Ourika Valley is one of the most well-known and frequently visited places outside of Marrakech and serves as the city’s escape route from the oppressive summer heat because temperatures are cooler under the shadow of the snow-capped High Atlas hills.
It is a place populated by Berbers who speak Tamazight (Berber language). Despite its proximity to Marrakech, it is a reasonably well-preserved valley due to its natural beauty and traditional mountain way of life. This river flows through the foothills of the Atlas Mountains at an elevation of 1,500 meters and all of the settlements that extend down its valley all the way up to the gates of Marrakech.
This blossoming valley lies a little more than 50 kilometers south of Marrakesh. the valley has a particularly uplifting effect from February to April when wildflowers are in full bloom and almond and cherry orchards are in full bloom. Due to this pleasant climate, the river is surrounded by agricultural fields and olive groves, orchards, almond trees, and cherry trees. In the late 19th century, Fraxinus Dimorpha was found in this valley.
Besides its gorgeous views and colors, the Ourika Valley is brimming with mysteries to uncover. We can find Setti Fatma Berber village, which houses 7 waterfalls in its heights, The Bio-Aromatic Garden of Ourika Located in Douar Elhaddad, and the Ourika Valley’s Berber Eco-Museum, this museum introduces us to the Berber way of life and culture in general,
Due to its many waterfalls and several attractions, Ourika Valley is a very popular day trip from Marrakech. Let us explore what makes this destination fascinated by travelers from different countries!
Day trips from Marrakech
Marrakech Day Tours are the greatest and most popular Morocco day trips from the city to the most interesting around destinations. These day tours, which begin in the morning and continue into the evening, will take you away from the hustle and bustle of the city and its congested streets and lanes for around nine hours.