Marrakesh: Ourika valley, Berber Villages, & Atlas Mountains

4.8 / 5

28 reviews

Activity provider: SAFARI ROSE

Marrakesh: Ourika valley, Berber Villages, & Atlas Mountains

Activity provider: SAFARI ROSE

From US$ 29.11 per person

Discover the heart of the Atlas Mountains on this day trip from Marrakech. Explore the Ourika valley to uncover charming Berber villages, green mountain terraces, and the Setti Fatma waterfalls.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
French, English


  • Immerse yourself in local culture as you stop in for tea at a Berber home
  • Capture pictures of breathtaking views of the Ourika valley landscapes
  • Feel like a local as you explore the mountain village of Ait Mechkour
  • Have the chance to purchase lunch at a restaurant with mountain views
  • Enjoy an Atlas Mountains nature hike to the seven waterfalls at Setti Fatma
Full description

Visit Berber villages on this tour from Marrakech to the Ourika valley in the Atlas Mountains. Be welcomed into a Berber home for a cup of mint tea. Experience the natural beauty of the Atlas Mountains on a hike to the waterfalls at Setti Fatma.

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up at 9:30 am from your accommodation in Marrakech. Sit back and relax on the short drive into the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Enter the valley of Ourika and view its dynamic landscapes and hillside villages. 

Stop at a traditional house of a Berber family. Sit down and have a mint tea with the family before visiting the small mountain village of Ait Mechkour. Hike through the cliffs and green valleys to the seven stunning waterfalls at Setti Fatma.

See traces of a medieval agricultural tradition as you pass by verdant terraces. Stop at a restaurant with mountain views where you can purchase a variety of Moroccan dishes. Return to Marrakech between 4:00-5:00 PM. 

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English-/French-speaking driver
  • Tea
  • Food and drinks
  • Local guide (3 euros per person)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • A FFP2 mask (for participants over 14 years old) or a mouth-nose protector (for participants from 6-13 years old) must be worn in all indoor areas. We also recommend wearing a mask outdoors if a safe distance cannot be maintained
  • All passengers of public transport over 6 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, or a negative Covid-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before you travel
  • All participants who are over 12 years and 3 months old must present proof of full vaccination

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Local guides in Setti Fama are available to hire at your own discretion
  • A minimum physical fitness level is required to climb to the waterfalls
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 28 reviews

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Many thanks to our driver Haddou for the safe drive to all the sights of this tour and to Jamal, the local guide at the waterfalls in Ourika valley. All were always friendly and accommodating and made an effort to ensure the well-being of their travellers. Thank you for this wonderful day.

October 23, 2022

Our guide Charlie took us to the Atlas Mountains and Berber village where we made the hike to the waterfall. On the way in the car Charlie explained us a lot about the area. On the way there we stopped at a cooperative organization to help single women in their livelihood. How good that this now exists! Our guide of the walking tour was Jamal. He was very caring and very patiently helped us over the slippery stones up and down again later. It was very nice to discover a completely different and especially green environment from Marrakesh.

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October 16, 2022

Very nice visit, it's a magnificent site, we had a private driver, it's luxury!!! The waterfalls site with a private English-speaking guide was unforgettable, the guide was great. No hesitation far from the frenzy of Marrakech, a breath of oxygen and fresh air. Don't miss it, you won't regret it

July 2, 2022

Product ID: 410148