your needs and interests, or if you would like us to customize an itinerary tailored to your preferences. At Morocco Splendid Tours, we are genuinely enthusiastic about the opportunity to contribute to making your journey in Morocco the most fortuitous and enjoyable experience possible. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we are here to assist you in creating a travel adventure that not only meets your expectations but also exceeds them. Our team is ready to answer any questions, provide expert advice, and ensure that every aspect of your Moroccan adventure is finely tuned to your desires. We look forward to helping you craft an extraordinary and personalized experience that will leave you with lasting memories of Morocco.

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