Explore the lush and fertile Ourika Valley and its quaint villages during a day trip that takes you deep into the stunning landscape that the Berber people call home. Your journey into the Atlas Mountains is filled with sights of sprawling plains and towering peaks.
After pickup from Marrakech in an air-conditioned coach, set off toward the majestic Atlas range in the company of a friendly and knowledgeable guide. Travel along the Ourika River, which pierces the foothills of the Atlas and breathes life into the valley’s thriving orchards and terraced crops.
This beautiful valley is also punctuated by a string of small douar homes with simple décor that reflects the area’s simple, laid-back atmosphere. Savor the invigorating mountain air and enjoy the fresh fragrances of the thick vegetation. Depending on the time of year, you may also catch sights of vibrant colors of flowers in various states of bloom.
Listen as your guide enlightens you to the history and culture that defines the many villages nestled throughout this sprawling landscape. Conclude your tour with a fresh feeling of what life is like for the peaceful Berber people, having gotten a glimpse into an existence that’s far different from your own.
OUrika Day trip
Pick up around 9O’clock from your accommodation in Marrakech to the direction of the Atlas Mountains, after some 45minutes through olive tree groves we should get to the gate of the Ourika valley at the village of Tnine Ourika, where a Great Weekly market is set every monday where all the peoples living around come to buy their needs for the whole ( great activity). Once visit the market ( if monday) we then start the 2 hours walk through lot of berber villages and through many cultivated terraces till the village of Timalizine from where we cross the bridge and get back to the main road and get back on the car to carry on the journey up the Ourika valley till the stunning village of setti fadma which marks the end of the Tarmac road.
Once up here we get off and have lunch in a Local restaurant before we set off for another 45minutes walk to visit some of the waterfalls. After the visit of the waterfalls, we then get back to the car and make our journey back to Marrakech to get here around 17h with a possibilité of visiting a traditionel berber home on the way back.
N.B : some of the peoples may escape the walk and just enjoy very little walks long the road to take the pictures.
Included in this trips
English speaking guide.
Ground transfers by minibuses / taxis: ( hotel – trek – hotel)