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From Marrakech: Ourika Valley Full-Day Trip

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32 reviews

Activity provider: Traces Berbères

From Marrakech: Ourika Valley Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: Traces Berbères

From US$ 30.54 per person

Discover the beautiful Ourika Valley, nestled in the Atlas Mountains. Hike through the valley at the foothills of the mountains and discover the richness of Berber traditions.

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Duration 8 hours
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English, French


  • Admire 7 stunning waterfalls
  • Look out for rare Barbary Macaques
  • Experience the Berber way of life
  • Hike for 1 hour through the lush Ourika Valley
Full description
Explore the Ourika Valley, located in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. The valley sits 38 miles (60 kilometers) from Marrakech in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Discover a maze of lush greens and salt mines on the 8-hour tour. It's the perfect destination for people who seek Moroccan adventure, relaxation and meditation, offering you the chance to completely switch off from modern life. The tour will cross the Ourika River, which begins in the High Atlas Mountains and runs down towards Marrakech. Look out for the large number of plant species and even the rare Barbary Macaques that have made the valley their home. A walking excursion will allow you to see the splendor of the High Atlas Mountains; the trek begins at Setti Fatma, where you will walk for 1 hour to the heart of the Ourika Valley. Observe the refreshing waterfalls, providing a resplendent place to take pictures and rest and enjoy lunch at a restaurant at Ourika. Sometimes a family that lives in the valley will open its home to those who wish to enjoy the surroundings and provide a meal.
  • Pick-up at your hotel or riad in Marrakech
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minibus
  • English and French-speaking driver/guide
  • All taxes
  • Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Lunch
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sports shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

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  • Policy for children:
  • Under 3 years of age: free
  • 3 to 11 years: 50% discount
  • 12 years and over: full price
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Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 32 reviews

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Very nice tour and well cared for. The driver was also nice and even more than on time The only thing that was disappointing is that the separate guide, who provided little information, and who walked with me to the waterfall, expected an amount of MAD 200 ~ €20 at the end of this walk

March 3, 2020

A really good experience - you see how berber life and good nature

It's a great tour! It's 8-9 hours tour but you see a lot. Go to an argan farm, what is interresting, see how berber live - go into a house, and last but not least the waterfall. It's also a great trip to escape the summer heat. You driver was really nice and kind and the guide mohamet was amazing. The tour the hill can be a bit hart, but he was helping everybody and looking after them. You have the stunning few. And you eat in a berbervillage for lunch what was good after the hike. A really enjoy the trip anf it's super cheap. Thanks!

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June 12, 2019

Nice and worthwhile day trip

Definitely take good shoes with you! I can join everyone else in that. We only had one stop along the way and were introduced to an argan oil cooperative which was very interesting and unintrusive. Afterwards we went on by bus, a small stop to take pictures, then lunch (optional) at a river. We didn't find it overpriced, in the medina you pay the same. The portions were large enough and after all, the people there have to make a living from something. You really can't complain about the price, because you are driven through fantastic landscapes and don't have to take care of everything yourself. We were a small group of four couples in a minibus. We only recommend that the local mountain guides limit/control the groups a little more on the ascent and descent, as the path is quite steep - you sometimes walk on all fours and there is a lot of activity. Otherwise fine.

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May 14, 2019

Product ID: 60591