Day trip

From Marrakech: Ourika Valley Day Trip

From Marrakech: Ourika Valley Day Trip

Activity provider: Marrakesh Travel Services
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From US$ 16.31 US$ 13.86 per person

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.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, French, Arabic, Spanish
Pickup included
For all hotels within Marrakech, you will be picked up from your hotel. If you are staying in a riad in the Medina, you will be picked up from a meeting point close to your riad. This is generally the nearest accessible point for the minibus as they are often unable to drive down the narrow streets where riads are located.
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

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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 366 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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Great experience. Friendly driver & guide. Knowledgable. Delicious Tagine at the riverside Tafraout restaurant. Not pushy at the argan oil place. Memorable day. Take some small change 2-20dh coins & notes & buy something from the locals. Pick up was punctual. Good communications. We had a mixed group with English & Spanish translations. The walk is challenging & not appropriate for the very young or old & frail. As ever on these waterfall hikes wear appropriate footwear & ascend/descend with caution. Mahdi & HASAN were both excellent & very friendly. Thank you guys. Highly recommended & affordable. Didn’t get to stop at any Souks as we visited in Jan & the days are short. 100% . Thank you

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January 20, 2023

We enjoyed everything! The hike, the visit to the Argan oil producer, the lunch in the Berber village and of course our very experienced and friendly guide Hassan! The driver was equally nice and took us very safely all the way. The pick up in the morning was very well organized and yes, I highly recommend this trip. Amazing! Note that you need good shoes though. The hike is in the mountain and you walk for around 1,5 hrs before lunch. The walk is beautiful and not challenging at all. Enjoy!

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December 26, 2022

We were welcomed by Jamaal, our driver. This one was very nice. About 2h30 drive with a toilet break and a proposal to visit a Berber souk (free but useless for our taste). Once there, Jamaal handed over to the guide, Hassan. Hassan is very nice, and gives us time to take pictures and especially breaks in this 45min climb of about 50%! (Beware of people with walking problems and poor physical conditions) We then also appreciate the presence of wild monkeys and other goats on our way. Hassan tells the story of the villages in the valley with passion. The descent is via another path, half of which is made up of steps. Finally, a meal at the restaurant on the banks of the Ourika River. 100 MAD / pers the complete meal. Jamaal then takes us back to Marrakech around 5:00 p.m. (⚠️ without a break)

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November 18, 2022

Product ID: 66373