One Day trip From Marrakech to Ourika


1 day

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Tucked away in the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains, the Ourika Valley stands as a serene jewel within Morocco’s cultural tapestry. As travelers yearn to venture beyond Marrakech’s bustling souks, the day trip to Ourika beckons, offering a gateway to deeper traditions, lifestyles, and the natural splendor that defines Morocco. Included in many cultural Moroccan tours, this enchanting valley proves to be an irresistible destination, and its allure is readily apparent.

Highlights : 

  • Embark on a journey through delightful Berber villages as you make your way to the Ourika Valley.
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture, fostering a deeper connection with the community.
  • Unveil the grandeur of the Ourika Valley, adorned with mountainous landscapes, waterfalls, and crystalline rivers.
  • Indulge in the flavors of Morocco with a typical lunch at a local restaurant offering panoramic views.
  • Thoroughly explore every nook and cranny of the Ourika Valley before your return to Marrakech.


  • Private transportation and experienced local Berber guide
  • Flexible stops during the trip
  • Transfers to hotel/airport
  • Free time to explore Ait Benhaddou
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Any Private Expenses

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Accepts Credit Cards
Outdoor Seating
Smoking Allowed

Tour Plan

Merely an hour's drive from the bustling energy of Marrakech, the Ourika Valley unfolds as a tranquil haven, offering respite from the city's lively pace. The picturesque journey meanders through the countryside, passing by small Berber villages that appear untouched by the hands of time. The immediate shift from Marrakech's bustling metropolis immerses you in a world distinctly removed from the whirl of the souks.

Nestled within the Ourika Valley are numerous Berber villages, each a testament to the rich cultural heritage of North Africa's indigenous people. Exploring the valley provides a unique opportunity to engage with the Berber communities, known for their warm hospitality, offering a close-up look into their daily lives.

A highlight of a day trip to Ourika is the chance to visit a traditional Berber house. Here, you'll witness the practices and traditions passed down through generations. From the construction of their homes to the meticulous preparation of traditional mint tea, every facet of Berber culture narrates a story of resilience and adaptability.

The day's itinerary often includes a leisurely stroll along the banks of the Ourika River. The soothing sound of flowing water accompanies the vibrant greenery lining the riverbanks, a striking contrast to Marrakech's arid surroundings. Charming footbridges facilitate exploration, allowing you to traverse the picturesque gardens and orchards adorning the area.

A visit to Ourika would be incomplete without exploring Setti Fatma, a captivating village that serves as the entrance to the Ourika Valley's famed seven waterfalls. Embarking on a guided trek to these cascades becomes a truly immersive experience as you navigate trails and small bridges, exchanging smiles with locals engaged in their daily routines. Each tier of the waterfalls unveils a more spectacular view than the last, making the journey incredibly rewarding.

Venturing into the local markets of Ourika provides an opportunity to delve into traditional Berber crafts. Authentic, handmade goods, ranging from textiles to pottery and jewelry, are on offer. Additionally, Ourika is celebrated for its delectable cuisine. Indulge in a traditional Moroccan meal at one of the local restaurants, often accompanied by the enchanting sounds of live traditional music.

A day trip to Ourika serves as a journey back in time, a chance to unravel the roots of Morocco's cultural tapestry shaped by centuries of tradition and the enduring influence of the Berber people. The valley's scenic allure and the genuine warmth of its inhabitants make it a captivating destination, offering a glimpse into the heart of Morocco.

Therefore, if your Moroccan cultural tour is on the horizon, ensure a day trip to Ourika is woven into your itinerary. It promises an authentic encounter with Morocco, unveiling a facet of the country often overlooked amidst the vibrant chaos of its cities.

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