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From Marrakech: Ourika Valley Day Trip

From Marrakech: Ourika Valley Day Trip

Activity provider: Marrakesh Travel Services
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From US$ 20.36 per person

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Discover the beautiful Ourika Valley and its waterfalls and get stunning views of the Atlas Mountains on a day trip from Marrakech. Pass old bridges, visit a Berber family, go to a traditional argan oil factory and enjoy a typical lunch near the river.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, Arabic
Pickup included
Pickup is available from all Marrakech hotels. For guest houses and riads, the pickup will be from the closest point accessible by van. This location will be provided the day before the activity.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Get breathtaking views of the Atlas Mountains
  • Go to a women's argan oil association and learn how the famous oil is made
  • Hike in the mountains of the Ourika Valley
  • Enjoy lunch at a restaurant near the Ourika River
  • Meet a Berber family of the Atlas Mountains
Full description
Experience one of the best adventures on a day trip from Marrakech and visit the Ourika Valley in the High Atlas Mountains. Depart Marrakech at 09:30 and head towards the Ourika Valley with a private driver. Journey through the spectacular landscapes of the valley, known for its many waterfalls and Berber settlements in the heart of the Atlas Mountains terrain. Visit a Berber family to learn more about everyday life in the area, and then enjoy a relaxing day in the scenic settlement of Setti Fatma (Sti Fadma). Visit the 7 waterfalls of the village, nestled at the southern end of the Ourika Valley. Get enchanting views of the natural surroundings and enjoy your lunch in a beautiful restaurant near the Ourika River. Return to Marrakech by about 17:30. 
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by minibus with driver
  • Local guides
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities/tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Smoking in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Please remember to bring sunscreen and your camera
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 331 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.2/5

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Hassan is a great guide and the walk was very nice, to the waterfall where we were able to swim (note the water is at 11 degrees) Hassan took us through steeper paths away from tourists. Small downside: although the setting is very pretty, the food in the restaurant is really not that great

July 2, 2022

Couldn’t recommend this trip more, the waterfalls were beautiful, the tour was super insightful, driver was safe/on time, and most importantly our guide Hasan was amazing. Hasan was informative, really helpful and a great photographer! He also made us feel safe on the hike, helping us across tricky bits of terrain. We weren’t sure what to expect before we came but the day entailed of several photo stops on the journey, visiting a herb/oil association where we were able to try a Moroccan tea, a trip to the waterfall, a late lunch with a beautiful view at the front of the river, then a trip to a traditional Berber village. As a few tips for the walk - definitely bring trainers and be prepared for a 1hr intermediate walk up the mountain. It’s a bit cooler in the mountains, so if anyone is concerned about walking in the heat there’s a bit of a breeze. We also had many stops to drink water, stand in shade and catch our breath. I’d advise anyone In Marrakesh to come on this trip.

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June 10, 2022

Unexpected and incredible experience! We had doubts about doing this excursion since the place didn’t look that great on pictures, but it was so worth the day trip! We were in an extremely comfortable car with a very good driver that came on time. Communication was very smooth with the travel agency. Did an incredible visit of the waterfall and Ourika. We did a stop at an oil/spice place with the presentation of how they do argan oil and the benefits of other oils etc, they sold them at a high price (a bit too long for my taste, approx 45mins, but you might like it) I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a daytrip from Marrakech!

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February 18, 2022

Product ID: 66373