Ourika Valley shared group excursion from Marrakech
This shared group excursion from marrakech to Ourika valley is the most accessible day trip from Marrakech.
At only 45 minutes’ drive from the city; It is famous for the 7 waterfalls at Setti Fatma village and the ski station of Oukaimeden.
It’s a lush valley with green terraced fields beside the river that contrast strongly with the rocky valley sides of the foothills of the mountains.
Situated at around 1,200-1,500 metres it offers a pretty escape from the summer heat of Marrakech and it’s the most suitable area for gentle hiking and trekking.
Tnine Ourika, named after the local souk (market) in the valley held every Monday.
Deep in the valley you will enjoy the different landscapes and great spots for taking photos
The lush valley and local village houses, built from bricks made from the local rich red soil, add the beauty to the area
We leave Marrakech around 09:00 a.m. we drive toward the Atlas Mountains
Along the way you will be enjoying the beautiful Berber authentic 16th & 17th century villages
Our First stop is a visit to traditional Moroccan house, to discover how people live and how (great) they cook
From the roof of the house you have a beautiful view on a 17th century village and on the valley
The lady (owner of the house) will make a tea ceremony to show you how to make mint tea.
After this they will serve you a light country breakfast (bread, butter, honey, olive oil and tea).
Then we continue deeper in the valley, we stop for a 20 minutes camel ride (optional)
After the camel ride we drive until the end of the road, we leave our vehicle and go trekking for around two hours to see some waterfalls
Then we come back to the van and drive half a way when we stop for lunch in a nice restaurant having beautiful view on the valley (lunch is not included)
After lunch we drive back to Marrakech