Ourika Valley Day Trip
Excursion to the Ourika valley
Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city of Marrakech towards the Ourika Valley which is located 68 km from Marrakech. This valley is considered as one of the most frequented green valleys of Morocco with its picturesque Berber village surrounded by agricultural fields and olive trees. Explore the last part of the valley, a small village "Setti Fatma" during our shared excursion which is organized in small groups of no more than 17 tourists. Our travelers are mainly individual travelers, couples or small groups sharing the same values. The visit to the Ourika Valley is lively and economically advantageous because the costs are shared. It is also one of the most popular valleys from Marrakech. You can admire the magnificent landscape of the High Atlas.
Destination: Excursion Ourika Valley and Setti Fatma
Availability: Every day
Pickup time: 09:00 H
Duration: One day
Category: Cheap excursion to Marrakech
Clothing: Comfortable clothing, walking shoes, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
Payment: Payment upon departure
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Highlights of the Ourika Valley excursion
• Discover the Atlas mountains and the hinterland, a change of scenery.
• Visit a Berber family and discover the lifestyle of Berber villages.
• Enjoy a hike to explore the Setti-Fatma waterfalls.
• Enjoy the delicious Berber tagines in a restaurant by the river.
• Visit a women's cooperative that produces Argan oil.
• Visit the Berber weekly market: Souk Tnine-Ourika (market days: Monday and Friday).
Your day trip in the Ourika valley will start at 9:00 am with a walk in the plains of Haouz. Your first stop will be at the local argan oil cooperative to see how this oil is extracted and how quality cosmetic products are made.
Thereafter, you will have the opportunity to visit a Berber family in their home and discover their way of life to enjoy the decor and have a small meal (tea and snack). Do not forget to take small souvenirs with you (ex: school supplies) to give to small children in the village. They will be delighted.
From there, we will continue to Tnin Ourika, one of the largest weekly souks in the region, where all the villagers of the Ourika valley meet once a week to exchange and buy their goods. Then we will follow the Ourika river along the Berber village of Setti-Fatma. For those who wish to explore the valley on foot, local hiking guides are available for the visit and will accompany you to discover superb waterfalls and vice versa.
If you prefer a calm day, relax in one of the riverside cafes and enjoy the rest of the day listening to the sound of the stream, against the backdrop of the High Atlas. Local cafes are available for a light lunch and can accommodate all budgets.
Return to Marrakech late in the afternoon where your day trip to the Ourika Valley will end with a return to your hotel or Jamaa-Elfna Square.
Please note that you are not required to take your meal in the restaurant offered by the guide/driver. You can eat wherever you want.
• Transport in air-conditioned 17-seater minibus. French speaking driver.
• Departure and return to your place of residence.
• Homestay visit.
• Visit to an Argan cooperative.
What is not included:
• Optional guide 2 euros / person.
• A la carte lunch between 2 and 10 euros
• Optional activities (eg camel ride…)