Go on this Ourika Valley Day Trip from Marrakech. Escape the bustle of the sleepless city and enjoy the fresh air of Ourika Valley and the Atlas Mountains.
Travel across the admirably high and the often snow-topped Atlas Mountains, through beautiful Berber villages and along fertile valleys.
Visit a Berber family in their mood-brick house, share a glass of mint tea, and learn about life in the mountains.
Explore Ourika Valley, full of green fields and olive trees, taste lunch overlooking the river, or have a table arranged for you in the river.
Hire a local guide and go for a short hike around the valley and into the Atlas Mountains.
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Start your day trip to the Ourika Valley from Marrakech by departure from your accommodation. We drive towards beautiful and refreshing Ourika Valley which is 60 KM away at about 1000 m altitude at the foot of the Atlas Mountains.
On the road into the admirably high and often snow-covered Atlas Mountains, we pass the Berber village of Tahnaout and stop by Moulay Brahim mausoleum. Shortly after, we Berber family where you can share a glass of tea and learn about traditional bread ovens.
After passing the National Toubkal Park, we will visit Asni which is a Berber village famous for its weekly souk and women’s co-operatives manufacturing Argan oil. Afterwards, we continue to Ourika Valley, full of garden fields, fruit trees, and Berber villages as well as small cafés and colourful restaurants alongside the riverbank. Here, treat yourself to delicious tagine for lunch. You can either choose to have lunch in one of the restaurants alongside the river or have a table arranged for you in the river, so you eat while your feet are on the cool water.
After lunch, you can hire a local guide to go for a hike around the valley and into the mountains to get a better idea of life in the mountains, learn about local Berber culture and enjoy wonderful views of the green and fertile valleys. Your day trip from Marrakech to Ourika valley end as your driver escorts you to your hotel.