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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!


  • Enjoy a beautiful drive along the stream through the valleys.
  • Visit a local Berber Market at Tnin Ourika village
  • Admire the beautiful views of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains and lush green valleys.
  • Stop by a Berber house and try some mint tea.
  •  Climb the waterfalls.
  • Enjoy a Berber tagine by the stream.


  • Ourika Valley

    The full-day trip from Marrakech to Ourika Valley starts when our driver picks you up from your Riad in Marrakech and drives you along the high Atlas Mountains. The driver will make short stops along the way to enjoy various beautiful landscapes. We will pass through several Berber villages. You will be welcomed at the home of a traditional Berber family who lives in the valley. You are going to be served a traditional breakfast that is typical of the area, which will include tea, bread, and olive oil. Afterward, we continue our way to Setti Fatma, a Moroccan Berber village known for its seven waterfalls. Along these waterfalls, you can start a long trip in the direction of the woods (approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes of walking), which will allow you to see the Berber macaques and a spectacular view of the valley. In this place you will have some free time for lunch next to the stream with a stunning view, giving you the opportunity to experience the warm hospitality of Morocco and indulge in the country's cuisine. After a full day of visiting Ourika valley in an amusing and adventurous atmosphere, with a lot of memories and experiences that will stick with you for the rest of your life, we will drive back to Marrakech and drop you off at your accommodation.

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.

Day trip from Marrakech to Ourika Valley

What’s Included on the Day trip: Volubilis and Meknes::

What’s Excluded on the Day trip of : Volubilis and Meknes:

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Important: if our Day trip of Ourika Valley  we offer doesn’t suit your preferences, it is flexible to be customized to your requirements or need any further information don’t hesitate to contact Odyssey Morocco Travel expert team.

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